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The Latest: Orlando shooter's wife won't be freed for 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:56pm

The Latest on the court case of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

Police: Kentucky officer shoots man, condition unknown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:56pm

Police in Kentucky say an officer has shot a man, and the man is in unknown condition.

Texas court hears case that could dent gay marriage right

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:45pm

The Texas Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a Houston case that top Republicans hope will provide an opening to chip away at the landmark 2015 ruling legalizing gay marriage nationwide.

Boise businessman announces run for Idaho governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:45pm

Boise businessman Tommy Ahlquist has launched his Republican campaign for Idaho governor.

Authorities say multiple people are dead, others seriously injured in an Oregon house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:45pm

Authorities say multiple people are dead, others seriously injured in an Oregon house fire.

Ohio man pleads guilty in bomb plot on New York prison guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:40pm

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge stemming from an explosion that injured a New York state prison guard outside his home.

Video of men hooking shark at pier sparks state probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:33pm

California authorities are investigating after video surfaced of fishermen reeling in what appears to be a juvenile great white shark on the Huntington Beach Pier.

Former Harvard law worker accused of stealing nearly $48,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:30pm

A former Harvard employee is accused of stealing nearly $48,000 from the university and using it on personal purchases.

Virginia school board: Court should delay transgender case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:30pm

The Virginia school board that wants to keep a transgender teen from using the boys' restroom at his high school is calling on the Supreme Court to delay consideration of the case to allow the Trump administration to weigh in.

Bull trout lawsuit targeting Columbia Basin dams dismissed

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:26pm

A federal lawsuit by an environmental group seeking to force federal agencies to analyze whether about two dozen dams operating in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are harming bull trout has been dismissed.

APNewsBreak: School led locker room assault investigation

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:26pm

The investigation into the sexual assault of a disabled black football player by his white teammates at a small-town Idaho high school showed that crucial evidence was collected by school employees, not law enforcement officials, and that the culture that led to the attack stretched far beyond the locker room.

Trump's office on immigrant crime is dramatic overhaul

Sadie Gurman and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:13pm

President Donald Trump is spotlighting violence committed by immigrants, announcing the creation of a national office that can assist American victims of such crimes. He said during his address Tuesday night that the Homeland Security Department's Victims Of Immigration Crime Engagement office will provide a voice for people ignored by the media and "silenced by special interests."

Judge agrees to release widow of Orlando nightclub shooter until she's tried on charges of aiding attack that killed 49

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:13pm

Judge agrees to release widow of Orlando nightclub shooter until she's tried on charges of aiding attack that killed 49.

Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:04pm

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.

Lawyers wrap up bribery trial of ex-Utah attorney general

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 12:04pm

Closing arguments are underway in the bribery case of former Utah attorney general, one of the highest-profile scandals in state history.

Seeing bias, NAACP seeks review in building collapse case

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:49am

A civil rights group asked Philadelphia's top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse.

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

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:49am

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

Official: Calif. faces $50B price tag for flood control

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:49am

California faces an estimated $50 billion price tag for roads, dams and other infrastructure threatened by floods such as the one that severely damaged Oroville Dam last month, the state's natural resources secretary said Wednesday.

Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:40am

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 arguing to keep a client out of jail.