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Homeland Security secretary stresses keeping US safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:50pm

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says he told members of the Detroit area's Arab-American and Latino communities that he is committed to keeping the country safe without targeting anyone based on a person's ethnicity or religious affiliation.

Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:50pm

Michigan and the city of Flint have agreed to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit over lead-contaminated water in the troubled city.

Utah Democrats welcome veto of bill gutting partisan limits

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:50pm

Gov. Gary Herbert's Friday night veto of a bill that would have allowed him to pack about two dozen of boards and commissions with Republicans was a welcome surprise to Democrats.

Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:50pm

Authorities in South Florida say a pickup truck hit a family of tourists as they were walking back to their hotel after dinner.

Police: Atlanta officers wound suspect after he shot woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:50pm

Atlanta authorities say a suspect was wounded by police gunfire after he shot a woman then turned his rifle on responding officers.

Parts of confession thrown out in 13-year-old girl's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:40pm

Some statements that a former Virginia Tech student made to police about the slaying of a 13-year-old girl are being thrown out after a judge cited improper interrogation techniques.

UW president says outreach could boost fall numbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:40pm

The University of Wyoming's spring headcount is down from 2016, but UW President Laurie Nichols said there are indications of increased freshman enrollment next fall.

Court agreement reached to replace 18,000 water lines in lead-contaminated Flint by 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:40pm

Court agreement reached to replace 18,000 water lines in lead-contaminated Flint by 2020.

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two inmates facing lethal injection next month as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grant money that has already been awarded if they don't comply.

GOP House intel chairman met source on White House grounds

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

The Republican chairman of the House intelligence committee met on the White House grounds with the source of the claim that communications involving President Donald Trump's associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the congressman's spokesman said Monday.

Lawsuit seeks data over searches of electronics at US border

Jack Gillum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

A group of First Amendment attorneys sued the Trump administration on Monday over access to data showing how often U.S. citizens and visitors had their electronic devices searched and the contents catalogued at American border crossings.

Florida surfer OK after shark bites foot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:24pm

Beach patrol officials say a shark bit the foot of a surfer along Florida's Atlantic coastline.

The Latest: Board recommends rejecting clemency for inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:10pm

The Latest on eight upcoming executions in Arkansas (all times local):

The Latest: White racist charged with murder as terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:10pm

The Latest on James Harris Jackson, a white racist accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman, a black man (all times local):

The Latest: Records: Burned building was target of citations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:10pm

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

Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:03pm

Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.

Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:03pm

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over property before he fatally shot her and also shot five others, including her two grade-school age sons, police in Florida said Monday.

Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:03pm

A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.