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Attorney: Video sheds little light on New Orleans shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:25pm

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

The Latest: Ex-prison officials warn against executions plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:20pm

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David Friedman sworn in as Trump's US ambassador to Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:20pm

Bankruptcy attorney David Friedman has been sworn in as U.S. envoy to Israel, becoming President Donald Trump's first ambassador to take office.

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Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:15pm

A 20-year-old woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets near the Capitol for nearly three hours.

Arkansas board urges rejection of 3rd execution clemency bid

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:15pm

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.

US judge questions government on narrowing travel ban block

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:15pm

A federal judge in Hawaii questioned a government attorney Wednesday who urged him to narrow his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban after arguing that a freeze on the nation's refugee program had no effect on the state.

The Latest: Police ID woman who drove into Capitol cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:11pm

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Day care provider ticketed after girl tests positive for THC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:00pm

A southeastern Nebraska child care provider is in hot water after authorities say a child in her care tested positive for the psychoactive drug in marijuana.

State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case

Ben Nuckols and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:55pm

A veteran State Department employee has been charged with making false statements to the FBI about gifts she had received from Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Catherine Lucey and Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:55pm

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Matthew Daly and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:55pm

Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday.

Dallas woman gets 60-year prison term for illicit injections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:55pm

A Dallas salon worker has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after she was found guilty of murder in the death of a woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone.

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

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:46pm

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.

Orrin Hatch says he may not run in 2018 if Mitt Romney does

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:40pm

Sen. Orrin Hatch says he's still considering running for his Utah Senate seat next year but might forgo a run if former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney jumped in.

'Get me cars, now!': Radio calls capture chaos at nightclub

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:34pm

Recordings of people calling 911 after a nightclub shooting in Cincinnati in which one person was killed and 16 injured capture the chaos of the incident.

Tennessee blocking cities' push to ease marijuana punishment

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:25pm

As some states and cities around the nation look to ease criminal punishment for marijuana possession, Tennessee's conservative Republican legislature is blocking that trend in Nashville and Memphis.

Census suggests counting LGBT, then "corrects" and deletes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:25pm

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.

The Latest: New York foster father sex abuse trial begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:25pm

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Prep school apologizes for 1970s sexual abuse of students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 3:15pm

A New Jersey prep school says it's "deeply sorry" for the sexual misconduct against students and other children committed by three faculty members in the 1970s.