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Tennessee Republican defends accused lawmaker appointment

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:56am

A top Tennessee Republican has gone on the defensive after detailing what he would do if he were sexually assaulted as he fielded questions on appointing a lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct to oversee an education committee.

Police identify man killed in rash of shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:51am

Police have released the name of the Bristol man killed in a rash of shootings in Hartford.

Fire guts home of family whose 2002 slayings remain unsolved

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:45am

More than 16 years after the still-unsolved slayings of the Short family, their Virginia home has burned to the ground.

Parade horses to be up for adoption after Mardi Gras marches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:34am

Sixteen horses that will march in this year's Mardi Gras parades will be up for adoption as part of an effort by three Louisiana organizations to save them from being resold at auctions or for slaughter.

Parade horses to be up for adoption after Mardi Gras marches

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:31am

Sixteen horses that will march in this year's Mardi Gras parades will be up for adoption as part of an effort to save them from being resold at auctions or for slaughter.

Idaho teen says he made $35k in 4 days plowing Seattle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:12am

A northern Idaho teen says he made $35,000 in four days by charging as much as $750 an hour to plow during the early-February snowstorms in Seattle.

Lawyer: Rand Paul award excessive; new trial requested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:08am

The attorney for a man who attacked U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in a dispute over lawn maintenance has appealed a jury's decision to award the lawmaker $580,000 in damages.

GOP fundraiser admits fraud; accused of spending on escorts

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:03am

A GOP fundraiser and former congressional candidate from Rhode Island has agreed to plead guilty to fraud and violating campaign law after prosecutors say he used more than $1 million of the money he raised on himself, including for adult entertainment and escort services.

Manafort faces March sentencing in Virginia tax, fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:01am

A judge has set a March 8 sentencing date for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on his Virginia conviction for hiding millions of dollars from the IRS that he earned advising Ukrainian politicians.

Have You Seen This? College basketball superstar's shoe blows out during game

Xoel Cardenas, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:00am

There have been many memorable moments between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Duke Blue Devils. On Wednesday night, we saw another memorable moment: a player’s shoe blowing out during a game.

Maine's highest court upholds conviction in 1980 murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:30am

Maine's highest court has upheld the murder conviction of a man who was sentenced for the 1980 death of a 16-year-old in a case that stymied investigators for decades.

Testimony ends in murder trial of man charged in strangling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:30am

Testimony has concluded in the murder trial of a man accused of strangling a former high school classmate during a robbery and throwing her body off a New Jersey bridge.

Waiting for final Mueller report? It may be short on detail

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:28am

Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has to end with a report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 20 months could end up disappointed.

Trial set for Michigan soldier charged in husband's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:22am

A trial date has been set for a woman and a man who Michigan authorities allege were having an affair and conspired to kill the woman's husband.

The Latest: Snow in Las Vegas affects dozens of flights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:22am

The Latest on rare snowfall in the Las Vegas area (all times local):

Coast Guard officer accused of making hit list of Democrats

Michael Kunzelman and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:18am

A Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views, dreamed of mass murder and stockpiled weapons in his basement apartment drew up what appeared to be a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists, federal authorities say.

Officials: Dropped thermos may have caused deadly bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:12am

Federal safety investigators say a freak accident involving a dropped thermos may have caused a bus crash that killed three people in New York City.

Police: Alabama woman burglarized homes during funerals

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:09am

An Alabama woman is accused of breaking into the homes of people who were attending relatives' funerals.

Proposal to strengthen hate-crimes law passes key step

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:07am

A panel of lawmakers is approving a proposal to strengthen Utah's hate-crimes law, a key step forward for the idea long stuck in legislative gridlock.