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The Latest: Attorney pleads guilty to lying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:26pm

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Anti-Sharia law bill headed to Idaho Senate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:24pm

Idaho would become the twelfth state to prevent state courts from making decisions based on foreign legal codes under a proposal advancing through the Statehouse.

Oklahoma man gets life without parole for hate crime killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:22pm

A 63-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of murder and a hate crime in the fatal shooting of his Lebanese neighbor was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide's Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:20pm

Attorney linked to Trump campaign aide's Ukrainian political work pleads guilty to lying to federal investigators.

Man accused of filming suicide found mentally competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:18pm

A Utah man accused of encouraging a high school friend to hang herself and filming the act has been found mentally competent to stand trial.

Storm system brings flooding, freezing rain, snow to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:14pm

A storm system that's brought rain, ice and snow to the Midwest and Great Plains was being blamed for fatal crashes in three states, including an accident that left four dead in Nebraska.

Man linked to art heist found competent, sentencing set

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:08pm

A reputed mobster who authorities believe is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in history has been found competent to proceed to sentencing in an unrelated weapons case.

The Latest: Slippery road blamed for crash that killed 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:06pm

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The Latest: Florida teen arrested after threatening video

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:06pm

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Shulkin intends to stay in VA post with White House support

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:06pm

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, fighting for political survival over travel abuse, says he has the president's trust and will not be leaving his post.

7th-grader with distraction device shoots himself at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:04pm

Authorities say a seventh-grader who shot and injured himself inside an Ohio middle school bathroom also had a device in his backpack meant to cause a distraction.

Ethics Committee confirms review of Tennessee lawmaker

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:41pm

The House Ethics Committee confirmed Tuesday that it's investigating Republican Rep. John Duncan Jr., of Tennessee, who is serving his 16th term in the House and had previously announced he won't seek re-election.

Idaho lawmaker yells 'abortion is murder' at students

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:40pm

A Republican Idaho state senator yelled "abortion is murder" at a group of students who were pushing for birth control legislation at the Statehouse and now faces an ethics complaint after a post from an unverified Twitter account told them to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic lawmaker.

Special counsel files new charge in Russia probe

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:29pm

The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has charged an attorney with lying to federal investigators about his interactions with a former Trump campaign official, according to court papers made public Tuesday.

Next stop for school shooting survivors: the Florida Capitol

Terry Spencer, Curt Anderson and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:22pm

Students who survived the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School began a 400-mile journey to Florida's capital Tuesday to urge lawmakers to prevent a repeat of the massacre that killed 17 students and faculty last week.

School shooting videos could scar kids _ or galvanize them

Jason Dearen, Allen G. Breed and Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:19pm

When two teenagers slaughtered 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School in Colorado 19 years ago, young people across the country learned the news the old-fashioned way: largely on television and in newspapers. It took days, if not weeks, to process the information and discover the full, horrific story.

Confederate-themed flag rises again in 1 Mississippi city

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:16pm

Officials in one Mississippi city have voted to once again fly the Confederate-themed state flag, weeks after the mayor quietly furled it.

Ghost Ship defendants enter plead not guilty in party deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:16pm

Two California men have formally entered not guilty pleas on involuntary manslaughter charges in the deaths of 36 partygoers at a massive warehouse fire in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under Trump

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:12pm

The Pentagon missed a deadline Tuesday to send a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center home to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under President Donald Trump.