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Watchdog blasts Denver sheriff's response to inmate's death

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:39am

Denver's independent police monitor says in a blistering report that law enforcement mishandled an investigation into the 2015 death of a man at the city's jail.

Federal judges reject lawsuit over Pennsylvania district map

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:27am

A panel of federal judges is throwing out a legal challenge by Republican congressmen to a district map developed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:26am

More than 29 million people face a threat of severe storms Monday that could bring hail the size of tennis balls, damaging winds and strong tornadoes to the southeastern United States, forecasters said.

Federal judges reject Republican congressmen's lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania district map

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:19am

Federal judges reject Republican congressmen's lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania district map.

The Latest: Storm brings hail to northern Mississippi

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:19am

The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local):

Professor accused of assaulting disabled man pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:18am

A former Rutgers University professor whose conviction for sexually assaulting a disabled man was overturned has pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual contact.

The Latest: Agent says 'stakes went up' with latest bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:12am

The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):


Austin likely facing 'serial bomber,' police chief says

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:04am

Fear escalated across Texas' capital city on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — a blast that was triggered this time by a tripwire, demonstrating what police called a "higher level of sophistication" than the package bombs used in the previous attacks.

For menopause sex discomfort, gel worked as well as hormone

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:57am

In a study of women with menopause-related sexual discomfort, gels worked as well as prescription hormone tablets at reducing symptoms.

Prosecutors review charges in Salvation Army stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:56am

Prosecutors are reviewing charges against a man held for fatally stabbing two men at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota.

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:54am

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks.

Idaho House panel revives health care proposal

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:51am

An Idaho House panel has revived a previously spiked health care proposal designed to provide coverage to low-income Idahoans.

Father of boy with Down syndrome suing Boy Scouts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:51am

The father of a boy who has Down syndrome is suing the Boys Scouts of America for blocking his son from becoming an Eagle scout and revoking his merit badges.


Some in GOP alarmed as Trump tweets against Robert Mueller

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:48am

President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was "a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!" The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special counsel leading the probe.

Oklahoma court removes some language in Pruitt FOIA ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:34am

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has removed language that was critical of the state attorney general's office in an Open Records Act case involving communications between then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt and major energy companies as well as the Republican Attorney General's Association.

Woman charged after being found with 6 near Canada border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:26am

The U.S. Border Patrol says a North Carolina woman is facing a charge she was transporting people into the United States who didn't have permission to be in the country.

Greitens wants criminal trial moved up to April 3

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:25am

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled.

Not handy? Walmart offers TV installers, furniture builders

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:20am

Walmart doesn't just want to sell TVs and furniture — it wants to send a professional home to set them up, too.

Woman pleads no contest in poisoning of son's girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:45am

A woman has pleaded no contest in what prosecutors said was the poisoning of her son's girlfriend with antifreeze, averting the need for a second trial in the case.

Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:31am

Pennsylvania Lottery officials say the winning Powerball ticket worth almost $457 million was sold at a convenience store in Lancaster County.