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The Latest: McCain to nominee: 'What were you thinking?'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

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Lawsuit contends N Carolina sex offender law goes too far

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:41pm

Convicted sex offenders are pushing back against North Carolina laws they contend deprive them of constitutional rights without protecting children.


How a Trump tariff could sideswipe US auto industry

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:38pm

The threat from President Donald Trump to tax Mexican-made cars sold in the U.S. would throw the auto industry into disarray, analysts say, forcing some uncomfortable choices: Raise car prices or swallow the cost. Stop selling Mexican-made cars in the U.S. but risk losing customers. Move production to the U.S. but make less money.

Nebraska senator could face expulsion for offensive retweet

Grant Schulte and Julia Shumway, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:34pm

A Nebraska state senator could face expulsion from the Legislature for a pattern of questionable behavior that includes cybersex on a state computer and posting a joke on Twitter implying that Women's March protesters are too unattractive to sexually assault.

Group declares victory in battle over historic mansion

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:30pm

The group that owns The Breakers mansion in Newport is declaring victory in its long-running battle to build a visitors center on the grounds of the national historic landmark, following a decision by the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

Ex-teacher up for parole says she took advantage of teens

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:25pm

A former Utah English teacher convicted of sexually abusing three students told a parole board member Tuesday that she took advantage of the boys as she dealt with her own low self-esteem.

Wyoming jobless rate down slightly in December

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:21pm

Wyoming's unemployment rate fell slightly to 4.8 percent in December.

Police: Man whose drug sentence was commuted by Obama is slain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:11pm

Police say a man whose drug-related prison sentence was commuted in November by President Barack Obama has been fatally shot at a federal halfway house in Michigan.

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he has prostate cancer

Kyle Potter., Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:11pm

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that he has prostate cancer, revealing the diagnosis hours after collapsing while delivering his State of the State address the night before.

Prosecutors won't charge 2 LAPD officers in fatal shooting

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:11pm

Two Los Angeles police officers acted in self-defense when they fatally shot a 25-year-old black man during a struggle over an officer's gun and will not face criminal charges for the 2014 shooting that led to protests, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Ex-Christie aides seek delay of sentencing in bridge scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 1:00pm

Two former aides to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are asking a judge to postpone their sentencing next month following their convictions in a plot to cause traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge.

California governor defiant in face of Trump agenda

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:52pm

Gov. Jerry Brown delivered an aggressive defense on Tuesday of California's liberal policies on immigration, health care and climate change during his State of the State address, vowing to fight the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress if they threaten to roll back state policies.

Cincinnati Zoo giving critical care to premature hippo calf

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:50pm

Cincinnati Zoo staffers are providing critical care to a prematurely born baby hippo.

Boy, 17, charged with attempted murder in school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:50pm

A 17-year-old boy accused of shooting two students at his high school, injuring them, has been charged in juvenile court with attempted murder and felonious assault, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Trump narrows down Supreme Court nominee list to 3

Mark Sherman and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:50pm

President Donald Trump has narrowed his choice to fill the Supreme Court vacancy to three judges and said he expects to make his decision in the coming days.

More than 200 protest councilman's 'outta the house' tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:41pm

More than 200 people showed up to protest a Rhode Island politician who tweeted that men came up with the idea for the nationwide women's marches as the "perfect way to get the wives outta the house."

Moscow residents complaint about too-bright LED streetlights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:35pm

The city of Moscow is replacing streetlights with energy-efficient LED bulbs that some residents complain are too bright for residential neighborhoods.

Mom who lost 6 children in house fire released from hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:33pm

Fire officials say a woman who lost six of her nine children in a house fire in Baltimore has been released from the hospital.

Flint, Michigan, water has fallen below federal lead limit

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:32pm

Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.

The Latest: Boy charged with attempted murder in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 12:31pm

The Latest on the shooting at an Ohio school that injured two students (all times local):