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New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:08pm

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.

5 women sue Provo, former chief over misconduct allegations

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:04pm

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.

The Latest: FBI: Explosive device in package near airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:00pm

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The Latest: Supreme Court grants stay of execution

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

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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.

The Latest: Female victim in school shooting 1 of 9 siblings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:46pm

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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.

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

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 5:34pm

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.

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.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:56pm

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.

Immigrant arrested in widely seen video is released for now

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

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.

Death certificate shows teen died of asphyxia, strangulation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:54pm

Officials in western Michigan have ruled a 16-year-old girl found dead in Kalamazoo was strangled.

Northeast braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring

Kristen By Groot and Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 4:52pm

Spring? What's that?