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Prosecutors: Hawaii man led meth ring while councilman

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:39pm

U.S. prosecutors asked a judge Friday to deny bail for an elected Hawaii councilman accused of running a drug-trafficking organization, supplying guns, conspiring with a gang leader, requesting sexual favors as payment for drugs and assaulting a law enforcement officer in a case that highlights the hold methamphetamine has on some people in the state.

Sheriff: Florida man fatally shot during police standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:06pm

An armed man was fatally shot during a police standoff in Florida, authorities said.

Panel seeks censure, coaching for foul-mouthed Kansas judge

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:03pm

A foul-mouthed Kansas judge who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his outbursts should be publicly censured and receive professional coaching, but not kicked off the bench, a disciplinary panel recommended Friday.

University of Michigan says school hotline has received more than 100 unique complaints of sex abuse by late doctor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:43pm

University of Michigan says school hotline has received more than 100 unique complaints of sex abuse by late doctor.

13 suspected immigrants rescued from ocean off California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:43pm

Thirteen people were rescued Friday and as many as three others were missing after a suspected immigrant smuggling boat dropped the group off in the ocean off a Southern California beach, authorities said.

Judge acquits Amtrak officer in fatal Chicago shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:38pm

A judge on Friday acquitted an Amtrak police officer of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Minnesota man at a major train station in Chicago.

Liberal gun owners face dilemma in 2020 field

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:32pm

Like many liberals, Lara Smith considers herself a feminist, favors abortion rights and believes the nation’s immigration policies under the Trump administration have just been “vile.”

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:01pm

Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.

Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:55am

Parts of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's sweeping gun control legislation have won final passage in the General Assembly.

Immigration courts seek steep fee hikes for appeals, filings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:16am

U.S. immigration courts on Friday proposed raising fees on filings and appeals by hundreds of dollars in a move that immigrant advocates said would block their clients' ability to access justice.

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:04am

Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, according to a newspaper report.

Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:57am

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily halted a Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts.

Appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while cases wind through US.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:48am

Appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while cases wind through US.

Why do we even have a leap year? (Get ready to do some math)

CNN Staff  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:42am

2020 is a leap year, which means we get to enjoy a whole extra day of February, and people born on February 29 finally get some presents.

High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:23am

Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye.

Free University of New Mexico tuition for some students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:51am

The University of New Mexico has announced it will offer free tuition for first-time students whose families make $50,000 or less.

No injuries reported when crane collapses at LA stadium site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:42am

A large construction crane collapsed Friday morning outside SoFi Stadium, the new home of the NFL's Los Angeles Chargers and Rams, according to the fire department. No injuries were reported.

St. Louis officer gets 7 years in Russian roulette shooting

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:41am

A St. Louis police officer accused of accidentally killing a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to seven years in prison.

Man ordered into diversion for popping 'Baby Trump' balloon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 9:15am

An Alabama man arrested for slashing a towering protest balloon depicting President Donald Trump as a baby was ordered to attend counseling and complete community service for a chance at getting the charges dismissed.