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Missing 91-year-old judge with memory loss sought by police

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:26pm

State police took to the air Thursday as the search intensified for a 91-year-old federal judge who suffers from memory loss and was reported missing from his home.

North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism

Gary D. Robertson and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:26pm

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.

Woman arrested in DC: I tried to hit officers with my car

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:14pm

A 20-year-old woman who got into a confrontation with police near the U.S. Capitol, resulting in shots being fired, cursed at police and said she had tried to run officers over, according to a court document made public Thursday.

The Latest: 2 Democrats say they'll vote for Gorsuch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:10pm

The Latest on Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court (all times local):

EPA corrects media release misquoting GOP senator

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:10pm

The Environmental Protection Agency has corrected a media release falsely quoting a Republican senator as criticizing President Donald Trump over his denial of man-made climate change.

Police make arrest in cold-case slayings of mom, daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:06pm

Investigators had a key clue in the 2011 South Carolina killings of a mother and her 3-year-old daughter — a partial palm print in the girl's blood. But it took six years of advances in crime solving technology to finally match that print to a suspect in the cold-case killings.

West Indian manatees go from 'endangered' to 'threatened"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:05pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the West Indian manatee is now considered "threatened," not "endangered," but it also says the gentle giant could be in danger of extinction in the future without continued protections.

Latest: Officials: Callers saw a pickup driving erratically

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:59pm

The Latest on a deadly crash involving a church bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas (all times local):

Judge moves, pushes Texas attorney general's criminal trial

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:57pm

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.

Trump revives threat to change libel laws

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:57pm

President Donald Trump is reviving his attacks on news he doesn't like, threatening to target libel laws that govern freedom of the press.

Come look at intel material, White House tells House panel

Julie Pace and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:57pm

The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material it said relates to surveillance of the president's associates.

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Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling

Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:57pm

Russian experts painted a sinister picture of Russian meddling in the 2016 election Thursday, telling the Senate intelligence committee about fake news, cyber trolls, smear campaigns and even slayings they say could have ties to the Kremlin.

Texas law enforcement officials received calls about pickup driving erratically before deadly collision with bus.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:57pm

Texas law enforcement officials received calls about pickup driving erratically before deadly collision with bus.

Congress lets states block some Planned Parenthood money

Mary Clare Jalonick and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:45pm

Republican legislation letting states deny federal family planning money to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers squeezed narrowly through the Senate Thursday, rescued by an ailing GOP senator who returned to the Capitol after back surgery and a tie-breaking vote by Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump adviser Bannon won't be charged in Florida vote probe

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:45pm

President Donald Trump's senior adviser Steve Bannon will not face charges related to his registration to vote in Miami despite spending most of his time elsewhere, Florida prosecutors announced Thursday.

The Latest: NC will ask companies to return after HB2 repeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:45pm

The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local):

Mexican state prosecutor held on drug charges in NYC case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:45pm

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit (nah-yah-REET') will remain behind bars in San Diego until a hearing to determine if he should be shipped to New York City to face drug trafficking charges.

Parts of Wyoming to get more snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:45pm

A spring storm is expected to bring snow to parts of Wyoming on Friday.

Family of slain Oklahoma man says audio proves racial bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:36pm

The attorney for an Oklahoma police officer accused in the shooting death of a black man says a potentially "prejudicial" audio recording should be barred from trial because it's inflammatory.

'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 2:36pm

A former nurse's aide dubbed the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after he was attacked and beaten in his prison cell.