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Governor: Dakota Access protesters can leave without arrest

By BLAKE NICHOLSON and JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — A few dozen people still occupying a sprawling encampment on federal land to protest construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline will have another chance to leave peacefully Thursday, North Dakota's ...

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

By SADIE GURMAN and MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for ...

Immigrants fearing deportation under Trump change routines

By DEEPTI HAJELA and AMY TAXIN, Associated Press In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by ...

Officer shoots suspect in central Kansas triple homicide

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer has fatally shot a man suspected in a triple homicide in rural central Kansas. Harvey County Sheriff's Cpl. Tim Boese says officers responding to reports of a shooting found three bodies in a home in Newton, 25 miles north of Wichita, ...

Conservatives learn dealing with Trump can be complicated

By LISA LERER and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past eight years, thousands of conservative activists have descended on Washington each spring with dreams of putting a Republican in the White House. This year, they're learning reality can be complicated. With ...

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence. Police Commissioner James P. O'Neill has written to New York's Congressional delegation to seek reimbursement. He says it cost about $24 million to ...

Trump’s new national security adviser a soldier-scholar

By CATHERINE LUCEY and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has chosen as his national security adviser a soldier-scholar who fought in both Iraq wars and wrote an influential book that called out the U.S. government for "lies" that led to the Vietnam ...

Creeks, rivers top banks after latest California storm

By KRISTIN J, BENDER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm. The atmospheric ...

Cobain’s daughter thanks late dad on date of 50th birthday

By The Associated Press Kurt Cobain's daughter has paid tribute to the late Nirvana frontman on what would have been his 50th birthday. Frances Bean Cobain posted a brief note on Instagram on Monday. She writes, "You are loved and you are missed. Thank you for giving me the gift of ...

Groups, individuals helping white extremists shed hate

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By 16, she was a skinhead spouting ...

Dozens of headstones toppled at Jewish cemetery in Missouri

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were tipped over at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lAG5dB ) that the vandalism was reported early Monday at the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery ...

FBI assessing threat against Muslims made during meeting

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The FBI says it's looking into reports of death threats made against Muslims during a meeting of conservative activists in North Carolina. Local news outlets report Monday the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked federal authorities to look into a meeting ...

Trump seeks national security adviser, health care strategy

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump's holiday weekend featured a raucous campaign rally, a health care strategy session, interviews for a new national security adviser — and even a few holes of golf. Trump brought four contenders to his ...

US Defense Secretary Mattis: No plan to seize Iraqi oil

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday the United States does not intend to seize Iraqi oil, shifting away from an idea proposed by President Donald Trump that has rattled Iraq's leaders. Mattis' arrived on an unannounced visit in ...

Draft DHS guidelines sharpen focus on those here illegally

By HOPE YEN and JULIE PACE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John ...

A month of Trump, by the numbers

By The Associated Press A by-the-numbers look at some of Donald Trump's early activity as president: —24: Executive orders and memoranda signed. That includes orders to withdraw the United States from Trans-Pacific trade deal, impose a federal hiring freeze and reduce regulations related to ...

Yiannopoulos responds to video posted by conservative site

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos was trying to clarify past comments on relationships between boys and older men after a conservative site posted a collection of edited video clips that set social media abuzz. After the polarizing Breitbart News editor was invited ...

Boston, patrolmen’s union agree to 4-year, $68 million deal

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's mayor and the city's largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers. The city's chief financial officer tells The Boston Globe members of the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association will receive a 2 percent increase ...

SpaceX trying again to launch rocket from historic moon pad

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is taking another shot at launching a rocket from NASA's historic moon pad. As dawn broke Sunday over Florida's Kennedy Space Center, the unmanned Falcon rocket stood at Launch Complex 39A, poised to deliver supplies to ...

Revived by rally, Trump turns back to governing

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back to the business of governing. Trump, who is spending the weekend at his private club in Florida, plans to spend Sunday ...