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Wisconsin man faces felony in stabbing friend's pet rat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:28pm

A Wisconsin man is charged with a felony after police say he stabbed a friend's pet rat.

Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 4:18pm

Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times. That officer, meanwhile, will learn how long he may spend in prison.

Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:41pm

An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party.

US agent: Mexican police excluded from 2014 El Chapo manhunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:39pm

An American drug enforcement agent says he purposely kept Mexican police in the dark about efforts in 2014 to hunt down the drug lord known as El Chapo.

From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:32pm

Delta Air Lines can't get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren't being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS.

Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:31pm

A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges.

Last defendant in border agent's death gets 50-year sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 3:07pm

The last defendant to face justice in the fatal 2014 shooting of an off-duty Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Florists to duke it out in Philly at Interflora World Cup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:44pm

This year's theme at the Philadelphia Flower Show might be "Flower Power" but not all events at the annual floral festival will be about peace and harmony.

Report: Woman said Kentucky lawmaker made unwanted advances

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:39pm

The woman who accused Kentucky's former House speaker of sexual harassment said in a deposition that the lawmaker made more than 50 unwanted sexual advances while she worked for the House Republican Caucus, according to media accounts of the woman's testimony.

After crossing into Guatemala, new group of migrants sets sights on Mexico

Sonia Perez D., Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:32pm

More than 1,000 Hondurans were walking and hitchhiking through Guatemala on Wednesday, heading toward the Mexico border as part of a new caravan of migrants hoping to reach the United States.

Idaho governor receives oil and gas chairman's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:30pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little has received Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Chairman Kevin Dickey's resignation after a potential conflict of interest.

Utah high school may ditch "Redmen" mascot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:23pm

A committee of students, teachers and tribal members is recommending a southern Utah high school get rid of its "Redmen" mascot that is offensive to Native Americans and others.

A look at deaths of US troops in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:17pm

The U.S. military said two service members and two American civilians were killed Wednesday in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the U.S.-patrolled northern Syrian town of Manbij.

Syria attack kills 4 Americans, complicates withdrawal plan

Lolita Baldor and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:08pm

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State killed at least 16 people, including two U.S. service members and two American civilians, in northern Syria on Wednesday, just a month after President Donald Trump declared that IS had been defeated and he was pulling out U.S. forces.

Some Utah IRS workers called back; courts postponing cases as shutdown continues

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL and Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Jan 16th - 2:03pm

As the shutdown drags on, several hundred IRS employees are expected to be called back to work, while federal courts have had to stop dealing with some civil cases.

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:52pm

A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal judge to vacate his sentence, saying his lawyer was ineffective in representing him.

Professor accused of coercing students to work has resigned

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:51pm

A University of Missouri-Kansas City professor has resigned after being accused of coercing foreign graduate students to perform work and personal tasks for him.

Prosecutors: Woman collected federal benefits for fake son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:40pm

A military widow has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for falsely claiming to have a son so she could collect more than $100,000 in veterans and Social Security benefits, federal prosecutors say.

Bodies found in Oklahoma believed to be missing Texas pair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 1:32pm

The bodies of a pair of friends who had been the subject of search parties near their central Texas homes were found in shallow graves in rural Oklahoma, according to law enforcement authorities.