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MacDowell artist colony chooses Nell Painter as new chair

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:39am

The MacDowell Colony, one of the country's oldest and most prestigious artist colonies, has chosen the author-educator Nell Painter as its new board chair.

Court takes another look at Native American adoption law

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:42pm

A 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving American Indian children was getting a second look Wednesday from a federal appeals court in New Orleans.

Judge set to rule on city's effort to end teen death lawsuit

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 11:04pm

An Ohio judge is ready to rule on whether to move forward with a lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old student who died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat despite making two 911 calls.

Ambersnail found in Arizona, Utah to lose endangered status

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:01pm

An amber-colored snail found in Arizona and Utah could be losing it status as an endangered species.

Petition seeks federal protections for Rio Grande fish

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 10:00pm

Environmentalists are asking federal wildlife managers to used the Endangered Species Act to protect a fish found only in the Rio Grande in Texas and the Pecos River in New Mexico.

5th body found on Tijuana lot; suspect remains in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 9:23pm

A fifth body has been found on a property in this border city, and Mexican officials said Tuesday that they are beginning to suspect they may have a serial killer in custody.

Flight from Detroit to South Korea makes emergency landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:41pm

A Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Seoul, South Korea, had to make an emergency landing Tuesday in Fairbanks after the airplane had engine trouble, Fairbanks International Airport said.

Ugly brawl breaks out at end of Kansas State-Kansas game

Dave Skretta, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 7:14pm

Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee in the disabled seating behind the Wildcats' basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player threatening to swing a stool.

Ex-Mississippi State football player found dead in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 6:00pm

The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.

Norwegian tanker owner denies fault in fatal Texas collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:23pm

The owner of a chemical tanker ship has denied any liability for a collision with a fishing boat off the coast of Texas that killed one crew member and left two more missing and presumed dead.

Deputies: North Carolina teen secretly taped woman for year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:52pm

An 18-year-old secretly recorded a woman in her bedroom for nearly a year, a North Carolina sheriff's office said.

9 hurt when truck, school bus collide in Arkansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:48pm

Nine people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, when a school bus and a dump truck collided Tuesday afternoon on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said.

No talking? No cellphones? Sen. Lee making bets on who breaks impeachment trial rules first

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:46pm

Senate rules preclude talking and cellphone use during the proceedings. “Those two things are difficult for some of my colleagues to take," Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, quipped Monday on KSL NewsRadio.

Bloomberg calls for Trump's removal in new impeachment ad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:42pm

Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg launched a new impeachment-focused television ad Tuesday urging the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office.

GOP congressman who backed Nixon impeachment dead at 87

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:36pm

Thomas Railsback, an Illinois Republican congressman who helped draw up articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon in 1974, has died at age 87.

Jeter 1 vote shy of unanimous, Walker also elected to Hall

Ronald Blum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:27pm

Known for two decades as No. 2, Derek Jeter is now linked to the number 1 — as in, who was the lone Hall of Fame voter who didn't put a check mark next to his name?

Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of unanimous selection; Larry Walker also chosen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:19pm

Derek Jeter elected to Hall of Fame but falls one vote short of unanimous selection; Larry Walker also chosen.

Illinois: Error registered a possible 545 noncitizen voters

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:51pm

An error in Illinois' new automatic voter registration system led to a possible 545 non-U.S. citizens being registered to vote, 16 of whom cast ballots, state officials publicly acknowledged this week.

Lawsuit filed to protect turtles in Mississippi, Louisiana

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:22pm

Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act.