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Mexican man freed after being arrested in Seattle area despite having deportation protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:00pm

Mexican man freed after being arrested in Seattle area despite having deportation protection.

12-year-old Wyoming boy trapped by boulders rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Firefighters in the northeast Wyoming city of Gillette successfully freed a 12-year-old boy who had become trapped under large landscaping boulders.

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

The U.S. military has launched a formal investigation into what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq, earlier this month, amid warnings from a top American general that the dense urban fight is making it harder to avoid killing innocents.

Police: Baby sitter put crying infant's feet in hot pan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Authorities say a baby sitter is accused of putting an infant's feet inside a hot pan because she was frustrated by the girl's crying.


Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:47pm

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.

David Friedman sworn in as Trump's ambassador to Israel

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:41pm

President Donald Trump gained his first ambassador Wednesday when attorney David Friedman was sworn in as America's envoy to Israel.

Appeals court restores federal protections for prairie dog

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:37pm

An appeals court has ruled that a federal judge in Utah erred in a 2014 decision striking down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state, a decision environmentalists said would have undermined the Endangered Species Act.

Jewelry heist suspect says he came to Las Vegas from Mexico

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

Authorities are checking a 20-year-old man's claim that he was brought from Mexico City to Las Vegas under threat that his family would be harmed to serve as lookout wearing a pig mask during a weekend smash-and-grab burglary at a casino jewelry store, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen's head

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

The parents of a Kentucky teenager say the steel blade of a samurai sword broke off its handle and flew in the air as he played with friends, piercing the boy's forehead and leaving him in a coma for weeks.

Michigan Senate OKs $5M sinkhole loan, allots Flint funds

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a $5 million interest-free state loan to help repair a large sinkhole in suburban Detroit, narrowly rejecting a call to stick with a House plan that would instead give Macomb County a $3 million infrastructure grant.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's lethal injection procedure, a decision that potentially clears the way for a pharmacist to compound a hard-to-obtain execution drug.

Prosecutors: Foster father's home a 'horrific place'

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:33pm

A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years and is on trial for sexually abusing eight of the children operated a house that was a "horrific place" where boys lived in fear and needed permission to go to the bathroom, prosecutors said Wednesday.

The Latest: At least 1 tornado strikes Houston area.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:30pm

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'Hurry up, hurry up!': 911 calls capture chaos at nightclub

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:30pm

Recordings of people calling 911 after a nightclub shooting in Cincinnati in which one person was killed and 16 injured capture the chaos of the incident.

Man accused of threatening Jewish centers appears in court

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:26pm

A former journalist from St. Louis who was arrested on a cyberstalking charge related to threats against Jewish organizations made his first New York court appearance on Wednesday and was given legal representation.

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:25pm

Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes.

Attorney: Video sheds little light on New Orleans shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:25pm

An attorney for the family of a New Orleans man shot to death by police in January says a video released by the police department doesn't clear up whether the man had a weapon.

The Latest: Ex-prison officials warn against executions plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:20pm

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Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:15pm

A 20-year-old woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets near the Capitol for nearly three hours.