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Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:50pm

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Hallie Golden and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:44pm

A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.

Police look for Tennessee teacher, missing teen in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:40pm

Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, are looking for a Tennessee school teacher and a student he's accused of kidnapping.

US turns down Russia invitation to Afghan peace conference

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:40pm

The United States won't attend a multinational peace conference on Afghanistan next month in Russia, a State Department official said Thursday.

Judge: Charleston church survivors' lawsuits can keep going

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:40pm

A judge says Charleston church shooting survivors can continue pursuing lawsuits accusing the FBI of negligence they say enabled Dylann Roof to buy the gun used in the attack.

Airlift of forces in Syria shows growing US involvement

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:27pm

The deepening U.S. military involvement against Islamic State militants in northern Syria indicates the Pentagon will likely send even more troops in coming weeks. Their mission won't be to fight on the front lines but to bolster Syrian Arab and Kurdish forces in a coming battle for the key city of Raqqa.

The Latest: Parents accused of murder investigated in 2014

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:27pm

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

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:27pm

In Oregon, school districts with Native American mascots must abandon them by July or risk punishment that could include the withholding of state funds.

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:19pm

California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.

Snow, rain impact parts of Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:19pm

A storm system is bringing rain and snow to parts of Wyoming.

Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

Frank Eltman., Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:12pm

A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday.

Teacher accused of having sex with student heads to trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:10pm

A former high school teacher in Idaho will stand trial for having sex with a former student.

FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:05pm

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

Cardinal William Keeler dies at 86; led oldest diocese in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, died Thursday. He was 86.

State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for "population sets" needing extra scrutiny before receiving visas to travel to the United States, according to a recent diplomatic cable.

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Health bill vote delayed in House in setback to Trump, Ryan

Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

GOP House leaders delayed their planned vote Thursday on a long-promised bill to repeal and replace "Obamacare," in a stinging setback for House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump in their first major legislative test.

House intel committee chairman apologizes to Democrats

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:04pm

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 in the final days of the Obama administration.

Wisconsin shooting victims ID'd as cop, bank workers, lawyer

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:49pm

Authorities on Thursday identified those killed in a series of northern Wisconsin shootings as two bank workers, a lawyer and a veteran police detective.

AP Exclusive: US probe of ex-Trump aide extends to Cyprus

Jack Gillum, Menelaos Hadjicostis and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:49pm

The U.S. government investigation of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, crossed the Atlantic earlier this year to the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus, once known as a haven for money laundering by Russian billionaires.

Colorado horse abuse investigation leads deputies to Utah

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:46pm

A criminal investigation in Colorado led to the discovery of four malnourished horses in Monticello, according to a recently unsealed search warrant.