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The Latest: Attorney says process for Census query 'rotten'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:18pm

The Latest on closing arguments in lawsuits before a U.S. judge in San Francisco challenging the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census (all times local):

Father, 4 daughters dead after upstate New York house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:18pm

A man and four of his children have died after a fire that tore through their northern New York home in the middle of the night.

Trump: Japanese leader nominated me for Nobel Peace Prize

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:06pm

Ahead of his second meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump said Friday that the leader of Japan had nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize for his work to open up a dialogue with the reclusive country.

Son arrested in California killing of parents, housekeeper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:06pm

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his parents and their housekeeper in an upscale Southern California community, authorities said Friday.

Judge issues gag order in Trump confidant Roger Stone's criminal case in special counsel's Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:04pm

Judge issues gag order in Trump confidant Roger Stone's criminal case in special counsel's Russia probe.

Houston police say 2 people fatally shot at strip mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 1:00pm

Houston police say two people have been fatally shot and officers converged on a strip mall where the gunfire was reported.

3 indicted in slaying of 3-year-old boy on Ohio interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:58pm

Two men and a 17-year-old boy have been charged with firing shots at a car on Interstate 75 in Ohio that killed a 3-year-old as his family headed home from a Thanksgiving gathering last November.

Lawmakers question multistep voting registration for felons

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:52pm

Louisiana officials say they have nailed down the voting registration method they'll use for convicted felons whose rights will be restored under a law effective March 1.

California may sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:37pm

California is likely to sue President Donald Trump over his emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the state attorney general said Friday.

Governor says California likely to sue President Trump over emergency declaration to fund border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:33pm

Governor says California likely to sue President Trump over emergency declaration to fund border wall.

Passenger faces charge for bomb joke at Florida airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:33pm

Passengers on an Air Canada plane had to disembark and a terminal was closed at a South Florida airport after a woman made a joke that a piece luggage might have a bomb.

LA sheriff: Fewer crimes spur transfer to immigration agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:32pm

The new leader of the nation's largest sheriff's department on Friday will further limit when inmates in Los Angeles County jails can be transferred to U.S. authorities for deportation.

White House: Trump has signed congressional bill to avert government shutdown, fund limited border fencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:31pm

White House: Trump has signed congressional bill to avert government shutdown, fund limited border fencing.

Statement declaring national emergency on US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 12:29pm

Declaring a National Emergency concerning the southern border of the United States by the president of the United States of America.

Trump's national emergency sparks new GOP divide in Congress

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:58am

President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency to build his long-promised border wall is ending one political problem for the White House and allies on Capitol Hill, but launching another.

Washington state snow plow rage: 2 plow drivers threatened

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:54am

Unusually heavy snow in the Spokane area has caused snow plow rage: Two plow drivers clearing streets this week were threatened by people enraged after their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow.

New Hampshire sues over internet gambling opinion

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:42am

New Hampshire has become the first state to challenge a U.S. Department of Justice legal opinion that could threaten online gambling and state-run lotteries.

Justices to decide if 2020 census can ask about citizenship

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:37am

The Supreme Court will decide whether the 2020 census can include a question about citizenship that could affect the allocation of seats in the House of Representatives and the distribution of billions of dollars in federal money.

Supreme Court to decide whether 2020 census can include citizenship question

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 15th - 11:33am

Supreme Court to decide whether 2020 census can include citizenship question.