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Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:36pm

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.

The Latest: NC lawmakers announce deal on HB2 standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:24pm

The Latest on efforts at the North Carolina legislature to repeal or replace a state law limiting LGBT protections and which public restrooms transgender people can use (all times local):

Prosecutors: Foster father's home a 'horrific place'

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:11pm

A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years and is on trial for sexually abusing eight of the children operated a house that was a "horrific place" where boys lived in fear and needed permission to go to the bathroom, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Texas Department of Public Safety: 13th passenger from church bus crash has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:11pm

Texas Department of Public Safety: 13th passenger from church bus crash has died.

North Carolina GOP legislators say they have a deal with governor to end standoff over state's "bathroom bill"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:10pm

North Carolina GOP legislators say they have a deal with governor to end standoff over state's "bathroom bill"

Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

Josh Lederman and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:53pm

The Trump administration told Congress on Wednesday it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the Obama administration.

US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban until state's lawsuit is resolved

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:42pm

US judge in Hawaii extends order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban until state's lawsuit is resolved .

US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:32pm

A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home.

Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:22pm

A Mexican man who 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.

Arkansas 'bathroom bill' dead for session, to be studied

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:01pm

An Arkansas lawmaker dropped her proposal Wednesday prohibiting individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth after the legislation had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups.

The Latest: 2 kids electrocuted after North Texas storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:50pm

The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local):

Frank Gehry archive gets home in Los Angeles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:43pm

A massive archive containing papers, drawings and models of work by Frank Gehry is getting a home in the adopted hometown of the world-renowned architect.

Lawsuit: Sword blade flew from handle, pierced teen's head

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:12pm

The parents of a Kentucky teenager say the steel blade of a samurai sword broke off its handle and flew in the air as he played with friends, piercing the boy's forehead and leaving him in a coma for weeks.

Tennessee bid to name God as source of liberty resurrected

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:12pm

A previously defeated proposal to amend the state constitution to say that God is the source of Tennesseans' liberties has been resurrected in the House.

Louisville police officer dies after crash during chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:03pm

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

The Latest: Mexican man freed from detention thankful

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:52pm

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):

Senate intel leaders pledge Russia probe cooperation

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:33pm

Pledging cooperation, the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee said Wednesday they would steer clear of politics in their panel's probe of Russian interference in last year's election. They made a point of putting themselves at arm's length from the House investigation marked by partisanship and disputes.

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Matthew Daly and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:33pm

Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday.

Homeowners at San Francisco sinking high-rise sue developer

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:23pm

A homeowners association representing property owners at a downtown San Francisco high-rise sued the developers on Wednesday for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate.