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Lawsuit: Navy discharged woman over sex-harassment complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

A Connecticut woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she received an "other than honorable" discharge from the U.S. Navy over a sexual-harassment complaint she lodged against a superior.

Arkansas judge rejects bid to halt multiple executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection law, the latest setback for efforts to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period next month.

Trump declares major disaster for Nevada flood victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster across much of northern Nevada trying to recover from a severe winter full of floods and mudslides.

UW trustees kick program fees proposal back for more work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has declined to act on a proposal to adopt cost-based student fees for academic programs after questions were raised about the size and timing of the fee increases.

Charges against teen dropped in fatal Maryland mall stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a teenager in the fatal stabbings of two men inside a Maryland mall near Washington.

US water manager warning of snowmelt flood potential in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

"Knuckleball" weather including rapid melts of heavy snowpack has a federal water manager warning Utah residents to watch for flooding in coming weeks.

Judge sides with Florida governor in removal of prosecutor

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:03pm

Florida's governor has the right to remove a state attorney from a case after the prosecutor said she would not seek the death penalty, a judge said Tuesday as he denied a request to delay proceedings.

The Latest: Judge sides with governor in prosecutor removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:03pm

The Latest on the Florida governor's decision to remove a prosecutor who doesn't want to seek the death penalty in a case involving a police officer killing (all times local):

Vote on whether to impeach Alabama governor may come quickly

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:00pm

The top lawyer in a legislative investigation of Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has indicated that lawmakers are speeding to a decision on whether to impeach him over a sex scandal involving a former aide.

Oakland found building lacked sprinklers before deadly blaze

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:55am

Inspectors discovered that a California building in a rundown neighborhood lacked fire extinguishers, smoke detectors in every apartment and a working sprinkler system just three days before a blaze erupted and killed three low-income residents.

Missouri teen gets 25 years for sister's shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:53am

A southwestern Missouri teenager has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting his 12-year-old sister when he was 13.

Judge approves plan on fix for 18,000 Flint water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:53am

A federal judge approved a deal Tuesday to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, marking a permanent fix to overcome the disastrous decision in 2014 to draw water from a river without treating it to prevent lead contamination.

Child dies after shooting that left mother dead, 4 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:50am

Police say an 8-year-old Florida boy has died following a shooting that also took his mother's life and wounded four others.

Home confinement: Ex-sheriff took drugs from police storage

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:40am

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who acknowledged a meth addiction and removing the drug from a police storage area for his own use was sentenced to up to 10 years of home confinement Tuesday.

Senate showdown looms on Supreme Court pick as Dems oppose

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:25am

A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate's rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to more than 20 on Tuesday.

No death penalty for man jailed 10 years awaiting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:10am

Alabama prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against a man who has been jailed nearly 10 years while he awaits trial.

Jury selection finished in trial of barracks ambush suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 11:05am

Jury selection is finished in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush outside their rural Pennsylvania barracks.

ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

3 Iraqis living in US accused of hiding ties to kidnapper

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

Three Iraqis living in the U.S. as refugees have been charged with visa fraud after prosecutors say they hid their family ties to a kidnapper.