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APNewsBreak: Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:10pm

An immigration judge says a Mexican man arrested despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending deportation proceedings.

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:01pm

The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area.

Federal report: Lack of markings caused 2016 fatal bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:00pm

Federal investigators say inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver.

The Latest: 3 storm chasers killed in West Texas crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 6:00pm

The Latest on severe weather across the southern plains and its impact (all times local):

Chicago activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:52pm

Chicago activists and residents called for more transparency Tuesday as officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigate an agent-involved shooting that left a man wounded and raised questions about the use of force.

Man charged in rail worker death transferred to Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:52pm

Utah authorities say a man accused of killing a train worker has been transported to Wyoming where the alleged crime occurred.

Florida considering slavery memorial at state Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:52pm

Florida may construct a memorial on state Capitol grounds reminding visitors that slavery was once allowed in the nation's third-largest state.

Wells Fargo to pay $110M to settle fake account suit

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:50pm

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

Baltimore police show jarring footage of SWAT shooting

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:45pm

Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two children hostage with a knife. While the video is jarring, the footage offers an unusual window into how officers make a difficult decision to use lethal force.

Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared larger passenger

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:42pm

A man charged with killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told police he fired a gun because he felt threatened by a large male passenger who sat near him and was trying to scare with gunfire, according to a police report obtained Tuesday.

The Latest: Mayor: Oakland has improved safety inspections

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:40pm

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

US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:24pm

A federal judge in Seattle on Tuesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to apply for asylum.

Ex-Congressman's lawyers: Informant in Schock case broke law

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:24pm

A staffer working for former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock secretly provided the government with a trove of emails, credit card receipts and other documents that violated the now-indicted congressman's constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure, his lawyers argue in new court filings.

Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

The Latest: Clinton faults Trump for low number of women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

The Latest on Hillary Clinton's appearance in San Francisco (all times local):

Utah foster parents accused of locking 3 boys in room

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

Authorities say Utah foster parents charged with child abuse locked three boys in a room for hours at a time and zip tied their wrists and put tape over their mouths.

Man suspected in officer's shooting death faced charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

Oklahoma court records show a 35-year-old man suspected of fatally shooting a 22-year-old police officer during a traffic stop faced a stolen property charge.

Governor signs bill allowing wood burning to cook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:20pm

Clean air advocates are upset that Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a measure that allows wood burning for cooking on even the worst air quality days.

Man sentenced to 40 years overall in Memphis officer killing

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 5:12pm

A man who fatally shot Memphis' first female police officer killed in the line of duty was sentenced Tuesday to a total of 40 years in prison on an array of charges.