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Hunt for Austin bomber frustrated police before breakthrough

Paul J. Weber and Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:23pm

Investigators who spent three weeks hunting for the Austin bomber did not realize at first that they were dealing with a serial attacker.

Endangered Colorado River fish no longer an extinction risk

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:21pm

An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction.

Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:21pm

Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress.

The Latest: Maryland coach helping send kids to safety march

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:20pm

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The Latest: Montecito, California, avoiding storm troubles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:18pm

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Stocks dive on trade war fears after China sanctions

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:16pm

Stocks plunged Thursday after the Trump administration slapped sanctions on goods and investment from China. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 700 points as investors feared that trade tensions between the world's largest economies would escalate.

Algae leads to 'impaired' designation for western Lake Erie

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:16pm

Ohio for the first time is designating the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water and closed beaches in recent years, officials said Thursday.

Woman's ex-husband seeks protection from Missouri governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:15pm

The ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is seeking an order for protection from the governor.

Judges, Ohio prison system at odds over bed reduction plan

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:14pm

Judges and the state prison system are at odds over a new law meant to lower Ohio's inmate population by limiting the amount of time behind bars for low-level offenders who commit minor probation violations.

The Latest: Police shooting of unarmed man prompts questions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:12pm

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Mattis praises Saudis, $1B arms sale to be approved

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:08pm

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday said Saudi Arabia was "part of the solution" in Yemen, where the Saudis are leading a U.S.-supported military campaign against Houthi rebels that is heavily criticized for inflicting civilian casualties.

The Latest: Idaho Legislatures prepares for adjournment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:08pm

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Woman pleads guilty to trying to murder husband with minivan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:07pm

A Virginia woman who said her husband was cheating on her has pleaded guilty to trying to murder him by driving over him with a minivan.

Bill would exempt private devices from open records law

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:00pm

Government officials in Kentucky could discuss public business on their personal devices without having to disclose it, according to a surprise amendment moving quickly through the state legislature.

Idaho governor signs bill toughening abortion rules

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:59pm

Idaho is continuing its campaign against abortion with Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter signing legislation into law that will increase reporting requirements for abortion providers.

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:59pm

The University of Cincinnati has agreed to pay about $344,000 in back wages and legal fees to a white police officer the school fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist.

Eastern Idaho train derailment spills corn, no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:50pm

Eastern Idaho authorities say about half a dozen railroad cars carrying corn derailed in Burley on Thursday.

Lawyer: $500K bond excessive for shooting suspect's brother

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:44pm

An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers Thursday that a $500,000 bond for trespassing at the school is excessive and that the brother should be released from jail.

ACLU-Alaska sues police officers over immigration detention

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 2:43pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is suing a city north of Anchorage and members of its police force, alleging officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status after his attempt to break up a bar fight left him beaten and bloodied.