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Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Dazed Oakland residents who escaped an early morning fire that killed one person report being wakened by neighbors' screams and the popping of windows grown too hot from the heat.

Michigan police: Office, home of state Sen. Johnson searched

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The office and home of a Detroit-area state senator were searched Monday morning as part of a joint investigation involving the FBI and state police.

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz to run for Minnesota governor

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz said Monday he will run for governor rather than seek re-election next year, creating an open seat in the Democratic congressman's Republican-leaning district.

The Latest: Police have video from Vegas Strip bus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting on a bus along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):

GOP lawmakers to launch Idaho Freedom Caucus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Two Republican lawmakers say they are starting a new legislative caucus made up of Idaho's most conservative House members.

Utah foster parents arrested after child neglect complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Police in northern Utah have arrested a married couple after receiving reports that they were abusing their sons.

ACLU fights against warrantless searches of drug database

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and Utah state officials say a judge's recommendation to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to do warrantless searches of a prescription drug database violates people's privacy rights.

Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt 4 double executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:42pm

The eight inmates facing lethal injection in Arkansas next month asked a federal judge on Monday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four days of double executions over a 10-day period.

Future of 'abortion reversal' bill in doubt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:40pm

Two key Indiana lawmakers say they do not intend to take action on legislation addressing so-called abortion reversal procedures, likely dooming its chances of becoming law this session.

The Latest: Nightclub in deadly shooting cited for drug use

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:40pm

The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:33pm

Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.

Lawsuit seeks data over searches of electronics at US border

Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:26pm

A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings.

Hannity angry at treatment by CBS in interview

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:25pm

Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity is calling on CBS News to release the full tape of his interview with Ted Koppel for "Sunday Morning," in which the veteran "Nightline" anchor answered "yes" when Hannity asked if Koppel thought he was bad for America.

Pulse lawsuit against employer, wife moved to state court

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:25pm

A lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman's employer and wife is being withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida.

The Latest: Lawyer: Owner of building tried to evict tenant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:15pm

The Latest on a building fire in Oakland that killed one person (all times local):

Authorities: Maryland teen planned shooting at her school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

An 18-year-old student meticulously planned a mass shooting at her high school in which she intended to die, authorities in Maryland said Monday.

GOP House intel chairman met source on White House grounds

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:14pm

The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday.

NYC police detective arrested in Long Island lewdness case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:08pm

A New York City police detective has been arrested on charges that he exposed himself outside the Long Island homes of four teenagers.

Man pleads guilty to shooting Georgia officer lured by call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:05pm

A man accused of shooting a Georgia police officer after luring him with a 911 call has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder.