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'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:49am

Authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s has been badly beaten inside in prison cell.

Samsung unveils first new flagship phones since exploding phone debacle

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:45am

Say goodbye to the Galaxy's home button and hello to an infinity display.

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Driver plows into Capitol Police cruiser; streets closed

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:39am

A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets near the Capitol for nearly three hours.

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:39am

Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised a "true heroes."

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:39am

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis and inadequate training of local and state officers.

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

Michael Biesecker and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions.

Census suggests counting LGBT, then "corrects," deletes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

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.

2 dead in officer-involved shooting, police investigating

Timothy D. Easley and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

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.

Authorities: Cops shoot one of their own during celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

Police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop the weapon, authorities said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

Rep. Maxine Waters doesn't expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon.

US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

The U.S. military has launched a formal investigation into what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq, earlier this month, amid warnings from a top American general that the dense urban fight is making it harder to avoid killing innocents.

The Latest: Lawmaker: Bridge sentencing 'sad' for NJ

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

The Latest on the sentencing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures (all times local):

Boy pleads guilty to killing brother after dispute over girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has pleaded guilty to shooting his 18-year-old brother to death with a shotgun in a dispute that authorities said was over a girl.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

Trump vows to step up efforts to combat drug addiction

Jill Colvin and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's addiction crisis.

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:11am

and burst into tears.

Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was expected to be released from custody as soon as Wednesday pending deportation proceedings, his lawyers said.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the state's method of lethal injection.

Attorney to probe mental illness in Vegas bus shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:38am

A court-appointed attorney says he'll investigate whether mental illness is a possible defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip last weekend.