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Trump orders creation of Space Force, but within Air Force

Published Feb. 20 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to develop plans to create a new Space Force...

Judge OKs suit aimed at halting Obama library in Chicago

Published Feb. 20 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge gave the green light Tuesday to a parks-advocacy group’s lawsuit that aims to stop...

Trump says he has ‘absolute right’ to declare emergency

Published Feb. 20 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration...

FBI had backup plan to save Russia probe evidence

Published Feb. 20 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI developed a backup plan to protect evidence in its Russia investigation soon after the firing...

Flynn pushed to share nuclear tech with Saudis, report says

Published Feb. 20 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior White House officials pushed a project to share nuclear power technology with Saudi Arabia despite the...

Feds share watchlist with 1,400 private groups

Published Feb. 20 2019

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The federal government has acknowledged it shares its terrorist watchlist with more than 1,400 private...

Mug shot proposal pits privacy versus the right to know

Published Feb. 20 2019

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s governor doesn’t want state police to routinely release mug shots of criminal suspects, or...

Aurora gunman’s family: ‘We deeply apologize’ for shootings

Published Feb. 20 2019

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The family of the man who fatally shot five people at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse...

Colorado Catholic dioceses submit to voluntary abuse review

Published Feb. 20 2019

DENVER (AP) — A former federal prosecutor will review the sexual abuse files of Colorado’s Roman Catholic dioceses and the...

Clergy sex abuse survivor plans hunger strike

Published Feb. 20 2019

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A survivor of clergy sex abuse from Massachusetts has decided to stop eating until the Vatican...

NY court: Public allowed to see police body camera footage

Published Feb. 20 2019

NEW YORK (AP) — Police body camera footage is subject to public disclosure under New York law, a state appeals...

West Virginia House tables bill that prompted teacher strike

Published Feb. 20 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — This time the teachers’ strike was only hours old when lawmakers acted.

New hate-crime charges filed in Florida MLK confrontation

Published Feb. 20 2019

MIAMI (AP) — An armed white man who got into a traffic confrontation with a group of black teenagers protesting...

Governor signs bill expanding family leave in New Jersey

Published Feb. 20 2019

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s paid family leave is doubling from six to 12 weeks and increasing the amount...

Man pleads guilty in rape, murder of Pennsylvania teen

Published Feb. 20 2019

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday in the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl,...

Police: Tip that Smollett, 2 brothers together in elevator

Published Feb. 20 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police are investigating a tip that on the night "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett reported being attacked...

W.Va. teachers’ unions call for strike over education bill

Published Feb. 19 2019

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia teachers’ unions on Monday called a statewide strike over an education bill that they...

Iowa governor opts not to appeal fetal heartbeat law ruling

Published Feb. 19 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor said Monday she decided against appealing a judge's ruling last month that struck...

Aurora warehouse where 5 killed won’t reopen until next week

Published Feb. 19 2019

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse where five people were fatally shot won’t reopen until next week,...

Arkansas governor signs bill raising minimum teacher pay

Published Feb. 19 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into a law a measure that will raise the...

16 states sue Trump over emergency wall declaration

Published Feb. 19 2019

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday against President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration to...

Oklahoma bill classifying abortion as murder won’t be heard

Published Feb. 19 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill that would classify abortion as murder in Oklahoma law apparently will not be heard...

Arkansas Senate passes plan to replace US Capitol statues

Published Feb. 19 2019

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Senate has approved a plan to replace the state's two statues at the...