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Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:53am

The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies.

California may face 'significant risk' from dam

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:22am

California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the nation's tallest dam, badly damaged last month by surging storm waters. It's also racing the clock.

CORRECTION: Girl Shot-Teens Charged story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:20am

In a NewsMinute item broadcast on March 22, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a 14-year-old girl who was shot in Utah last month had died. The teenager survived the attack for which two teenagers have been charged.

A timeline of how shootings unfolded in northern Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:00am

A timeline of shootings Wednesday in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three other people dead (all times Central):

More than 1,200 Yellowstone bison killed this winter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:50pm

Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more than 1,200 bison culled this winter.

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:50pm

Police in northern Wisconsin say an officer and three other people were killed in what apparently began as a domestic dispute at a bank.

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:24pm

Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:23pm

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

Official: Sword death of black man is "assault" on diversity

Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:23pm

New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, "an assault" on the city's inclusiveness and diversity.

Ohio court rejects media request for autopsies of 8 slain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:50pm

An appeals court has rejected a newspaper's request for access to coroner's office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims.

Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:50pm

Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date.

Teen accused of helping friend shoot girl in head

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:14pm

A second teenager was ordered to stand trial Wednesday by a juvenile court judge who determined there's sufficient evidence to suggest he helped plan an attack that ended with his friend wounding a girl with a gunshot to the head.

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:00pm

The top Republican legislative priority in peril, President Donald Trump dangled possible changes to the health care bill Wednesday aimed at placating conservatives threatening to torpedo the legislation. The White House seemed to make progress with the hardliners while House leaders struggled with moderates ahead of a showdown vote.

The Latest: Parents investigated twice before son died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:50pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a 9-year-old Phoenix boy (all times local):

The Latest: Hawaii GOP: Fukumoto should have given up seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:14pm

The Latest on Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto's decision to leave the Republican Party (all times local):

Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:13pm

The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said Wednesday, calling it a case that "shocks your conscience."

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:13pm

A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin on Wednesday, investigators said. A suspect was in custody.

Perry decries election of 1st gay Texas A&M student prez

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:42pm

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is suggesting that the election that gave his alma mater, Texas A&M, its first openly gay student body president was "stolen."

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:23pm

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 8:02pm

Private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday — an extraordinary public airing of often-secret information that brought swift protests from Democrats.