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Federal shift may increase asylum backlogs in Northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:53pm

A Trump administrative directive to shift federal resources from Boston and Newark, New Jersey, could increase delays for asylum seekers in the Northeast.

Gas leak prompts closure of San Diego zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:49pm

A broken gas line has prompted the evacuation and closure of the San Diego Zoo for a day while crews work to repair it.

Ohio attorney general backs release of gunman school records

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:44pm

The Ohio Attorney General is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of the gunman who killed nine people earlier this month.

Attorneys general and telecoms announce plan to tackle illegal robocalls

Sam Fossum, CNN  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:39pm

Twelve of the nation's largest telecommunications companies and attorneys general from all 50 states plus DC announced a voluntary agreement Thursday to prevent and punish illegal robocallers.

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:39pm

A fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is increasingly making itself heard as it fights the Trump administration's immigration policies.

Women steal baby stroller from store, leave child behind

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:28pm

Two women who allegedly stole a baby stroller and left a child behind have been arrested in New Jersey.

Police say suspect arrested in stabbing death at California State University, Fullerton, was a co-worker of the victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:21pm

Police say suspect arrested in stabbing death at California State University, Fullerton, was a co-worker of the victim.

Feds to revamp confidentiality rules for addiction treatment

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:19pm

Federal health officials proposed Thursday to revamp stringent patient confidentiality regulations from the 1970s to encourage coordination among medical professionals treating people caught in the nation's opioid epidemic.

Republicans file 2nd suit challenging redistricting panel

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:18pm

The Michigan Republican Party sued Thursday to block the formation of a commission to draw congressional and legislative lines in 2021, saying the voter-approved change violates is unconstitutional because there will be no reliable way to verify the panel's political makeup.

1998 Montana murder case dragged on as opportunities missed

Matthew Brown and Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:16pm

More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenage clerk while robbing a Montana video rental store, Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried telling authorities he was the culprit.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her songs' masters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:02pm

Taylor Swift plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

AP source: Prison staff members subpoenaed in Epstein probe

Tom Hays and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:01pm

Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed up to 20 staff members at the jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, amid mounting evidence that guards failed to keep watch on the financier as he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls, a person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The Latest: Prosecution rests in parking lot shooting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:51pm

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Texas police fatally shoot 18-year-old, incident in dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:41pm

Fort Worth police have shot and killed an 18-year-old man who they say was a person of interest in a homicide investigation.

Critics of Missouri abortion law sue over referendum failure

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:37pm

Abortion-rights advocates on Thursday sued Missouri's top election official, alleging his actions and state laws denied them the right to put one of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote.

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:33pm

Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved.

California legislator wants Facebook to dump shoving video

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:29pm

A California state senator who was shoved by an anti-vaccine activist says Facebook is deliberately giving a platform to violence by not removing a video of the incident.

Mistrial declared for man accused of eating ex's body parts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:23pm

A judge has declared a mistrial for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body.

Police: Woman is suspected of killing 2, then herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:19pm

Police outside Atlanta say a woman is suspected of killing a man, a woman, and then fatally shooting herself.

The Latest: Duo to push opioid settlement toward hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:14pm

The Latest on a nonprofit being formed by West Virginia University President Gordon Gee and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (all times local):