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White House invites lawmakers to see intelligence material

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:43pm

The White House has invited the heads of congressional intelligence committees investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election to view materials found by the National Security Council.

Cyprus businessman suing Buzzfeed for unproven Trump dossier

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:36pm

A businessman based in Cyprus is suing the Buzzfeed online media outlet for defamation over its publication of an unproven dossier on President Donald Trump's purported activities involving Russia and allegations of Russian interference during last year's U.S. election.

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

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:34pm

The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group or al-Qaida, including a member of the IS cell dubbed "The Beatles." The sanctions also targeted a diverse array of individuals from Asia, Europe and New Zealand that the U.S. accuses of being terrorists.

White House adviser Kushner, senator talk criminal justice

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:34pm

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley met with White House adviser Jared Kushner about criminal justice reform Thursday, giving supporters a small sign of encouragement that the issue could be revived under President Donald Trump.

Top aide to President Donald Trump leaves administration

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:25pm

A top aide to President Donald Trump said she is leaving his administration to join a pro-Trump outside group, America First Policies.

Truck carrying mulch hits, kills 2 children near bus stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

A tractor-trailer carrying 75,000 pounds of mulch struck and killed two children who ran into the road to meet their approaching school bus in Virginia on Thursday, state police said.

North Carolina lawmakers vote to undo 'bathroom bill'

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

North Carolina lawmakers voted Thursday to roll back North Carolina's "bathroom bill" in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.

Democrats criticize Trump's Air Force pick over past work

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

President Donald Trump's nominee for Air Force secretary came under scrutiny Thursday as Democrats questioned her work as a defense industry consultant and a conversation she had a decade ago with a federal prosecutor during a corruption probe.

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:15pm

Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

The Latest: Expert says Russians targeted GOP candidates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:10pm

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

Idaho police arrest man who had been hiding for 17 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 12:10pm

Officials say a northern Idaho man arrested for unlawfully possessing firearms was handed over to the U.S. Marshal's Service.

Trump University lawsuits face final hurdle to settlement

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:54am

President Donald Trump faces one last hurdle to ending nearly seven years of lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University when a judge decides Thursday whether to approve a $25 million settlement with former customers who claimed they were duped by failed promises to learn success in real estate.

Trial of defamation lawsuit against Trump adviser postponed

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:54am

Republican political operative Roger Stone, who's been busy preparing for a possible grilling by the U.S. Senate intelligence committee about Russian hacking, appeared Thursday at a New York courthouse for the trial of a civil defamation lawsuit against him before it was postponed for months.

As war in Afghanistan drags on, Russia resurrects interest

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:44am

As America's effort to end 16 years of war in Afghanistan yields little progress, Russia is resurrecting its own interest in the "graveyard of empires." The jockeying includes engaging the Taliban and leading a new diplomatic effort to tackle Afghanistan's future, with or without U.S. support.

The Latest: North Carolina OKs rolling back 'bathroom bill'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:44am

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

Bill rolling back North Carolina's contentious LGBT law passes General Assembly and heads to governor, who supports it

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:40am

Bill rolling back North Carolina's contentious LGBT law passes General Assembly and heads to governor, who supports it.

Family of slain Oklahoma man says audio proves racial bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:40am

The attorney for an Oklahoma police officer accused in the shooting death of a black man says a potentially "prejudicial" audio recording should be barred from trial because it's inflammatory.

The Latest: Families of crash victims gathered to grieve

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:40am

The Latest on a deadly crash involving a church bus and a pickup truck in southwest Texas (all times local):

Appeals court: Records of cop in Garner death aren't public

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:33am

A state appeals court has ruled that civilian complaints made to a police watchdog agency about the white officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner should not be made public.

American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 30th - 11:25am

An American Airlines pilot died after becoming ill just before his plane landed in Albuquerque.