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Lawyer: Mental illness a question in Vegas bus shooting case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:46pm

Competency could emerge as a defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one person and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip, his court-appointed attorney said Wednesday.

10K sign petition opposing parole for Brinks getaway driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:40pm

Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the New York state Parole Board to deny the release of an ex-radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three dead.

Family gets a shock when turkey crashes through windshield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:38pm

A New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle's windshield.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

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

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, putting 17 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

Ex-Trump University student wants the president's apology

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:29pm

President Donald Trump's $25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged fraud at his now-defunct Trump University may be put on hold because a former student in Florida wants a full refund plus interest and an apology.

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

Sadie Gurman and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:19pm

The Trump administration is issuing a fresh threat to withhold or revoke law enforcement grant money from communities that refuse to cooperate with federal efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.

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.

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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.

'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.