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Energy secretary may speed plutonium removal from Nevada

Ryan Tarinelli and Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:57pm

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has committed to expediting the removal of weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site in Nevada last year if she agrees to stop blocking appointments to vacant positions in his department.

Coast Guard leader: More money needed to keep service viable

John Antczak and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:46pm

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard says the service is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker, but additional vessels are needed along with more funding for operations and infrastructure.

Florida man pleads guilty in pipe bomb mailings that targeted CNN and Trump critics before midterm elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:39pm

Florida man pleads guilty in pipe bomb mailings that targeted CNN and Trump critics before midterm elections.

Stoneman Douglas principal reassigned, under investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:31pm

An investigation of a Florida school shooting that left 17 dead last year is expanding to include the school's principal.

Teen pleads guilty to Denver Art Museum damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:16pm

A teenager has pleaded guilty to criminal mischief for damaging nearly $100,000 worth of art at the Denver Art Museum.

Will ‘Avengers’ mark the endgame for all other movies heading to theaters this summer?

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:09pm

Here is a peek at some of the notable films heading to theaters this summer.

Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:06pm

About 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons across the U.S. were pregnant when they were jailed, according to a new study released Thursday that researchers hope will help lawmakers and prisons better consider the health of women behind bars.

Indicted Philly labor leader challenges bribery charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:08pm

A powerful Philadelphia labor leader says the government overreached in charging him with bribing a city councilman.

Former AG Sessions honored at Justice Dept. ceremony

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 1:05pm

As Washington awaits word from special counsel Robert Mueller, three Justice Department officials inextricably linked to his appointment and tenure joined each other on stage Thursday for a ceremony honoring one of them — former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists report

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:52pm

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the FBI on Thursday for records related to a divisive 2017 report that said black extremists were on the rise following the shooting deaths of several African-Americans.

Video shows teen's beating during West Virginia traffic stop

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:48pm

A police dashcam video released Thursday shows a West Virginia police officer kicking and punching a handcuffed teenage boy on the ground and kneeling on his shoulder during a November traffic stop.

Missouri governor declares state of emergency after flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 12:31pm

The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):

Chicago alderman pleads guilty in federal corruption case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:57am

A prominent Chicago alderman who told a judge last year that he wasn't going to accept a plea agreement that was planned for his federal corruption case has changed his mind again and pleaded guilty.

Vermont hospital email hack exposes info of more than 72,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:52am

Officials at a Vermont hospital say the information of more than 72,000 people may have been exposed during an email hack.

Political lines gave slight edge to GOP in state House races

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:50am

An Associated Press analysis of Utah state House elections using a statistical method for calculating partisan advantage found that Republicans won about three more seats than would be expected based on the party's share of the vote in the 2018 midterm election.

Police: Anti-Semitic graffiti worse than at first thought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:38am

Police now say 59 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts were defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, about twice as many as initially thought.

The Latest: 5 suspects plead not guilty to terror counts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:35am

The Latest on the court appearances of five former residents of a remote New Mexico compound (all times local):

City council in Idaho urges mayor to resign after arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:33am

Officials in a western Idaho town have urged the mayor to resign following his arrest on a domestic battery charge earlier this month.

The Latest: Democrats want to stop paying outside attorneys

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:32am

The Latest on a judge blocking Wisconsin Republicans' lame-duck laws (all times local):