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Man killed in shootout after fleeing officers in Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:45pm

A man who had been pulled over on suspicion of drunken driving was shot to death in Mississippi after fleeing and leading officers on a high-speed chase that ended in gunfire, authorities said Monday.

Court filing: Convicted former Christie allies lied at trial

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

Two ex-allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie committed perjury on the witness stand during their corruption trial last fall and shouldn't be given any leniency at sentencing this week, government prosecutors wrote to a judge Monday.

Pulse lawsuit against employer, wife moved to state court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

A lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife was withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida on Monday.

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.

The Latest: Kansas governor critical of Medicaid expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

The Latest on the debate in Kansas over expanding its Medicaid program (all times local):

Judge: More water must be released from Columbia, Snake dams

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

A federal judge in Oregon says that beginning next year, the government must spill more water from dams on the lower Columbia and Snake rivers to improve the chances that protected salmon will survive.

Ann Romney: Son Josh may run for Utah governor in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:44pm

Ann Romney says she thinks her son may run for Utah governor in 2020.

ACLU fights against warrantless searches of drug database

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:40pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and Utah state officials are arguing that a judge's recommendation to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to do warrantless searches of a prescription drug database violates people's privacy rights, the ACLU said Monday.

The Latest: Arkansas attorney general dismisses suit's claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:40pm

The Latest on eight upcoming executions in Arkansas (all times local):

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Visit to WH grounds by Intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance in the waning days of the Obama administration.

The Latest: Governor offers prayers after officer's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

The Latest on a traffic-stop shootout that killed an Oklahoma police officer and critically wounded another man (all times local):

Woman who tried to jump White House fence back in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:34pm

A woman who got tangled up by her shoelaces while trying to jump the White House fence last week faces a federal charge after a similar stunt.

Utah woman in Florida for cruise loses foot after being hit by truck

Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:32pm

A Utah woman in Florida preparing to leave on a cruise had her foot severed when she and other members of her family were hit by an alleged drunk driver.

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Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots.

Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling city.

Ex-Phoenix sheriff wants his campaign talk banned at trial

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

For nine years, Joe Arpaio enjoyed solid popularity as the sheriff of metro Phoenix by locking up immigrants in the U.S. illegally and regularly telling news reporters that no one would stop his crackdowns.

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

An Oakland residential building that caught fire Monday, killing one person, had been the target of building department investigations and citations since 2010, when the city allowed the owner to convert the structure into transitional housing for recovering drug addicts, people struggling with homelessness and others, records show.

Homeland Security secretary stresses keeping US safe

Mike Householder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Monday that he told members of the Detroit area's Arab-American and Latino communities that he is committed to keeping the country safe without targeting anyone based on a person's ethnicity or religious affiliation.

Racist sword killer says he'd mulled racial attack for years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 3:24pm

A white racist accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships.