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The Latest: Board recommends rejecting clemency for inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:10pm

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

The Latest: White racist charged with murder as terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:10pm

The Latest on James Harris Jackson, a white racist accused of stabbing Timothy Caughman, a black man (all times local):

Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:03pm

Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.

Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:03pm

A woman and her boyfriend were arguing over property before he fatally shot her and also shot five others, including her two grade-school age sons, police in Florida said Monday.

Georgia lawmaker backs 'Confederate History Month,' chided

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:03pm

A Georgia lawmaker on Monday defended his proposal asking House colleagues to recognize "Confederate History Month," but black lawmakers charge it glorifies a time when slavery was acceptable.

Judge won't release Mexican man jailed near Seattle

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:02pm

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.

Florida officials: Aggressive efforts to stop Zika continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:02pm

Florida officials say they're continuing aggressive efforts to stop the spread of the Zika virus.

Mississippi governor approves outlawing of sanctuary cities

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:02pm

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a law banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally.

Future of 'abortion reversal' bill in doubt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:00pm

Two key Indiana lawmakers say they do not intend to take action on legislation addressing so-called abortion reversal procedures, likely dooming its chances of becoming law this session.

The Latest: Officials reveal plans for Pulse anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 2:00pm

The Latest on the Orlando nightclub massacre (all times local):

Mom of unarmed teen killed by cop in 2012 demands answers

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The mother of an unarmed black teenager shot to death by a white police officer said Monday she was outraged the officer quit instead of getting fired following a disciplinary trial in a case that sparked outrage over police use of deadly force against black men and boys.

Screams, popping glass alerted residents to building fire

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Dazed Oakland residents who escaped an early morning fire that killed one person report being wakened by neighbors' screams and the popping of windows grown too hot from the heat.

Michigan police: Office, home of state Sen. Johnson searched

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The office and home of a Detroit-area state senator were searched Monday morning as part of a joint investigation involving the FBI and state police.

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz to run for Minnesota governor

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz said Monday he will run for governor rather than seek re-election next year, creating an open seat in the Democratic congressman's Republican-leaning district.

The Latest: Police have video from Vegas Strip bus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting on a bus along the Las Vegas Strip (all times local):

GOP lawmakers to launch Idaho Freedom Caucus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Two Republican lawmakers say they are starting a new legislative caucus made up of Idaho's most conservative House members.

Utah foster parents arrested after child neglect complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

Police in northern Utah have arrested a married couple after receiving reports that they were abusing their sons.

ACLU fights against warrantless searches of drug database

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:52pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and Utah state officials say a judge's recommendation to allow the Drug Enforcement Administration to do warrantless searches of a prescription drug database violates people's privacy rights.

Arkansas inmates ask judge to halt 4 double executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:42pm

The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two inmates facing lethal injection next month as the state prepares for an unprecedented four nights of double executions over a 10-day period.