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High water floods mostly ag land in western Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:58am

Rivers and creeks swollen with snowmelt runoff are causing some minor flooding in western Wyoming.

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House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:58am

Republicans muscled their capstone health care overhaul past an initial barrier and toward a climactic roll call Friday, plunging ahead despite uncertainty over whether they had the votes to prevail in what loomed as a monumental gamble for President Donald Trump and his GOP allies in Congress.

US: Syrian fighters facing little resistance at Tabqa dam

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:58am

A U.S. military spokesman says the Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters airlifted into combat in northern Syria earlier this week have encountered only light resistance, suggesting that the operation caught Islamic State militants by surprise.

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US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:54am

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:48am

Police arrested a 56-year-old man Friday on suspicion of homicide in connection to the killings of two adults and two juveniles in Sacramento a day earlier.

City sued again over protest arrests after police shooting

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:47am

Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.

Trump aide with Russia ties offers to talk to House panel

Eileen Sullivan and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:47am

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by lawmakers as part of a House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

Indiana couple caught in Wyoming with 48 pounds of marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:47am

Southern Wyoming police say a couple arrested in possession of 48 pounds of marijuana purchased in Oregon was planning on selling it in Indiana.

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Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:31am

A sobering portrait of less-educated middle-age white Americans emerged Thursday with new research showing them dying disproportionately from what one expert calls "deaths of despair" — suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related diseases.

Teen who tossed her newborn from window gets probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:30am

A Nebraska 16-year-old who admitted throwing her newborn out a second-floor window has been sentenced to probation and sent to a group home for causing the baby's death.

Man pleads guilty in 'pizzagate' shooting in DC

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:23am

A man who police said was inspired by false internet rumors dubbed "pizzagate" to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington pizzeria pleaded guilty Friday to two charges.

Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 10:10am

A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children.

Court revives challenge of Virginia's death row conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:46am

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging conditions on Virginia's death row.

Man finds wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death in home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:46am

Authorities say a New Jersey man found his wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death inside their home.

Charge upped for ex-investigator in teen's hit-and-run death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:46am

Hit-and-run charges against a former prosecutor's investigator and part-time police officer have been upgraded after the New York teenager he allegedly struck died.

Appeals court won't allow suit against Palestinian Authority

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:35am

A federal appeals court says the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in the West Bank can't sue the Palestinian Authority for damages in U.S. courts.

Correction: Mother-Daughter Killed story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:35am

In a story March 23 about a mother and daughter dying in separate traffic accidents in Alabama, The Associated Press reported erroneously the age of the girl. The child was 8, not 5.

Beats behind bars: Carnegie Hall musicians back at SC prison

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:35am

Musicians from one of America's top concert halls have returned to South Carolina to make beautiful music in one of the state's most dangerous prisons.

Prosecutor: Officer justified in shooting motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:30am

A prosecutor says a New Jersey police officer was justified in shooting a motorist as they struggled during a stop that was captured by the officer's dashboard camera.