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No repeal for 'Obamacare' _ a humiliating defeat for Trump

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:50pm

In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their bill to repeal "Obamacare" off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the law. Democrats said Americans can "breathe a sigh of relief." Trump said the current law was imploding "and soon will explode."

Police: Florida man cited for eating pancakes in the street

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:50pm

Authorities say they've charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes.

Arkansas governor signs bill reinstating voter ID law

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:44pm

Arkansas' governor signed a measure Friday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago.

Nevada officials confirm first wolf in state since 1922

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:39pm

The Nevada Department of Wildlife has confirmed the first sighting of a wolf in the state in nearly 100 years.

Utah police: 0.05 DUI law may mean new training, standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:37pm

Some Utah police say a new law giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country could change how officers screen people for DUI and look for signs someone's blood alcohol level is over the new 0.05 percent limit.

Plan to dig up President Polk's body _ again _ stirs trouble

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:37pm

President James K. Polk did big things for America, dramatically expanding its borders by annexing Texas and seizing California and the Southwest in a war with Mexico. Achieving undisturbed eternal rest has proved more difficult.

Montana bill seeks abortion ban on 'pain-capable' fetuses

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:37pm

A bill seeking to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy has won endorsement from the Montana Senate.

General favors more aggressive approach in Somalia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

Vowing he won't turn Somalia into a "free fire zone," the commander of U.S. Africa Command said Friday he wants greater authority to conduct airstrikes and use military forces in the African country to allow the U.S. to strike al-Qaida-linked militants more quickly.

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for back-to-back lethal injections next month asked the parole board Friday to spare their lives, a longshot bid as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

Former Casper doctor faces trial on sexual assault charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

The 47-year-old former Wyoming doctor accused of sexually assaulting female patients has been bound over for trial.

The Latest: Brother says shooting suspect told him goodbye

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:29pm

The latest on the northern Wisconsin shootings that left four dead in several small communities (all times local):

Study: Dramatic drop in Chicago stop-and-frisk procedures

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:16pm

A study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures reveals a dramatic decrease in the number of stops.

University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday.

Woman guilty of kidnapping baby from mall food court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

A suburban Philadelphia woman charged with befriending a woman at a shopping mall and then taking her baby was convicted Friday of kidnapping and child concealment.

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

Eileen Sullivan and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

Polygamists in food stamp fraud case avoid prison time

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:38pm

Another suspect accepted a plea deal Friday in a food stamp fraud case brought against 11 polygamists on the Utah-Arizona border that marked a major government effort to try to crack down on the sect that has sparked criticism now that all but one of the suspects has avoided prison time.

President Trump says health care bill fell short in lead-up to House vote because of no support from Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:37pm

President Trump says health care bill fell short in lead-up to House vote because of no support from Democrats.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on failure of GOP health bill: 'Today is a victory for the American people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:37pm

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on failure of GOP health bill: 'Today is a victory for the American people'

Idaho Dept. of Labor hacked, 170K accounts compromised

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:33pm

The Idaho Department of Labor announced a large-scale computer hack affecting some 170,000 of the state’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts on Wednesday.

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:09pm

In a sweeping affirmation of presidential authority, a federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil rights group that sought to block the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.