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Councilman named mayor a year after headline-making DUI

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:52pm

A Layton city councilman has been named the city's mayor a year after his drunken-driving arrest made headlines.

Little cites collaborative efforts at environmental forum

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:40pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the state's collaborative efforts with federal agencies, conservation groups, industries and residents have put Idaho out front in tackling tough environmental problems involving forests, rangelands, water uses and other issues.

Suspect in 2 armed robberies shot, killed by police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:38pm

Police in North Carolina say a suspect in a pair of armed robberies has been shot and killed by an officer.

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with anti-tank rocket

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:29pm

A Georgia man accused of plotting to use an anti-tank rocket to storm into the White House was arrested in a sting Wednesday after he traded his car for guns and explosives, authorities said.

Wisconsin man faces felony in stabbing friend's pet rat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:28pm

A Wisconsin man is charged with a felony after police say he stabbed a friend's pet rat.

Rallies call for release of detained immigration activist

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:46pm

Rallies at federal immigration offices across the country Wednesday called for the release of Eduardo Samaniego, an immigration activist from Massachusetts facing deportation.

Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:41pm

The parents of an Arizona woman in a vegetative state who gave birth last month as a result of a rape hope an outside review of the Phoenix facility where she lived will lead to change, a lawyer for the family said Wednesday.

US agent: Mexican police excluded from 2014 El Chapo manhunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:39pm

A U.S. agent testified Wednesday that Mexican police were purposely kept in the dark about secret efforts in 2014 to hunt down notorious drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman because they couldn't be trusted.

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:32pm

Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS.

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:31pm

A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

Last defendant in border agent's death gets 50-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:07pm

The last defendant to face justice in the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:44pm

This year's theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show might be "Flower Power" but not all events at the annual floral festival will be about peace and harmony.

Report: Woman said Kentucky lawmaker made unwanted advances

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:39pm

The woman who accused Kentucky's former House speaker of sexual harassment said in a deposition that the lawmaker made more than 50 unwanted sexual advances while she worked for the House Republican Caucus, according to media accounts of the woman's testimony.

After crossing into Guatemala, new group of migrants sets sights on Mexico

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:32pm

More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States.

Idaho governor receives oil and gas chairman's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey's resignation after a potential conflict of interest.

Utah high school may ditch "Redmen" mascot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:23pm

A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending a southern Utah high school get rid of its "Redmen" mascot that is offensive to Native Americans and others.

A look at deaths of US troops in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:17pm

The U.S. military said two service members and two American civilians were killed Wednesday in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the U.S.-patrolled northern Syrian town of Manbij.

Syria attack kills 4 Americans, raising questions on pullout

Lolita C. Baldor and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:08pm

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces.

Some Utah IRS workers called back; courts postponing cases as shutdown continues

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:03pm

As the shutdown drags on, several hundred IRS employees are expected to be called back to work, while federal courts have had to stop dealing with some civil cases.