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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:03pm

Saying no one is above the law, a New York state judge refused to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by a former contestant on "The Apprentice."

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.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:52pm

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July was booked into jail Tuesday on charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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.


New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:46pm

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.

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.

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

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:39pm

A rare second-degree murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent started Tuesday with jury selection for the agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager is set to start with jury selection.

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):

Police: Utah man fatally stabs father

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

Police say a 38-year-old Utah man stabbed his father to death following "some type of domestic issue."

The Latest: Police say there wasn't a 2nd FedEx center bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:32pm

The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local):

McCain daughter with her dad: 'No place I would rather be'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:32pm

Meghan McCain has posted a photo on social media of her with her father, Sen. John McCain, saying there's "no place I would rather be."

Senators push for better security for 2018 election season

Mary Clare Jalonick, Christina A. Cassidy and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:32pm

Government efforts to protect state and local elections from Russian cyberattacks in 2016 didn't go far enough, leaders of the Senate intelligence committee said Tuesday as the panel released recommendations to safeguard against foreign meddling in the 2018 primary season that's already underway.

Supreme Court questions crisis pregnancy center law

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:29pm

A skeptical Supreme Court took aim Tuesday at a California law that forces anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers to provide information about abortion.


Sheriff: Teenager dead, 2 wounded in Maryland high school

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:14pm

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.

Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:12pm

Packing on pounds seems to dull people's sense of taste, and puzzled researchers turned to mice to figure out why: Obesity, they found, can rob the tongue of taste buds.

Black man convicted by all-white jury seeks new trial

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:08pm

Prosecutors in west Georgia focused on the race of black potential jurors as they purposely and systematically excluded them from the trials of black men facing the death penalty four decades ago, lawyers for one of the men said in a court filing this week.

Armed man holed up in restaurant near Princeton University

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:08pm

Authorities in New Jersey say an armed man is holed up in a restaurant across the street from Princeton University's campus.

California city seeks exemption from state sanctuary law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 12:04pm

Leaders of a small California city have given preliminary approval to a measure to exempt the city from a state law that limits cooperation between local police and federal immigration agents.