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Trump says Mexico must do more to combat MS-13

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:24am

President Donald Trump is calling on Mexico to block MS-13 gang members from traveling through their country on the way to the U.S.

Terror concerns prompt DC parking changes for special events

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:17am

Following vehicle-based attacks in New York and Charlottesville, Virginia, a new parking policy could force thousands to move their cars during major events in the nation's capital.

DC Metro rejects Amnesty ads showing Trump, Putin, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:13am

Amnesty International has criticized the Washington Metro's rejection of an ad campaign featuring depictions of U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Man convicted of murder in shooting of unarmed black man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:56am

A white man who fatally shot an unarmed black man after reporting "hoodlums" has been found guilty of first-degree murder in North Carolina.

Heart attack leads to change of heart over Confederate flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:29am

Despite a petition, protest march and neighbor-erected fences, a South Carolina woman had vowed she would die before she would stop flying a Confederate flag in her predominantly black community. But a recent heart attack has yielded a change of heart.

Court: Man who killed officer was ordered to surrender guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:08am

Court records say the man who fatally shot a Maryland police officer earlier this week had been court-ordered to surrender his guns at least three times in the last five years.

The Latest: Ban proposed on young buying assault rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:06am

The Latest on President Donald Trump, guns and school violence (all times local):

Trump bucks NRA, backs raising age for buying assault rifles

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:52am

The nation should keep assault rifles out of the hands of anyone under 21, President Donald Trump says, defying his loyal supporters in the National Rifle Association amid America's public reckoning over gun violence. He also pushed hard for arming security guards and many teachers in U.S. schools.

Florida man screams, yells 'murderers!' as he's put to death

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 2:40am

As the execution drugs were being administered, inmate Eric Scott Branch let out a blood-curdling scream. Then he yelled "murderers! murderers! murderers!" as he thrashed on a gurney as he was being put to death for the 1993 rape and slaying of a college student.

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:52am

Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight.

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:50am

Alabama halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight.

Police: No survivors following small plane crash in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:18am

Indiana State Police say there are no survivors after a small plane carrying at least three people crashed in southern Carroll County.

California couple charged with torture of kids due in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:12am

A California couple charged with torturing their children by starving, beating and shackling them is due in court on Friday.

Alabama postpones execution of inmate with damaged veins

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:06am

Alabama on Thursday halted the execution of an inmate who had argued that his veins were too damaged for lethal injection, because medical staff did not think they could connect the intravenous line by the time the death warrant expired at midnight.

The Latest: Officials couldn't connect line to inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:42pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of an Alabama inmate (all times local):

Alabama postpones execution; officials say not enough time to prepare inmate before death warrant expires

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:42pm

Alabama postpones execution; officials say not enough time to prepare inmate before death warrant expires.

AP Explains: Rare honor reserved for Graham at the Capitol

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:34pm

Congress is reserving one of the nation's greatest distinctions for the Rev. Billy Graham, selecting him to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda next Wednesday and Thursday.

Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

Jim Salter, David A. Lieb and Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:20pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens remains defiant, even amid calls for impeachment or resignation, after a St. Louis grand jury indicted him for felony invasion of privacy, alleging the Republican took a compromising photo of a woman during an extramarital affair the year before he was elected.

Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

Heather Hollingsworth and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:18pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015.