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    Trump administration to roll out new missile defense plan

  • The Latest: Northern California braces for heavy storm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on California storms (all times local):

  • Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

    CHICAGO (AP) — Three Chicago police officers will learn this week whether a judge thinks they lied about the 2014 killing of Laquan McDonald to protect another white officer who shot the black teenager 16 times. That officer, meanwhile, will learn how long he may spend in prison.

  • Tennessee teacher who fled with student gets 20 years

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee teacher who was on the run for weeks with a 15-year-old student has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

  • The Latest: Son: Jailed Iran state TV anchor would help FBI

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on detention of American-born news anchor for Iran’s state television (all times local):

  • Kidnap suspect’s lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents acknowledged Wednesday that they’re starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession and said they’re not sure he can get a fair trial in the state.

  • Latest: Patterson lawyers warn confession may hinder defense

    BARRON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents (all times local):

  • Northern California braces for heavy rain, snow storm

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Light rain fell in some parts of Northern California Wednesday ahead of a Pacific storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds that could unleash mudslides at the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history.

  • Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

    NEW YORK (AP) — On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push aggressively in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists: either seeking to impose near-total bans on abortion or guaranteeing women’s access to the procedure.

  • Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

    BOSTON (AP) — A member of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma told people at the prescription opioid painkiller’s launch party in the 1990s that it would be “followed by a blizzard of prescriptions that will bury the competition,” according to court documents filed Tuesday.