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Authorities: Brother of shooting suspect arrested at school

David Fischer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:25pm

The brother of the teen charged with killing 17 people at a Florida school was arrested Monday afternoon for trespassing at the same school, authorities said.

Florida to replace Confederate statue in US Capitol

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:23pm

Florida's governor has ordered a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol to be removed and replaced with one of an African-American woman.

Kansas lawmakers consider less ambitious educational goals

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:12pm

Kansas lawmakers suffering sticker shock over a report saying that improving the state's public schools could cost an additional $2 billion a year began Monday to consider setting less ambitious educational goals than the ones that led to the big price tag.


Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 6:04pm

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.

Utah governor signs bill allowing locks on classroom doors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:59pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a measure allowing Utah school districts to install barricade locks on classroom doors.

The Latest: Testimony ends in trial over Kansas voter law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:58pm

The Latest on trial challenging a law in Kansas that requires people to show documentation when registering to vote. (all times local):

Authorities: Brother of teen charged in Florida school shooting has been arrested for trespassing at the same school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:50pm

Authorities: Brother of teen charged in Florida school shooting has been arrested for trespassing at the same school.

EPA pledges new plan on contaminant from non-stick coatings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:42pm

Federal environmental regulators say they'll consult with states on managing contamination from a range of long-used non-stick coatings.

Teen plucked from Potomac River near DC after near drowning

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:40pm

Authorities say a teenager who deliberately jumped into the swift-flowing Potomac River near the nation's capital has been rescued after a near-drowning in treacherous currents.


Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:38pm

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:34pm

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

The Latest: Austin blast left victims 'bleeding profusely'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:28pm

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

Man charged with killing 2 family members, wounded 1 other

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:27pm

Authorities say a Florida man killed the mother of his children and their daughter, seriously injured their son and set their house on fire.

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation's toughest

Jeff Amy and Sarah Mearhoff, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:20pm

Mississippi's governor signed the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday — and was slapped with a lawsuit less than an hour later.

Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:12pm

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

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

Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:10pm

Embracing the tough penalties favored by global strongmen, President Donald Trump on Monday brandished the death penalty as a fitting punishment for drug traffickers fueling the opioid epidemic.

The Latest: Shed carried by wind injures 2 teens in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:10pm

The Latest on a teenager who was struck by a shed (all times local):

Trump wants more traffickers put to death. Can he do that?

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:06pm

A wide-ranging White House plan to combat America's opioid crisis contains a striking element: It calls on the Justice Department to seek the death penalty for some drug traffickers. Opponents call that a return to failed drug-war tactics, and some legal experts question its constitutionality and effectiveness.

Maryland House approves stronger sexual harassment policies

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:02pm

The Maryland House of Delegates voted unanimously Monday to strengthen the General Assembly's policies on sexual harassment to cover lobbyists and create a framework for an independent investigator to handle complaints.

FBI comes up empty at site of legendary Civil War gold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 5:00pm

The FBI has come up empty at the rural Pennsylvania site where Civil War gold is rumored to be buried.