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Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:03pm

A Louisiana law enforcement officer was convicted Friday on a lesser charge of manslaughter in a shooting that killed a 6-year-old autistic boy, a gruesome encounter captured on tape by another officer's body camera.

Some parts of Obamacare working well, problems with others

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:40pm

Once again, "Obamacare" has survived a near-death experience. It won't be the end of the political debate, but House Speaker Paul Ryan acknowledges, "We're going to be living with 'Obamacare' for the foreseeable future."

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:37pm

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Report examines grim Bangladesh leather trade, links to West

Martha Mendoza and Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:37pm

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says.

Harrison Ford says he was distracted when he flew over plane

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:40pm

Actor Harrison Ford said he was distracted and concerned about turbulence from another aircraft last month when he mistakenly landed on a taxiway at a Southern California airport after flying low over an airliner with 116 people aboard, according to an audio recording released Friday.

The Latest: Trump meets Medal of Honor recipients

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:14pm

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Judge rules against UPS in untaxed cigarette case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:14pm

A federal judge ruled Friday that UPS ignored "red flags" that its brown trucks were being used to transport untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations, but stopped short of imposing a $873 million penalty that regulators sought in the civil case.

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:54pm

A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments.

Venezuela asks UN help in boosting medicine supplies

Jorge Rueda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:20pm

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked the United Nations for "help" boosting medicine supplies as he struggles to combat crippling shortages.

Gov. Rauner vetoes overhaul of Chicago city pension system

John O'Connor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:17pm

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation Friday that Chicago officials hoped would bolster the city's sagging pension systems.

Snarled commute looms after passenger trains collide in NYC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:17pm

Commuters to both New Jersey and Long Island faced a difficult journey home Friday evening after two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting riders and creating major travel disruptions but causing no serious injuries.

Debate renewed over economic benefits of Keystone pipeline

David Koenig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:06pm

President Donald Trump is calling his administration's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline a new era for American energy policy.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:24pm

With the failure Friday of Republican health care legislation, President Donald Trump's campaign promise to replace so-called Obamacare "immediately" has been broken.

1.4M Illinois job seekers may have had personal data hacked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:24pm

About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.

More big brands pull ads from YouTube in widening boycott

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:24pm

An advertising boycott of YouTube is broadening, a sign that big-spending companies doubt Google's ability to prevent marketing campaigns from appearing alongside repugnant videos.

Trump and Mnuchin say focus will turn to tax reform

Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:05pm

Now that the effort to overhaul the nation's health care system has collapsed, the Trump administration is turning its attention to tax reform.

Speaker Ryan falls short in first test of Trump presidency

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:05pm

House Speaker Paul Ryan guaranteed a win on the Republican plan to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law. Instead, he suffered a brutal defeat, cancelling a vote and admitting "we're going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future."

The Latest: McConnell disappointed about GOP health bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the effort in Congress to pass the Republican health care bill (all times local):

Stocks wobble, finish mixed as GOP pulls plug on health bill

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:44pm

U.S. stocks flirted with sharp losses but managed a mixed finish after Republicans canceled a vote on their health care bill because it became clear the bill would fail. Hospital stocks soared in response, while companies that stand to benefit from other Trump proposals faltered.