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LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:59pm

The police chief of Los Angeles, a city that is half Latino, found himself in the middle of the national immigration debate on Wednesday after saying there's a correlation between the Trump administration's call for stiffer immigration policies and a drop in the number of Hispanics reporting sexual abuse and domestic violence.

19-year-old candidate heads to runoff in city council race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:58pm

A 19-year-old candidate seeking a council seat in a newly formed city in Georgia is headed to a runoff election next month.

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?

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AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin

Jeff Horwitz and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

Before signing up with Donald Trump, former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly worked for a Russian billionaire with a plan to "greatly benefit the Putin Government," The Associated Press has learned. The White House attempted to brush the report aside Wednesday, but it quickly raised fresh alarms in Congress about Russian links to Trump associates.

National Park Service: DC cherry trees start bloom period

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

The National Park Service says Washington's famous cherry trees are blooming again after a killing frost.

The Latest: Louisiana lawmaker promises to fix marriage law

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:57pm

The Latest on a challenge of Louisiana's marriage law (all times local):

Police: Shootings reported at 3 nearby Wisconsin locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:52pm

Police including a SWAT team responded Wednesday to shootings reported just minutes apart at three nearby locations in northern Wisconsin.

The Latest: Police probe alleged threats to assault victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:50pm

The Latest on the apparent sexual assault of a Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook (all times local):

Man in same-sex child custody case gets 3 years in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:48pm

A Virginia businessman convicted of international parental kidnapping and conspiracy for his role in a same-sex couple's child custody fight was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison.

911 call: Mom tried to resuscitate unresponsive twin babies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

The mother of twin baby girls who were found dead in an apartment can be heard screaming on a 911 call that they "are not breathing and both are purple."

Idaho man who didn't match murder DNA freed after 20 years

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder confession is now free after spending half of his life behind bars.

APNewsBreak: California may face 'significant risk' from dam

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

California is courting a "very significant risk" if a damaged spillway on the nation's tallest dam is not operational by the next rainy season, and the state's plan leaves no time for any delays, a team of safety experts has warned in a report obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press.

Trump feels 'somewhat' vindicated after Nunes intel briefing

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

Communications of Donald Trump's transition officials — possibly including the incoming president himself — may have been scooped up in legal surveillance but then improperly distributed throughout the intelligence community, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said Wednesday.

Coast Guard searches for man who fell from cruise ship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are searching for a Florida man who fell off a Carnival cruise ship near Cuba.

Police Chief: Shooting at northern Wisconsin bank came as officers responded to 'domestic situation'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:47pm

Police Chief: Shooting at northern Wisconsin bank came as officers responded to 'domestic situation'

NATO says it will reschedule meeting so Tillerson can attend

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:35pm

The head of NATO said Wednesday he is certain a semiannual meeting of the alliance's foreign ministers can be rescheduled so Secretary of State Rex Tillerson can attend.

The Latest: Suspect in race-targeted killing is Army veteran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:35pm

The Latest on the death of a black man in what police say was a racially motivated killing (all times local):

Cops: Parents killed teen son, set family's NY home on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:35pm

A New York couple has been arraigned on charges they killed their teenage son and set their rural upstate home on fire to cover up the crime.

Onetime defendant in legendary Lufthansa heist is rearrested

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:29pm

An aging mobster who made headlines two years ago by beating charges in a legendary heist retold in the hit film "Goodfellas" was arrested Wednesday for a far less noteworthy crime — directing the torching of a car that cut him off in traffic, authorities said.

Teton County storm gets federal disaster declaration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:29pm

President Donald Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration for damage caused by a winter storm in Teton County in early February.