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The Latest: Feds drop 5 cases brought by arrested officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:19am

The Latest on seven Baltimore police officers charged with racketeering conspiracy (all times local):

Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list

Matthew Lee and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:18am

President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, American officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days.

DC's cherry blossoms could hit peak bloom in 2 weeks

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:18am

A mild winter could mean the earliest bloom on record for Washington's famous cherry trees, officials announced Wednesday.

3 students still hospitalized after Mardi Gras parade crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:08am

Three middle school students remain hospitalized Wednesday after a sport-utility vehicle plowed into a marching band during a Mardi Gras parade on the Alabama coast.

Idaho bill seeks to block lawmaker emails from public view

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:08am

All emails, texts and other communications between members of the Idaho Legislature would be considered private and blocked from public disclosure under a newly introduced proposal.

Former AP correspondent Sam Summerlin dies at 89

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

Former Associated Press foreign correspondent Sam Summerlin, who was the first to report the Korean War had ended and covered everything from Latin American revolutions to U.S. race riots during a long and distinguished career, has died. He was 89.

Zion National Park closes climbing cliffs to protect falcons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

More than a dozen climbing routes on rocky cliffs in southern Utah's Zion National Park have been temporarily closed to help protect peregrine falcons.

The Latest: 47 years prison for father in slaying of 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

The Latest on the sentencing of a Detroit-area man who killed his two children and two stepchildren (all times local):

The Latest: Illinois man killed in storm identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:50am

The Latest on severe weather affecting a large swath of the central U.S. (all times local):

Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:49am

A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for a series of courtroom confrontations, including ordering a defense attorney to be handcuffed when she wouldn't stop 0arguing to keep a client out of jail.

Suspect in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in Kansas

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:38am

Authorities arrested a man Wednesday suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi.

The Latest: Trump invited SEAL widow during condolence call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:26am

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

Real woman seeks donations to counter 'Real women' billboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:20am

A North Carolina woman is raising money to pay for a new billboard to counter one criticized as sexist and misogynistic.

Former Utah analyst at Deaf, Blind Schools to jail for theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:06am

A former financial analyst convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has been sentenced to a month in jail and ordered to pay $67,000 in restitution.

Man accused of unwanted toe-sucking, foot massaging at mall

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:57am

A man charged with taking off a woman's shoe and sucking her toes without permission at a mall has been accused of massaging the feet of other women without their consent.

Seeing bias, NAACP seeks review in building collapse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:57am

The NAACP wants Philadelphia's top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse.

Cops: Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of the body, texted it to a friend and showered before calling 911.

Mayor: Photo showing border patrol in New Jersey in a hoax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

Officials in one New Jersey city say a photo that purports to show border patrol agents arresting someone in front of a local business is a fake.

Mountain View School District head defends arming staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

The head of the Mountain View School District is speaking out in support of a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools.

Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:37am

The Supreme Court gave new life Wednesday to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican.