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Justice Department sues California over sanctuary laws

The Trump administration on Tuesday sued to block California laws that extend protections to people living in the U.S. illegally, the most aggressive move yet in its push to force so-called sanctuary cities and states to cooperate with immigration authorities. California officials remained characteristically defiant, vowing to defend their landmark legislation.

Adult film actress sues Trump over nondisclosure agreement

An adult film actress is suing President Donald Trump and wants a California judge to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election.

Arctic finishes warmest winter on record

Winter at the top of the world wimped out this year. The Arctic just finished its warmest winter on record. And sea ice hit record lows for this time of year, with plenty of open water where ocean water normally freezes into thick sheets of ice, new U.S. weather data show.

Watchdog says Trump adviser violated Hatch Act

A federal watchdog says White House counselor Kellyanne Conway violated the federal law prohibiting government officials from using their positions to influence political campaigns.

White House top economic advisor Gary Cohn resigns

Top economic adviser Gary Cohn is leaving the White House after breaking with President Donald Trump on trade policy, the latest in a string of high-level departures from the West Wing.

Convicted killer in Montana could be linked to Nevada cases

Court records filed in wrongful conviction case say David Wayne Nelson, whose DNA was linked to 1994 slaying in Montana City, had “bragged about killing people in in Florida, California, Nevada and Washington.”

Cosby’s lawyers look to block accusers’ testimony at retrial

Bill Cosby’s lawyers fought Tuesday to block a parade of women from testifying against him at his upcoming sexual assault retrial, saying the accusers are peddling “ancient allegations” that would prejudice the jury against the 80-year-old comedian.

Tentative agreement reached in W.Va. teachers’ strike

Gov. Jim Justice and West Virginia’s Republican leaders tentatively agreed Tuesday to end the state’s nine-day teachers’ walkout by giving 5 percent raises to not just teachers, but all state workers.

Ohio mom went to work after boy shot his sister, prosecutor says

An 8-year-old boy loaded a rifle, repeatedly shot his 4-year-old sister at home and then informed their mother, who left work to check the girl’s injuries, cleaned up a bloody bed cover and returned to work, leaving the children alone again, a prosecutor said.

Woman arrested in attack on Las Vegas-Fresno Greyhound bus

Passengers jumped in to help Monday afternoon after a woman stabbed a mother and threatened to kill a young girl on a Greyhound bus traveling from Las Vegas to the San Francisco Bay area, authorities in California said.