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Wind-driven wildfire forces people to flee rural California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:48am

A wind-driven wildfire in rural central California forced mandatory evacuations and threatened hundreds of buildings Monday, including a historic railroad station, after it tripled in size overnight, officials said.

US postal worker found fatally shot in mail truck in Dallas

Diana Heidgerd, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:48am

A U.S. Postal Service worker was found fatally shot inside a mail truck along a busy highway in Dallas on Monday, and investigators are treating the case as a homicide, according to police.

What to wear at polls? High court will have a say on that

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:43am

A "Make America Great Again" hat. A tea party T-shirt. A button.

House panel spikes change to Idaho agency appointments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:32am

An Idaho House panel has spiked a proposal that would have changed how a handful of state agency heads were appointed.

Utah group pushing back on ruling that boosted police power

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:23am

A Utah libertarian-leaning group is backing a plan to roll back the effects of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that bolstered police power to use evidence even if officers did something wrong getting it.

New York woman falls to her death out of fifth-floor window

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:10am

Police are investigating the death of a woman who fell from a fifth-floor window of a Harlem housing development.

The Latest: Teens press for gun control outside White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:09am

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Fire destroys squad's 5 ambulances, causes $2M in damages

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:04am

Authorities say a fast-moving fire gutted an ambulance squad's building in New Jersey, destroying five ambulances and causing at least $2 million in damage overall.

Trump revives push for limits on immigrants bringing family

Deepti Hajela and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:43am

When the U.S. government approved Ricardo Magpantay, his wife and young children to immigrate to America from the Philippines, it was 1991. By the time a visa was available, it was 2005, and his children could not come with him because they were now adults.

Confederate statue toppling cases start with a dismissal

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:41am

A North Carolina judge trying protesters accused of toppling a Confederate statue has dismissed the criminal case against one of them.

Turmoil shakes up agency in charge of vast US lands

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:39am

A year of upheaval at the U.S. Interior Department has seen dozens of senior staff members reassigned and key leadership positions left unfilled, rules considered burdensome to industry shelved, and a sweeping reorganization proposed for its 70,000 employees.

NYPD Special Victims hunting for rapist of 12-year-old

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:29am

The 12-year-old girl was in her school uniform, wearing pigtails. She clutched her princess lunch box as she got off the Bronx bus after tutoring, and that's when the rapist grabbed her by the arm.

Inmate in landmark Supreme Court case denied parole

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:25am

A 71-year-old Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision on juvenile-offender sentences was denied parole on Monday, more than a half-century after he killed a sheriff's deputy at age 17.

Trump backs efforts to bolster FBI gun checks

Catherine Lucey and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:23am

President Donald Trump offered support Monday for an effort to strengthen the federal gun background check system from his Florida golf course just 40 miles from last week's deadly school shooting.

Man arrested after allegedly dragging, running over woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:16am

An Idaho man is accused of dragging a woman alongside his truck and then running her over.

Utah man dies in avalanche near Wyoming ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:06am

A family says an Orem man they considered to be part of their family died in an avalanche in Wyoming.

Twin Falls man sent to prison for illegally having firearms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:00am

A Twin Falls man has been sentenced to more than a year behind bars for unlawfully having firearms.

How to properly dispose of a US flag you can't use anymore

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:00am

Since a lot of people fly an American flag on Presidents Day, here are some helpful tips for how to dispose of a U.S. flag, as well as some common misconceptions about displaying and using the flag.

Storm expected to dump snow on Utah through President's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:49am

A winter storm that's already dropped more than a foot of snow on some parts of Utah and snarled roads is expected to continue through the day.