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Obamacare repeal vote put off in stinging setback for Trump

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:29pm

After seven years of fervent promises to repeal and replace "Obamacare," President Donald Trump and GOP congressional leaders buckled at a moment of truth Thursday, putting off a planned showdown vote in a stinging setback for the young administration.

Woman charged in homeless camp beating death to plead guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:29pm

A woman charged in the beating death of a man at a Vermont homeless camp plans to plead guilty.

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:20pm

This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they hope to have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.

Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning books

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:20pm

Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire.

Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:15pm

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.

The Latest: Suspect in Wisconsin shootings hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:15pm

The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):

Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:04pm

Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin nearly three years ago.

Justice Department probes Calif. Republican Rep. Hunter

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:04pm

The Justice Department is investigating California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for possible campaign finance violations, an allegation the lawmaker dismisses as inadvertent mistakes.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:04pm

Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pundit's half-remembered comment on TV, a single word in a newspaper headline or the most self-persuasive source of all — his own instinct.

Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:56pm

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.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Hallie Golden and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:56pm

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.

Main jury picked in murder trial in trooper barracks ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:56pm

Twelve jurors have been selected in the trial of an anti-government survivalist charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper.

Police: Man stole presidential seals from Kennedy Center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:56pm

Police say a volunteer at the Kennedy Center stole two presidential seals, including one that was taken from then-President Barack Obama's seating area after his final Kennedy Center Honors.

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:50pm

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose agency oversees the nation's nuclear arsenal, is inserting himself into an unusually small political dispute: an election for student body president at Texas A&M.

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):