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Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:43am

The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area.

Grand Teton's main road opens for bikers, pedestrians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:43am

The main road through Grand Teton National Park has been plowed clear of snow and is opening up for nonmotorized recreational use.

Undercover videos of fetal tissue talks spur felony charges

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:33am

Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations about fetal tissue must each face more than a dozen felony charges.

Man linked to art heist to plead guilty in unrelated case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 12:00am

A reputed Connecticut mobster who authorities say is the last surviving person of interest in the largest art heist in U.S. history has agreed to plead guilty to unrelated weapons charges.

New York foster father faces trial in sex abuse case

Frank Eltman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:43pm

A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years is set to go on trial on charges he sexually abused eight of the children. In addition to the alleged abuse of the boys, prosecutors also said the man sexually abused a dog in front of a child.

Sheriff's deputies involved in shooting in SW Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:42pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho are investigating after a shooting that wounded a man as law enforcement officers attempted to serve a felony warrant at a home in Boise.

3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 10:25pm

Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday.

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:41pm

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.

APNewsBreak: Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:34pm

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 can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings, an immigration judge ruled Tuesday.

Iowa Republicans back 'fetal heartbeat' abortion legislation

Barbara Rodriguez and Linley Sanders, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:30pm

Republicans in the Iowa Legislature are backing newly filed legislation that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which would be the strictest ban in the country if enacted.

Pennsylvania school district Oks pact on immigrant students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:12pm

A Pennsylvania school district reached a settlement Tuesday with the American Civil Liberties Union over what civil rights attorneys contend was a practice of denying older refugee and immigrant students a meaningful education by steering them to alternative high schools.

The Latest: ACLU: Immigrant education pact will be 'strong'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 9:00pm

The Latest on a Pennsylvania school district's settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union on educating older immigrant students (all times local):

Carl Clark, WWII hero recognized 6 decades later, dies

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 8:43pm

Carl Clark, a California man who was recognized six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal of honor that had been denied because he was black, died last week. He was 100.

The Latest: 3 storm chasers killed in Texas crash identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:50pm

The Latest on severe weather across the southern plains and its impact (all times local):

Questions linger as New Jersey bridge case sentencings near

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41pm

The traffic jam that sank Gov. Chris Christie's presidential aspirations is set to conclude with the sentencings Wednesday of the two former aides convicted of creating the gridlock to teach a lesson to a mayor whose endorsement they couldn't obtain.

White House staff also will skip correspondents dinner

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:41pm

White House staff will be skipping this year's White House Correspondents' Association Dinner along with President Donald Trump.

Federal report: Lack of markings caused 2016 fatal bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31pm

Inadequate highway markings caused a fatal Greyhound bus crash in California last year that killed two people and injured 13 others, including the driver, federal officials said Tuesday.

Transgender California inmates could have bras, cosmetics

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31pm

Transgender California prison inmates would be allowed to have bras, cosmetics and other personal items corresponding to their gender identities under proposed rules filed with state regulators on Tuesday.

Judge: Anthony Garcia competent to go through sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:31pm

A judge has found a former doctor convicted of killing four people connected to an Omaha medical school is competent to face an upcoming death penalty hearing.

Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 7:22pm

A spirited Hillary Clinton took on the Trump administration Tuesday in one of her first public speeches since she lost the presidential election, criticizing the country's Republican leaders on everything from health care to the shortage of women appointees in top administration positions.