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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.

Police: Suspect cuts tracking device, crashes into truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:12pm

Authorities say a Florida man suspected of stealing more than a half-million dollars from his dead girlfriend fatally crashed his motorcycle into a tractor-trailer.

Dakotas tribes seek more crime-fighting help from feds

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 3:12pm

American Indian reservations in the Dakotas need more resources and cooperation from the federal government to combat crime and improve safety, tribal leaders told members of Congress on Wednesday as they detailed a range of problems including drug trafficking, sex crimes, and missing and murdered indigenous women.

2 extradited in slaying tied to charity-gone-wrong story

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:49pm

A Baltimore truck driver who blamed his wife's slaying on a case of charity gone wrong was being flown back to Maryland's biggest city on Wednesday along with his daughter to face murder charges in a case that drew international attention.

Officer responds after boy calls 911 over missing teddy bear

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:45pm

A New Jersey police officer came to the rescue after a 12-year-old boy with autism who lost his teddy bear called 911 for help.

Pittsburgh official, husband charged in Detroit hotel case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:27pm

An elected official from Pittsburgh and her husband have been charged following an altercation with police in a Detroit hotel.

The Latest: Trump steps up attacks on late Sen. John McCain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 2:03pm

The Latest on Trump's attacks on the late Sen. John McCain (all times local):

The Latest: Arkansas governor certain flag bill will return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 1:59pm

The Latest on efforts to remove the Confederate link from Arkansas' state flag (all times local):