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Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:22am

The father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for its timing.

New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult

Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 8:13am

Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell.

Rancor over development, crime shadow LA mayor's race

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:58am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's toughest competitor in his campaign for a second term might not be another candidate.

Sessions' tough on crime talk could lead to fuller prisons

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 7:15am

The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.

Liberal activists, new DNC chief face a Trump-era reckoning

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 5:41am

When Tom Perez stepped to the stage as the newly elected Democratic national chairman, his first official act was to invite his vanquished rival to join him as deputy chairman.

Pentagon seeks to expand fight against extremists in Somalia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:42am

The Pentagon wants to expand the military's ability to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia, potentially putting U.S. forces closer to the fight against a stubborn extremist group that has plotted attacks against America, senior U.S. officials said.

DWI suspected in crash that hurt 28 at New Orleans parade

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 12:24am

A man who allegedly plowed into a crowd enjoying the Krewe of Endymion parade on Saturday in the Mid-City section of New Orleans is being investigated for driving while intoxicated, police said.

GOP congressman: Special prosecutor needed for Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:45pm

A Republican congressman has called for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and was in touch with President Donald Trump's team during the campaign.

Democrats elect Perez national chairman

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:31pm

Democrats chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:28pm

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 11:04pm

The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court.

Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:53pm

A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.

The Latest: Suspect in custody in New Orleans parade crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 10:50pm

The Latest on a vehicle plowing into a parade crowd in New Orleans (all times local):

Trump spending an evening away from the White House

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 8:30pm

President Donald Trump is spending an evening out in his new neighborhood.

New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 7:20pm

New Orleans police chief says one person in custody after vehicle plows into parade crowd; terrorism not suspected.

Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:54pm

Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word.

Fast and furious: Man cons salesman out of $150K Maserati

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:47pm

A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive.

Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:09pm

President Donald Trump, who has been criticizing the news media and is famously thin-skinned, says he won't be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner — sparing himself the dubious honor of being an in-the-house target of jokes.

Latest: Donations top $1M for Kansas bar attack victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:15pm

The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):

Judge decides against fining widow who called police 'pigs'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:46pm

A federal judge has dismissed a request to impose a stiff fine against a widow who called police "pigs" on Facebook as she vented her frustrations over the death of her husband in a scuffle.