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Lara Trump hired by Trump campaign's digital vendor

Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:46pm

The digital vendor for President Donald Trump's political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: the president's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump.

10K sign petition opposing parole for Brinks getaway driver

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

Nearly 10,000 people have signed a petition urging the New York state Parole Board to deny the release of an ex-radical who drove a getaway car in the 1981 Brinks armored car robbery that left three dead.

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

A storm system that's blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, putting 17 million people in the central United States at risk for bad weather, forecasters said.

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

As a powerful storm system swept across Texas, storm chasers raced to record its fury and witness a tornado. But one such pursuit ended tragically when three men were killed as their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads.

86-year-old jewel thief pleads guilty to shoplifting charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:44pm

A notorious 86-year-old jewel thief has pleaded guilty to a felony shoplifting charge.

State Department employee accused of making false statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:40pm

A veteran State Department employee has been arrested on charges that she made false statements to federal investigators.

Why is the government searching cellphones?

Katie Fallow, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:39pm

An engineer from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. A Wall Street Journal reporter and a French-American photojournalist. An independent filmmaker. An electronics salesman.

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a sharp setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed. But they continue to pursue that goal and also are pushing for a federal ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

The Latest: Christie aide says she won't be 'the scapegoat'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:35pm

The Latest on the sentencing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures (all times local):

The Latest: Senate intel panel working on Russia probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:28pm

The Latest on congressional maneuvering around investigations into Russian meddling into United States politics (all times local):

Donations boom for family of South Dakota woman who died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A Rapid City mother said she's grateful for the thousands of dollars in donations that helped bring home the remains of her daughter after she died hiking in Peru.

Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis and inadequate training of local and state officers.

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

A serial killer known as the "Angel of Death" after he admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s was beaten in his cell and is in critical condition, state authorities said Wednesday.

Zinke: Border wall 'complex,' faces geographic challenges

Matthew Daly and Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:26pm

Geographic and physical challenges — including the Rio Grande and threatened wildlife — will make it difficult to build the "big, beautiful wall" that President Donald Trump has promised on the U.S.-Mexico border, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Wednesday.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

Mexican man arrested despite protected status to be released

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

A Mexican man who has spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was expected to be released from custody as soon as Wednesday pending deportation proceedings, his lawyers said.

Chicago man pleads not guilty to weapons charge after raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

The son of a man who was shot and wounded by federal immigration agents has pleaded not guilty in Chicago to a weapons charge.

Friend of racist church shooter appeals sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:14pm

A friend of Dylann Roof's is appealing the prison sentence of two years and three months he received for encouraging friends not to call the FBI and identify Roof after he fatally shot nine black parishioners at a church in South Carolina.

The Latest: Court blocks anti-abortion group's recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 1:10pm

The Latest on the legal woes of an anti-abortion group that made secret video recordings (all times local):