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  • Judge decides against fining widow who called police 'pigs'

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:42:14 GMT

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a request to impose a stiff fine against a widow who called police "pigs" on Facebook as she vented her frustrations over the death of her husband in a scuffle.

  • Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:36:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

  • AP Explains: Who competes and how Carnival parades judged

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:10:46 GMT

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro's Carnival parade is world famous for the samba dancing, costumes that leave little to the imagination and the magnificent floats that roll down Avenida Marques de Sapucai, also known as the "sambadrome." For the competitors, getting to the big show is months in the making.

  • Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:47:03 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.

  • Neighbor: Bar attack suspect a 'drunken mess,' not political

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:45:19 GMT

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of shooting two Indian immigrants and a third man at a bar, in what some believe was a hate crime, was always a drinker but became a "drunken mess" after his father died about 18 months ago, a longtime neighbor said Saturday.

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  • What Is Freedom of the Press?

    2017-02-24T23:00:04Z

    The First Amendment states plainly that "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." But without more details, that leaves a lot of scenarios unaccounted for. Does the press have unfettered access to anywhere or anyone? How do we define who "the press"......

  • Federal Judge Stops Texas From Blocking Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood

    2017-02-24T22:58:52Z

    Although Planned Parenthood is no stranger to controversy, their 30 health centers in the Texas are likely breathing a collective sigh of relief this week, as are the individuals they serve. A federal judge put a temporary halt to the Medicaid funding termination notice issued to Texas Planned Parenthood,......

  • Sports Injury Lawsuits for Pain Medication Liability

    2017-02-24T22:56:35Z

    The prescription painkiller epidemic has led to more medical malpractice lawsuits against doctors for negligently prescribing pain medication. Those claims have begun to bleed into sports as well, with hundreds of former NFL players accusing the league and team doctors of illegally providing painkilling drugs to players and encouraging them......

  • 'Anonymous' Messaging Apps Not Anonymous: Threats Will Get You Arrested

    2017-02-24T21:00:00Z

    No, you cannot make threats online, and threats in games are not fine. You can't threaten presidents on Twitter, and Snapchat threats aren't any fitter. Your Facebook threats are not low-key, even if they're done with emojis. Feds do not care if on "anonymous" apps you made it -- a......

  • Top 10 Tax Law Questions

    2017-02-24T17:59:11Z

    If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, Tax Season is the most less-wonderful and slightly stressful time of the year. And unless you've got a big return coming, you're probably delaying your tax filing as long as possible. But there can be some advantages to procrastination --......

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  • Police: 8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:05:35 GMT

    HOUSTON (AP) — An 8-year-old Houston girl was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire, her mother and police said Saturday.

  • Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:47:03 GMT

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused "very serious paralysis" that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea's leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.

  • Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:00:42 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. One of the victims later died.

  • Police work to bring back murder suspect who fled state

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:55:45 GMT

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police worked Saturday to secure the return of a man they say fled the state with his 6-year-old daughter after killing the girl's mother.

  • Fargo police plan cultural training after sweat lodge arrest

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:28:08 GMT

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Fargo police are planning cultural sensitivity training after an officer responding to a report of a fire arrested a man at a Native American sweat lodge.

Political News

  • Judge decides against fining widow who called police 'pigs'

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:42:14 GMT

    MOORE, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a request to impose a stiff fine against a widow who called police "pigs" on Facebook as she vented her frustrations over the death of her husband in a scuffle.

  • Trump says he won't attend correspondents dinner this spring

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:39:18 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he won't be attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner this spring.

  • Democrats, GOP spar over Medicaid reform at govs' meeting

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:36:41 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tensions emerged Saturday between Democratic and Republican U.S. governors over a GOP-led proposal for a major overhaul to Medicaid, with Democrats saying the changes would take away people's health coverage to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.

  • Democrats elect Perez national chairman

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:27:46 GMT

    ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.

  • Thorny skate will not be added to endangered species list

    Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:04:09 GMT

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The thorny skate's population may have declined, but not by enough to justify listing it under the Endangered Species Act, the federal government has ruled.