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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017

SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:37 P.M.

Plan to revive CIA ‘black sites’ fades

The Trump administration is backing away from its plan to revisit using the CIA to imprison and interrogate terrorism suspects, according to a revised executive order on detention policy that has been shared with senior officials.

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A boy carries a loaf of bread after receiving humanitarian aid in Avdiivka, Ukraine, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. (Evgeniy Maloletka / Associated Press)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 4:31 P.M.

Rebels in Ukraine say commander is killed in a car bombing

AVDIIVKA, Ukraine – A top rebel commander in eastern Ukraine was killed along with another person when their car exploded, rebels said Saturday, blaming Ukraine’s special services for the blast. Ukraine’s military, meanwhile, said three soldiers were killed in shelling ...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 3:30 P.M.

Arrests made in 1993 Los Angeles fire that killed 10

LOS ANGELES – Police have arrested several people for a 1993 apartment building fire that killed 10 people, including seven children, it was announced Saturday. Those arrested remained jailed, Officer Aareon Jefferson said. He had no other details. Police planned ...

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Supreme Court Justice nominee Neil Gorsuch, left, is joined by Vice President Mike Pence, as they walk to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Pence told an audience in Philadelphia on Saturday that Gorsuch will join the Supreme Court “one way or the other.” (Jose Luis Magana / AP)

UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 12:36 P.M.

Pence: Gorsuch will join Supreme Court ‘one way or the other’

The vice president made the pledge during a speech in Philadelphia to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group. His remarks echoed President Donald Trump’s comments from earlier in the week in which the president urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” and scrap longstanding rules requiring 60 votes if Democrats move to block Gorsuch.

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UPDATED: SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017, 3:55 P.M.

Airlines in previously banned countries allowing travelers to board planes for the U.S.

WASHINGTON – The Middle East’s biggest airline has joined its smaller Gulf rivals in confirming passengers from seven previously banned countries would be allowed to travel to the United States. Dubai-based Emirates said in a statement Saturday that under the direction of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen holding valid visas or green cards could fly to the U.S. It says all refugees with visas would also be allowed to fly.

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Parting Shot — 2.27.17

Jordan Horowitz holds up the envelope that reveals "Moonlight" as the winner of the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. ...

84 percent of wildfires caused by humans, study finds

WILDFIRES -- A study analyzing wildfire records from 1992-2012 has found that humans started 84 percent of all wildfires nationwide. In northwestern states — including Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and Montana ...