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Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A Rapid City mother said she's grateful for the thousands of dollars in donations that helped bring home the remains of her daughter after she died hiking in Peru.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

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.

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

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s was beaten in his cell and is in critical condition, state authorities said Wednesday.

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Matthew Daly and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

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

Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

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.

Chicago man pleads not guilty to weapons charge after raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

The son of a man who was shot and wounded by federal immigration agents has pleaded not guilty in Chicago to a weapons charge.

Friend of racist church shooter appeals sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

A friend of Dylann Roof's is appealing the prison sentence of two years and three months he received for encouraging friends not to call the FBI and identify Roof after he fatally shot nine black parishioners at a church in South Carolina.

86-year-old jewel thief pleads guilty to shoplifting charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:10pm

A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge.

The Latest: Court blocks anti-abortion group's recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:10pm

The Latest on the legal woes of an anti-abortion group that made secret video recordings (all times local):

The Latest: 'Erratic' woman drives into US Capitol cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:10pm

The Latest on a woman who police say drove into a police cruiser at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.:

Ex-Trump University student wants the president's apology

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:04pm

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.

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

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:55pm

and burst into tears.

Democratic Rep. appears ready to announce challenge to Cruz

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:55pm

Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas said Wednesday he is preparing for a campaign announcement in El Paso and insisted GOP Sen. Ted Cruz is beatable.

The Latest: 2nd Christie aide gets 18 months in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:48pm

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

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.

Bridget Kelly, ex-aide to Gov. Chris Christie, gets 18 months in prison in bridge plot; co-defendant got 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:45pm

Bridget Kelly, ex-aide to Gov. Chris Christie, gets 18 months in prison in bridge plot; co-defendant got 2 years.

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.