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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.

Journalist Wilson 'Bill' Minor dies; covered civil rights

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

Wilson F. "Bill" Minor, a journalist who chronicled Mississippi through almost 70 years of change including its turbulent struggle over civil rights, died Tuesday at his home in Jackson. He was 94.

Supreme Court considers bad legal advice in immigrant's plea

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:55am

The Supreme Court tried to figure out Tuesday whether immigrants should get a second chance in court when bad legal advice leads to a guilty plea and certain deportation.

Charges: Man stabbed, bit victim because he hates Muslims

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

A Minnesota man is charged with assault after police say he bit another man and stabbed him multiple times in Minneapolis, telling police he hates Muslims.

Utah Lake State Park marina dredging project being postponed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:38am

A $1.3 million dredging project that was to have begun in April at the marina at Utah Lake State Park is being delayed, probably until after Labor Day.

Trial set for ex-Florida officer who fatally shot black man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:34am

The trial of an ex-Florida police officer who fatally shot a black man broken down on a highway has been scheduled for October.

Florida trooper fatally shoots man after fight on interstate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:20am

The Florida Highway Patrol says a trooper fatally shot a man in a fight on Interstate 95 in Palm Beach County.

Reputed mobster gets prison for plotting to kill crime rival

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:15am

A Nevada man who authorities say is a member of the New Jersey crime family believed to be the model for HBO's "The Sopranos" is headed to prison for plotting the death of an organized crime rival.