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The Latest: Zinke vows to fight opioids in Indian country

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:37pm

The Latest on U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's visit with tribal leaders in the Phoenix area. (all times local):

Battered east braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:37pm

The fourth nor'easter in three weeks is set to smack the East Coast on the first day of spring.

The Latest: Trump legal team gives document to Mueller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:36pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local):

Otter signs open meeting law expansion bill into law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:33pm

Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter has signed into law a bill that would expand Idaho's open meeting laws.


Pedestrian killed by self-driving Uber vehicle in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:28pm

A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle — an accident that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

Defense: Suspect in New Orleans officer's death mentally ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:23pm

Jurors have heard opening statements in the trial of a man charged with first-degree murder in the 2015 shooting death of a New Orleans police officer.

Man sent to prison as teen seeks to overturn conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:13pm

Attorneys for an Ogden man sentenced to adult prison for his role in an armed robbery when he was a teenager are asking the Utah Supreme Court to overturn the 2014 conviction because of a perceived conflict of interest with the judge who handled the case.

Deputies: Car crashes into sheriff's office substation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:11pm

Florida deputies didn't have far to travel when responding to a car wreck because it crashed into a sheriff's office substation.

Court rulings boost Democrats' chances of retaking Congress

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:10pm

Boosting the Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional map imposed on Pennsylvania by the state's high court.

The Latest: Alabama officials warn of severe weather

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:09pm

The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local):

The Latest: Mississippi abortion clinic sues to stop law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:05pm

The Latest on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks (all times local):

Numbers reveal breadth of investigation into Texas bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:04pm

The series of bombings this month in the Texas capital city of Austin has generated a vast response by state and federal law enforcement agencies that are sifting through hundreds of tips to find what Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has described as a serial bomber.

Oklahoma court removes some language in Pruitt FOIA ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:00pm

An Oklahoma appeals court has removed language that was critical of the state attorney general's office in an Open Records Act case involving communications between then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt and major energy companies as well as the Republican Attorney General's Association.

The Latest: Some streets reopen around 4th Austin blast site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:59pm

The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state after governor signs nation's most restrictive abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:58pm

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state after governor signs nation's most restrictive abortion law.


Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:57pm

Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.

Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:54pm

Forecasters warned Monday that severe storms forming around the Southeast could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of strong tornadoes, damaging winds and hail the size of tennis balls in coming hours.

Democratic activist charged with assaulting Zinke staffer

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:52pm

An operative for a political committee that supports Democrats has been charged with assault following a confrontation with a staffer for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outside a congressional hearing.


Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:49pm

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.