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Suspect in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in Kansas

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:38am

Authorities arrested a man Wednesday suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi.

Bill would make lawmaker emails, communications private

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:30am

All emails, texts and other communications between members of the Idaho Legislature would be considered private and blocked from any public disclosure under a newly introduced proposal.

Real woman seeks donations to counter 'Real women' billboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:20am

A North Carolina woman is raising money to pay for a new billboard to counter one criticized as sexist and misogynistic.

Former Utah analyst at Deaf, Blind Schools to jail for theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:06am

A former financial analyst convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has been sentenced to a month in jail and ordered to pay $67,000 in restitution.

The Latest: Storms flood West Virginia roads, creeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:00am

The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local):

Man accused of unwanted toe-sucking, foot massaging at mall

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:57am

A man charged with taking off a woman's shoe and sucking her toes without permission at a mall has been accused of massaging the feet of other women without their consent.

Seeing bias, NAACP seeks review in building collapse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:57am

The NAACP wants Philadelphia's top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse.

Cops: Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of the body, texted it to a friend and showered before calling 911.

Mayor: Photo showing border patrol in New Jersey in a hoax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

Officials in one New Jersey city say a photo that purports to show border patrol agents arresting someone in front of a local business is a fake.

Mountain View School District head defends arming staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

The head of the Mountain View School District is speaking out in support of a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools.

Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:37am

The Supreme Court gave new life Wednesday to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican.

DC's cherry blossoms could hit peak bloom in 2 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:30am

Officials say the peak bloom for Washington's cherry blossoms could be just two weeks away.

Confederate statue to be removed from outside courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:27am

A century-old statue of a Confederate soldier that stands outside a Maryland courthouse will be moved to private property.

Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastward

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:26am

A spring-like storm system spawned tornadoes that destroyed more than 100 homes and killed three people in the central U.S. before it rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million people in its path, forecasters said.

Lawyer: Experts say man who beheaded son ready for release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:26am

A lawyer says experts believe her client is ready to be released from a Virginia psychiatric hospital where he was sent after decapitating his 5-year-old son and saying he was trying to save the boy from the Antichrist.

7 Baltimore officers arrested on robbery, other charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:26am

Federal prosecutors say seven Baltimore police officers have been arrested on charges of racketeering, including allegedly robbing people, filing false affidavits and making fake claims for overtime.

Relative identifies 2 involved in California plane crash

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:12am

A San Francisco Bay Area man has said his 22-year-old sister was killed and his mother survived when a small plane crashed into homes in Southern California.

Analysis: A softer Trump wins praise. But will it last?

Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:11am

Donald Trump finally gave Republicans what they've spent months begging him to deliver: a pivot to presidential behavior.

Idaho man denies killing fiancee, trial set for July

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:11am

A 39-year-old man accused of strangling his fiancee and burying her beneath their Bonneville county home is denying he's responsible for her death.