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The Latest: Governor decries temporary block on abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:48pm

The Latest on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks' gestation — the strictest in the nation (all times local):

Judge won't dismiss 'Apprentice' contestant suit vs. Trump

Colleen Long and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:47pm

A defamation lawsuit brought by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact can move forward while he is in office, a judge ruled Tuesday.


Sheriff: Teenager dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:44pm

A teenager with a handgun shot a girl inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.


New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:44pm

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused minor injuries to a worker.

Timeline of unarmed Australian Justine Damond's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:25pm

A timeline of the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events:

Northeast braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring

Kristen By Groot and Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:22pm

Spring? What's that?

Kentucky trooper fatally shoots armed suspect in car theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:21pm

Authorities say a Kentucky trooper fatally shot an armed suspect after a chase with a stolen vehicle.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:18pm

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter.

Police fatally shoot armed man who broke into ex-wife's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:16pm

A police officer fatally shot an armed man who authorities say broke into his ex-wife's Kentucky home.

The Latest: Criminal complaint details charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:14pm

The Latest on charges against a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July (all times local):

US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teen

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:13pm

A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection.

Numbers reveal breadth of investigation into Texas bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:08pm

The series of bombings this month in the Texas capital city of Austin and near San Antonio has generated a vast response by state and federal law enforcement agencies that are sifting through hundreds of tips to find what Austin police Chief Brian Manley has described as a serial bomber.

$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:04pm

A judge set an unusually high $500,000 bond on Tuesday and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect, who was charged with trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

South Carolina bill to lengthen gun background checks stalls

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:59pm

A bill filed in South Carolina to lengthen background checks after one failed to prevent the sale of a gun to the man who killed nine people in a Charleston church in 2015 has stalled.

Needs go unmet 6 months after Maria hit Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:56pm

Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired.

Judge harshly criticizes Kobach during contempt hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:52pm

A federal judge blasted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for ignoring her order to notify thousands of Kansas citizens that they were eligible to vote while litigation over a state voting law is underway.

White House celebrates birthday as Barron Trump turns 12

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:44pm

The White House is celebrating a birthday: President Donald Trump's son Barron turned 12 on Tuesday.

Defense in Pulse shooting trial centers on FBI agent's words

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:40pm

Jurors in the federal trial of the Pulse nightclub gunman's widow on Tuesday got a look inside his Florida condo through crime scene photos taken as FBI agents searched the home.

The Latest: Trial begins for Border Patrol agent in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:34pm

The Latest on a Border Patrol agent's trial in a fatal shooting (all times local):