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Prosecutors drop sex-for-repairs case against handyman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:47am

Baltimore prosecutors have dropped all charges against a second former handyman who had been accused of trading sex for repairs in a public housing complex.

'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:44am

A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky died Thursday, two days after investigators said he was attacked in prison, Ohio's prisons department said.

Senate GOP needs Pence to break tie on family planning funds

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:44am

Senate Republicans on Thursday needed Vice President Mike Pence to break a tie on legislation to reverse an Obama administration rule protecting funds for Planned Parenthood and other family planning providers.

Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force pick over past work

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:44am

President Donald Trump's nominee to be Air Force secretary is facing criticism from Senate Democrats over her work as a defense industry consultant and her contact a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe.

Judge denies motion on murder charges in bicyclists' deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:40am

A motorist accused of killing five bicyclists and injuring four others in southwestern Michigan will stand trial on second-degree murder charges.

Judge moves, pushes Texas attorney general's criminal trial

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:34am

A judge on Thursday postponed the criminal trial of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and moved the case from the Republican's hometown.

Helicopter joins search for 91-year-old Pennsylvania judge

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:34am

State police took to the air Thursday as the search intensified for a 91-year-old federal judge who suffers from memory loss and was reported missing from his northeastern Pennsylvania home.

Police: 2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:34am

Virginia State Police say two children were killed when they were struck by a tractor-trailer near a school bus stop.

The Latest: Trump backer Stone's defamation trial is delayed

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

The Latest on a trial in a defamation lawsuit against prominent Trump supporter Roger Stone and two others (all times local):

Trove of Susan B. Anthony letters lands at New York college

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:20am

A college in Susan B. Anthony's western New York hometown has acquired a trove of 19th-century letters she wrote to a fellow leader in the women's rights movement.

Michigan pastor accused of financial fraud worth millions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:20am

Federal regulators are accusing a pastor in Michigan of fraud, saying he used the Bible to persuade retirees and laid-off auto workers to invest more than $6 million with him.

Utah needle exchange program put on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:16am

A Utah needle exchange program has been put on hold following concerns from law enforcement that it would encourage drug use.

Missing cat from California ends up in Canada years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:14am

A cat that went missing in California 2 ½ years ago has shown up many miles away in Canada.

Judge postpones Texas attorney general's trial that was set for May, orders proceedings moved from his hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:14am

Judge postpones Texas attorney general's trial that was set for May, orders proceedings moved from his hometown.

Despite local outrage, Draper could house homeless shelter

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

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says two locations in Draper will still be considered for a new homeless shelter even though the city's mayor withdrew his offer to house the facility after fierce opposition from residents.

Woman who hit Capitol police cruiser to appear in court

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

A 20-year-old woman described as "erratic and aggressive" who drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser is scheduled to make her first appearance in court.

The Latest: Senator tells intel panel to 'follow the money'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:04am

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 - 10:00am

An off-duty sheriff's deputy who was fatally shot by police after officials say he became agitated and refused commands to drop his gun had been arrested and suspended in the past, but the charge was dropped and he was reinstated.

Transient pleads not guilty to murder in stabbing in Vermont

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 10:00am

A transient has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the stabbing death of another man near a busy outdoor pedestrian shopping and dining plaza in Vermont.

US hits 'Beatles' cell member, 6 more with terror sanctions

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 9:55am

The United States is imposing sanctions on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, including a member of the IS cell dubbed "The Beatles."