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Ex-US Rep. Stockman indicted for misusing donations

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:43pm

A grand jury has indicted former U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman on charges he and a former aide orchestrated a scheme to misuse hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations for personal and campaign expenses.

The Latest: 2nd victim of Oakland blaze identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:43pm

The Latest on a fatal fire in Oakland (all times local):

Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

Ken Sweet, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission, the bank announced Tuesday.

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires that occurred nearly four months apart are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing in the expensive San Francisco Bay Area.

1st sex reassignment inmate gets razor, other property

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery again has access to a razor after she complained that she was being forced to grow a beard and mustache in a women's prison, a state corrections official said Tuesday.

Emmett Till relative asks Sessions to push civil rights law

Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:33pm

Family members of Emmett Till pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday to enforce a law that that allows prosecutors to reinvestigate old civil rights murder cases.

Iowa Republicans back 'fetal heartbeat' abortion legislation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:30pm

Iowa Republicans are backing legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to prevent an initial procedural vote.

Teen contends sex in high school bathroom was consensual

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:30pm

Attorneys for a teenager accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom say the sex was consensual.

Man sentenced to 40 years overall in Memphis officer killing

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:28pm

A judge has sentenced a man to a total of 40 years in prison on charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer.

Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared larger passenger

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:22pm

A man charged with killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told police he fired a gun because he felt threatened by a large male passenger who sat near him and was trying to scare with gunfire, according to a police report obtained Tuesday.

ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:22pm

An Ohio community is endangering drug addicts by criminally charging people revived by an overdose antidote, which could discourage calls for help, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.

Lawsuit over house modeled after Kinnick Stadium dismissed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:20pm

Neighbors who had sued to try to prevent an Iowa City couple from building a nearly 7,500-square-foot home modeled after the University of Iowa's Kinnick Stadium say they will not appeal last week's dismissal of the lawsuit.

Governor signs bill allowing wood burning to cook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:20pm

Clean air advocates are upset that Gov. Gary Herbert signed into law a measure that allows wood burning for cooking on even the worst air quality days.

Tennessee judge faces federal corruption charges

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:12pm

A Tennessee judge who is being investigated after allegations that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex is facing federal charges of bribery, witness tampering and retaliating against a witness, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Dallas woman guilty of buttocks injection that killed client

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:12pm

A Dallas salon worker was found guilty Tuesday of murder in the death of woman injected in the buttocks with industrial-grade silicone during an illegal cosmetic procedure.

Charges: Man stabbed, bit victim because he hates Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:10pm

A Minnesota man is charged with assault after police say he bit another man and stabbed him multiple times, telling police he hates Muslims.

Trump declares major disaster for Nevada flood victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:10pm

President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster across much of northern Nevada trying to recover from a severe winter full of floods and mudslides.

Judge examines role of Giuliani, US official in Turkey case

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 4:03pm

A judge said Tuesday he'll look into what roles ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and a former U.S. attorney general have in the defense of a Turkish businessman charged with helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions.

Arkansas judge rejects bid to halt multiple executions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:53pm

An Arkansas judge dismissed an effort Tuesday to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days next month, while a new federal lawsuit argued the compressed schedule is depriving the condemned inmates of a fair process to seek clemency.

Missouri governor says Trump might intervene on Real ID Act

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 28th - 3:43pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Tuesday that President Donald Trump may be considering whether to halt or delay a federal identification requirement that could soon prevent residents from Missouri and some other states from using their driver's licenses to board airplanes.