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

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:33am

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.

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

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:33am

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.

The Latest: Lawmakers to vote on ending 'bathroom bill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:30am

The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (all times local):

US marshals join search for missing 91-year-old judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:20am

The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for a 91-year-old federal judge who has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home.

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

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:04am

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

Trove of Susan B. Anthony letters lands at New York college

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:54am

A college in Susan B. Anthony's western New York hometown has acquired a trove of 19th-century letters she wrote to a fellow leader in the women's rights movement.

Senate hearing to focus on Russian disinformation tactics

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:42am

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.

Deputies: Florida boy, 4, recovering after shooting himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:10am

Authorities say a 4-year-old Florida boy is expected to recover after he apparently accidentally shot himself in the stomach.

Mother accused of sitting on child's head indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:50am

Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta woman accused of sitting on her 2-year-old son's head to gain his submission has been indicted on a charge of first-degree child cruelty.

Police: Florida mom beats up daughter's rival at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:40am

A mother faces multiple charges after police said she went to a South Florida high school during dismissal and knocked the cellphone out of the hand of her daughter's rival, while hitting the girl several times.

American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:20am

An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque.

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.

Distraction cited as pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:50am

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.

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.

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.

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.