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Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was expected to be released from custody as soon as Wednesday pending deportation proceedings, his lawyers said.

Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

Rep. Maxine Waters doesn't expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the state's method of lethal injection.

Attorney to probe mental illness in Vegas bus shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:38am

A court-appointed attorney says he'll investigate whether mental illness is a possible defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip last weekend.

Trump vows efforts to fight nation's opioid addiction crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:30am

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis.

The Latest: Ex-Christie aide gets prison in bridge plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:20am

The Latest on the sentencing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures (all times local):

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:20am

Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world.

Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:16am

One of eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month is asking the state's highest court to block his execution so evidence from his murder trial can be retested.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, putting 21 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis and inadequate training of local and state officers.

Cedar Hills tests soil after sediment released in river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

The city of Cedar Hills is testing water and soil to determine if there were any heavy metals in sediment that flowed down a river in American Fork Canyon last August and made its way to the city's irrigation water.

Former school bus driver in Wyoming accused of sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A 20-year-old former school bus driver in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges that he sexually assaulted two underage teens.

Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:50am

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

The Latest: More storms on tap for Southern Plains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local):

Woman, man arrested after marijuana found in pink backpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana.

Washington prep football coach relieved of his duties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

A Spokane high school football coach who is accused of exposing himself to players last summer has been relieved of his coaching duties.

Virginia woman found guilty in beating death of goddaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:40am

A Virginia woman has been found guilty after pleading no contest in the beating death of her 3-year-old goddaughter.

Supreme Court hears case of men convicted in 1984 murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:40am

The Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of seven men in the brutal beating death of a woman about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. Capitol in 1984.

Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:35am

A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.