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California storm forces flood rescues but spares Montecito

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:46pm

A powerful storm dropped more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mudslides but so far sparing communities a repeat of the disastrous debris flows that followed a deluge earlier this year.

Japanese camp funding advances after Zinke, lawmaker spat

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:45pm

Funding for a program to preserve the sites where Japanese-Americans were interned during World War II moved forward on Thursday after becoming the backdrop of a spat between a Hawaii congresswoman and the Interior Department boss.

The Latest: Small dam failure averted after leaks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:39pm

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

1 firefighter dead, 4 seriously injured in building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:38pm

Officials have confirmed that one firefighter has died and four others have been seriously injured in the partial collapse of a former piano factory in Pennsylvania.

The Latest: Mother: Police held bomber's roommate overnight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:36pm

The Latest on the investigation of the Austin bombings (all times local):

How the Parkland teens have spearheaded a worldwide movement

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:24pm

They can't buy a beer or rent a car and most aren't even old enough to vote, yet the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have spearheaded what could become one of the largest marches in history with nearly 1 million people expected in Washington and more than 800 sister marches from California to Japan.

Toys R Us founder dies days after chain's announced shutdown

Alexandra Olson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 7:00pm

Charles P. Lazarus, the World War II veteran who founded Toys R Us six decades ago and transformed it into an iconic piece of Americana, died Thursday at age 94, a week after the chain announced it was going out of business.

Protest over shooting of unarmed black man overtakes freeway

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:59pm

Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"

Police: Officers shot 2, believing escaped inmate was in car

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:52pm

Denver police officers who opened fire killing one man and injuring another after a high-speed car chase erroneously believed an escaped inmate was a passenger, authorities said Thursday.

Kansas appeals Planned Parenthood case to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:52pm

Kansas is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal appeals court ruling that prevents the state from cutting off Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate.

School shooting victim 'brain dead,' life support ending

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:50pm

A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday.

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:39pm

Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said Thursday he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering a White House facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Latest: Shooting victim 'brain dead;' life support ending

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:32pm

The Latest on a shooting at a southern Maryland school (all times local):

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:32pm

A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.

Mom of teenage girl wounded in shooting at Maryland high school says she is brain dead, being taken off of life support

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:29pm

Mom of teenage girl wounded in shooting at Maryland high school says she is brain dead, being taken off of life support.

Prosecutors: Uzbek native used codes to hide terror payment

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:25pm

U.S. prosecutors told a jury Thursday that a Philadelphia man frustrated by mistreatment of Muslims used codes and other deception to hide a $300 payment in support of a terrorist group, but defense attorneys said the native of Uzbekistan was only paying down a debt to an acquaintance.

Confusion, relief, anger in 911 calls during missile scare

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:09pm

"Is that missile alert for real?"

Miccosukee tribe seizes non-native dad's newborn in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:06pm

A tribal court for a sovereign Indian nation in Florida ordered the return of an infant Thursday that was taken from her parents, a Miccosukee mother and a white father, at a Miami-area hospital.

Parents raffle off gun for graduation party fundraiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:05pm

A group of parents raffling off a gun to support a Maine high school graduation celebration is receiving backlash online.

Idaho to require personal details of women getting abortions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 6:02pm

Idaho will require abortion providers to report how many times their patients have terminated a pregnancy in the past and other personal information under the latest anti-abortion law approved in the conservative state.