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Pentagon chief getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:18am

Top defense officials toured sections of the U.S.-Mexico border Saturday to see how the military could reinforce efforts to block drug smuggling and other illegal activity, as the Pentagon weighs diverting billions of dollars for President Donald Trump's border wall.

Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 9:18am

Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn't found any major deals at attractive prices recently.

New York City motorist nearly mows down children on sidewalk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 8:55am

New York City police are searching for a motorist who drove around a stopped school bus onto a Brooklyn sidewalk, nearly mowing down a group of schoolchildren.

Teens tweet Trump, find Senate ally, score civil rights win

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:48am

All the bill needed to become law was President Donald Trump's signature. It would create a national archive of documents from civil rights cold cases. Students had been working on the project for years, families waiting on it for decades. But time was running out.

Ohio finds numerous problems at troubled county jail

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:44am

An Ohio county jail where prisoners are locked down for days because of staff shortages, dietary restrictions are ignored and toilets and showers go unrepaired has received mostly failing grades during its latest state inspection, according to a report released this week.

US-North Korean deals often made away from negotiating table

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:34am

Beware of humor gone awry. Don't be afraid to show emotion. Watch those offhanded one-liners.

Vermont lawmakers seek to remove slavery from constitution

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 7:33am

Vermont has a proud history of being the first state to abolish adult slavery, in 1777. Now lawmakers want to make sure any reference to slavery is removed from the state constitution.

A third congressperson for Idaho is not looking likely

James Dawson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:06am

Last year, it looked like Idaho could have been in line for a third congressional representative and another vote in the Electoral College. But new projections are casting doubt.

California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture, abuse

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:32pm

As prosecutors brought charges of cruelty and torture against a California couple who had shackled and starved their children for years, they had two goals in mind: Punish the perpetrators and ensure they could never victimize those 13 children in any way again.

Company: Bus driver given overdose antidote had diabetes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:21pm

A school bus company official says a New Jersey driver who was given an opioid antidote after hitting a tree may have been experiencing diabetes complications.

Trump's wall prototypes to come down along US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 8:16pm

The eight border-wall prototypes President Donald Trump inspected during a visit to California in March are going to be torn down to make way for a second barrier separating California and Mexico, the U.S. Department of Customs and Border Protection said Friday.

Alaska senator says she's likely to back Trump disapproval

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:48pm

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she is likely to support a resolution of disapproval over President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to secure more money for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Report: Grand jury considers case against ex-Interior boss

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:20pm

The Washington Post reports that a grand jury is considering evidence concerning whether former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke lied to federal investigators.

Police: Officer in Tennessee shooting resigns during hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:05pm

A Tennessee police department says an officer who shot and wounded a driver last year has resigned, and three others have been given unpaid suspensions.

The Latest: Search is off for missing woman in landslide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:43pm

The Latest on woman trapped under San Francisco landslide (all times local):

2 more charged in gang-linked murder in NYC subway station

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:24pm

Prosecutors say two more MS-13 gang members have been charged in a killing on a New York City subway platform.

El Chapo wants new trial, hearing to probe jury misconduct

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:47pm

The defense team for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Friday it will seek a new trial for the notorious drug lord in light of "misconduct" on the part of several jurors who allegedly followed media accounts of the case against the instructions of a federal judge.

Ex-AP California capital reporter Steve Lawrence dead at 71

Tom Verdin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:46pm

Steve Lawrence, a California government reporter who covered a major capital corruption scandal and governors from Ronald Reagan to Arnold Schwarzenegger during a nearly four-decade career with The Associated Press, died Friday.

Son arrested in developer's mysterious dog leash death

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:31pm

The mysterious death of a real estate developer found strangled with a dog leash nearby took an unusual turn Friday when his teenage son was charged with killing him.