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China tells US it will defend interests after Trump tariffs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:56pm

China's newly appointed economic czar told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday that Beijing is ready to defend its interests after President Donald Trump announced plans to slap tariffs on nearly $50 billion in Chinese imports.

Congressman: Bombing suspect called himself a 'psychopath'

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:47pm

The suspected Austin bomber called himself a "psychopath" in a recorded confession and said he felt no remorse for deadly explosions that killed two people and terrorized the city, a U.S. congressman said Saturday.

Survey: E-cigarette use on par with alcohol among students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:18pm

Middle and high school students in Utah public schools are trying e-cigarettes as often as they do alcohol, according to a state survey.

The Latest: Columbine survivors join Denver march

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 5:17pm

The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times Eastern Daylight Time):

Jurors convict man of killing New Orleans police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:31pm

A man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 was convicted Saturday, as jurors rejected his insanity defense.

20,000 march by Stoneman Douglas High to support gun laws

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:27pm

The march approaching Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, snaked for two miles Saturday, with thousands of students, teachers, parents and supporters chanting in favor of tighter gun laws they believe would have prevented last month's massacre there.

What's in a name: Gender-neutral baby names are on the rise

Leanne Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:15pm

Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sexism on their behalf.

Marchers in Seattle, other cities seek tougher gun laws

Ahmed Namatalla, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 4:02pm

High school students led thousands of protesters in Seattle and other Northwest cities demanding tighter gun regulations following recent high-profile school shootings.

Parents charged with abusing teen,16, over arranged marriage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:39pm

Investigators say the Iraqi parents of a 16-year-old girl who allegedly ran away from her South Texas home to avoid an arranged marriage have been charged with attacking her for refusing to wed an older man.

Idaho couple married 63 years dies minutes apart

Areena Arora-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:37pm

Bob Huntley, 83, stood up Edna Huntley, 81, for their first date and decided to go hunting instead. Edna forgave him and shortly after, they were married — for 63 years.

Police: Man attacks golden arches at Oregon McDonald's

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:35pm

Police say a 37-year-old man was far from lovin' it when workers at a McDonald's restaurant in Oregon refused to make him 30 double cheeseburgers and tried to destroy the golden arches.

Man arrested in Mexico with teen girl back in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 3:28pm

Authorities say a man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her parents' knowledge and fled to Mexico with her is back in Pennsylvania to face charges.

Can Facebook restore public trust after privacy scandal?

Sharon Cohen and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:48pm

It's a scandal of privacy, politics and an essential ingredient of business success — public trust.

Pilot who blamed crash on prosthetic leg gets weeks in jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:23pm

An unlicensed pilot who blamed his plane crash on his prosthetic leg has been sentenced to two weeks in jail.

Thousands rally, march in Utah for gun control

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:17pm

Thousands of people marched to the Utah state Capitol on Saturday in separate events aimed at sparking changes to improve school safety but by different methods.

The Latest: Protesters pass site of Feb. 14 school massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:45pm

The Latest on student gun protests in Parkland, Florida, the site of the Feb. 14 school massacre (all times local):

'This just needs to stop': Hundreds of thousands decry guns

Ashraf Khalil and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:43pm

Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control in one of the biggest youth protests since the Vietnam era.

The Latest: Gun control rally goes silent for victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:41pm

The Latest on a demonstration in Florida held in conjunction with nationwide rallies in support of gun control (all times local):

Jurors convict man accused of killing New Orleans police officer in 2015; Travis Boys to receive mandatory life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:40pm

Jurors convict man accused of killing New Orleans police officer in 2015; Travis Boys to receive mandatory life sentence.

There are still 100,000 pay phones in America

Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:23pm

In 1999, you could still plunk a coin into one at 2 million phone booths in the United States. Only 5 percent of those are left today.