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Federal judge ends protections for Miami's homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:37am

A federal judge has abolished a consent decree that prevented Miami police from arresting homeless people for loitering, sleeping on sidewalks, or urinating in public.

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:46am

Let the lawsuits begin. President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border and predicted his administration would end up defending it all the way to the Supreme Court.

The instrument that spots killer asteroids and star-eating black holes

Don Lincoln, CNN  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:30am

Astronomers have it rough. Their job is to scan the heavens, looking for something interesting. But often they see the same thing, night after night. After all, stars can burn placidly and essentially unchanged for billions of years. An unlucky astronomer could spend a lifetime turning his or her telescope here and there and, except for the march of the planets and an occasional comet crossing the sky, see nothing new.

Climate change means more floods, great and localized

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:51am

When he took the job 15 years ago, Horry County Emergency Manager Randy Webster figured his biggest disasters would be wind and surge rolling over his county's beaches, South Carolina's top tourist destination.

Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:28am

Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation's last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared - or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat.

Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:17am

A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category.

Illinois man being fired from job fatally shoots 5 workers

Carrie Antlfinger and Amanda Seitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:18pm

The frantic calls started pouring in at 1:24 p.m. A gunman was shooting people inside a sprawling manufacturing warehouse in Aurora, Illinois.

Analysis: Shutdown saga offers lesson in divided government

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 10:28pm

When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.

Police chief says gunman who killed 5 at suburban Chicago business was 15-year employee who was being fired Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:49pm

Police chief says gunman who killed 5 at suburban Chicago business was 15-year employee who was being fired Friday.

2nd arrest in robbery that led to NYPD friendly fire death

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:47pm

Police arrested a man Friday suspected of being the lookout during a robbery that led to the friendly fire death of a New York City police detective, an official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press.

Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 8:24pm

Chicago police say they released without charges 2 men questioned about the reported assault of Jussie Smollett.

Alabama Confederate statue law to stay in effect amid appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:29pm

An Alabama law that prohibits cities from removing Confederate monuments will remain in effect while the state appeals a judge's ruling that declared the statute constitutional, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday.

ICE halts force-feeding of immigrant detainees in Texas

Martha Mendoza, Garance Burke and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:10pm

The U.S. government has suddenly stopped force-feeding a group of men on a hunger strike inside an El Paso immigration detention center, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

Border declaration protesters arrested at NYC Trump hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 6:06pm

Some people have been arrested while protesting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration outside a New York City hotel that bears his name.

Beloved rhinoceros dies at age 49 in North Carolina zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:46pm

The North Carolina Zoo says that a beloved rhinoceros named Stanley has died.

Gang leader called top 'trigger puller' gets life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:34pm

A man who prosecutors called Baltimore's "number one trigger puller" has been sentenced to life in prison for a gang conspiracy involving drug trafficking and killings.

Montana lawmaker apologizes over remarks to Native Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 5:28pm

A Montana lawmaker has apologized for telling Native American legislators that abortion is self-inflicted genocide and a plague on Indian culture.

Trump picks former Alabama official to lead FEMA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:57pm

President Donald Trump says he will nominate a former Alabama official to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

New Mexico library killer sentenced to life in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:56pm

A New Mexico teenager convicted of opening fire and killing two people at a public library will spend decades in prison before being eligible for parole under a sentence imposed Friday by a state district judge.

The Latest: Tribe says water bill based on misinformation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 4:50pm

The Latest on a drought plan for the Colorado River (all times local):