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Michigan, Flint to replace 18K lead-tainted water lines

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:28pm

Michigan and the city of Flint agreed Monday to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit by residents over lead-contaminated water in the struggling community.

Man denies charges in deadly crash, held for Border Patrol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:24pm

A man arrested in an Ohio van crash that killed three members of a family has pleaded not guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide and is being held on an immigration detainer.

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Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:24pm

House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday, prompting the top Democrat on the committee to call on Nunes to recuse himself from the committee's Russia probe.

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:16pm

An Oakland residential building that caught fire Monday, killing one person, had been the target of building department investigations and citations since 2010, when the city allowed the owner to convert the structure into transitional housing for recovering drug addicts, people struggling with homelessness and others, records show.

Judge won't release Mexican man jailed near Seattle

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:16pm

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

Tennessee Senate passes resolution to move Polk's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:13pm

The Tennessee Senate passed a resolution Monday that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.

Christie to join White House opioid effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:10pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:03pm

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

The Latest: Bridge case defendants seek to avoid prison time

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00pm

The Latest on pre-sentencing court filings for two convicted ex-aides to Republican Gov. Chris Christie (all times local):

The Latest: Hutchinson reviewing inmates' clemency bids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00pm

The Latest on eight upcoming executions in Arkansas (all times local):

The Latest: At least 2 killed in Oakland building fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00pm

The Latest on a building fire in Oakland that killed two people (all times local):

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

Adam Kealoha Causey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:53pm

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

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:52pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.

Firefighters say a second tenant has died and two others are missing after a fire in an Oakland apartment building

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:50pm

Firefighters say a second tenant has died and two others are missing after a fire in an Oakland apartment building.

Nebraska Democrats criticized for refugee basket voter forms

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:22pm

A leading Nebraska lawmaker demanded "corrective action" from the state Democratic Party on Monday after learning that party officials included voter registration forms in welcome baskets for refugees, a move that has drawn intense criticism and death threats.

Attorney General: Sanctuary cities are risking federal money

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:22pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday warned so-called sanctuary cities they could lose federal money for refusing to cooperate with immigration authorities and suggested the government would come after grants that have already been awarded if they don't comply.

Gov. Herbert signs medical marijuana research bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:14pm

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

Police review transit bus video from Las Vegas shooting

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:12pm

Police and prosecutors were reviewing transit bus video Monday ahead of an initial court appearance for a man suspected of killing one passenger and wounding another for what authorities called no apparent reason when the double-decker bus stopped during the weekend on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Latest: Kansas Senate advances Medicaid expansion bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:10pm

The Latest on the debate in Kansas over expanding its Medicaid program (all times local):

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

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 5:03pm

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.