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Government watchdog finds 85 percent backlog in DNA analysis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:56am

A government watchdog says there was an 85 percent increase in the backlog of crime scene DNA analysis at labs around the U.S. between 2011 and 2017.

Trump OKs renaming VA site after mayor killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:30am

President Donald Trump has signed into law a bill passed by Congress to rename a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in Utah after a mayor who was killed while serving in the National Guard in Afghanistan.

N Carolina picks elections board members in tainted county

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:28am

The North Carolina county at the heart of a ballot-collection scandal that forced a new congressional election is getting a clean slate of elections overseers.

Fugitive found following fraudulent $3 purchase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:23am

A suspect in a 2012 California homicide is now in jail following a fraudulent $3 purchase.

US hits 31 Iranian nuclear scientists, others, with new sanctions as Pompeo decries Iranian influence on trip to Lebanon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:06am

US hits 31 Iranian nuclear scientists, others, with new sanctions as Pompeo decries Iranian influence on trip to Lebanon.

Florida Man Googles self to find out which Florida Man he is

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:56am

It turns out there's a "Florida Man" in all of us.

Poor People's Campaign to launch bus tour in South Carolina

Christina L. Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:45am

The Poor People's Campaign is launching a national bus tour of poverty-stricken areas to bring attention to what they call the "real crises" or "interlocking injustices" afflicting the country including systematic racism, poverty, voter suppression and ecological devastation.

Suspect in 1998 fatal Texas campus shooting is extradited

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:33am

A Mexican national suspected in a fatal 1998 shooting on a college campus in Texas has been extradited to face a capital murder charge.

Judge says Idaho prisons must reveal execution drug source

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:27am

A judge says Idaho prison officials must release several execution-related documents, including some that will reveal where the state obtained the lethal injection drugs used in its last execution.

Trump intensifies effort to discredit Mueller report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:08am

President Donald Trump is intensifying his efforts to discredit a highly anticipated report on the special counsel's Russia investigation.

Interior boss order aims to protect US public land access

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:50am

Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ordered federal land managers on Thursday to give greater priority to access for hunting, fishing and other kinds of recreation when the government considers selling or trading public land.

Police: Man killed pregnant stepmom, called 911 at cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:03am

Authorities in Florida say a 21-year-old man strangled his pregnant stepmother and called 911 from a cemetery to confess to killing her.

Union: Pellets hit teachers during active-shooter training

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:52am

Indiana's largest teachers union says teachers at an elementary school were shot with plastic pellets during active-shooter training.

Relative of African dictator admits to counterfeiting money

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:38am

A son of missionaries who later married into the family of an African dictator has admitted to his role in an international counterfeiting operation.

Alabama prison shuts off water to cells, hunger strike ends

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:25am

The Alabama Department of Corrections says a hunger strike by inmates protesting solitary confinement has ended after authorities shut off the water to their prison cells.

Racist threat closes schools in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:17am

Public schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remain closed as authorities investigate a racist threat that was posted online.

Hearing set for suspect in Florida high school massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:32am

The suspect in last year's Florida school massacre is scheduled to be in court again.

Trump policy of sending asylum seekers to Mexico faces judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:19pm

A U.S. judge in San Francisco will scrutinize the Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico during a court hearing Friday to help him decide whether to block the practice.

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:14pm

Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.