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The Latest: ATF at scene of suspect in #packagebombmurders"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:44am

The Latest on Austin bombing (all times local):

ATF says it is with FBI, Austin Police "at the scene of the individual suspected in the #packagebombmurders"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 3:33am

ATF says it is with FBI, Austin Police "at the scene of the individual suspected in the #packagebombmurders"

Austin Police Department says it is working an "Officer Involved Shooting "; unclear if connected to bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:55am

Austin Police Department says it is working an "Officer Involved Shooting "; unclear if connected to bombings.

Homeland officials to talk election security

Mary Clare Jalonick, Christina A. Cassidy and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 2:16am

Senators are expected to press Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department's efforts to secure state election systems as the Senate Intelligence Committee launches an effort to safeguard against foreign meddling in this year's elections.

In the age of Trump, Schwarzenegger wants centrist GOP

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:40am

The year was 1990 and Republican U.S. Sen. Pete Wilson claimed his first term as California governor, replacing another Republican, George Deukmejian. Two years earlier, California voters helped send George H.W. Bush to the White House with a 3.6-point win over Democrat Michael Dukakis.

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Allen finds WWII wreck

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:26am

The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II. Hundreds died, including the five Sullivan brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, whose story was chronicled in a 1944 movie.

Immigrant arrested in widely seen video is released for now

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:22am

A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.

Dept. of Justice denies release of report on Spokane police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:15am

The U.S. Department of Justice has refused to release its report on the Spokane Police Department's reforms after a public records request and appeal by The Spokesman-Review.

Evacuees leave hard-hit California towns as storm moves in

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:10am

When sheriff's deputies told Kristine Sperling and her family they should evacuate their Southern California home because of an approaching storm in January, they didn't listen.

Bombings send chill through hipster city of Austin

Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 11:42pm

Suddenly, the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan doesn't feel so fun anymore.

Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:48pm

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded bomb near Austin's airport.

Trump-Kim summit offers hope to son of detained American

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:39pm

The son of an American held in North Korea sees a glimmer of hope after months of frustration and sadness that a planned summit of President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can help win his father's freedom.

Timeline of Justine Damond shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:37pm

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

Complaint: 2 officers 'spooked' before 911 caller is shot

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:34pm

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

Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:26pm

The chorus of women from President Donald Trump's past is getting louder.

GOP senators criticize Trump for congratulating Putin on win

Jonathan Lemire and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:22pm

President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham." Trump also said he and Putin might meet "in the not too distant future" to discuss the arms race and other matters.

Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow, winds

Kristen By Groot and Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:14pm

A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region.

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

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:58pm

The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is sitting in the same jailhouse as his brother after a judge imposed a $500,000 bond on him for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people died.

Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:40pm

In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute."

The Latest: Powerful storm begins moving into California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:28pm

The Latest on a powerful Pacific storm affecting California (all times local):