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Rising tensions loom as US, Asian powers discuss NKorea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:13pm

U.S. officials huddled Monday with key Asian powers to discuss tensions with North Korea, which have been stoked by a recent missile test and an airport killing officials believe was ordered by Pyongyang.

Police: Too soon to talk about new parade safety rules

Rebecca Santana and Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:07pm

It's too soon to discuss whether new safety rules will be established after a man accused of driving drunk plowed into a Mardi Gras parade crowd, a New Orleans police spokesman said Monday.

House Intel chair: Trump-Russia ties can't become witch hunt

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:07pm

House Intelligence chairman Devin Nunes said Monday that Congress should not begin a McCarthy-style investigation based on news reports that a few Americans with ties to President Donald Trump had contacted Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Montana legislators vote against restricting media photos

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:54am

Proposed legislation in Montana to restrict the news media's publication of fatal accident photographs on social media until the victims' next of kin is notified stalled Monday amid concerns that it would violate press freedom rights.

The Latest: Jewish centers, schools cope with bomb threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:50am

The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):

Mom of twin toddler boys killed in house fire pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:50am

The mother of twin toddler boys who died in a western New York house fire while she left them alone to buy marijuana has pleaded guilty in connection to their deaths.

Man accused of biting victim's face in anti-Muslim attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:40am

A Virginia man is accused of biting another man's face after making anti-Muslim slurs in a parking lot at a busy shopping mall late last year.

Utah bill would keep police names secret after shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:40am

A Utah state legislator is pushing for a "cooling-off period" that would keep secret the names of any law enforcement officers involved in shootings for up to four months.

Inquest scheduled in shooting of man by Montana police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:40am

An inquest has been scheduled for next month in the shooting death of a Wyoming man by a Montana police officer following a standoff in a hotel lobby, Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito said Monday.

Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years

David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:34am

The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for handcuffing him to a chair and watching the mother's boyfriend pummel the boy senseless after weeks of escalating discipline in the apartment they shared.

Officials identify sailor fatally shot at naval air station

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:34am

Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer.

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:27am

A bartender at the restaurant where a man was arrested last week for an apparently racially motivated bar shooting in Kansas told a 911 dispatcher that the man admitted shooting two Iranians and needed a place to stay for a couple of days.

Illinois town in Trump territory backs detained immigrant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:20am

A southern Illinois community that solidly backed President Donald Trump has rallied behind a Mexican restaurant manager who doesn't have legal permission to live in the U.S. and has been detained by immigration officials.

School ends auction of senior that reminds some of slavery

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:10am

A California high school abandoned an annual fundraising auction to buy a senior for a day after some students said the practice reminded them of slavery.

Jury selected in Aaron Hernandez double murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:08am

A jury has been selected in the double murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez.

Dylann Roof's jurors worship at church where he massacred 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:07am

The jurors who sentenced Dylann Roof to death for the racist massacre of nine black church members quietly visited the Charleston house of worship weeks later for a Sunday service.

Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:07am

Attorneys: Trump administration says it will drop federal government's opposition to strict Texas voter ID law.

Officials identify victims in fatal vintage plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:00am

New York state police say a flight instructor and a passenger have been killed in the weekend crash of a vintage plane on Long Island.

Man injured in fall from float during Mardi Gras parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:18am

Police say a man fell off a float and injured himself near the end of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans.