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The Latest: Prayer vigil held after Maryland school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:34pm

The Latest on the shooting at a Maryland high school (all times local):

Judge refuses to toss charges facing ex-NY Assembly speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:34pm

A judge has refused to toss out the charges facing New York's former assembly speaker.

5 women sue Provo, former chief over misconduct allegations

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:27pm

Five women claimed in a lawsuit Tuesday that the city of Provo and former Mayor John Curtis failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by the city's former police chief.

Trump warns of dire consequences if Democrats take House

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:26pm

President Donald Trump says Republicans are "going to win" in this year's midterm elections — and warns of dire consequences if they don't.

Austin authorities say they are responding to another reported explosion that injured at least 1 person

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:25pm

Austin authorities say they are responding to another reported explosion that injured at least 1 person.

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

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:24pm

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.

Missouri inmate gets 2nd stay of execution from high court

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:14pm

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for the second time in four years on Tuesday to a Missouri inmate who has a rare medical condition that he says could cause blood-filled tumors to burst inside his head during the lethal injection.


New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:12pm

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.

The Latest: Authorities want Cruz's brother committed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:09pm

The Latest on the Florida school shooting (all times local):

The Latest: Supreme Court grants stay of execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:58pm

The Latest on the stay of execution for a Missouri inmate (all times local):


Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:56pm

A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.

Prison officials reach $18.9 million deal with youth inmate

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:49pm

The state Department of Corrections reached an $18.9 million settlement Tuesday with a former youth prison inmate who suffered brain damage after she tried to hang herself in her cell.

Minnesota man charged in Salvation Army apartment stabbings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:48pm

A Minnesota man is charged with murder in the fatal stabbings of two of his neighbors at a Salvation Army apartment building.

US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process could cause him undue suffering

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:43pm

US Supreme Court grants a stay of execution to a Missouri inmate who argued the process could cause him undue suffering.

Storms strike college, leave trail of damage across South

Brynn Anderson and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:40pm

With violent weather plowing through the Southeast, the kitchen windows exploded at Richard Brasher's home in eastern Alabama.

DeVos faces withering criticism in House hearing

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:28pm

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from House Democrats on Tuesday on gun control, racial bias and civil rights as she sought to defend funding cuts for her agency.

Court: Mexican family can't sue agent in cross-border death

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:25pm

A U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired his gun in Texas and fatally wounded a teenager across the Mexican border in 2010 cannot be sued by the teen's family, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, in a ruling that cited diplomatic and national security concerns.

Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:21pm

Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim.

Powerful storm threatens to swamp hard-hit California towns

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:12pm

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires.

Eyewear website operator admits guilt in online fraud, again

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:08pm

An eyewear website operator who already served several years in prison after making violent threats to unhappy consumers across the U.S. pleaded guilty to new charges on Tuesday, admitting that he committed more online fraud after he was freed.