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FILE - In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement subpoenaed a sheriff's office in the suburbs of Portland, Oregon, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, for information about two Mexican citizens wanted for deportation, a move that is part of a broader escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local government agencies over so-called sanctuary policies. ICE, the Homeland Security agency responsible for arresting and deporting people in the U.S. illegally, served the Washington County Sheriff's Office in Hillsboro, Oregon with the subpoenas in an attempt to get more information about two men, including one who has already been released from custody, said ICE spokeswoman Tanya Roman. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
Immigration agency subpoenas Oregon county over 2 inmatesU.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has subpoenaed an Oregon sheriff's office for information about two foreign nationals wanted for deportation in an escalation of the conflict between federal officials and local government over so-called sanctuary policies
The Associated Press5 hours ago
The quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is anchored at the Yokohama Port in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The cruise ship will begin letting passengers off the boat on Wednesday after it’s been in quarantined for 14 days. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
US tells remaining cruise passengers: Stay out for 2 weeks The U.S. government is making good on its warning to Americans who chose to remain on board a quarantined cruise ship in Japan: They can't return home for at least two weeks after they come ashore
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Sen. Raumesh Akbari, from Memphis, with Tennessee Democrat’s Rep. Jason Powell, from Nashville, speaks during a news conference in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. The two lawmakers want to move Tennessee’s presidential primary to be the first in the nation. (AP Photo/Kimberlee Kruesi)
Tennessee Democrats push to move up presidential primaryA new bill in Tennessee would make the state the first to hold a presidential primary
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Republican Sen. Deidre Henderson looks on during a hearing Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Salt Lake City. Polygamists have lived in Utah since before it became a state, and 85 years after the practice was declared a felony they still number in the thousands. Now, a state lawmaker says it's time to remove the threat of jail time for otherwise law-abiding polygamists. "The law is a failure. It hasn't stopped polygamy at all and it's actually enabled abuse to occur and remain unchecked," said Henderson. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Utah lawmakers get tough on porn, ease up on polygamyUtah lawmakers have voted to put new regulations on pornography and remove some on polygamy in separate proposals moving quickly through the Legislature
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Assistant Washington state Attorney General Lori Nicolavo, right, makes her opening arguments, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., on the first day of a civil lawsuit over the murder of Charlie and Braden Powell, who were attacked and killed by their father Josh Powell in 2012 while he was under suspicion for the disappearance of his wife, Susan Powell in Utah. The boys' grandparents allege that negligence by the Washington state Department of Social and Health Services was a contributing factor that led to the deaths of their grandsons. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Trial begins in lawsuit over missing woman's murdered sonsA final chapter has begun in the horrific saga of a Utah woman who vanished a decade ago and the killings of her young sons years later
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Neb. Gov. Pete Ricketts, center, resides over the Board of Pardons in Lincoln, Neb., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, with Neb. Sect. of State Robert Evnen, right, and Neb. Attorney General Doug Peterson, left, to consider a request for clemency from Caril Ann Clair, the 76-year-old former girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, who went on an infamous killing spree in Nebraska and Wyoming in the late 1950s. The pardon board voted 3-0 to deny the application from Caril Ann Fugate, even though some relatives of Starkweather's victims lobbied in her favor. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Nebraska denies pardon for notorious killer's ex-girlfriendNebraska's pardons board has refused to pardon the murder conviction of the ex-girlfriend of Charles Starkweather, the infamous killer who went on a rampage in the 1950s
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1999, file photo, Ricky Bell, then the warden at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn., gives a tour of the prison's execution chamber. Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Sutton has chosen to die by the electric chair, making him the fifth inmate in a little over a year to choose electrocution over the state's preferred execution method of lethal injection. Sutton, sentenced to death in 1985 for stabbing fellow inmate Carl Estep after a confrontation over a drug deal, is scheduled to be executed on Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Ultimate choice: Tennessee inmates wrestle with how to dieAttorneys for Tennessee's death row inmates say their clients face a unique and unenviable choice: choosing between two questionable and painful methods of execution
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, from left, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., greet each other before the first of two Democratic presidential primary debates hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Democratic presidential hopefuls are offering different approaches to the central challenge of how to talk about the polarizing debate over abortion. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Democrats diverge on outreach to anti-abortion swing votersEven as Democrats shift leftward on abortion rights, the issue remains a potential hurdle for their efforts to connect with Catholics and other devout voters who want to see the government play a role in limiting abortions
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Arzel J. Ivery is seen in an undated photo provided by the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff's Office. Ivery, boyfriend of Amarah Banks, is charged in Milwaukee County, Wis., Ivery is charged with three counts of first-degree homicide. The bodies of Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks were discovered Sunday. Feb. 16, 2020. Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of Banks and her two young daughters that were found in a Milwaukee garage more than a week after they were reported missing.  (Shelby County, Tenn.  Sheriff's Office via AP)
Charge: Man strangled girlfriend, 2 girls, burned bodiesProsecutors say a Milwaukee man strangled his girlfriend and killed her two young daughters, telling the girls that their mother wanted them to be in heaven with her
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Officials help passengers off a plane to waiting vehicles at Eppley Airfield in Omaha, Neb., on Monday, Feb 17, 2020. American citizens who were on a cruise ship off Japan's coast who were at high risk of being exposed to the novel coronavirus were taken to the University of Nebraska Medical Center campus after landing. (Z Long/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
Why treat people exposed to virus in Omaha? Why not?Why are 13 people potentially exposed to a viral outbreak being treated and observed in Omaha, Nebraska
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Deb Mell, right, escorts her niece Anne Blagojevich, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's daughter, into Blagojevich's home after her day on school Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Chicago. President Donald Trump on Tuesday commuted what he called the "ridiculous" 14-year prison sentence handed out to former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for political corruption, clearing the way for his release after more than eight years behind bars.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Ex-Gov. Blagojevich released from prison after Trump pardonForrmer Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is out of prison hours after his sentence for political corruption was commuted by President Donald Trump
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo people walk past the Ray and Maria Stata Center building on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Mass. MIT has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, of a lawsuit filed by the National Association of the Deaf, which said the school was discriminating against people with hearing disabilities by not adequately or accurately captioning videos of lectures and other programs it posts online. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuitThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to make its website and online educational videos more accessible to people who are deaf and hard of hearing under a settlement announced in federal court
The Associated Press11 hours ago
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