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Victims of California plane crash ID'd by relatives

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:27pm

Family members have identified two women who survived the fiery Southern California crash of a small plane in a residential neighborhood and the three people who were killed.

Deputy: Multiple people dead, injured in Oregon house fire

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:27pm

Multiple people were killed and others seriously injured when a house fire broke out overnight in a small town in rural Oregon, authorities said Wednesday.

The Latest: Judge: Proof against shooter's wife 'debatable'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:26pm

The Latest on the court case of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

Trump's foreign policy becoming increasingly risk averse

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:26pm

Despite his promises of a no-holds-barred administration, President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around U.S. military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, and dialing back the threats of abandoning allies. It seems Trump is opting for an increasingly risk-averse approach to the world.

The Latest: Missouri twister was on the ground for miles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:18pm

The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local):

Mayor: Photo showing border patrol in New Jersey in a hoax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:16pm

A photo that purports to show border patrol agents arresting someone in front of a New Jersey business is a digitally altered fake, officials said.

Prosecutor: Ex-Utah attorney general was key to bribery plot

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:16pm

A former Utah attorney general played a key role in a bribery scheme at the state's top law enforcement office that went well beyond the kind of relationships allowed between elected officials and campaign donors, prosecutors said Wednesday during closing arguments in his trial.

Former Secretary of State Kerry joins Carnegie Endowment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:15pm

Former Secretary of State John Kerry is joining a Washington think tank to serve as its first visiting distinguished statesman.

Bull trout lawsuit targeting Columbia Basin dams dismissed

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:15pm

A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed.

$5,000 reward after Utah cat shot by arrow, pellet gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:15pm

The Humane Society of Utah is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone responsible for shooting a cat with an arrow and a pellet gun on the southeast edge of Salt Lake City.

US general: Russia inadvertently struck US-backed Syrians

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:07pm

A Russian airstrike in northern Syria hit U.S.-backed Syrian Arab forces who are part of the fight against the Islamic State group, a senior U.S. general said Wednesday.

Former Harvard law worker accused of stealing nearly $48,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 2:00pm

A former Harvard employee is accused of stealing nearly $48,000 from the university and using it on personal purchases.

Trump has made this pivot to discipline before

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:52pm

Donald Trump has demonstrated more than once that he can project a more disciplined and presidential style when he wants — only to quickly slip back to his old ways.

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Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastward

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:52pm

A spring-like storm system spawned tornadoes that destroyed more than 100 homes and killed three people in the central U.S. before it rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million people in its path, forecasters said.

Club shooter's wife to go free before trial on aiding attack

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:52pm

The widow of the gunman who killed dozens of people at a Florida nightclub is not dangerous and will be released from jail ahead of her trial on charges of aiding the attack, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

The Latest: Prosecutor: Utah official had key bribery role

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:50pm

The Latest on the bribery trial for a former Utah attorney general (all times local):

Heroin addict gets life for killing his friend's girlfriend

David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:40pm

A Maryland judge sentenced a homeless heroin addict to life imprisonment Wednesday for killing a woman who had given him shelter but then threatened to expose him for stealing several hundred dollars from two businesses.

Immigrant licenses complicate Minnesota's Real ID effort

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:34pm

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton pressed lawmakers Wednesday to allow immigrants living in the country illegally to apply for driver's licenses as part of Minnesota's effort to meet new federal ID standards for boarding domestic flights, a move that sparked immediate outcry from Republicans who control the Legislature.

7 Baltimore officers charged in damning federal indictment

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 1:27pm

Seven officers assigned to a gun tracing task force stole money from victims they falsely detained, wrote fake police reports, lied to investigators and filed for overtime they didn't work, according to a damning federal indictment that comes as the troubled Baltimore Police Department struggles with reforms.