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Police: Florida man arrested after threat to blow up bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:55am

Authorities have arrested a man who they say claimed to have a bomb on a transit bus in central Florida.

AP tech specialist Tommy Driscoll dies at 56

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:54am

Thomas Michael "Tommy" Driscoll, a senior technology specialist for The Associated Press and a leader of teams that carried out behind-the-scenes workspace preparations for the news cooperative's multifaceted coverage of Super Bowls, Academy Awards ceremonies, political conventions and other events, died Jan. 18 following a long illness. He was 56.

Winter storm impacts schools in inland Northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:26am

Numerous schools delayed or canceled classes after the biggest storm of the new year brought several inches of snow and slick roads to the inland Northwest.

Police: Mother of dead baby denied knowing she was pregnant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:23am

Police say a worker accused of putting her newborn in a bathroom trash can at an Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, where the child was found dead, told investigators she didn't know she was pregnant.

Police called to shutdown protest at McConnell office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:16am

Police in Kentucky were called to a protest by a group of federal government workers at a field office for Sen. Mitch McConnell.

Green Beret killed in Afghanistan was from Virginia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:15am

U.S. Army Special Operations Command has identified the U.S. soldier shot and killed in Afghanistan this week as a Green Beret from Virginia.

Trump: US recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, over Nicolas Maduro

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:12am

Trump: US recognizes opposition leader Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, over Nicolas Maduro.

W.Va. Senate passes free tuition bill for community colleges

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:11am

West Virginia's Senate has voted unanimously to provide free community and technical college for residents.

States move to ease restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:57am

In many states across the U.S., victims of long-ago child sex-abuse have been lobbying for years, often in vain, to change statute of limitation laws that thwart their quest for justice. This year seems sure to produce some breakthroughs, due in part to the midterm election results and recent disclosures about abuse by Roman Catholic priests.

The Latest: Trump plans to deliver address, ' sad' to delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:51am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local):

The Spectrum in St. George names new editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:50am

The Spectrum in southern Utah has a new top editor who has been with the newspaper for more than a decade.

Well that monitors giant Idaho aquifer back in service

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:47am

A contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy says a deep well used to monitor contamination in a giant Idaho aquifer is back in service after a three-year absence.

Poll: Support for 'Medicare-for-all' fluctuates with details

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:47am

"Medicare-for-all" makes a good first impression, but support plunges when people are asked if they'd pay higher taxes or put up with treatment delays to get it.

Trump affirms plan to deliver State of Union despite Pelosi's request to postpone, says it would be 'very sad' to delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:44am

Trump affirms plan to deliver State of Union despite Pelosi's request to postpone, says it would be 'very sad' to delay.

Judge: Woman charged with sneaking onto flight doing well

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:39am

A Chicago judge says she's happy to hear that a woman dubbed a serial stowaway for repeatedly sneaking onto commercial flights is "doing so well" at the facility where she's being housed while awaiting trial.

Kentucky mother urges school to do more after son kills self

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:32am

A Kentucky mother reeling from her 10-year-old son's death says Louisville's school district must do more to prevent bullying.

Trump intends to deliver State of Union next week as planned

Kevin Freking and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:23am

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he intends to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress next week, dismissing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's argument that adequate security can't be provided during the partial government shutdown.

Witness: El Chapo's wife was in on plans for prison escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:22am

The wife of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman helped plan his infamous 2015 escape from prison through a tunnel dug into the shower of his cell, a witness at Guzman's U.S. trial testified on Wednesday.

Democratic Mayor Pete Buttigieg joins 2020 presidential race

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:03am

Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, says he's forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid.