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Severe storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:51am

An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains shifted into the Ohio Valley and southern United States on Thursday, but forecasters say the next round of severe weather won't be as bad as initially anticipated.

Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:51am

Lawmakers heading the Senate intelligence committee focused squarely on Russia as they opened a hearing Thursday on attempts at undermining the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Latest: Senator says Russia undermined trust in media

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:50am

The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee's hearing on Russian interference in last year's presidential election (all times local):

Idaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:50am

Officials say a northern Idaho man arrested of unlawfully possessing firearms was handed over to the U.S. Marshal's Service.

The Latest: Bus victims in wreck ranged in age from 61 to 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:40am

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

The Latest: 'Bathroom bill' compromise passes early hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:40am

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

Police: Man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:22am

Authorities in Delaware say a Philadelphia man is dead after shots were fired as he struggled with a police officer.

The Latest: Storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:10am

The Latest on severe weather in the central and southern United States: (all times local):

Man who dragged hotel worker under truck gets a year in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:00am

A Massachusetts man who ran over a hotel worker and dragged her more than 3 miles to her death has been sentenced to a year behind bars.

Police: 2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:52am

Virginia State Police say two children were killed when a tractor trailer hit them as they approached a school bus in Buckingham County.

Middle school teacher sought in child porn investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:50am

The FBI is seeking a Florida middle school teacher who authorities say produced and received child pornography.

Agreement to end 'bathroom bill' but are there enough votes?

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:45am

Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's "bathroom bill" that they hope will drive away negative national attention and remove obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events.

TSA worker fired after missing loaded gun in bag at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:44am

A Transportation Security Administration screener has been fired after authorities say she missed a loaded handgun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Atlanta's airport.

Trump administration drops human rights in Bahrain F-16 deal

Josh Lederman and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:33am

The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under President Barack Obama.

'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:33am

Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. After more than six weeks in custody, a Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was freed Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.

Sentenced to jail, Christie aide says she won't be scapegoat

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:33am

The sentencing of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for creating traffic jams at the busiest bridge in the U.S. for political revenge may not prevent the scandal from hanging over the Republican's final year in office.

US marshals join search for missing 91-year-old judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:20am

The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for a 91-year-old federal judge who has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home.

Trove of Susan B. Anthony letters lands at New York college

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:54am

A college in Susan B. Anthony's western New York hometown has acquired a trove of 19th-century letters she wrote to a fellow leader in the women's rights movement.

Deputies: Florida boy, 4, recovering after shooting himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:10am

Authorities say a 4-year-old Florida boy is expected to recover after he apparently accidentally shot himself in the stomach.

Mother accused of sitting on child's head indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:50am

Prosecutors say a suburban Atlanta woman accused of sitting on her 2-year-old son's head to gain his submission has been indicted on a charge of first-degree child cruelty.