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House chairman apologizes to colleagues after Trump briefing

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:12am

The White House claimed vindication while the House intelligence committee chairman privately apologized in the wake of his decision to brief President Donald Trump on secret intelligence intercepts related to a probe of Russian interference in the election.

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:52am

A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader then lost her job when her parents exposed her as white is struggling to make a living these days.

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:52am

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

Outside a Maryland high school dragged into the national immigration debate by an alleged rape, a makeshift sign reflects that strain: "Rockville Strong."

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's truths can come from wisps of info

Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:34am

Sitting atop that vast apparatus of institutional knowledge, hard-won intelligence and data known as the U.S. government, President Donald Trump forms some of his most contentious opinions from other sources entirely. It could be a pundit's half-remembered comment on TV, a single word in a newspaper headline or the most self-persuasive source of all — his own instinct.

Trump's pattern: Make claim first, then wait for facts

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:21am

For President Donald Trump, facts often follow fiction.

4 found dead in Sacramento; 1 arrested in San Francisco

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:11am

Police detained a suspect in San Francisco just hours after finding four bodies, including two children, in a home 80 miles away in Sacramento.

Car stolen with 2 toddler boys inside in Palm Springs area

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:40am

Police in Southern California say a car has been stolen with a 1-year-old boy and a 2-year-old boy inside who are now missing.

Lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for 9/11 get new life

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:04pm

For years, family members of those killed on Sept. 11 and insurance companies tried unsuccessfully through the courts to hold Saudi Arabia or businesses and organizations there responsible for the terrorist attacks. Now that Congress has cleared the way, they're making a fresh effort.

Found while cycling Boston's streets: A new spirituality

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:30pm

The Rev. Laura Everett has found a sense of spirituality bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets.

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:30pm

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.

Weather Service: Wyoming has wettest winter on record

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:30pm

The National Weather Service says Wyoming's three main winter months — December through February — were the wettest in the state's recorded history.

Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:19pm

A man angry after a domestic dispute opened fire in a Wisconsin bank, killing two longtime employees, then killed an attorney at a nearby law firm and a detective trying to set a perimeter outside an apartment complex before he was finally captured, police said. His wife was unhurt.

Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning books

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday.

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:38pm

A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help.

Policeman charged; his dog found in trash bag dumped in park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:20pm

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.

US, 13 other nations demand Venezuela hold elections soon

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:52pm

The United States and group of 13 nations across the Americas on Thursday called on Venezuela's government to hold elections and immediately free political prisoners, setting up a potential diplomatic showdown with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist administration.

4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:45pm

Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said.