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Man pleads guilty to shooting Georgia officer lured by call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:05pm

A man accused of shooting a Georgia police officer after luring him with a 911 call has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder.

Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt 4 double executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:40pm

The eight Arkansas inmates scheduled for lethal injection next month are asking a federal judge to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.

The Latest: Police say slain officer wanted to be canine cop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:40pm

The Latest on a traffic-stop shootout that killed an Oklahoma police officer and critically wounded another man (all times local):

Murder case against Border Patrol agent to move forward

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34pm

The second-degree murder case against a Border Patrol agent accused of killing a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting will move forward after a federal judge denied a motion to dismiss the charge.

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34pm

Dazed Oakland residents who escaped an early morning fire that killed one person report being wakened by neighbor's screams and the popping of windows grown too hot from the heat.

Judge won't release Mexican man jailed near Seattle

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34pm

A federal judge has upheld a decision not to release a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children.


Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34pm

Cincinnati police said they are making progress in their investigation into a nightclub shooting while city leaders Monday encouraged more witnesses to come forward to help find those responsible for the gun battle inside the crowded club that left one man dead, 16 people injured and more questions about safety in public gathering spots.

Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:34pm

A Georgia lawmaker is defending his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.

Utah governor signs medical marijuana research bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:30pm

Utah's governor has signed off on a bill that allows research into the risks and benefits of medical marijuana.

Family sues town to demolish house after creepy letters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

A New Jersey family that wants to demolish their home after they claim they were stalked by an anonymous creepy-letter writer known as "The Watcher" has filed a lawsuit against their town.

Oklahoma police officer dies after traffic-stop shooting

Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:24pm

A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday morning after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

Authorities: Maryland teen planned shooting at her school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:20pm

A shotgun, ammunition and bomb-making materials were found at the Maryland home of an 18-year-old student planning an attack at her high school, authorities announced Monday.

Indiana woman gets 12 years for neglect of malnourished teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:20pm

An eastern Indiana woman has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the neglect of her 15-year-old niece who weighed just 40 pounds when she was admitted to a hospital.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary cities must end

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:20pm

The Trump administration is continuing its tough talk against "sanctuary cities," which shelter people living in the country illegally by refusing to help the federal government enforce immigration laws.

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on Supreme Court pick

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:12pm

Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing.

Mom of unarmed teen killed by cop in 2012 demands answers

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:05pm

The mother of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a white police officer said Monday she was frustrated the officer quit instead of getting fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force against black men and boys.

Woman guilty of smuggling woman for surrogacy, forced labor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:03pm

Federal prosecutors say a northeast Florida woman has pleaded guilty to smuggling a Mexican woman into the U.S. as a pregnancy surrogate and instead forced her into domestic labor through abuse.

The Latest: Battalion chief says 1 dead in Oakland fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 12:00pm

The Latest on a residential fire in Oakland, California (all times local):

Michigan police: Office, home of state Sen. Johnson searched

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 11:53am

The office and home of a Detroit-area state senator were searched Monday morning as part of a joint investigation involving the FBI and state police.