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APNewsBreak: Indian Country criminal prosecutions plateau

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:24pm

The number of Indian Country crimes that the U.S. Justice Department decided to prosecute has not shown significant change in recent years, despite programs and attempts to boost both public safety and prosecutions of sexual assaults and other crimes on reservations, according to federal figures Wednesday.

Family says slain 14-year-old was 8 months pregnant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:21pm

Family of a slain 14-year-old girl say the girl was 8 months pregnant and babysitting her sister's children when she was shot and killed this week.

Rains could help firefight but complicate search for remains

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:14pm

Rain in the forecast starting Wednesday could aid crews fighting California's deadly wildfires while raising the risk of flash floods and complicating efforts to recover remains of those killed.

Utah man accused of trying to kill infant daughter convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:07pm

A Springville man accused of trying to kill his 4-month-old daughter by throwing her on a concrete floor and against a wall has been convicted.

Former Navajo Nation employee given jail time for forgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:55pm

A former community service coordinator in Twin Lakes on the Navajo Nation has been sentenced to jail for forgery.

Trump says he plans to make his first visit to a war zone

Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:27pm

President Donald Trump frequently credits himself with accomplishing more for the military and veterans than any other president in recent memory. But he has yet to embark on what has long been a traditional presidential pilgrimage important to the military: a visit to troops deployed in a war zone.

Trump defies calls to punish crown prince for writer's death

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:23pm

President Donald Trump has declared he will not further punish Saudi Arabia for the killing of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi, making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the kingdom outweigh the possibility its crown prince ordered the killing.

Trump kicks off Palm Beach social season at Mar-a-Lago

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump is back in his comfort zone at the "winter White House": Mar-a-Lago, where women in furs and men in diamond jewelry and monogrammed slippers mingle with Sylvester Stallone and Fabio at New Year's Eve celebrations and Don King rubs elbows with Cabinet members, could-be ambassadors and the "MyPillow" guy at dinner.

Trump team turns over written answers to Mueller's questions

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:09pm

President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky sit-down with prosecutors. It's the first time he has directly cooperated with the long investigation.

Congress to probe Ivanka Trump's private email use in WH

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:46pm

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill will be scrutinizing Ivanka Trump's personal email use in the White House in light of new revelations that she sent hundreds of messages about government business from that account last year.

Mistrial declared in case of slain NYC runner Karina Vetrano

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:45pm

The trial of a man accused of killing a woman who was sexually attacked while running near her family's New York City home ended in a hung jury late Tuesday.

The Latest: Testimony in El Chapo trial is disputed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 8:25pm

The Latest on the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (all times local):

State report: Remains of 2 more found, bringing Northern California wildfire death toll to 81.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:56pm

State report: Remains of 2 more found, bringing Northern California wildfire death toll to 81.

White supremacist pleads guilty in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 7:05pm

A member of a white supremacist group has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in connection with a political rally that turned violent in Southern California last year.

Report: Trump wanted to prosecute Comey, Hillary Clinton

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:14pm

President Donald Trump told his counsel's office last spring that he wanted to prosecute political adversaries Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, an idea that prompted White House lawyers to prepare a memo warning of consequences ranging up to possible impeachment, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Trump administration re-approves new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 6:12pm

The Trump administration has again approved work requirements or a suitable alternative for Kentucky's Medicaid population after a judge blocked the state's first attempt earlier this year.

Feds re-approve new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:35pm

The Trump administration has again approved new rules for some of Kentucky's Medicaid population, requiring them to either get a job, volunteer in the community or go to school to keep their government-funded health coverage.

County GOP chief: Posting wildfire meme was a mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:23pm

A county GOP chairman in Ohio says he was mistaken in publishing a meme on Facebook that appeared to refer to the California wildfires as "God's Punishment to Liberal California."

Man enters insanity plea in killing of mom at hospital

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:14pm

A man accused of gunning down his mother last year as she lay in an intensive care unit pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday, as family members expressed fears that he would be released too soon and harm others.

Soldier accused of killing another soldier in Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 4:46pm

An Army soldier has been arrested in the shooting death of another soldier in Colorado.