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Fire causes interstate overpass to collapse in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:52pm

A massive fire that caused an overpass on Interstate 85 to collapse in Atlanta was contained as of late Thursday.

Michael Flynn in talks with Congress, wary of prosecution

Chad Day, Eileen Sullivan and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:42pm

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is in discussions with the House and Senate intelligence committees on receiving immunity from "unfair prosecution" in exchange for agreeing to be questioned as part of ongoing probes into possible contacts between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, his attorney said Thursday.


Man charged with killing UTA worker appears in Wyoming court

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:31pm

A Utah man who faces a possible death sentence if convicted of killing a UTA worker in Wyoming and dumping his body in a remote area, was bound over to district court on Thursday.

Oklahoma Bar Association opens investigation of ex-AG Pruitt

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:23pm

The Oklahoma Bar Association has opened an investigation into an ethics complaint against former state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, now administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a letter from the association's general counsel.

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

Julie Pace and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:23pm

The White House refused Thursday to say whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican lawmaker, fueling concerns about political interference in the investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.

The Latest: Officials: Fire that collapsed overpass is out

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:10pm

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Lawyer wants information about drugs for Arkansas executions

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:03pm

A judge peeled back the veil on a part of Arkansas' highly secret execution procedure Thursday, saying prison officials must disclose more information about the lethal drugs they plan to use as part of an accelerated timetable of putting condemned inmates to death next month.

Missing Pennsylvania judge, 91, found alive in wooded area

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:54pm

A 91-year-old federal judge with memory problems who was reported missing from his home earlier this week and who had last been seen trying to get into a closed store and then driving away was found alive Thursday night.

The Latest: Missing judge, 91, found alive in wooded area

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

The Latest on a missing 91-year-old federal judge who has memory problems (all times local):

Video shows LA deputy ignoring shooting call

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:25pm

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is under investigation after a video posted online showed him ignoring a shooting call while he recorded a message to his then-girlfriend, officials said Thursday.

Christie office rejects judge's comments on venomous culture

Michael Catalini and David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:05pm

Gov. Chris Christie's administration defended itself Thursday against comments made by a federal judge who suggested a venomous climate inside state government led two Christie aides to orchestrate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge to punish a political rival.

Judge moves, pushes Texas attorney general's criminal trial

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:54pm

On the brink of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing a jury on criminal securities fraud charges, a judge Thursday ordered a delay until the trial can be moved from the Republican's hometown where prosecutors have accused conservative allies of trying to derail the case.

North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism

Gary D. Robertson and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:54pm

North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.

The Latest: Flynn discussing immunity with intel committees

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

The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee's hearing on Russian interference in last year's presidential election (all times local):

Authorities: Deputy who was fatally shot had previous arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:42pm

An off-duty deputy who was fatally shot by Chattanooga police was facing a $250,000 federal civil rights lawsuit by a woman who accused him of beating her in a local jail while she was shackled.

Judge appears close to approving Trump University deal

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:42pm

A judge on Thursday sharply questioned a challenge to a lawsuit settlement involving a $25 million payment by President Donald Trump to former customers of his now-defunct Trump University but stopped short of giving final approval to the deal that would end nearly seven years of litigation.

S&P: Sanctuary cities won't see ratings dip with Trump order

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:35pm

If sanctuary communities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities lose federal funds under President Donald Trump's executive order, their credit ratings aren't likely to change, a major rating agency concluded Thursday.

2 men arrested over nightclub shooting that left man dead

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:33pm

Two men, one hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds, have been arrested in connection with a nightclub gunbattle that killed one person and injured 16 others, police said on Thursday.

Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with congressional panels about questioning, seeking to avoid 'unfair prosecution'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:33pm

Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with congressional panels about questioning, seeking to avoid 'unfair prosecution'