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Motive unclear in Nevada slayings Trump thrust in spotlight

Michelle L. Price and Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:19pm

A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown.

Alec Baldwin due in court on charges he punched over parking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 11:04pm

Alec Baldwin is due in court in New York City for a hearing on charges that he slugged a man during a dispute over a parking spot in last fall.

Families keep trying to cross border, wall or no wall

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:29pm

Maria Orbelina Cortez says she fled El Salvador for the U.S. after her husband attacked her and knocked a pan of scalding oil onto her youngest son's head.

Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:19pm

Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 10:14pm

Denver teachers voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay.

Russell Baker, author and NY Times columnist is dead at 93

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:24pm

Russell Baker, the genial, but sharp-witted writer who won Pulitzer Prizes for his humorous columns in The New York Times and a moving autobiography of his impoverished Baltimore childhood and later hosted television's "Masterpiece Theatre," has died. He was 93.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker is dead at 93; wrote for NY Times, hosted 'Masterpiece Theatre'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 9:21pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker is dead at 93; wrote for NY Times, hosted 'Masterpiece Theatre'

Los Angeles teachers approve contract deal, will return to work Wednesday after six-day strike.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:41pm

Los Angeles teachers approve contract deal, will return to work Wednesday after six-day strike.

Giuliani's media blitz draws ire of Trump and some allies

Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 8:08pm

Rudy Giuliani's latest scattershot media blitz, which was filled with a dizzying array of wild misstatements, hurried clarifications and eyebrow-raising assertions, agitated President Donald Trump and some of his allies.

Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:31pm

Flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended Tuesday evening after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport, officials said, in the latest incident of the unmanned aircraft affecting commercial air travel.

Court tosses lawsuit in Illinois sex-video suicide case

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 7:04pm

A federal judge in Chicago has dismissed a lawsuit brought against a suburban Chicago school by parents of a student who killed himself after staff warned him he may have to register as a sex offender because they suspected he made a video of himself having sex with a classmate without her knowledge.

Thousands of birds die at California's Salton Sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:48pm

Authorities say thousands of migrating birds have died at California's Salton Sea this month from avian cholera.

Man sentenced for suffocating infant son after drinking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:19pm

A 34-year-old Kansas man who authorities say suffocated his 2-month-old twin son by rolling over on him while they slept has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison.

Woman sentenced to life after child drowns in Kansas River

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:11pm

A 26-year-old Missouri woman who intentionally drove her car into the Kansas River with her two children inside has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Latest: Navy SEAL supervisor charged in war crime case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:07pm

The Latest on the arraignment of the Navy officer who supervised a SEAL accused of fatally stabbing an Islamic State prisoner in Iraq in 2017. (all times local):

3 from Michigan charged with planning to aid Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 6:03pm

Federal prosecutors say three Michigan residents have been charged with conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Manslaughter charges tossed in suburban Detroit jail death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:51pm

A judge has dismissed involuntary manslaughter charges against a former suburban Detroit police officer and two paramedics in connection with the death of a man in jail.

Theater shooter's video interview with psychiatrist released

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:44pm

Prosecutors have released hours of video showing Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' interviews with a psychiatrist about the 2012 massacre in suburban Denver.

Student tackled for stealing own car settles suit for $1.25M

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 5:42pm

A Chicago suburb has tentatively agreed to pay a former doctoral student $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit alleging police officers tackled him to the ground and arrested him for stealing a car that turned out to be his own, his attorney said.

Medical examiner: Oregon family slain with ax, knives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:55pm

The Oregon State Medical Examiner says the weapons used to kill four people Saturday at their Oregon home were an ax and knives.