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13 states urge appeals court to OK Trump travel ban

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41pm

A group of 12 state attorneys general and one governor is backing President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries, telling a federal appeals court Monday that the Republican acted lawfully in the interest of national security.

Oklahoma police officer dies after traffic-stop shooting

Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41pm

A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday morning after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

Nebraska Democrats criticized for refugee basket voter forms

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41pm

A leading Nebraska lawmaker demanded "corrective action" from the state Democratic Party on Monday after learning that party officials included voter registration forms in welcome baskets for refugees, a move that has drawn intense criticism and death threats.

Lawsuit: South Carolina officers shot unarmed man 19 times

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41pm

An unarmed man who was chased and tackled by police in South Carolina was shot 17 times in the back by officers as he lay on the ground, according to a lawsuit filed by the man's family.

Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:41pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don't comply.

Tennessee family identified as Alabama plane crash victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:40pm

An Alabama coroner has identified the four members of a Jackson, Tennessee, family killed in a weekend small plane crash.

Sheriff: ICE arrests immigrants reporting for labor detail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:31pm

Federal immigration agents arrested 26 immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally as they reported for labor-detail sentences for unrelated crimes in Fort Worth, according to local authorities.

Montenegro's bid to join NATO clears US Senate hurdle

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:22pm

Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's newest member after ratification of the tiny Balkan nation's admission into the alliance cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate.

Texas man pleads guilty to claiming rigged Wisconsin jackpot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:22pm

A Texas businessman has pleaded guilty to using inside information from a lottery official to win a $783,000 Wisconsin jackpot in 2007.

Police south of US on lookout for missing Tennessee teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:20pm

Authorities asked law enforcement in Mexico and Central America to be on the lookout for a 15-year-old girl who disappeared with her teacher two weeks ago, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Monday.

Pulse lawsuit against employer, wife moved to state court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:12pm

A lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife was withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida on Monday.

White House looks to bounce back after health care loss

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:12pm

Regrouping after a rocky few weeks, the White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own party rejected his proposal.

Court filing: Convicted former Christie allies lied at trial

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

Two ex-allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie committed perjury on the witness stand during their corruption trial last fall and shouldn't be given any leniency at sentencing this week, government prosecutors wrote to a judge Monday.

Man killed in shootout after fleeing officers in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

A man who had been pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving was shot to death in Mississippi after fleeing and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in gunfire, authorities said Monday.

At annual US-Israel event, a new warmth but old differences

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

Israeli leaders hoping President Donald Trump would be a rubber stamp for the Jewish state are hearing plenty of reassuring rhetoric at this week's annual gathering for the "unbreakable" alliance. Missing from the agenda: Concrete steps advancing the Israeli government's top priorities.

Ann Romney: Son Josh may run for Utah governor in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:01pm

Ann Romney says she thinks her son may run for Utah governor in 2020.

Officials: Gunman dead after opening fire in Tennessee salon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:00pm

Authorities say a man accused of taking hostages and opening fire in a crowded Tennessee beauty salon is dead after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.

Utah governor asks Interior Secretary to visit Bears Ears

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:52pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert made a last-minute trip to Washington this week, where he urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to visit Utah's Bears Ears National Monument.

Future of 'abortion reversal' bill in doubt

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:50pm

Two key Indiana lawmakers said they do not intend to take action on legislation addressing so-called abortion reversal procedures, likely dooming its chances of becoming law this session.

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.