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US immigration officials detain 2 bankers wanted in Ecuador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:58am

U.S. immigration authorities have detained two brothers from Ecuador who are wanted in the South American country for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from a now-defunct bank.

Pence calls on European allies to withdraw from Iran deal as Merkel defends decision

Allie Malloy, CNN  |  Posted Feb 17th - 7:30am

Vice President Mike Pence called on European allies to abandon the Iran nuclear deal while speaking at the Munich Security Conference, shortly after German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Germany's decision to stand by the deal.

Transgender teen fights to have sex changed on transcript

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 17th - 6:37am

A school board in Virginia that was willing to defend its transgender-bathroom policy all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court may finally give up the fight.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:12pm

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:

Patrick Caddell, pollster to Jimmy Carter, dies at 68

Will Lester, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:14pm

Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said Saturday night. He was 68.

Flu vaccine doing a relatively good job this season

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 8:24pm

The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

Potential privacy lapse found in Americans' 2010 census data

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:47pm

An internal team at the Census Bureau found that basic personal information collected from more than 100 million Americans during the 2010 head count could be reconstructed from obscured data, but with lots of mistakes, a top agency official disclosed Saturday.

NYC mayor says Amazon should have tried to win critics over

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:11pm

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon proved its critics right by canceling its planned New York City campus rather than trying to win the critics over.

Aurora shooting victims ranged from intern to plant manager

Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:09pm

The victims of a disgruntled employee who opened fire at a suburban Chicago industrial warehouse were co-workers ranging from an intern to the plant manager. A look at the victims:

State Department: Nauert out as pick for UN ambassador

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 6:00pm

Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said.

State Dept.: Trump choice for U.S. ambassador to U.N., Heather Nauert, withdraws. (Corrects status from previous alert)

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:32pm

State Dept.: Trump choice for U.S. ambassador to U.N., Heather Nauert, withdraws. (Corrects status from previous alert)

The Latest: Police name Alabama officer shot following call

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:18pm

The Latest on an officer involved shooting in Alabama (all times local):

Alaska governor offers use of troops along US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:07pm

Alaska is about 3,000 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border, but the state's new Republican governor is offering President Donald Trump the use of the Alaska National Guard to patrol it, the Anchorage Daily News reports .

4 dead after Mississippi hostage standoff, shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:47pm

Authorities say four people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a domestic dispute in Mississippi led to a fatal hostage standoff.

Flight headed to Las Vegas diverted to nearby military base

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:19pm

American Airlines says one of its jets inbound to Las Vegas' airport was diverted to a nearby military base to refuel after experiencing weather-related delays in the area.

Police: Aurora attacker used gun he shouldn't have owned

Don Babwin and Caryn Rousseau, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:09pm

The man who opened fire and killed five co-workers including the plant manager, human resources manager and an intern working his first day at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse, took a gun he wasn't supposed to have to a job he was about to lose.

The Latest: Acting defense chief unsure on border money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:52pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border to get financing of a wall on that border. (all times local):

Oakland teachers announce strike over pay, class sizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:08pm

Oakland teachers say they will strike starting Thursday.

Payless ShoeSource to shutter all of its remaining US stores

Anne D'Innocenzio, The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:57pm

Payless ShoeSource is shuttering all of its 2,100 remaining stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, joining a list of iconic names like Toys R Us and Bon-Ton that have closed down in the last year.

It's huge: Bigfoot Conference draws hundreds to Nebraska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:55pm

It's big — and it's back. The third annual Bigfoot Conference has drawn an estimated 700 people to the city of Hastings, Nebraska.