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Judge approves plan on fix for 18,000 Flint water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:44pm

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.

Authorities: Teen-teacher relationship not a 'romance'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:43pm

Tennessee authorities say it is inaccurate to use the word "romance" to describe the relationship between a 15-year-old girl and a 50-year-old teacher who disappeared together two weeks ago.

Questions linger as New Jersey bridge case sentencings near

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:40pm

The traffic jam that sank Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations is set to conclude with the sentencings Wednesday of the two former aides convicted of creating the gridlock to teach a lesson to a mayor whose endorsement they couldn't obtain.

Commander says US may have played role in Mosul deaths

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:33pm

U.S. airstrikes probably played a role in the death of dozens of civilians in Mosul earlier this month, but an ongoing investigation may reveal a more complicated explanation, the top commander of American forces in Iraq said Tuesday. One possibility is that Islamic State militants rigged the building with explosives.

The Latest: Activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:30pm

The Latest on a shooting involving an immigration agent in Chicago (all times local):

West Virginia trooper shot, wounded; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:30pm

West Virginia State Police say a trooper was wounded by gunfire after responding to a domestic violence call and a suspect was taken into custody hours later.

The Latest: Officials: 4th body found after Oakland fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:30pm

The Latest on a fatal fire in Oakland (all times local):

Gov't watchdog to examine cost of Trump's Florida travel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

A government watchdog will investigate the taxpayer-funded travel costs when President Donald Trump travels to the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and the security procedures surrounding those trips.

Lawsuit: Navy discharged woman over sex-harassment complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:23pm

A Connecticut woman has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she received an "other than honorable" discharge from the U.S. Navy over a sexual-harassment complaint she lodged against a superior.

Arkansas judge rejects bid to halt multiple executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

An Arkansas judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection law, the latest setback for efforts to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period next month.

Trump declares major disaster for Nevada flood victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:20pm

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster across much of northern Nevada trying to recover from a severe winter full of floods and mudslides.

UW trustees kick program fees proposal back for more work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has declined to act on a proposal to adopt cost-based student fees for academic programs after questions were raised about the size and timing of the fee increases.

Charges against teen dropped in fatal Maryland mall stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a teenager in the fatal stabbings of two men inside a Maryland mall near Washington.

US water manager warning of snowmelt flood potential in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:10pm

"Knuckleball" weather including rapid melts of heavy snowpack has a federal water manager warning Utah residents to watch for flooding in coming weeks.

Judge sides with Florida governor in removal of prosecutor

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:03pm

Florida's governor has the right to remove a state attorney from a case after the prosecutor said she would not seek the death penalty, a judge said Tuesday as he denied a request to delay proceedings.

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.

OAS weighs punishing Venezuela for disrupting democracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 12:00pm

Diplomats from across the Western Hemisphere met Tuesday to determine whether to punish Venezuela's socialist government for violating the country's democratic order.

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.