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Federal investigators plan Feb. visit to Iowa care centers

- Associated Press

Federal officials investigating practices at two Iowa care centers say they plan to visit next month and have asked the state for extensive documents, Iowa Department of Human Services officials said Wednesday.

Editorial Roundup: New York

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

State Senators, Jennifer Boysko, D-Fairfax, left, and Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, watch a vote on a resolution that would bring the Equal Rights Amendment to the floor of the House at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. The resolution failed. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia Senate passes bill to let transgender people get new birth certificates

- Associated Press 12 minutes ago

The Senate passed a bill earlier this week that would allow a person who changed their sex to have a new birth certificate issued, something that the transgender community said will help eliminate problems experienced when their legal identification doesn't match their transition.

Man accused of stabbing woman, hiding body in closet, fridge

Associated Press

A man accused of fatally stabbing an Ohio woman, hiding her in a closet and a refrigerator and continuing to live in her apartment for days before the body was found in a nearby dumpster, has been arraigned on charges including murder.

Woman charged in tot's death seeks to have statements tossed

Associated Press

A woman accused of killing her toddler son and telling police he had been kidnapped before his remains were found buried in the yard of her New Jersey home is seeking to have prosecutors barred from using her statements to police in court.

Man accused of defrauding investor of nearly $10 million

Associated Press

A suburban Chicago man who cultivated the image of being a heavyweight in the Las Vegas sports gambling scene has been charged in U.S. District Court with operating a wire fraud scheme that defrauded one victim of millions of dollars, court records show.

FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in New York to enter a plea to an indictment charging him with trying to extort up to $25 million from Nike. An attorney for Avenatti says his client cannot properly prepare for his extortion trial while he is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, that the onetime lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels needs to be transferred from solitary confinement at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City to the general population in the federal lockup. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File )

Judge: No keeping Stormy and Trump out of NY Avenatti trial

- Associated Press

There's no keeping porn star Stormy Daniels and President Donald Trump out of California attorney Michael Avenatti's extortion case, a judge said Wednesday as he ordered the trial to commence Monday and refused the government's insistence that he ban mention of Daniels and Trump.

Delaware ghost gun measure clears first legislative hurdle

- Associated Press

A proposal by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware to outlaw homemade "ghost guns," which can't be traced by law enforcement agents because they don't have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3-D printers, has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

Man arrested at BWI after handgun found in carry-on at BWI

Associated Press

A Maryland man has been arrested at Baltimore-Washington International Marshall Airport after authorities found a 9mm handgun in his carry-on bag, the Transportation Security Administration said in noting the second such incident in as many days.