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Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Howard Amos and Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:40pm

Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic.

Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures 15

John Minchillo and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:34pm

Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke out among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people, authorities said.

California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:23pm

The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said Sunday.

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:11pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.

Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:11pm

A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court.

Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:10pm

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.

Montana man identified as Las Vegas Strip shooting victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:54pm

Authorities say a Montana man was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours.

Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:26pm

President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own.

EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:04pm

President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.

US-backed forces battling for IS-held air base in Syria

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:45am

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces began their assault on an Islamic State-held air base in northern Syria on Sunday, activists said, as reports circulated that residents were evacuating the nearby city of Raqqa, the militants' de facto capital.

Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronouns

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:43am

Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher.

Officials: Wolves kill chickens and a goose in E. Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:11am

Wildlife officials say a wolf pack killed at least eight chickens and a goose in eastern Oregon.

Oklahoma councilwoman: Rename street honoring ex-KKK member

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:10am

A city councilwoman is asking homeowners in an Oklahoma college town to rename a street honoring a prominent former university professor and Ku Klux Klan member.

Man shot in leg while target shooting in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:50am

Authorities in eastern Idaho say a man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg while target shooting.

July Fourth festival canceled in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:40am

Officials in eastern Idaho have canceled an annual July Fourth festival that came with a big fireworks display.

The Latest: Man killed in nightclub shooting ID'd; 15 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:20am

The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):

Headless body found in Snake River in E. Washington state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:10am

An eastern Washington state sheriff says a decomposed body with no head found in the Snake River will be sent to Seattle.

Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 9:53am

South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son's six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation.

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 9:42am

An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people's use of bathrooms.