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US opens formal investigation into civilian deaths in Mosul

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

The U.S. military has launched a formal investigation into what role the U.S. played in the deaths of dozens of civilians in Mosul, Iraq, earlier this month, amid warnings from a top American general that the dense urban fight is making it harder to avoid killing innocents.

The Latest: Lawmaker: Bridge sentencing 'sad' for NJ

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

The Latest on the sentencing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures (all times local):

Boy pleads guilty to killing brother after dispute over girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:26am

A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has pleaded guilty to shooting his 18-year-old brother to death with a shotgun in a dispute that authorities said was over a girl.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

Trump vows to step up efforts to combat drug addiction

Jill Colvin and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:17am

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's addiction crisis.

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:11am

and burst into tears.

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:07am

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says geographic and physical challenges will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:58am

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was expected to be released from custody as soon as Wednesday pending deportation proceedings, his lawyers said.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:57am

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the state's method of lethal injection.

Attorney to probe mental illness in Vegas bus shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:38am

A court-appointed attorney says he'll investigate whether mental illness is a possible defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip last weekend.

Trump vows efforts to fight nation's opioid addiction crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:30am

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis.

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:20am

Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world.

Arkansas death row inmate asks court to halt execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:16am

One of eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month is asking the state's highest court to block his execution so evidence from his murder trial can be retested.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, putting 21 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

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.

Cedar Hills tests soil after sediment released in river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

The city of Cedar Hills is testing water and soil to determine if there were any heavy metals in sediment that flowed down a river in American Fork Canyon last August and made its way to the city's irrigation water.

Former school bus driver in Wyoming accused of sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A 20-year-old former school bus driver in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges that he sexually assaulted two underage teens.

Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:50am

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

The Latest: More storms on tap for Southern Plains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

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