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Christie office rejects judge's comments on venomous culture

Michael Catalini and David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:05pm

Gov. Chris Christie's administration defended itself Thursday against comments made by a federal judge who suggested a venomous climate inside state government led two Christie aides to orchestrate traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge to punish a political rival.

Lawyer wants information about drugs for Arkansas executions

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 6:05pm

A judge peeled back the veil on a part of Arkansas' highly secret execution procedure Thursday, saying prison officials must disclose more information about the lethal drugs they plan to use as part of an accelerated timetable of putting condemned inmates to death next month.

Judge moves, pushes Texas attorney general's criminal trial

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:54pm

On the brink of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton facing a jury on criminal securities fraud charges, a judge Thursday ordered a delay until the trial can be moved from the Republican's hometown where prosecutors have accused conservative allies of trying to derail the case.

Video shows LA deputy ignoring shooting call

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:54pm

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy is under investigation after a video posted online showed him ignoring a shooting call while he recorded a message to his then-girlfriend, officials said Thursday.

North Carolina rolls back 'bathroom bill' despite criticism

Gary D. Robertson and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:54pm

North Carolina rolled back its "bathroom bill" Thursday in a bid to end the yearlong backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.

The Latest: Flynn discussing immunity with intel committees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:50pm

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

Authorities: Deputy who was fatally shot had previous arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:42pm

An off-duty deputy who was fatally shot by Chattanooga police was facing a $250,000 federal civil rights lawsuit by a woman who accused him of beating her in a local jail while she was shackled.

Judge appears close to approving Trump University deal

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:42pm

A judge on Thursday sharply questioned a challenge to a lawsuit settlement involving a $25 million payment by President Donald Trump to former customers of his now-defunct Trump University but stopped short of giving final approval to the deal that would end nearly seven years of litigation.

S&P: Sanctuary cities won't see ratings dip with Trump order

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:35pm

If sanctuary communities that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities lose federal funds under President Donald Trump's executive order, their credit ratings aren't likely to change, a major rating agency concluded Thursday.

2 men arrested over nightclub shooting that left man dead

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:33pm

Two men, one hospitalized in critical condition with gunshot wounds, have been arrested in connection with a nightclub gunbattle that killed one person and injured 16 others, police said on Thursday.

Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with congressional panels about questioning, seeking to avoid 'unfair prosecution'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:33pm

Lawyer: Michael Flynn in talks with congressional panels about questioning, seeking to avoid 'unfair prosecution'

5 killed in shootings on Chicago's South Side

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:30pm

Separate shootings in one Chicago neighborhood have left five people dead, including a pregnant woman.

President Donald Trump's administration appeals Hawaii federal judge's ruling blocking revised travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:10pm

President Donald Trump's administration appeals Hawaii federal judge's ruling blocking revised travel ban.

The Latest: NCAA plans to review 'bathroom bill' deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:10pm

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

Governor issues pardon for dog that killed neighbor's pug

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:10pm

A death row dog considered dangerous may be getting a reprieve.

Parts of Wyoming to get more snow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 5:05pm

A spring storm is expected to bring snow to parts of Wyoming on Friday.

Mexican state prosecutor held on drug charges in NYC case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:54pm

The attorney general for the western Mexican state of Nayarit will remain behind bars in San Diego until a hearing to determine if U.S. authorities can move him to New York City to face drug trafficking charges.

Oklahoma Bar Association opens investigation of ex-AG Pruitt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:53pm

The Oklahoma Bar Association is investigating an ethics complaint against former state Attorney General Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Latest: Schumer warns against rule change for Gorsuch

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:50pm

The Latest on Neil Gorsuch's nomination to the Supreme Court (all times local):

The Latest: Ex-girlfriend says she posted video of LA deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 4:45pm

The Latest on a video apparently showing a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy ignoring a shooting call while he recorded a message for his former girlfriend (all times local):