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Racist threat closes schools in Charlottesville, Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:17am

Public schools in Charlottesville, Virginia, remain closed as authorities investigate a racist threat that was posted online.

Hearing set for suspect in Florida high school massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:32am

The suspect in last year's Florida school massacre is scheduled to be in court again.

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: longest-lived US president

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:14pm

Nearly four decades after voters unceremoniously rejected then-President Jimmy Carter's bid for a second term, the 39th president has reached a milestone that electoral math cannot dispute: He is now the longest-living chief executive in American history.

Defense expert says cop went by the book in teen's shooting

Ramesh Santanam, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:04pm

East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld did everything by the book in his fatal encounter with an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer, a defense expert says.

Floods show national security threat posed by climate change

Margery A. Beck, Ellen Knickmeyer and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 10:34pm

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and dozens of aircraft.

Wyoming governor planning grizzly 'summit' with other states

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 9:56pm

Wyoming's governor says he has spoken with governors of neighboring states about the possibility of holding a grizzly summit.

Pence talks border security, targets Atlanta mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:33pm

Vice President Mike Pence's visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement's field office and a conversation about the "broader mission of border security."

Alaska bistro defaced by racist graffiti, reference to Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:28pm

An Alaska restaurant has been defaced by racist graffiti that included a reference to President Donald Trump.

Jury awards $6M for baby's coffee burn at California resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:13pm

A federal jury has awarded nearly $6.5 million to the family of a 9-month-old girl who was burned by coffee at a Southern California resort.

Hogan: Trump challenge now 'doesn't make any sense at all'

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:44pm

While Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan isn't completely ruling out a potential primary challenge to President Donald Trump, he said Thursday that currently "it doesn't make any sense at all."

Jury finds man guilty of dismembering father, not murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:14pm

A Florida man has been acquitted of killing his father but convicted of dismembering the body.

Judge delays sentencing in Chicago bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:52pm

A judge has delayed sentencing a man who is accused of plotting to bomb a Chicago bar after lawyers said the government withheld evidence that would have helped his defense.

Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:43pm

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws is heading to Gov. Brad Little.

Lawsuit challenges Utah plan to get water from Flaming Gorge

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:42pm

Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Thursday over a new agreement that will allow Utah to take water from the Flaming Gorge Dam.

Attorneys: 5 charged in terror case because they are Muslims

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:39pm

Attorneys for five people facing federal terrorism-related charges following their arrests last summer in a New Mexico compound raid said Thursday their clients are being prosecuted because they are Muslims.

35 years in prison: Man exonerated in rape case and freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:27pm

A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana's capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database.

White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

Mary Clare Jalonick and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:24pm

The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer.

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:07pm

Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip.

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:58pm

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for years.