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Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration

Ellen Knickmeyer and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:48am

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who is facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end, President Donald Trump said Saturday.

2 women in custody in death of 4-month-old boy at NYC hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:42am

Two women are in police custody after the death of a 4-month-old boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive in the lobby of a New York City hotel.

Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke leaving administration at end of year, successor to be announced next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 7:21am

Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke leaving administration at end of year, successor to be announced next week.

Federal judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:48pm

A conservative federal judge in Texas has ruled the Affordable Care Act "invalid" on the eve of the sign-up deadline for next year. But with appeals certain, even the Trump White House said the law will remain in place for now.

US land managers in Utah to tackle wild horse population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:10pm

Federal land managers have cleared the way for population control measures for the wild horses in the Onaqui Mountains southwest of Salt Lake City.

3rd fighter squadron at Hill AFB begins to receive F-35As

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:07pm

The 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in northern Utah is starting to fill up its planned roster of F-35A fighters.

Their numbers growing, Latinos gain clout in new Congress

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:37pm

A record 43 Latinos elected to Congress are set to take the oath of office in January, including the youngest woman ever elected, two Latinas from Texas, the first Latino to represent Ohio and a woman born in Ecuador.

August trial set for fatal Florida parking dispute shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:28pm

A trial date has been set in the case of a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a parking lot dispute. The controversial case ignited Florida's "stand your ground law."

4th defendant in malnourished boy's death get prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:23pm

A man charged with neglect in the death of a malnourished 9-year-old Indiana boy with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Police say video of toddler yanked from mom not whole story

Verena Dobnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 8:20pm

The New York City police commissioner said Friday that a more complicated and "chaotic" story is emerging from a witness video that went viral showing a tug-of-war between a New York mother with a toddler and police yanking the boy from her.

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:38pm

Federal judge in Texas rules Obama's health care overhaul unconstitutional.

Trump plan for census citizenship question poised for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 6:38pm

California's lawsuit against a Trump administration plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census moved closer to trial after a U.S. judge refused to throw out the challenge Friday.

Florida tale of infidelity and homicide ends with conviction

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:58pm

After a spellbinding five-day trial that featured tales of infidelity and a multimillion dollar insurance payout, a jury on Friday convicted a Florida woman of helping mastermind the killing of her husband nearly two decades ago.

Brothers charged in death of man wrapped in duct tape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:55pm

Two brothers have been indicted on charges that they suffocated a Louisiana man by wrapping him in duct tape.

'Sesame Street' steps up to the biggest issues kids face

Kathryn A. Ostrofsky, CNN  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:45pm

When "Sesame Street" debuted in the late 1960s, Americans understood poverty to be one of the biggest challenges facing families, and public energy to fight poverty abounded in President Lyndon Johnson's Great Society initiatives and Martin Luther King Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign activism. The founders of the nonprofit production company Children's Television Workshop tapped into this energy and created "Sesame Street" with the intention that it could serve as a tool to fight poverty.

GOP candidate says he made decision to hire ballot operative

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:35pm

The GOP candidate in a disputed North Carolina congressional race said in an interview aired Friday that it was his decision to hire an operative who is now a person of interest in an investigation into how absentee ballots were handled.

Boy's mother called 911 before Indiana school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:43pm

Police say a 14-year-old Indiana boy's mother was the 911 caller who warned authorities before the teenager shot his way into a middle school and exchanged gunfire with officers.

California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:33pm

In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown's attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old Cambodian refugee who killed a woman when he was 14 years old.

Parkland survivor, gun-reform advocate accepted to Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:16pm

A Florida high schooler who survived a school shooting massacre and co-founded the "March For Our Lives" gun-reform movement has been accepted to Harvard.

Sen. Orrin Hatch says his comments about Trump allegations were 'irresponsible'

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:09pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he regrets speaking "imprudently" and that his comments earlier this week about allegations against President Trump were "irresponsible."