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Woman guilty of kidnapping baby from mall food court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

A suburban Philadelphia woman charged with befriending a woman at a shopping mall and then taking her baby was convicted Friday of kidnapping and child concealment.

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

Eileen Sullivan and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:59pm

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

Polygamists in food stamp fraud case avoid prison time

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:38pm

Another suspect accepted a plea deal Friday in a food stamp fraud case brought against 11 polygamists on the Utah-Arizona border that marked a major government effort to try to crack down on the sect that has sparked criticism now that all but one of the suspects has avoided prison time.

APNewsBreak: California could free 9,500 inmates in 4 years

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:37pm

Corrections officials announced new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California's prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years.

President Trump says health care bill fell short in lead-up to House vote because of no support from Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:37pm

President Trump says health care bill fell short in lead-up to House vote because of no support from Democrats.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on failure of GOP health bill: 'Today is a victory for the American people'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:37pm

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on failure of GOP health bill: 'Today is a victory for the American people'

Idaho Dept. of Labor hacked, 170K accounts compromised

Nate Sunderland, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:33pm

The Idaho Department of Labor announced a large-scale computer hack affecting some 170,000 of the state’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts on Wednesday.

The Latest: Brother says shooting suspect was acting 'crazy'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:27pm

The latest on the northern Wisconsin shootings that left four dead in several small communities (all times local):

UPDATED

Trump, GOP leaders pull health care bill in humiliating loss

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:20pm

In a humiliating setback, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders pulled their "Obamacare" repeal bill off the House floor Friday after it became clear the measure would fail badly.

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:09pm

In a sweeping affirmation of presidential authority, a federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil rights group that sought to block the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.

General favors more aggressive approach in Somalia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:09pm

Vowing he won't turn Somalia into a "free fire zone," the commander of U.S. Africa Command said Friday he wants greater authority to conduct airstrikes and use military forces in the African country to allow the U.S. to strike al-Qaida-linked militants more quickly.

Divorce lawyer for suspect's wife among 4 shot in Wisconsin

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:09pm

A northern Wisconsin man struggling with debt allegedly killed his wife's divorce lawyer during a shooting spree that left three other people dead, including a police detective.

Lebanese businessman appears in US court in sanctions case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:02pm

A Lebanese businessman who the United States says has provided millions of dollars to the Hezbollah militant group has pleaded not guilty to federal criminal charges.

UPDATED

Subject of film 'Bernie' appeals lengthy sentence for murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:02pm

A former Texas mortician whose legal issues were the subject of the 2011 film "Bernie" is appealing his sentence of 99 years to life in prison in the killing of a wealthy widow.

The Latest: Lawsuit challenges Arkansas execution secrecy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:57pm

The Latest on Arkansas' efforts to conduct four double-executions next month (all times local):

Court revives challenge of Virginia's death row conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:50pm

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging conditions on Virginia's death row.

Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:50pm

A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children.

House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:43pm

Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders.

US-backed Syrian fighters reach IS-held dam in north Syria

Bassem Mroue and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:39pm

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters reached a major dam held by the Islamic State group in northern Syria Friday as Syria's U.N. ambassador said hundreds of American personnel are "invading my country," insisting that any effort to liberate the city of Raqqa — the de facto capital of the Islamic State group — should be done in coordination with the Damascus government.