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Government: Ferguson making 'meaningful progress' in reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:19am

A Justice Department attorney says Ferguson, Missouri, is making "meaningful progress" in enacting policing and court reforms agreed upon after Michael Brown's 2014 police shooting death.

The Latest:: GOP intel chairman apologizes to Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:10am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping (all times local):

FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:10am

Federal officials have taken a step toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates.

Statement: Utah man killed, wife injured in London attack

Sally By and Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:06am

A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured.

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:02am

The House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday, yet publicly defended his decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intercepts that he says swept up communications of the president's transition team.

Mayor resigns after getting threats over plan to stop prayer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:02am

A village mayor who's an Air Force veteran resigned after saying he received threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer at council meetings.

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Trump tries to close health care deal with GOP skeptics

Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:02am

Showdown day at hand, Republicans remained short of votes Thursday for their showpiece health care overhaul, hoping for President Donald Trump to close the deal with balky conservatives at a White House meeting.

The Latest: Flowers left at law firm in Wisconsin shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:02am

The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):

Official: Sword death of black man is assault on diversity

Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:41am

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 an assault on the city's inclusiveness and diversity.

Driver faces new charges in firefighters' hit-and-run deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:20am

A driver accused of killing two volunteer firefighters in a hit-and-run in southern Mississippi is facing additional charges and a $3 million bond.

Police: 2 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:20am

Authorities say two people and a police dog are dead and a police officer is wounded after a shooting in south Louisiana.

The Latest: 5,000 people aided lawyers group to rate Gorsuch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:10am

The Latest on nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

Italian boxers describe 'truly horrible' London attack

Sophie Berman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:01am

Italian Olympic boxer Vincenzo Mangiacapre demonstrated Thursday how an unidentified attacker killed a policeman on the grounds of Parliament in front of the shocked members of his boxing team.

Arson ruled out in fire that killed mother, father, 2 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:00am

Investigators have not been able to determine what caused a fire that killed four family members in South Carolina, but they say it doesn't appear to have been intentionally set.

Arapaho council to head to mediation over court lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:28am

The Northern Arapaho Business Council will begin mediation with the federal government in a lawsuit that claims the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated the tribe's sovereignty by preventing the tribe from running its own court.

Lawyer: Businessman will clear ex-AG in donation allegations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:18am

A lawyer for former state Attorney General John Swallow says a Utah businessman imprisoned for lying to banks will testify that Swallow was not involved in illegally bundling $170,000 in campaign contributions to Utah and Nevada politicians.

Meijer Gardens plans new attractions, $115M in fundraising

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:10am

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan is close to raising the $115 million needed to build a new welcome center, rooftop sculpture garden and picnic pavilion, officials said Thursday.

Authorities say off-duty officer shot man in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:59am

Authorities say an undercover police officer shot and injured a man in Atlanta after a collision.

Alabama woman, daughter killed in accidents 30 minutes apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49am

Authorities say an Alabama woman and her young daughter died in separate traffic accidents on the same highway only 30 minutes apart.