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5 suspects at New Mexico compound face terror charges

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:39pm

Five extended family members who lived at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where a 3-year-old boy was found dead last year are due in federal court Thursday to face new charges that they plotted attacks on U.S. law enforcement and members of the military.

APNewsbreak: Police say immigrant suspect killed for drugs

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:33pm

A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine.

Florida man poised for guilty plea proceeding in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:14pm

A Florida man who authorities say sent pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty Thursday.

Trial of white officer fatally shooting black teen continues

Ramesh Santanam, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 11:09pm

Prosecutors will call more witnesses to the stand Thursday in the trial of a white former police officer charged with homicide for fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager.

Analysis: US-backed forces oust IS but victory may not last

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:24pm

In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S. military engineered the destruction of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed empire in Iraq and Syria.

GOP senators defend McCain as Trump goes on attack again

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:23pm

Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked.

Pelosi's no fan of impeachment: Just ask Clinton and Bush

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:23pm

The day after Democrats swept to power, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi stood before the cameras and declared impeachment was "off the table." That was November 2006.

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Amy Forliti and Jeff Baenen, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 10:04pm

Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross country ski race in Minnesota for years.

Cortez Masto: Perry signals commitment on plutonium removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 9:02pm

U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has indicated a commitment to provide a timeline for removing secretly shipped plutonium out of Nevada.

New US asylum policy dealt setback in immigration court

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:28pm

Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny the Trump administration's request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings Wednesday in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's slam on McCain ignores who aided vets

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:01pm

President Donald Trump's posthumous slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense.

The Latest: Briton dies in crash at Texas off-roading event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:12pm

The Latest on an Englishman who died in a Texas all-terrain vehicle crash (all times local):

Starting teacher pay raised to $40,000 in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:01pm

Starting teacher pay will increase to $40,000 annually in a move Idaho lawmakers hope will attract and keep more teachers in the state.

Police release more records in Las Vegas massacre

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:44pm

Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bloody bullet fragments at hospitals and detectives tracing weapons purchases in five states were among the records released Wednesday from the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:28pm

For the second time in days, a federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a new Kentucky law aimed at imposing more restrictions on abortion.

Latest: USC students want transparency from new president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 4:05pm

The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local):

Men found crammed in SUV accused of entering US illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:59pm

Fourteen men from central and South America were found crammed into an SUV that was pulled over last month on Interstate 64 in southern Illinois, authorities said Wednesday.

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:47pm

A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial.

Live Free and Fly: New Hampshire House approves state raptor

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:19pm

It was a good day for red-tailed hawks and a bad day for coyotes Wednesday as the New Hampshire House voted in favor of honoring one predator but against protecting another.

Fired West Virginia trooper indicted in excessive force case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:17pm

A former West Virginia state trooper who was fired after an investigation into a traffic stop beating was indicted in federal court Wednesday.