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Vote on whether to impeach Alabama governor may come quickly

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:42pm

Alabama lawmakers would decide within weeks whether to impeach Republican Gov. Robert Bentley over a sex-tinged scandal, according to a tentative schedule laid out by the top lawyer in the probe.

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:32pm

A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday.

Woman gets 19 years in prison for toddler daughter's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:30pm

A suburban New York woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for killing her 14-month-old daughter, who was found lifeless in a playpen with her arms sticking up in the air and may have been refrigerated.

Judge examines role of Giuliani, US official in Turkey case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:30pm

A judge says he'll look into what roles ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a former U.S. attorney general have in the defense of a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:20pm

Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

North Carolina: All lawyers must reveal innocence evidence

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10pm

North Carolina has become the first state in the nation to require not only prosecutors but also attorneys in private practice to reveal any evidence of innocence they become aware of after a conviction.

Indicted Philadelphia DA needs lawyer, has money woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10pm

Philadelphia's top prosecutor has three days to find a new lawyer in a federal bribery case although it's not clear he has money to pay anyone.

NPR raises concerns about firing of Tennessee reporter

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:06pm

Top editors at National Public Radio challenged the firing of an affiliate reporter who covered meetings between high school students and legislators who said they were secretly recorded talking about LGBT issues.

Idaho governor vetoes US House vacancy bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:00pm

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed legislation that would have changed Idaho's process for special congressional elections.

McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:53pm

A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday.

Judge tosses lawsuit over US database on suspicious behavior

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:42pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a federal information-sharing program of flagging innocent people as potential terrorists.

Home confinement: Ex-sheriff took drugs from police storage

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:35pm

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who acknowledged a meth addiction and taking the drug from a police evidence area for his own use was sentenced to up to 10 years of home confinement Tuesday.

Man hailed as hero in Kansas bar shooting honored with $100K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:35pm

A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check.

US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:20pm

A senior State Department official says Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April.

Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:18pm

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the death of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, but an ongoing investigation may reveal a more complicated explanation, the top commander of American forces in Iraq said Tuesday. One possibility is that Islamic State militants rigged the building with explosives.

Dallas woman found guilty in 2015 injection death of client

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:05pm

A jury has found a Dallas salon worker guilty of murder in the death of woman who was injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone as part of an illegal cosmetic procedure.

A Shakespearean tale: Babies Romeo and Juliet born 18 hours apart at same hospital

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:57pm

It’s a tale that would make the Bard himself smile. Two babies born hours apart at the same hospital bear the names of Shakespeare's most famous lovers.

Questions linger as New Jersey bridge case sentencings near

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:54pm

The traffic jam that sank Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations is set to conclude with the sentencings Wednesday of the two former aides convicted of creating the gridlock to teach a lesson to a mayor whose endorsement they couldn't obtain.

OAS weighs punishing Venezuela for disrupting democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:54pm

Diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere met Tuesday to determine whether to punish Venezuela's socialist government for violating the country's democratic order.

Arkansas judge rejects bid to halt multiple executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:54pm

An Arkansas judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the state's lethal injection law, the latest setback for efforts to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period next month.