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Idaho bill seeks to block lawmaker emails from public view

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:08am

All emails, texts and other communications between members of the Idaho Legislature would be considered private and blocked from public disclosure under a newly introduced proposal.

Zion National Park closes climbing cliffs to protect falcons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

More than a dozen climbing routes on rocky cliffs in southern Utah's Zion National Park have been temporarily closed to help protect peregrine falcons.

The Latest: Feds drop arrested Baltimore officers' cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

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The Latest: 47 years prison for father in slaying of 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 11:00am

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The Latest: Illinois man killed in storm identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:50am

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Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:49am

A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for a series of courtroom confrontations, including ordering a defense attorney to be handcuffed when she wouldn't stop 0arguing to keep a client out of jail.


Storm system that killed 3 in Midwest rumbles eastward

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:48am

A spring-like storm system spawned tornadoes that destroyed more than 100 homes and killed three people in the central U.S. before it rumbled eastward Wednesday, putting about 95 million people in its path, forecasters said.

Suspect in Mississippi, New Mexico crimes arrested in Kansas

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:38am

Authorities arrested a man Wednesday suspected of shooting a Kansas convenience store clerk and kidnapping two hikers in New Mexico while on the run after his girlfriend was killed and a jogger was shot in Mississippi.

The Latest: Trump invited SEAL widow during condolence call

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:26am

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Real woman seeks donations to counter 'Real women' billboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:20am

A North Carolina woman is raising money to pay for a new billboard to counter one criticized as sexist and misogynistic.

Former Utah analyst at Deaf, Blind Schools to jail for theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 10:06am

A former financial analyst convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and Blind has been sentenced to a month in jail and ordered to pay $67,000 in restitution.

Man accused of unwanted toe-sucking, foot massaging at mall

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:57am

A man charged with taking off a woman's shoe and sucking her toes without permission at a mall has been accused of massaging the feet of other women without their consent.

Seeing bias, NAACP seeks review in building collapse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:57am

The NAACP wants Philadelphia's top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse.

Cops: Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of the body, texted it to a friend and showered before calling 911.

Mayor: Photo showing border patrol in New Jersey in a hoax

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

Officials in one New Jersey city say a photo that purports to show border patrol agents arresting someone in front of a local business is a fake.

Mountain View School District head defends arming staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:48am

The head of the Mountain View School District is speaking out in support of a new policy allowing trained staff members to carry firearms in schools.

Supreme Court revives challenge by black voters in Virginia

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:37am

The Supreme Court gave new life Wednesday to a challenge by African-Americans in Virginia who say lawmakers packed some legislative districts with black voters to make other districts whiter and more Republican.

DC's cherry blossoms could hit peak bloom in 2 weeks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:30am

Officials say the peak bloom for Washington's cherry blossoms could be just two weeks away.

Confederate statue to be removed from outside courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 1st - 9:27am

A century-old statue of a Confederate soldier that stands outside a Maryland courthouse will be moved to private property.