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The Latest: Trump drops in on New Hampshire firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:40pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and opioid drug addiction (all times local):


Serial bomber uses a tripwire in fourth attack in Austin

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:39pm

Fear mounted across Texas' capital on Monday after the fourth bombing this month — a blast triggered this time by a nearly invisible tripwire, demonstrating what police called a "higher level of sophistication" than the package bombs used in the previous attacks.

The Latest: White House says no talk of firing Mueller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:38pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation (all times local):

Uber suspends self-driving car tests after pedestrian death

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:34pm

Uber suspended all of its self-driving testing Monday after what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.

The Latest: 1st lawsuit filed after Florida bridge collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:34pm

The Latest on a Florida university campus reopening after a fatal bridge collapse (all times local):

Professor accused of assaulting disabled man pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:32pm

A former Rutgers University professor whose conviction for sexually assaulting a disabled man was overturned pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated criminal sexual contact.

Ex-official: Chances missed to save boy encased in concrete

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:26pm

Multiple chances were missed to save a 3-year-old Wichita boy before he was found encased in concrete, a former Kansas welfare official said.

Pompeo meets with ousted Tillerson at State Department

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:25pm

Outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, the man President Donald Trump has chosen to replace him.

The Latest: Norfolk Southern clearing derailed freight cars

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:22pm

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Federal judges reject lawsuit over Pennsylvania district map

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:11pm

A panel of federal judges on Monday dismissed a legal challenge by Republican congressmen to a district map imposed last month by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

The Latest: PGA Tour says safety paramount at Austin event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:10pm

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

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for traffickers

Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 12:02pm

President Donald Trump's plan to combat opioid drug addiction calls for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including the death penalty where appropriate under current law, a top administration official said. It's a fate for drug dealers that Trump has been highlighting publicly in recent weeks.

Shed carried by wind falls on, injures teen in southern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:58am

Fire officials in the southern Utah city of Washington say a teenage girl has been taken to the hospital after a strong wind gust picked up a storage shed and carried it 50 feet before it fell on a girl and another person.

Students: 1 million expected at anti-gun-violence marches

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:58am

Students from the Florida high school where 17 people were fatally shot last month expect more than 1 million participants in upcoming marches in Washington and elsewhere calling for gun regulations, students said Monday.

With security measures, urban schools avoid mass shootings

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:54am

Alondra Alvarez lives about five minutes from her high school on Detroit's southwest side but she drives there instead of walking because her mother fears for her safety. Once the 18-year-old enters the building, her surroundings take on a more secure feel almost immediately as she passes through a bank of closely monitored metal detectors.

Judge dismisses Tennessee lawsuit over refugee resettlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:53am

A judge has dismissed the state of Tennessee's lawsuit against the federal government over the refugee resettlement program.

House OKs proclamation asking Idaho to refund ranchers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:52am

Idaho's House has approved a proposal calling for the state to reimburse two ranchers for legal costs they incurred fighting the federal government.

Woman pleads no contest in poisoning of son's girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:50am

A woman accused of seriously sickening her son's girlfriend by poisoning her with antifreeze has entered a plea agreement that avoids the need for her to go on trial for the second time.

Correction: Kansas-Somalis Targeted story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 11:43am

In a story March 17 about the upcoming trial over an alleged bomb plot targeting Somali immigrants, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Garden City, Kansas, is south of Liberal, Kansas. It is north of Liberal.