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Police: Officer among victims in northern Wisconsin shooting; injuries not disclosed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:17pm

Police: Officer among victims in northern Wisconsin shooting; injuries not disclosed.

Life sentence upheld for father who tossed girl into creek

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

A New Jersey appeals court has upheld the life sentence of a man who threw his 2-year-old daughter into a creek while she was strapped into her car seat and weighed down by a tire jack.

Wisconsin fugitive convicted of kidnapping Michigan student

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

A woman captured last year while living under an alias in Wisconsin was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping a Detroit-area college student in 2000.

Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family.

LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there's a correlation between the Trump administration's call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of Hispanics reporting sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Republicans rebelling against health care risk Trump's wrath

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

Hard-line House Republicans considering voting against the House GOP health bill are bracing for payback from a president who claims his favorite biblical passage is "an eye for an eye." Many appear ready to risk it.

Onetime defendant in legendary Lufthansa heist is rearrested

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

An aging mobster who beat a charge that he took part in a legendary heist retold in the hit film "Goodfellas" was accused Wednesday in a less noteworthy crime — getting a group of gangsters, including John "Dapper Don" Gotti's namesake grandson, to torch a car that cut him off in traffic.

Coast Guard searches for man who fell from cruise ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are searching for a Florida man who fell off a Carnival cruise ship near Cuba.

Body of missing Idaho man found in Kootenai River

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

The body of an Idaho man who slipped into the Kootenai River near Troy in December has been recovered.

UPDATED

Leaders need votes for health bill on eve of House showdown

Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:00pm

Their top legislative priority dangling in peril, President Donald Trump and Republican leaders cajoled recalcitrant GOP lawmakers Wednesday to back their health care overhaul. A day ahead of a long-awaited House showdown roll call, conservatives insisted they had the votes to torpedo the measure and the number of lawmakers publicly expressing opposition snowballed.

19-year-old candidate heads to runoff in city council race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:58pm

A 19-year-old candidate seeking a council seat in a newly formed city in Georgia is headed to a runoff election next month.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

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AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates.

National Park Service: DC cherry trees start bloom period

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

The National Park Service says Washington's famous cherry trees are blooming again after a killing frost.

The Latest: Louisiana lawmaker promises to fix marriage law

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

The Latest on a challenge of Louisiana's marriage law (all times local):

Police: Shootings reported at 3 nearby Wisconsin locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:52pm

Police including a SWAT team responded Wednesday to shootings reported just minutes apart at three nearby locations in northern Wisconsin.

The Latest: Police probe alleged threats to assault victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:50pm

The Latest on the apparent sexual assault of a Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook (all times local):

Man in same-sex child custody case gets 3 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:48pm

A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple's child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.

911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."