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North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism

Gary D. Robertson and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:03pm

North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.

The Latest: Ad campaign urges Democrats to support Gorsuch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:00pm

The Latest on Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court (all times local):

No joke: New England to get snow dump on April Fools' Day

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:54pm

A major snowstorm is brewing in New England just in time for April Fools' Day. And it's no laughing matter for the region's winter-weary residents.

The Latest: ACC considers return after 'bathroom bill' deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:54pm

The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom law" (all times local):

3 killed in home invasion broke into property earlier in day

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:46pm

Three Oklahoma teenagers who were shot dead during a suspected home invasion this week broke into a detached garage on the property earlier the same day and stole liquor from a game room, authorities said Thursday.

Police: Man dead after struggle had been shot earlier in day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:46pm

A man who died after shots were fired in a struggle with Delaware police had been shot earlier in the day by a Philadelphia officer, authorities said Thursday.

Mexican state prosecutor held on drug charges in NYC case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:46pm

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit will remain behind bars in San Diego until a hearing to determine if U.S. authorities can move him to New York City to face drug trafficking charges.

Cops: Man, 19, raped at least 6 women, starting at age 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:46pm

A 19-year-old man has been charged with assaulting nine women, and raping at least six, in attacks that began when he was 16, authorities said Thursday.

White House tells Russia probers: Come see intel yourselves

Julie Pace and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:46pm

The White House refused to say on Thursday whether it secretly fed intelligence reports to a top Republican investigating possible coordination between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. Fending off growing criticism, the administration invited lawmakers from both parties to view classified material it said relates to surveillance of the president's associates.

Michigan pastor accused of financial fraud worth millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:45pm

Federal regulators are accusing a pastor in Michigan of fraud, saying he used the Bible to persuade retirees and laid-off auto workers to invest more than $6 million with him.

Feds pull student aid tool after potential data breach

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:45pm

Families applying for federal student aid are facing extra hurdles this year after a potential data breach led federal officials to remove an online tool that smoothed the process.

After 3-county crime spree, 2 dead in gunfight with police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

Authorities in Kentucky say a man shot his girlfriend in the head, then killed himself during a gunfight with police.

Indianapolis museum to display letters sent to AIDS victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is planning a public exhibit displaying thousands of letters that people sent to Ryan White, a teenager who died of AIDS nearly 27 years ago.

Judge says he will rule later on Trump University case

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

A judge said Thursday he will issue a ruling at a later time on whether to accept an agreement for President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University.

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Russian experts paint sinister picture of Russian meddling

Deb Riechmann and Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

Russian experts painted a sinister picture of Russian meddling in the 2016 election Thursday, telling the Senate intelligence committee about fake news, cyber trolls, smear campaigns and even slayings they say could have ties to the Kremlin.

2nd turkey in 2 days flies into windshield in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

For the second time in two days, a wild turkey has flown into a motor vehicle's windshield in Indiana.

Florida man gets year in jail for burning girlfriend's bunny

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to a year in jail for intentionally setting a pet bunny on fire.

Burrowing prairie dogs again a concern after ruling

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:37pm

Many southern Utah residents are worried that an appeals court ruling that returns power to the U.S. government to regulate and protect the Utah prairie dog will bring back an old set of problems.

California's robust mountain snowpack boosts flood concerns

Rich Pedroncelli and Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:26pm

As big snowflakes fell high in California's Sierra Nevada on Thursday, surveyors on snowshoes measured the deepest springtime snowpack in years and said it boosted concerns about destructive floods when all that snow melts.

Missing 91-year-old judge with memory loss sought by police

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 3:26pm

State police took to the air Thursday as the search intensified for a 91-year-old federal judge who suffers from memory loss and was reported missing from his home.