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US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from IS

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:35pm

U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria on Sunday in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago.

California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

Christopher Weber and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:14pm

The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said Sunday.

The Latest: Hail, powerful winds expected in Southern Plains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:14pm

The Latest on severe weather expected to hit parts of the Southern Plains (all times local):

Settlements for 2 men over police officer's use of stun gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:10pm

Two men hit with a stun gun by the same South Carolina police officer who killed a black motorist will get almost $80,000 combined for dropping their lawsuits against North Charleston.

Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 2:06pm

Four years ago, Fane Lozman won an improbable longshot victory when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with him that his floating home was a house, not a vessel subject to seizure by a Florida city.

Opponents: Arkansas exposure bill targets transgender people

Tafi Mukunyadzi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:53pm

An Arkansas lawmaker wants to expand the state's indecent exposure law in a move that opponents say could criminalize transgender people's use of bathrooms.

Montana visitor killed in shooting on Las Vegas Strip bus

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:52pm

A man visiting from Montana was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle and shut down the Strip for hours, authorities said Sunday.

92-year-old NC man receives Purple Heart earned in WWII

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:44pm

A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.

The Latest: Co-worker: California victim had martial woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:44pm

The Latest on the slayings of four people in Sacramento (all times local):

Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streets

Howard Amos and Jim Heintz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:31pm

Russia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin's most prominent critic.

Blaming conservatives, Trump signals new openness to Dems

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:11pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.

Judge says Pulse lawsuit may be tossed out of federal court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:11pm

A judge says a lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife may be tossed out of federal court.

Trawler captain evacuated by Coast Guard off Virginia coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 1:10pm

A Coast Guard helicopter crew has conducted a medical evacuation off the coast of Virginia after receiving an emergency alert from a fishing vessel.

Trump's border-wall proposal faces many obstacles

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:26pm

President Donald Trump has now laid out exactly what he wants in the "big, beautiful wall" that he's promised to build on the U.S.-Mexico border. But his effort to build a huge hurdle to those entering the U.S. illegally faces impediments of its own.

EPA chief: Trump to undo Obama plan to curb global warming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 12:04pm

President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said Sunday.

Berkeley killing renews debate over gender pronouns

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:43am

Pablo Gomez Jr. was a University of California, Berkeley, senior majoring in Latino studies and a prominent campus activist when authorities say he stabbed to death a popular elementary-school teacher.

Officials: Wolves kill chickens and a goose in E. Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:11am

Wildlife officials say a wolf pack killed at least eight chickens and a goose in eastern Oregon.

Oklahoma councilwoman: Rename street honoring ex-KKK member

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 11:10am

A city councilwoman is asking homeowners in an Oklahoma college town to rename a street honoring a prominent former university professor and Ku Klux Klan member.

Man shot in leg while target shooting in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:50am

Authorities in eastern Idaho say a man suffered a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg while target shooting.

July Fourth festival canceled in eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 26th - 10:40am

Officials in eastern Idaho have canceled an annual July Fourth festival that came with a big fireworks display.