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Arkansas judge rejects bid to halt multiple executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:53pm

An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Tuesday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days next month, while a new federal lawsuit argued the compressed schedule is depriving the condemned inmates of a fair process to seek clemency.

Lawsuit over house modeled after Kinnick Stadium dismissed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:50pm

Neighbors who had sued to try to prevent an Iowa City couple from building a nearly 7,500-square-foot home modeled after Kinnick Stadium say they will not appeal last week's dismissal of the lawsuit.

Missouri governor says Trump might intervene on Real ID Act

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Tuesday that President Donald Trump may be considering whether to halt or delay a federal identification requirement that could soon prevent residents from Missouri and some other states from using their driver's licenses to board airplanes.

Senate votes to approve Montenegro's admission into NATO

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

Montenegro is set to become NATO's newest member after the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to ratify the tiny Balkan nation's entry into the alliance.

Fake doctor gets 10 years for bogus, deadly butt injections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:40pm

A judge has imposed a 10-year prison sentence on a South Florida transgender woman who performed illegal buttocks-enhancements, injecting her clients with toxic materials including tire sealant and superglue and causing one woman's death.

Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in shooting of 1st female police officer killed in line of duty in Memphis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:40pm

Man sentenced to 40 years in prison in shooting of 1st female police officer killed in line of duty in Memphis.

McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:33pm

A showdown loomed over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Tuesday as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 25. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Gorsuch would be confirmed next week regardless of the Democratic opposition.

Mom angry over Dallas airport pat down of special needs son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30pm

A mother says she and her special needs son were "treated like dogs" after her request for alternate screening at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport led an officer to closely pat down the boy.

US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:30pm

A federal judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to apply for asylum.

Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:23pm

A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge walked free Tuesday after 20 years in prison.

Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared other passenger

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:20pm

A police report says a man accused of killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told detectives he felt threatened by a man who sat near him and was trying to scare him with gunfire.

APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:13pm

A cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier by federal officials to halt use of the devices on all U.S.-owned land in the state, officials said Tuesday.

Dallas woman guilty of buttocks injection that killed client

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:13pm

A Dallas salon worker was found guilty Tuesday of murder in the death of woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone during an illegal cosmetic procedure.

3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:13pm

Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.

AP FACT CHECK: Spicer says case closed on Russia. It's not

Calvin Woodward and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:13pm

The question of collusion between Russian interests and Donald Trump's campaign is far from answered, despite repeated assertions by the president's spokesman that it's case closed.

US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:13pm

Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday.

Tennessee judge faces federal corruption charges

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

A Tennessee judge who was investigated after allegations that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex is facing bribery and other federal charges.

Judge tosses suit over US database on suspicious behavior

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

A federal standard used by law enforcement to identify potential terrorist activity was legally adopted and not arbitrary, a federal judge said.

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00pm

Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.