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Officer whose affidavit led to deadly raid out of hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:59pm

A Houston officer who the police chief says lied in an affidavit that led to a deadly drug raid has been discharged from the hospital.

Republicans, Democrats spar over hearings on Lt. Gov.

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:57pm

The Republican speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates says Democrats are blocking efforts to let the two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault share their stories at legislative hearings.

Plans for new city pavilion harks back to Epcot's roots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:48pm

Epcot is returning to its city roots.

US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

Zeke Miller and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:22pm

U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

The Latest: Electronic voting machines clear 2 hurdles in GA

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:11pm

The Latest on a push for new voting equipment in Georgia (all times local):

Principal apologizes for Black History Month gym lesson

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:00pm

A school principal is apologizing for a lesson that used the Underground Railroad as the basis for gym class activities.

Oklahoma GOP leaders to push 'triggered' abortion ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:00pm

Republican leaders in Oklahoma want to join at least five other states in automatically banning abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide.

All officers hurt in Aurora shooting released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:28pm

Police say all five of the officers who were wounded last week in a deadly shooting at a warehouse in suburban Chicago have been released from the hospital.

Flag honoring police sparks dispute at Connecticut Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:24pm

Connecticut Republicans are seeking to return artwork featuring a police-themed flag to the state Capitol.

North Carolina authorities find missing inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:22pm

Authorities in North Carolina say an inmate who went missing at the Rutherford Correctional Center has been captured not far from the facility.

Document: Man accused of attacking officer asked to be shot

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:18pm

An Islamic State follower asked a Phoenix-area sheriff's sergeant during a violent encounter six weeks ago to shoot him after he threw rocks at the officer and walked toward him with a knife in hand, according to a court document authorities were forced to release Wednesday.

YouTube takes action as advertisers leave following concerns pedophiles exploited the platform

Oliver Darcy, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:15pm

YouTube said on Thursday it has taken aggressive action after a video creator accused the platform of aiding pedophiles in finding clips of young girls. The statement comes as major companies, including AT&T, Nestle and Epic Games, announced they are pausing advertising on YouTube over the concerns.

Judge: US violated victim rights in Epstein sex abuse case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:09pm

Federal prosecutors in Florida violated the rights of victims by secretly reaching a non-prosecution agreement with a wealthy financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, a federal judge ruled Thursday.

North Carolina orders new election in undecided US House race after hearing evidence it was tainted by ballot fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:04pm

North Carolina orders new election in undecided US House race after hearing evidence it was tainted by ballot fraud.

Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:03pm

Judge imposes gag order after Roger Stone posted photo on Instagram of judge with what appeared to be crosshairs of gun.

The Latest: Judge imposes gag order on Trump confidant Stone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:49pm

The Latest on Roger Stone (all times local):

Workers sue US immigration authorities over Tennessee raid

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:48pm

Seven Latino workers are suing federal immigration authorities over a raid at an eastern Tennessee meatpacking plant that ended in the arrests of about 100 people.

US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in Somalia

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:46pm

A U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years, according to federal charging documents unsealed Thursday in New York.

4-year-old fatally impaled by glass from shattered frame

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:43pm

Authorities and a family member say a 4-year-old boy was struck with shards of glass and died after a framed picture fell in his Philadelphia home.