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Jury to hear Reid damages trial against exercise band maker

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:33pm

A jury in Nevada was due to hear opening arguments Tuesday in former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against the maker of a flexible exercise band that he says slipped from his hand while he used it in January 2015, causing him to fall and suffer lasting injuries, including blindness in one eye.

FBI defends length of probe into fatal police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:30pm

The FBI says the 2017 fatal shooting by U.S. Park Police of an unarmed Virginia motorist is a complex case and that its 16-month investigation is not unusual.

Delayed marathon bombing memorials to be finished by summer

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:05pm

Permanent memorials to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are taking shape in a foundry outside Boston.

Court: San Francisco can't be sued over immigrant shooting

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:59pm

The parents of a woman fatally shot by an immigrant who wasn't held for deportation proceedings cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:55pm

A House committee has passed legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot.

Indiana man cleared after child fires gun he dropped at Ikea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:43pm

A suburban Indianapolis man who dropped a loaded handgun in an Ikea store that was found and fired by a child has been acquitted of criminal recklessness.

Oklahoma City Council settles suit of ex-cop for $25K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:21pm

The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $25,000 settlement in an excessive force lawsuit against a former police officer who is serving a 236-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses.

Maker of OxyContin agrees to $270M settlement in Oklahoma

Sean Murphy and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:13pm

The maker of OxyContin and the company's controlling family agreed Tuesday to pay a groundbreaking $270 million to Oklahoma to settle allegations they helped create the nation's deadly opioid crisis with their aggressive marketing of the powerful painkiller.

DA: No charges for North Carolina officer in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:03pm

A North Carolina district attorney says no charges will be filed in the January shooting of a robbery suspect who was killed by a police officer.

Key senator urges White House to fill top Pentagon post

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:51pm

The Trump administration is coming under increasing pressure to nominate someone to lead the Pentagon, nearly three months after President Donald Trump's first secretary of defense, Jim Mattis, resigned in a policy dispute.

Cases of donated water found in old Flint school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:44pm

Numerous cases of bottled water have been discovered inside a former school in Flint, Michigan.

6-year-old Arkansas child calls 911 to falsely report school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:44pm

Police in central Arkansas say a 6-year-old child used a disconnected cellphone to call 911 and falsely report that several people had been shot at an elementary school.

Flooding poses potential risk for 1 million private wells

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:43pm

More than 1 million private wells that supply drinking water in mostly rural parts of the Midwest could face the risk of contamination from floodwater, posing a health concern that could linger long after the flooding subsides.

Sen. Kamala Harris to headline Detroit NAACP fundraiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:29pm

Democratic presidential hopeful and California Sen. Kamala Harris will highlight a fundraiser for the Detroit NAACP branch.

Democrats' effort to override Trump veto fails, allowing his declaration of emergency at US-Mexico border to stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:14pm

Democrats' effort to override Trump veto fails, allowing his declaration of emergency at US-Mexico border to stand.

Chamber drops lieutenant governor from conference lineup

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 12:06pm

The Idaho Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has dropped the state's Republican lieutenant governor from the list of speakers for a women entrepreneurs conference next month.

County bans unvaccinated minors in public as measles spreads

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:53am

A county in New York City's northern suburbs declared a state of emergency Tuesday over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people since last fall, hoping a ban against unvaccinated children in public places wakes their parents to the seriousness of the problem.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls dropping of charges against Jussie Smollett "a whitewash of justice."

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:45am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls dropping of charges against Jussie Smollett "a whitewash of justice."

2 earthquakes shake portions of North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 11:39am

A pair of earthquakes has shaken portions of North Carolina, but no injuries or damage have been reported.