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Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:21pm

An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive.

California dries off after storms batter state for days

Paul Elias and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:19pm

Californians were cleaning up and drying off Friday after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state, caused at least six deaths and forced the rescue of more than a dozen people in rushing rivers.

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:14pm

Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district.

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

Don Babwin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:04pm

A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars.

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:03pm

Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City.

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:54pm

One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government.

Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:39pm

High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said.

Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

Catherine Lucey, Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:23pm

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:56pm

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for more motions from defense lawyers.

Father of Waffle House shooting suspect wants suit dropped

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:55pm

The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim's mother thrown out.

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:55pm

A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program.

State auditors find systemic trauma at adult care facility

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:03pm

Idaho's state auditors say a state-run residential treatment center for people with severe disabilities and mental illness or other issues is rife with systemic problems leading to trauma for staffers and residents alike.

Water legislation bill backed by House speaker advances

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:45pm

Lawmakers have advanced legislation needed to end years of litigation and finalize an agreement involving water rights in heavily populated southwestern Idaho.

AP Explains: Can Trump ground Pelosi's plane?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:40pm

President Donald Trump canceled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's planned trip to Belgium and Afghanistan just hours before the congressional delegation, known as a CODEL, was set to depart. The AP explains:

Complaint: Teacher gave alcohol to teens involved in a crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:40pm

A teacher is accused of giving alcohol and the keys to her vehicle to two West Virginia students who were later involved in a crash.

Police: Arizona man carried out lone wolf attack on officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:34pm

An Arizona man facing a terrorism charge for brandishing a knife in an encounter with a sheriff's sergeant was carrying out a "lone wolf" attack, authorities said Thursday.

The Latest: Sheriff says Arizona man faces terrorism charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:23pm

The Latest on an 18-year-old Arizona man facing a terrorism charge (all times local):

Patient's widow: Hospital safeguards 'failed tremendously'

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:04pm

The 44-year-old excavator was taken to the emergency room with shortness of breath. Breathing trouble also sent a 64-year-old woman to the same hospital. A third patient, a 79-year-old woman with health problems, was transferred from an assisted care facility.

Trump administration proposes higher 'Obamacare' premiums

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:42pm

The Trump administration on Thursday announced proposed rule changes that would lead to a modest premium increase next year under the Affordable Care Act, potentially handing Democrats a new presidential-year health care issue.

Minnesota mom charged after toddler tumble caught on video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:13pm

Prosecutors in Minnesota have charged a woman whose 2-year-old child tumbled from the back seat of a moving vehicle while still strapped in a car seat.