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Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

Sophia Tareen and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:08pm

The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.

Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:00pm

Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them.

4 dead in Sacramento home, suspect detained in San Francisco

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:53pm

Police said they found four people dead in a Sacramento home early Thursday, and the mayor's office said at least two are children.

Texas school worker accused of impregnating 13-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:50pm

A Houston middle school staff member is facing charges after he was accused of impregnating a 13-year-old student.

UW trustees approve changes to faculty separation program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved changes to a program that aims to reduce the number of faculty members in order to save money in the long run.

Activist who didn't divulge Israel bombings will leave US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

A Chicago Palestinian activist who didn't disclose her time in an Israeli prison when she got U.S. citizenship has agreed to plead guilty and leave the country.

Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:34pm

A man angry after a domestic dispute opened fire in a Wisconsin bank, killing two longtime employees, then killed an attorney at a nearby law firm and a detective trying to set a perimeter outside his apartment complex before he was finally captured, police said. His wife was unhurt.

Florida Speaker: Suspend prosecutor who nixes death penalty

Ana Ceballos, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:34pm

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office.

Judge seeks common ground in 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:25pm

A federal judge tried Thursday to bring order to the legal process after a new law opened the floodgates to 9/11 lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:24pm

Ohio has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman's 1988 slaying.

Idaho Legislature at a standstill, adjournment delayed

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:20pm

Idaho lawmakers are currently in a standstill after Republican infighting halted both chambers from moving forward on any major legislative action.

Don Carter, a newsman for 5 decades, dies in Georgia at 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:15pm

Don E. Carter, a newspaper reporter, editor and executive whose career began before World War II and spanned nearly five decades, has died at age 99.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Hallie Golden and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:15pm

A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:59pm

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:59pm

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed, moving quickly to address concerns about the sweeping gun rights measure leading to armed spectators at stadiums and arenas.

Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man

Colleen Long and Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:59pm

One was a neighborly black man who lived in a rooming house in New York's Garment District, liked to collect autographs outside Broadway's theaters, struck up a Twitter friendship with a Hollywood actress and took photos of himself with Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce.

White House defends GOP lawmaker's decision to brief Trump

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:59pm

The White House on Thursday defended the House intelligence committee chairman's extraordinary decision to openly discuss and brief President Donald Trump on typically secret intelligence intercepts, even as Rep. Devin Nunes privately apologized to his congressional colleagues.

The Latest: Wife of suspect in Wisconsin shootings unhurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:59pm

The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):

The Latest: Oregon board approves deal on tribal mascots

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:59pm

The Latest on an Oregon schools and tribal mascots (all times local):