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Mississippi woman pleads guilty in massive pharmacy fraud

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:30pm

A Mississippi woman charged in a fraud case that prosecutors say reaped more than $200 million from a federal military health insurer and others has pleaded guilty.

Proposed abortion ban at 18 weeks narrowly passes committee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:26pm

A Utah legislative proposal that would ban most abortions after 18 weeks of gestation has narrowly passed out of a House committee.

Czech prime minister will meet with Trump in March

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:14pm

The Czech Republic's prime minister will be meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House next month.

Groups intend to sue over new Wyoming grizzly hunt law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:57pm

Environmental groups have filed notice they intend to sue over a new Wyoming law that could authorize grizzly bear hunting even though grizzlies are federally protected.

Oklahoma Legislature hurries gun carry bill to new governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:57pm

Oklahoma adults would be able to carry a gun without training or a background check under a bill being hurried through the Republican-led Legislature to a new governor who says he'll sign it.

The Latest: Sprawling storm drops snow, rain over much of US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:34pm

The Latest on a winter storm hitting much of the U.S. (all times local):

Officials announce Houston officer's case review, FBI probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:32pm

Prosecutors say they will review more than 1,400 criminal cases that involved a Houston police officer who the police chief says lied in an affidavit justifying a drug raid on a home in which two residents were fatally shot by officers.

Authorities to review more than 1,400 cases involving a Houston police officer accused of lying in a drug raid affidavit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:31pm

Authorities to review more than 1,400 cases involving a Houston police officer accused of lying in a drug raid affidavit.

Police: Woman killed 3 daughters, self with hunting rifle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:30pm

Authorities say a Michigan woman fatally shot her three young daughters in a wooded area with a bolt-action hunting rifle before driving home with their bodies and shooting herself.

Police official: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:22pm

Police official: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is now a suspect and detectives are presenting case to grand jury.

Feds: Coast Guard lieutenant compiled hit list of lawmakers

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:18pm

A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a "domestic terrorist" who drafted an email discussing biological attacks and had what appeared to be a hit list that included prominent Democrats and media figures, prosecutors said in court papers.

US says Alabama woman who joined Islamic State isn't citizen

Matthew Lee and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:00pm

An Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group in Syria won't be allowed to return to the United States with her toddler son because she is not an American citizen, the U.S. said on Wednesday. Her lawyer is challenging that claim.

Utah man charged with hate crimes in attack on Mexicans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:58pm

The U.S. government has charged a Utah man with a hate crime for his attack last year on three men who authorities say he targeted because they were Mexican.

Truck rolls into Gardner River in Yellowstone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:50pm

Two people escaped injury when their truck rolled into the Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park.

Idaho gov: Legislature must fund Medicaid before adjourning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:37pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little says the Legislature must fund a voter-approved expansion of the state's Medicaid program before lawmakers adjourn for the year.

The Latest: Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:29pm

The Latest on the Alabama woman who left home to join the Islamic State group in Syria and now wants to return to the U.S. with her child (all times local):

Dems' measure blocking Trump emergency will come Friday

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:27pm

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.

GOP resistance means new Kansas governor off to rocky start

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:24pm

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election created a national buzz about a possible shift to the left in Kansas politics, but many Republicans remain unimpressed and feel little pressure to take up her big initiatives.

'Firefall' phenomenon wows visitors to Yosemite's El Capitan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:16pm

California's Yosemite National Park is again wowing visitors and photographers with its annual "firefall."

Government headed for close to half of nation's health tab

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:08pm

Even without a history-making health care remake to deliver "Medicare-for-all," government at all levels will be paying nearly half the nation's health care tab in less than 10 years, according to a federal report released Wednesday.