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GOP divided over new course after House health care debacle

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 1:52am

Still reeling from last week's House health care debacle, Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts and other issues but remain riven into factions and all over the map about how and when to return to their marquee pledge to eviscerate former President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul.

Multiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed 3

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:00am

Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents.

Screams alert residents to fire that killed 3 in Oakland

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:22pm

Awakened by screams of "fire," Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and ushered them to safety — walkers and all.

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:40pm

Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks.

Utah woman in Florida for cruise loses foot after being hit by truck

Ben Lockhart and Pat Reavy  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:39pm

A Utah woman in Florida preparing to leave on a cruise had her foot severed when she and other members of her family were hit by an alleged drunk driver.

The Latest: Various violations found days before fatal blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 10:30pm

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

Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

Dan Sewell and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:51pm

As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots.

The Latest: Nightclub to close for good after shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:42pm

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

Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 9:23pm

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday.

Heroin found hidden in dog crate at Kennedy Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:14pm

Two men have been arrested on drug charges after heroin was found hidden in the false bottom of a dog crate containing a Labrador retriever that had been shipped from Puerto Rico to New York.

ICE: Rape suspect's father arrested after immigration review

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:20pm

Immigration officials say the father of a high school student charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom in Maryland has been arrested after a review of his status in the United States.

Judge won't release Mexican man jailed near Seattle

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:02pm

A federal judge upheld a decision not to release a Mexican man arrested near Seattle, despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Lawsuit: Bus terminal bathroom arrests target gays

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:52pm

A lawsuit accuses Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police of targeting gay men who use the restrooms at New York City's main bus terminal.

Oklahoma authorities: Homeowner's son kills 3 burglars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:50pm

Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars have been fatally shot by a homeowner's adult son who was armed with a rifle.

Sheriff: ICE arrests immigrants reporting for labor detail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:41pm

Federal immigration agents arrested 26 immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally as they reported for labor-detail sentences for unrelated crimes in Fort Worth, according to local authorities.

Court filing: Convicted former Christie allies lied at trial

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:32pm

Two ex-allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie convicted in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial last fall are seeking probation when they're sentenced this week, while government prosecutors are urging the judge not to show them any leniency.

Michigan, Flint to replace 18K lead-tainted water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:28pm

Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling community.

Man denies charges in deadly crash, held for Border Patrol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:24pm

A man arrested in an Ohio van crash that killed three members of a family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and is being held on an immigration detainer.

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:13pm

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution Monday that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.

Christie to join White House opioid effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:10pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.