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Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:20pm

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit has been arrested in Southern California on charges of drug smuggling.

'Hurry up, hurry up!': 911 calls capture chaos at nightclub

Lisa Cornwell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:13pm

Recordings of people calling 911 and police officers responding to a weekend nightclub shooting in Cincinnati in which one person was killed and 16 injured illustrate the chaos of the unfolding crisis.

Man charged with murder in Oklahoma officer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:01pm

Oklahoma prosecutors have charged a 35-year-old man with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old police officer during a traffic stop.

Trump, Christie pledge to combat nation's opioid addiction

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:00pm

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and he's tapped New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to lead the fight.

Utah man found guilty of killing man with shotgun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:00pm

A jury has convicted a Utah man of fatally shooting another man in an argument over stolen money.

Appeals court restores federal protections for prairie dog

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:45pm

An appeals court has ruled that a federal judge in Utah erred in a 2014 decision striking down protections for a kind of prairie dog found only in that state, a decision environmentalists said would have undermined the Endangered Species Act.

Jewelry heist suspect says he came to Las Vegas from Mexico

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43pm

Authorities are checking a 20-year-old man's claim that he was brought from Mexico City to Las Vegas under threat that his family would be harmed unless he took part in a weekend smash-and-grab burglary at a casino jewelry store, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43pm

A Mexican man who has 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.

Man accused of threatening Jewish centers appears in court

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:24pm

A former journalist from St. Louis who was arrested on a cyberstalking charge related to threats against Jewish organizations made his first New York court appearance on Wednesday and was given legal representation.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:24pm

A storm system blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, generating a tornado in Houston and threatening additional bad weather in the central United States.

Census suggests counting LGBTQ, then "corrects" and deletes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:24pm

The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since "corrected" the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a campaign promise to protect them.

Michigan Senate OKs $5M sinkhole loan, allots Flint funds

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:14pm

The Michigan Senate on Wednesday approved a $5 million interest-free state loan to help repair a large sinkhole in suburban Detroit, narrowly rejecting a call to stick with a House plan that would instead give Macomb County a $3 million infrastructure grant.

Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:12pm

A Louisville police officer died Wednesday from injuries he suffered in a crash during a high-speed chase, city officials said.

Attorney: Video sheds little light on New Orleans shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:12pm

An attorney for the family of a New Orleans man shot to death by police in January says a video released Wednesday doesn't clear up whether the man had a weapon.

Arkansas board urges rejection of 3rd execution clemency bid

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:12pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Wednesday that an inmate's request to be spared from lethal injection be rejected, the third clemency bid knocked down this week as the state prepares an unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days in April.

The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:10pm

The Latest on the case of a Mexican man arrested in the Seattle area despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children (all times local):

2 dead in shooting involving officers; police investigating

Timothy D. Easley and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:03pm

Two people killed in an officer-involved shooting in a wealthy Kentucky suburb are suspects in the homicide of an elderly widower in another city 60 miles away, officials said Wednesday.

Mexican man freed after being arrested in Seattle area despite having deportation protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:00pm

Mexican man freed after being arrested in Seattle area despite having deportation protection.

Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog.

12-year-old Wyoming boy trapped by boulders rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:52pm

Firefighters in the northeast Wyoming city of Gillette successfully freed a 12-year-old boy who had become trapped under large landscaping boulders.