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Police fatally shoot man threatening kids with butcher knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:06am

Authorities say police fatally shot a man who was threatening two young children with a butcher knife in a Baltimore home.

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:06am

A federal judge in Virginia has ruled against a Muslim civil-rights group that sought to block the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.

Republicans push health care bill past initial House hurdle, moving Trump, GOP leaders toward uncertain showdown vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:06am

Republicans push health care bill past initial House hurdle, moving Trump, GOP leaders toward uncertain showdown vote.

Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:00am

Two additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.

The Latest: 4 found dead in Sacramento; man arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

The Latest on the murders of four people in Sacramento (all times local):

UPDATED

House steers toward climactic vote on GOP health care bill

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:20am

The House steered toward a climactic vote Friday on the Republican health care overhaul, 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.

North Dakota governor signs concealed carry bill into law

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:15am

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen "constitutional carry" states.

House chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on secret intelligence intercepts related to a probe of Russian interference in the election.

City sued again over protest arrests after police shooting

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:05am

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.

Police: NYC man killed grandmother, left body on the street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:20am

Authorities in New York City say a man killed his grandmother and left her body wrapped in a bedsheet on a Brooklyn street.

Lawmaker takes heat over bill that would hide his tickets

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:20am

A Tennessee lawmaker is taking heat after being accused of sponsoring a bill that would hide his own unpaid speeding tickets from the public.

Police: Woman falsely claims sexual assault by 3 black males

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:50am

Police say an 18-year-old woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied.

2 killed, 18 students hurt when big rig strikes school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 6:30am

Two drivers are dead and dozens of students are injured after an 18-wheeler truck veered into oncoming traffic and struck vehicles including a bus carrying a Texas high school track team.

Prosecutors: Massachusetts man ran over ex-wife 4 times

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:10am

Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a man ran over his ex-wife four times in the driveway of their Quincy home, killing her, after they fought over his alleged gambling last year.

Officials: Death of student who fell from roof an accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:00am

The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of an 18-year-old college student who fell from the roof of a building that housed a Hartford bar an accident.

Police locate stolen car with 2 toddlers safe inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:10am

Two Southern California toddlers have been found safe after authorities located the car they'd been in when it was stolen.

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:52am

A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living these days.

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:52am

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."

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

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

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.