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Des Moines police officer with history of trouble sued again

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:08pm

A fired then reinstated Des Moines police officer who has been disciplined for shooting at a television cameraman, attacking a groom at a wedding and assaulting his girlfriend has now been sued in federal court for his attack on a man who called police for help in 2016.

Judge harshly criticizes Kobach during contempt hearing

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:08pm

A visibly angry federal judge on Tuesday blasted Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach for his office's failure to ensure that certain voters are notified that they are eligible to vote in the upcoming election while a lawsuit over a state voting law makes its way through the courts.

Yemeni man seeks Guantanamo release after 16 years

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:08pm

Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo Bay detainee asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to intervene after the Trump administration disregarded a review board's decision clearing him for release.

Powerful storm threatens to swamp hard-hit California towns

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:06pm

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires.


Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, dies in confrontation

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:06pm

A teenager with a handgun shot a girl inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation with a school resource officer, a sheriff said.

Black man convicted by all-white jury seeks new trial

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 2:03pm

Prosecutors in west Georgia focused on the race of black potential jurors as they purposely and systematically excluded them from the trials of black men facing the death penalty four decades ago, lawyers for one of the men said in a court filing this week.

Charges coming after crash into sheriff's office substation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:56pm

Authorities say a Florida woman is facing criminal charges after crashing into a sheriff's office substation with accelerants in her car.

Prosecutor clears deputy in death of man in his patrol car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:53pm

A prosecutor says a deputy in South Carolina won't face criminal charges for killing a man who managed to get into his police car and grab a rifle.

The Latest: McConnell hails Mueller's 'great credibility'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:48pm

The Latest on the special counsel investigation into contacts between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia (all times local):

The Latest: Governor decries temporary block on abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:48pm

The Latest on a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks' gestation — the strictest in the nation (all times local):

Judge won't dismiss 'Apprentice' contestant suit vs. Trump

Colleen Long and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:47pm

A defamation lawsuit brought by a former contestant on "The Apprentice" who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact can move forward while he is in office, a judge ruled Tuesday.


New blast sends bombing investigators to Texas FedEx center

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:44pm

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused minor injuries to a worker.

Timeline of unarmed Australian Justine Damond's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:25pm

A timeline of the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events:

Northeast braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring

Kristen By Groot and Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:22pm

Spring? What's that?

Kentucky trooper fatally shoots armed suspect in car theft

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:21pm

Authorities say a Kentucky trooper fatally shot an armed suspect after a chase with a stolen vehicle.

Minneapolis officer charged in shooting of Australian woman

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:18pm

A Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter.

Police fatally shoot armed man who broke into ex-wife's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:16pm

A police officer fatally shot an armed man who authorities say broke into his ex-wife's Kentucky home.

The Latest: Criminal complaint details charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:14pm

The Latest on charges against a Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman in July (all times local):

US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teen

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:13pm

A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection.

Numbers reveal breadth of investigation into Texas bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 1:08pm

The series of bombings this month in the Texas capital city of Austin and near San Antonio has generated a vast response by state and federal law enforcement agencies that are sifting through hundreds of tips to find what Austin police Chief Brian Manley has described as a serial bomber.