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Trump allies say they're active but were MIA on health care

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:30am

Outside groups are promising to spend millions of dollars boosting President Donald Trump's agenda. But this political cavalry was noticeably absent during his first legislative agenda item, repealing and replacing the nation's health care law.

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Federal judge in Hawaii extends injunction halting travel ban

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:29am

A federal judge in Hawaii has granted the state's request for a longer term halt of the revised travel ban executive order. US District Court Judge Derrick Watson blocked the revised executive order two weeks ago -- but it was only a temporary halt through a restraining order. The plaintiffs asked for it to be converted into a longer term preliminary injunction, and he agreed Wednesday night.

Deal to end 'bathroom law' under fire from LGBT people

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:22am

North Carolina's top Republican legislators and the Democratic governor say they have a deal to end the state's LGBT "bathroom law," which has brought negative national attention and made it harder to attract businesses and sporting events.

University of Wyoming to open Native American student center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:10am

University of Wyoming officials are opening a center for Native American students that they hope will help with student recruitment and retention.

Police: 1 man shot, another injured after entering apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:03am

Salt Lake City police say a man is dead and another is critically injured after they tried to enter someone's home.

UW Foundation worker claims she was fired in retaliation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:03am

A University of Wyoming employee who was fired and then rehired says the termination was an act of retaliation.

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North Carolina leaders reach deal to repeal bathroom bill, but many see flaws

Madison Park and Keith Allen, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:02am

Late Wednesday night, North Carolina lawmakers and the governor reached an agreement to repeal the state's controversial "bathroom bill," called HB2.

Severe storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:51am

An unsettled weather pattern that so far this week has contributed to the deaths of six people in the Southern Plains shifted into the Ohio Valley and southern United States on Thursday, but forecasters say the next round of severe weather won't be as bad as initially anticipated.

Russia draws senators' focus in hearing on election meddling

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:51am

Lawmakers heading the Senate intelligence committee focused squarely on Russia as they opened a hearing Thursday on attempts at undermining the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

The Latest: Senator says Russia undermined trust in media

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:50am

The Latest on the Senate intelligence committee's hearing on Russian interference in last year's presidential election (all times local):

Idaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:50am

Officials say a northern Idaho man arrested of unlawfully possessing firearms was handed over to the U.S. Marshal's Service.

The Latest: Bus victims in wreck ranged in age from 61 to 87

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:40am

The Latest on a deadly crash involving a church bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas (all times local):

The Latest: 'Bathroom bill' compromise passes early hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:40am

The Latest on a compromise proposal to overturn North Carolina's "bathroom bill" (all times local):

Police: Man dead after shots fired in struggle with officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:22am

Authorities in Delaware say a Philadelphia man is dead after shots were fired as he struggled with a police officer.

The Latest: Storm threat shifts to Ohio Valley, southern US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:10am

The Latest on severe weather in the central and southern United States: (all times local):

Man who dragged hotel worker under truck gets a year in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 8:00am

A Massachusetts man who ran over a hotel worker and dragged her more than 3 miles to her death has been sentenced to a year behind bars.

Police: 2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:52am

Virginia State Police say two children were killed when a tractor trailer hit them as they approached a school bus in Buckingham County.

Middle school teacher sought in child porn investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:50am

The FBI is seeking a Florida middle school teacher who authorities say produced and received child pornography.

TSA worker fired after missing loaded gun in bag at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 7:44am

A Transportation Security Administration screener has been fired after authorities say she missed a loaded handgun in a passenger's carry-on bag at Atlanta's airport.