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Man wrongly named person of interest in 1989 abduction sues

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:24pm

A Minnesota man who claims his reputation was tarnished after he was wrongly named as a person of interest in the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling sued authorities Wednesday, alleging investigators went after him in retaliation and submitted false information to secure a search warrant for his property.

Chicago man pleads not guilty to weapons charge after raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:14pm

The son of a man who was shot and wounded by federal immigration agents has pleaded not guilty in Chicago to a weapons charge in an unrelated case.

US official: 6 fired from Afghanistan embassy for drugs

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:14pm

Six people working at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, have been fired for using or possessing illegal drugs.

Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:10pm

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.

The Latest: Arkansas inmate asks judge to halt execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:10pm

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Officers perform CPR on man in lobby at police headquarters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:05pm

Four New Hampshire officers are being credited with saving a man's life by performing CPR on him in the police department's front lobby.

State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case

Ben Nuckols and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:05pm

A veteran State Department employee has been charged with making false statements to the FBI about gifts she had received from Chinese intelligence agents, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

The Latest: 'Erratic' woman drives into US Capitol cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 2:05pm

The Latest on a woman who police say drove into a police cruiser at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.:

2 dead in officer-involved shooting, police investigating

Timothy D. Easley and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

Two people killed in an officer-involved shooting in a wealthy Kentucky suburb are suspects in the homicide of an elderly widower in another city 60 miles away.

US judge hearing arguments on longer block to travel ban

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban was hearing arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts.

Court bars release of videos made by anti-abortion group

Sudhin Thanawala and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

A federal appeals court on Wednesday barred the release of videos made by an anti-abortion group whose leaders are facing felony charges in California accusing them of recording people without permission in violation of state law.

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.

Lawsuit: Louisiana police officer took phone, deleted photo

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

A woman is suing officials of a Louisiana city in federal court, claiming a police officer took her cellphone and deleted a picture from it — without a warrant or her consent.

Crews work to spread massive Jackson snow pile to thaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:55pm

Crews are working to spread out a massive snow pile so it can thaw in Jackson.

Lara Trump hired by Trump campaign's digital vendor

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:46pm

The digital vendor for President Donald Trump's political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: the president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.

10K sign petition opposing parole for Brinks getaway driver

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the New York state Parole Board to deny the release of an ex-radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three dead.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, putting 17 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. But one such pursuit ended tragically when three men were killed as their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads.

86-year-old jewel thief pleads guilty to shoplifting charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge.