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GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers are pushing to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah with a proposal that's being hailed as a milestone by...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Prosecutors: Smollett made detailed attack plan

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Prosecutors say "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett gave detailed instructions to two brothers who...
Feb. 21, 2019

White House ends California talks on mileage dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday broke off talks on vehicle mileage standards with California, increasing the chances of a court battle that threatens to unsettle the auto...
Feb. 21, 2019

US Education Secretary DeVos applauds SC school improvement

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The nation's top education official says she's impressed with developments in what was once one of South Carolina's most underperforming school districts. U.S. Secretary of Education...
Feb. 21, 2019

GOP candidate calls for new congressional election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Republican candidate in the nation's last undecided congressional race abruptly dropped his bid to be declared the winner and instead called for a new election...
Feb. 21, 2019

Prosecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attack

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors: Smollett told 2 brothers to yell "MAGA country" and put rope around his neck during staged attack.
Feb. 21, 2019

Top rivals join forces in challenge to Israel's Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — The two main challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joined forces Thursday in a united front ahead of April elections, a dramatic move that upended the campaign...
Feb. 21, 2019

Official says Oakland is waiting for teachers' counteroffer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Judge sets $100,000 bond for Jussie Smollett

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the attack reported by Jussie Smollett (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A judge has set a $100,000 bond for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who...
Feb. 21, 2019

Police: Couple thought murder plot untraceable on Snapchat

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend were deployed with the U.S. Army in South Korea when they conspired via Snapchat to kill her husband so she...
Feb. 21, 2019

Judge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked

CHICAGO (AP) — Judge sets bond at $100,000 for "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, who is accused of lying about being attacked.
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: Snow forces closure of Vegas to Phoenix route

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on rare snowfall in the Las Vegas area (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Authorities have closed the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix...
Feb. 21, 2019

Peter Tork, Monkees' lovable bass-guitar player, dead at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died. He was...
Feb. 21, 2019

Rural Kansas lawmakers push Farm Bureau health coverage plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Rural state lawmakers are pushing a plan to allow the Kansas Farm Bureau to offer health insurance coverage to members without having to comply with federal...
Feb. 21, 2019

The Latest: GOP candidate says new election should be called

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn't been finalized (all times...
Feb. 21, 2019

Trump confidant Roger Stone in court after Instagram post

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump confidant Roger Stone is appearing in court after he posted a photo on Instagram of a judge and what appeared to be the crosshairs of a...
Feb. 21, 2019

Affidavit: Former Kansas coach catalogued stolen underwear

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Court documents say a former volunteer volleyball coach at the University of Kansas stole dozens of pairs of underwear from players and catalogued them in labeled...
Feb. 21, 2019

Other football leagues seek boost from legal sports betting

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The National Football League is king when it comes to legal sports bets, but other professional gridiron leagues are also looking to embrace and profit...
Feb. 21, 2019

GOP candidate in disputed North Carolina race says congressional contest was undermined, new election should be called

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — GOP candidate in disputed North Carolina race says congressional contest was undermined, new election should be called.
Feb. 21, 2019

Penn State ex-president Spanier's request for appeal denied

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The man who served as Penn State's president when the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal erupted may soon be headed to jail after Pennsylvania's highest court...
Feb. 21, 2019

Kristofferson, Dolly producer Fred Foster died at age 87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville producer Fred Foster, who produced some of Roy Orbison's most popular records and was the first to produce records from Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton,...
Feb. 21, 2019

Plea hearing delayed again for suspect in teen's rape, death

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who admitted to the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl has been taken to the hospital for high blood pressure, and...
Feb. 21, 2019

Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailed

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Coast Guard officer suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the...
Feb. 21, 2019

Official: Oakland waiting for teachers' counteroffer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday, part of a national wave of discontent by educators over classroom conditions, pay and other issues. Recent walkouts...
Feb. 21, 2019

US says airfares hit new lows after factoring inflation

The average fare for airline travel within the United States has hit the lowest level since the government started keeping track in 1995, after adjusting for inflation. However, that doesn't...
Feb. 21, 2019

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