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Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43pm

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.

Man accused of threatening Jewish centers appears in court

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:24pm

A former journalist from St. Louis who was arrested on a cyberstalking charge related to threats against Jewish organizations made his first New York court appearance on Wednesday and was given legal representation.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:24pm

A storm system blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, generating a tornado in Houston and threatening additional bad weather in the central United States.

Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then "corrects" and deletes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:24pm

The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since "corrected" the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a campaign promise to protect them.

Michigan Senate OKs $5M sinkhole loan, allots Flint funds

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:14pm

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a $5 million interest-free state loan to help repair a large sinkhole in suburban Detroit, narrowly rejecting a call to stick with a House plan that would instead give Macomb County a $3 million infrastructure grant.

Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:12pm

A Louisville police officer died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a crash during a high-speed chase, city officials said.

Attorney: Video sheds little light on New Orleans shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:12pm

An attorney for the family of a New Orleans man shot to death by police in January says a video released Wednesday doesn't clear up whether the man had a weapon.

Arkansas board urges rejection of 3rd execution clemency bid

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:12pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Wednesday that an inmate's request to be spared from lethal injection be rejected, the third clemency bid knocked down this week as the state prepares an unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days in April.

The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:10pm

The Latest on the case of a Mexican man arrested in the Seattle area despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children (all times local):

2 dead in shooting involving officers; police investigating

Timothy D. Easley and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:03pm

Two people killed in an officer-involved shooting in a wealthy Kentucky suburb are suspects in the homicide of an elderly widower in another city 60 miles away, officials said Wednesday.

Mexican man freed after being arrested in Seattle area despite having deportation protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:00pm

Mexican man freed after being arrested in Seattle area despite having deportation protection.

Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog.

12-year-old Wyoming boy trapped by boulders rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Firefighters in the northeast Wyoming city of Gillette successfully freed a 12-year-old boy who had become trapped under large landscaping boulders.

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

The U.S. military has launched a formal investigation into what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq, earlier this month, amid warnings from a top American general that the dense urban fight is making it harder to avoid killing innocents.

Police: Baby sitter put crying infant's feet in hot pan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Authorities say a baby sitter is accused of putting an infant's feet inside a hot pan because she was frustrated by the girl's crying.

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Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:47pm

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's ambassador to Israel

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump gained his first ambassador Wednesday when attorney David Friedman was sworn in as America's envoy to Israel.

Appeals court restores federal protections for prairie dog

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:37pm

An appeals court has ruled that a federal judge in Utah erred in a 2014 decision striking down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state, a decision environmentalists said would have undermined the Endangered Species Act.

Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen's head

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

The parents of a Kentucky teenager say the steel blade of a samurai sword broke off its handle and flew in the air as he played with friends, piercing the boy's forehead and leaving him in a coma for weeks.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's lethal injection procedure, a decision that potentially clears the way for a pharmacist to compound a hard-to-obtain execution drug.