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House, Senate reach agreement on anti-sexual harassment bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:18pm

House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on legislation to overhaul the process for handling sexual misconduct allegations in Congress.

Crews rescue man stuck in grease vent of empty restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 3:10pm

A man who was possibly trying to burglarize an abandoned Chinese restaurant has been rescued from the grease vent, where officials say he had been trapped for two days.

Trump says Meadows needed in Congress, won't be next chief

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:57pm

The White House says President Donald Trump has told Rep. Mark Meadows that he's needed in Congress and won't be Trump's next chief of staff.

Delaware schoolboy reportedly bullied over Trump surname

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:40pm

Officials with a Delaware school district say they've taken steps to support a middle-school student who reportedly has been bullied for the past two years because his last name is Trump.

Potentially historic water rights hearing wraps up

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:33pm

State lawmakers lent their support to a potentially historic request to transfer water from the Treasure Valley to Elmore County on the final day of public testimony.

Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:19pm

Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the woman who accused their client of assaulting her.

Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:18pm

A suspect was killed and an officer injured Wednesday afternoon following a confrontation outside a St. Louis gas station, according to authorities.

Suit: Drop 'good moral character' cosmetologist requirement

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:07pm

Is good moral character required to wax eyebrows and give facials?

SC teen pleads guilty to murder in shootings of father, 6-year-old student during recess; was 14 at time of crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 2:00pm

SC teen pleads guilty to murder in shootings of father, 6-year-old student during recess; was 14 at time of crime.

The Latest: Senate debating measure to rebuke Saudi Arabia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:59pm

The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):

The Latest: Official says hospital escape was 'wake-up call'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:56pm

The Latest on an investigation into a Hawaii man's escape from a psychiatric hospital (all times local):

APNewsBreak: Kansas governor-elect slashes inaugural prices

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:55pm

Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly's inaugural committee on Wednesday slashed the prices of premium seating for her inaugural ball after facing questions about 10-person packages it was offering for $10,000, which is five times the legal limit for contributions.

Brazilian couple get light sentences in grandson's abduction

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:40pm

A wealthy Brazilian couple were sentenced Wednesday to minimal U.S. prison terms for helping their daughter keep her son in Brazil for the past five years in violation of the terms of her divorce to the boy's American father.

Michigan GOP advances bill to make ballot drives harder

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:35pm

Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from incoming Democratic officeholders or voters.

Officials say 6 charged with severely beating 3-year-old boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:32pm

Authorities in New Jersey say six adults have been charged with severely beating a 3-year-old boy.

Man sues after getting finger caught in airplane armrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:24pm

A man is suing after he says one of his pinky fingers was caught in an airline armrest mechanism for nearly an hour during a flight to Los Angeles.

Man shoots himself in head with nail gun, walks to find help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:23pm

A Kansas man shot himself in the head with a nail gun as he fell off a ladder, but was able to walk to the site of a traffic accident to ask law enforcement for help.

The naughty list? Donald Trump Jr. calls his dad a regifter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 1:05pm

President Donald Trump's eldest son says his father is a "regifter" who "may or may not" have once given him the same gift he presented to his dad the year before.

US lawmakers examine Native women's deaths, disappearances

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 12th - 12:56pm

The sister of a missing Blackfeet woman in Montana is expressing frustration over police's initial response to her loved one's disappearance, saying in testimony prepared for U.S. senators Wednesday that dysfunctional investigations into missing persons cases have troubled numerous Native American families.