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US proposes sale of Patriot missile system to Turkey

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:59pm

The State Department says the U.S. has proposed the sale of a $3.5 billion Patriot missile system to Turkey.

Shutdown threat recedes as Trump softens stance on wall

Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:03pm

President Donald Trump appeared Tuesday to back off his demand for $5 billion to build a border wall, signaling for the first time that he might be open to a deal that would avoid a partial government shutdown.

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan win to President Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:53pm

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice reform bill, delivering bipartisan win to President Trump.

Utah judge on panel that dismissed misconduct complaints against Brett Kavanaugh

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:30pm

A Utah federal judge was among a panel of judges that dismissed ethics complaints Tuesday against newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

The Latest: Trump hails passage of criminal justice bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:29pm

The Latest on the Senate's consideration of criminal justice legislation (all times local):

Woman suspected in armed robbery shot, killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 6:16pm

Authorities in Virginia say a woman suspected in an armed robbery was shot and killed after she pointed a gun at a police officer.

California to pay $3M over death of teen holding pellet gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:18pm

Sonoma County will pay $3 million to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a California teenager who was fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy while holding a pellet gun.

The Latest: Lawmaker denies sending texts to grad student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:18pm

The Latest on allegations that a Texas state senator sent inappropriate text messages to a university graduate student: (all times local):

St. Louis police searching for woman's stolen tiny home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:56pm

It shouldn't be hard to spot the property stolen from St. Louis resident Meghan Panu.

4 takeaways after judge lambasts Flynn, postpones sentencing

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:54pm

The unexpected delay in Michael Flynn's sentencing raised a new wrinkle in the Russia probe.

Seemingly close to redemption, Flynn has to wait some more

Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:54pm

Michael Flynn's wait was almost over.

Air base worker charged with making threats; many guns found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:46pm

Police have seized more than 70 firearms from the home of a man who is accused of threatening to shoot co-workers at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in suburban Detroit.

Rare tornado damages homes in Washington state

Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:43pm

A rare tornado touched down in a Seattle suburb on Tuesday, damaging several homes and toppling trees, authorities said.

Ethics panel clears Rep. Grijalva in payment to ex-staffer

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:42pm

The House Ethics Committee has cleared Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva of wrongdoing in connection with a settlement he made with a female former staffer who accused him of being drunk and creating a hostile work environment.

Feds: Ex-zookeeper offered cash from tiger sales for hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:41pm

Federal prosecutors are accusing an ex-Oklahoma zookeeper and former gubernatorial candidate of trying to pay an FBI agent posing as a hit man with money from selling tigers.

Arizona man gets 12 years in prison in NY Islamic State case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:21pm

An Arizona man convicted of helping a New Yorker join the Islamic State group in Syria was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday by a judge who said he was not the typical "true believer" terrorism defendant.

Report: Texas senator denies sexting, but won't say who did

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:57pm

A Texas state senator accused of sending sexually explicit texts to a graduate student won't identify the person he says is actually responsible for the messages, which were sent through an app called Hushed, according to findings released by the university Tuesday.

Lawmakers call for probe into Guatemalan child's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:57pm

Lawmakers visiting the Border Patrol station where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken hours before her death demanded an independent investigation Tuesday into the response by federal agents.

Kushner credited for pushing rare bipartisan bill

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:54pm

It was the first time many liberal advocates had set foot inside President Donald Trump's White House.

Officials baffled by large migrant groups at remote crossing

Elliot Spagat and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:54pm

Large numbers of Guatemalan families and unaccompanied children are surrendering to U.S. immigration agents in an extremely remote and dangerous stretch of New Mexico desert, a new smuggling route that has baffled authorities.