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Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:18pm

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas says he is planning a campaign announcement Friday amid reports he will challenge GOP Sen. Ted Cruz for re-election next year.


Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:16pm

California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.

The Latest: Targeted mayor relieved that bridge case ending

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:10pm

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

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:10pm

Authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s has been badly beaten inside his prison cell.

Woman gets probation for striking 2 with car, killing them

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00pm

A 74-year-old Ohio woman has received probation for accidentally striking two people with her car at an outdoor concert last summer, killing them.

Teen flown to hospital after being burned in shop class

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00pm

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to a Salt Lake City hospital after he was shocked and burned by equipment he was using in an industrial shop class.

Supreme Court delves into details of 1984 Washington murder

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:55am

The Supreme Court engaged in unusually detailed questioning Wednesday of the facts surrounding the brutal beating death of a woman about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. Capitol in 1984.

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:46am

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.

Samsung unveils first new flagship phones since exploding phone debacle

Kaya Yurieff, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:45am

Say goodbye to the Galaxy's home button and hello to an infinity display.


Driver plows into Capitol Police cruiser; streets closed

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:39am

A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets near the Capitol for nearly three hours.

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:39am

Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised a "true heroes."

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:39am

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.

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

Michael Biesecker and Sam Hananel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

Hours after President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking to undo his predecessor's efforts to curb climate change, his administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on lawsuits over Obama-era restrictions on carbon emissions.

Census suggests counting LGBT, then "corrects," deletes

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since "corrected" the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a campaign promise to protect them.

2 dead in officer-involved shooting, police investigating

Timothy D. Easley and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:37am

Two people killed in an officer-involved shooting in a wealthy Kentucky suburb are suspects in the homicide of an elderly widower in another city 60 miles away.

Authorities: Cops shoot one of their own during celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

Police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop the weapon, authorities said Wednesday.

Rep. Maxine Waters' no-holds-barred remarks find fans

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 11:27am

Rep. Maxine Waters doesn't expect to pose for a photo with President Donald Trump anytime soon.

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.

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.