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Man hangs himself after 3 months in immigration custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:00am

Authorities say a Nicaraguan man hanged himself in his cell after spending about three months in custody at a Southern California immigrant detention facility.

Police: Man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:00am

Authorities in Delaware say a Philadelphia man is dead after shots were fired as he struggled with a police officer.

Tablets let inmates go online at Polk County Jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:30am

Polk County Jail inmates are exploring the internet, watching movies and contacting loved ones through a pilot project that gives them access to tablet computers.

For Ivanka Trump, rising profile comes with backlash

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:13am

She has a West Wing office, facetime with world leaders and unrivaled access to the president. And as Ivanka Trump's White House role grows, so does the backlash.

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:11am

Some tactics Russia used to meddle in last year's presidential election would give shivers to anyone who believes in American democracy, the Senate intelligence committee's top Democrat says.

Indianapolis exhibit showcases bond between people, dogs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:41am

A new exhibit at Indianapolis' Eiteljorg Museum is putting a spotlight on the enduring bond between humans and dogs.

Amid US' Afghanistan uncertainty, Russia resurrects interest

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:11am

As America's 16-year war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, all while Washington leaves the world guessing on its strategy for ending the conflict.

Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:57am

Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive away negative national attention and remove obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events.

Key findings of the AP-NORC poll on health care

Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:54am

More than 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of the way President Donald Trump is handling health care, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most oppose key elements of the short-circuited GOP proposal to overhaul President Barack Obama's health care law, including Medicaid cuts and surcharges for people whose coverage lapses.

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Alan Fram and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:54am

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.

Trump University lawsuits face final hurdle to settlement

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 1:01am

President Donald Trump faces one last hurdle to ending nearly seven years of lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University when a judge decides Thursday whether to approve a $25 million settlement with former customers.

Severe storms expected in Mississippi Valley, Dixie Alley

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:54am

The Mississippi Valley is in the severe weather bull's-eye as a storm system that already left at least six dead moved into the Dixie Alley.

'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:52am

Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. After more than six weeks in custody, a Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was freed Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.

Roger Stone, a figure in Russia probe, faces defamation suit

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:29pm

A lawyer for Republican operative Roger Stone says his client is so busy preparing for a possible grilling by the U.S. Senate intelligence committee, that he doesn't have time to attend the opening of his civil defamation trial in New York City.

Police: Drugs seized from plane at Ohio University airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:00pm

Authorities say they've seized a "significant" amount of suspected cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at Ohio University's airport.

NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:33pm

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill" through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

Sentenced to jail, Christie aide says she won't be scapegoat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:26pm

The sentencing of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for creating traffic jams at the busiest bridge in the U.S. for political revenge may not prevent the scandal from hanging over the Republican's final year in office.

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:25pm

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:24pm

A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program.