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2 dead in officer-involved shooting, police investigating

Timothy D. Easley and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

Two people killed in an officer-involved shooting in a wealthy Kentucky suburb are suspects in the homicide of an elderly widower in another city 60 miles away.

US judge hearing arguments on longer block to travel ban

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was hearing arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts.

Court bars release of videos made by anti-abortion group

Sudhin Thanawala and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

A federal appeals court on Wednesday barred the release of videos made by an anti-abortion group whose leaders are facing felony charges in California accusing them of recording people without permission in violation of state law.

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.

Lawsuit: Louisiana police officer took phone, deleted photo

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

A woman is suing officials of a Louisiana city in federal court, claiming a police officer took her cellphone and deleted a picture from it — without a warrant or her consent.

Crews work to spread massive Jackson snow pile to thaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

Crews are working to spread out a massive snow pile so it can thaw in Jackson.

Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:50pm

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.

Lara Trump hired by Trump campaign's digital vendor

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:46pm

The digital vendor for President Donald Trump's political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: the president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.

10K sign petition opposing parole for Brinks getaway driver

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the New York state Parole Board to deny the release of an ex-radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three dead.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, putting 17 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. But one such pursuit ended tragically when three men were killed as their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads.

86-year-old jewel thief pleads guilty to shoplifting charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge.

State Department employee accused of making false statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:40pm

A veteran State Department employee has been arrested on charges that she made false statements to federal investigators.

Why is the government searching cellphones?

Katie Fallow, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:39pm

An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A Wall Street Journal reporter and a French-American photojournalist. An independent filmmaker. An electronics salesman.

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a sharp setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed. But they continue to pursue that goal and also are pushing for a federal ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The Latest: Christie aide says she won't be 'the scapegoat'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

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The Latest: Senate intel panel working on Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:28pm

The Latest on congressional maneuvering around investigations into Russian meddling into United States politics (all times local):

Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A Rapid City mother said she's grateful for the thousands of dollars in donations that helped bring home the remains of her daughter after she died hiking in Peru.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis and inadequate training of local and state officers.

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s was beaten in his cell and is in critical condition, state authorities said Wednesday.