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Severe storms expected in Mississippi Valley, Dixie Alley

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:54am

The Mississippi Valley is in the severe weather bull's-eye as a storm system that already left at least six dead moved into the Dixie Alley.

'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:52am

Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. After more than six weeks in custody, a Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was freed Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.

Roger Stone, a figure in Russia probe, faces defamation suit

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:29pm

A lawyer for Republican operative Roger Stone says his client is so busy preparing for a possible grilling by the U.S. Senate intelligence committee, that he doesn't have time to attend the opening of his civil defamation trial in New York City.

Police: Drugs seized from plane at Ohio University airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:00pm

Authorities say they've seized a "significant" amount of suspected cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at Ohio University's airport.

NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:33pm

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill" through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.

Sentenced to jail, Christie aide says she won't be scapegoat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:26pm

The sentencing of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for creating traffic jams at the busiest bridge in the U.S. for political revenge may not prevent the scandal from hanging over the Republican's final year in office.

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:25pm

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:24pm

A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program.

Record snowfall buries Anchorage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:24pm

It was a late March surprise for residents of Alaska's largest city, the kind that snarls traffic and keeps kids at home for the day.

Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

Josh Lederman and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:15pm

The Trump administration told Congress on Wednesday it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the Obama administration.

The Latest: Governor: HB2 fix not perfect but he supports it

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

The Latest on efforts at the North Carolina legislature to repeal or replace a state law limiting LGBT protections and which public restrooms transgender people can use (all times local):

Later start times approved for northern Utah schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:50pm

Students in Logan will be able to sleep in a little longer next school year after the northern Utah city's school board approved later start times.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:36pm

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis, and inadequate training of local and state officers.

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

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:11pm

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.

Texas Department of Public Safety: 13th passenger from church bus crash has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:11pm

Texas Department of Public Safety: 13th passenger from church bus crash has died.

North Carolina GOP legislators say they have a deal with governor to end standoff over state's "bathroom bill"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:10pm

North Carolina GOP legislators say they have a deal with governor to end standoff over state's "bathroom bill"

US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban until state's lawsuit is resolved

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:42pm

US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban until state's lawsuit is resolved .

US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:32pm

A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home.

Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:22pm

A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.

Arkansas 'bathroom bill' dead for session, to be studied

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:01pm

An Arkansas lawmaker dropped her proposal Wednesday prohibiting individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth after the legislation had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups.