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Students urged to forgo fear, seek monetary help
Alarmed by the apparent lack of financial aid applications from undocumented students, the chancellor of California's community college system is urging such scholars to send in their requests for assistance. Last year at this time, the system had received 34,000 applications. So far this year o...
Bay City News Service FULL STORY
Sessions’ tough on crime talk could fill prisons
WASHINGTON — The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend. Jeff Sessions, a former federal prosecutor sworn in this...
By Eric Tucker The Associated Press FULL STORY
New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party
ATLANTA — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from “school board to the Senate” and reach out to chunks of rural America left feeling forgotten in the 2016 election. Speaking in television interviews, Perez ...
By Hope Yen and Bill Barrow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Report warns of substantial state financial fallout from health law repeal
WASHINGTON — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage. The Affordable Care Act has two main...
By Ben Nuckols and Ricardo Alonzo-Zaldivar The Associated Press FULL STORY
Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda
WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. First, the president will have his say, in his maiden speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night...
By Erica Werner The Associated Press FULL STORY
Navy secretary pick withdraws
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s choice to be secretary of the Navy, businessman Philip Bilden, said Sunday he was withdrawing from consideration for the post, citing concerns about privacy and separating himself from his business interests. Bilden’s withdrawal raises similar issues to t...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq — “We have wounded!” the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road. Iraqi special forces Maj. Saif Ali yelled to his driver to stop and leaped out. “Put one inside and the other on top...
By Susannah George The Associated Press FULL STORY
Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un’s exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused “very serious paralysis.” Kim Jong Nam died Feb. 13 at Kuala Lumpur’s a...
By Eileen Ng The Associated Press FULL STORY
Drone puts elk on the run in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Add this to the long list of problems caused by buzzing drones: Frightening 1,500 elk into stampeding at a time of year when too much stress can be deadly for the animals. This winter already is one for the books in western Wyoming. More than twice as much snowfall than usual has...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Too few flushes gets candidate thrown off ballot
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Democratic candidate's run for the Pennsylvania Legislature is down the drain - partly because he used too little water at the house he claimed as his residence. A state judge on Thursday threw Frederick Ramirez off the ballot in the race for an open House seat in Philadelphi...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Attempted crooks say sorry after crime is rebuffed
MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman held up at gunpoint by two men rebuffed their attempt to rob her and got an apology before they fled. Kristy Welch was returning home Monday following a ceramics class when the two men approached her while she was still in her car. Welch told them she just had surger...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Woman, dog spend night in car in creek
SANTA ROSA — A woman who drove off a windy highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the back seat with her dog, authorities said. Victoria Trautvetter, 67, was rescued after an eight-hour ordeal when someone spotted the car in Austin Creek, the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Doctor-to-doctor donation: Kidney saves sick colleague
NEWPORT BEACH — It’s not unusual for a surgeon to save another doctor’s life. But Dr. Colleen Coleman did so by going under the knife to help an ailing colleague who desperately needed a kidney. Coleman donated to Dr. Brian Dunn, an anesthesiologist she works with at Hoag Hospital Newport Be...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Officials to stop Oroville dam’s outflow to clear debris
OROVILLE — California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam’s crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday. The Department of Water Resources said it will start gradually reducing outflows from the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Brulte again elected
Brulte again elected head of state Republican party SACRAMENTO — California Republicans have re-elected with their party chairman, Jim Brulte, to a third term. The Sacramento Bee reports Brulte was re-elected Sunday with an overwhelming show of support from the 795 delegates gathered at the S...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
This day in history
Today is Monday, Feb. 27, the 58th day of 2017. There are 307 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 27, 1942, the Battle of the Java Sea began during World War II; Imperial Japanese naval forces scored a decisive victory over the Allies. On this date: In 1801, the Distri...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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