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Legal shake-up in Trump team may suggest shift in strategy

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:42pm

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation resigned Thursday, shaking up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt.

Oklahoma grass fire forces evacuations, closes freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:38pm

A wildfire fueled by dry vegetation and gusty winds has prompted some Oklahoma residents to flee their homes.

The Latest: Video shows fatal shooting by Illinois officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:36pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by police in Illinois (all times local):

Latest: Facebook mistakenly listed shooting victim as dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:34pm

The Latest on a shooting at a southern Maryland school (all times local):

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.

Hunt for Austin bomber frustrated police before breakthrough

Paul J. Weber and Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up.

ACLU-Alaska sues police officers over immigration detention

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:28pm

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.

City of Atlanta computer network hit by ransomware attack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:25pm

Officials say the city of Atlanta's computer network has been the victim of a ransomware cyberattack.

Appeals court strikes down gag order in Waco shootout case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:24pm

A Texas appeals court has struck down a gag order issued in a case arising from the 2015 shootout between two motorcycle clubs outside a Waco restaurant that left nine dead.

House committee OKs GOP report ending Russia meddling probe

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:22pm

The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to approve its final report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ending its inquiry and giving a final endorsement to the GOP conclusion there was no coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

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: Montecito, California, avoiding storm troubles

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

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

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

The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):

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

The Latest on the Idaho Statehouse nearing adjournment (all times local):