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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.

Senators urge Trump to put Islamic State prisoners in Gitmo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:44pm

Four U.S. senators are urging President Donald Trump to use the Guantanamo Bay detention center to hold fighters from the Islamic State group captured in Syria.

Saudi sisters killed themselves, says medical examiner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:25pm

Medical officials have determined that two immigrant sisters from Saudi Arabia, whose bodies mysteriously washed up on the New York City waterfront in October, killed themselves.

Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:30pm

A state judge on Tuesday struck down Iowa's restrictive "fetal heartbeat" abortion law, which would have been the most restrictive anti-abortion law in the nation.

Police: Missouri man fatally shot son who was choking mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:29pm

Police say 63-year-old eastern Missouri man told investigators he fatally shot his son after finding him choking his mother in their home.

Mitt Romney to hold town hall in Utah Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:28pm

Mitt Romney is set to hold his first town hall as a sitting senator for Utah as a government shutdown continues.

Lawsuit filed over fatal shooting at Kentucky high school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:25pm

The estate of a girl killed and three other students wounded in a shooting at a Kentucky high school have filed suit against the school district and school officials, the teenage suspect and his mother and stepfather.

Judge strikes down Iowa's restrictive 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law, says it violates state constitution.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:14pm

Judge strikes down Iowa's restrictive 'fetal heartbeat' abortion law, says it violates state constitution.

Ex-prison official details second career as El Chapo fixer

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 3:09pm

After escaping a Mexican prison in 2001, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman recruited a former security chief from the same lockup as a fixer for his Sinaloa cartel, a jury was told Tuesday at a U.S. trial where the kingpin and his wife made a fashion statement.

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:53pm

The last Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum, ending a three-year saga over what to do with the rebel banner, which was removed after nine black church members were killed in a racist attack on a Charleston church.

Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 2:45pm

A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week.