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3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:13pm

Adil Hasan and his wife, Enas Ibrahim, came to the U.S. in 2008 as refugees from Iraq, and have been living peacefully in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., ever since.

Tennessee judge faces federal corruption charges

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

A Tennessee judge who was investigated after allegations that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex is facing bribery and other federal charges.

Judge tosses suit over US database on suspicious behavior

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:04pm

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing a federal information-sharing program of flagging innocent people as potential terrorists.

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00pm

Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

The Latest: Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:00pm

The Latest on a shooting involving an immigration agent in Chicago (all times local):

Indicted prosecutor, fighting money woes, needs a new lawyer

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:54pm

Philadelphia's top prosecutor has three days to find a new lawyer in a federal bribery case against him although it's unclear whether he has the money to pay anyone.

ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:54pm

An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

OAS weighs punishing Venezuela for disrupting democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:53pm

Diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere met Tuesday to determine whether to punish Venezuela's socialist government for violating the country's democratic order.

Chicago activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:53pm

Chicago activists and residents called for more transparency Tuesday as officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigate an agent-involved shooting that left a man wounded and raised questions about the use of force.

Judge approves plan on fix for 18,000 Flint water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:43pm

Water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, will be replaced under a landmark deal approved by a judge on Tuesday, marking a milestone in the effort to overcome the disastrous decision in 2014 to draw water from a river without treating it to prevent lead contamination.

Vote on whether to impeach Alabama governor may come quickly

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:42pm

Alabama lawmakers would decide within weeks whether to impeach Republican Gov. Robert Bentley over a sex-tinged scandal, according to a tentative schedule laid out by the top lawyer in the probe.

Watchdog to examine cost, security of Trump's Florida trips

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:32pm

A government watchdog will examine the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips, several congressional Democrats announced Tuesday.

Woman gets 19 years in prison for toddler daughter's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:30pm

A suburban New York woman has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for killing her 14-month-old daughter, who was found lifeless in a playpen with her arms sticking up in the air and may have been refrigerated.

Judge examines role of Giuliani, US official in Turkey case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:30pm

A judge says he'll look into what roles ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a former U.S. attorney general have in the defense of a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

North Carolina: All lawyers must reveal innocence evidence

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:10pm

North Carolina has become the first state in the nation to require not only prosecutors but also attorneys in private practice to reveal any evidence of innocence they become aware of after a conviction.

NPR raises concerns about firing of Tennessee reporter

Erik Schelzig, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:06pm

Top editors at National Public Radio challenged the firing of an affiliate reporter who covered meetings between high school students and legislators who said they were secretly recorded talking about LGBT issues.

Idaho governor vetoes US House vacancy bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 2:00pm

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has vetoed legislation that would have changed Idaho's process for special congressional elections.

McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off high court

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:53pm

A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday.

Home confinement: Ex-sheriff took drugs from police storage

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:35pm

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who acknowledged a meth addiction and taking the drug from a police evidence area for his own use was sentenced to up to 10 years of home confinement Tuesday.

Man hailed as hero in Kansas bar shooting honored with $100K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:35pm

A man wounded last month while trying to intervene in an apparently racially motivated shooting at a suburban Kansas City bar has been honored with a $100,000 check.