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Organizers hope to draw half a million to gun control rally

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:09pm

Thousands are gathering in Washington Saturday for a protest that organizers claim will be a defining moment in the long-simmering national debate over gun-control legislation.

Will John Bolton's hawkish views rub off on Trump?

Josh Lederman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:21pm

President Donald Trump's pick of John Bolton for his next national security adviser stirred up a burning question in Washington and in foreign capitals: Just how much will his hawkish approach rub off on Trump?

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

Former VP Biden: America in battle for "the soul" of nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:23pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden, still grieving the loss of his son to cancer and unsure whether he'll run for president in 2020, said Friday that America is in a battle for the nation's soul.

Protesters gather in Washington, demanding gun control

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:19pm

Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading the demand for change.

Killing of unarmed black man roils California's capital city

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:13pm

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has roiled California's capital city, leading to a protest that shut down a freeway and delayed an NBA game at the downtown arena. Stephon Alonzo Clark, 22, died in a hail of police gunshots Sunday night in the darkened backyard of the home where he had been staying with his grandparents. Police say they thought he was pointing a handgun but they found only a cellphone nearby.

The Latest: Australians march to support US protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:59pm

The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times local):

Closing arguments expected Saturday in police slaying trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:45pm

The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 is nearing its end.

The Latest: Closing arguments set in police slaying trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:39pm

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer (all times local):

Army Corps faces questions about vetting border wall company

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:34pm

Federal officials are saying little about how they chose a Nebraska startup to build an $11 million section of border wall in California, including whether they knew of the company's connections to a construction firm flagged in a government audit for "many potential fraud indicators."

Police: Officer kills driver who tried to pin him with car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:09pm

A police officer shot and killed a suspect who was trying to pin him with a car, authorities on Florida's Gulf Coast said Friday.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:05pm

Do you have what it takes to spot real headlines amid the fake ones? Take’s weekly fake news quiz to find out.

Troopers suspended after audit finds alleged overtime abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49pm

Massachusetts State Police say some troopers have been suspended without pay and others retired following an audit that found alleged overtime abuse in 2016.

FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base

Don Thompson and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:34pm

Investigators said Friday that they are stumped as to why a man who emigrated 25 years ago from India drove a flaming minivan full of propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate of a major Northern California Air Force Base this week, but see no evidence of terrorism.

Utah woman gets 50 years in killings of California deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:33pm

A Utah woman was sentenced to nearly 50 years in prison Friday for helping her husband as he killed two Northern California sheriff's deputies in 2014.

Man convicted in killing of Muslim cleric and his assistant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:27pm

A New York City man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.

Fertility clinic rules out inappropriate access to tank area

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:32pm

An Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged in a storage tank failure says it's ruled out any inappropriate physical access to its storage tanks area.

Mormon singles ward “mockumentary” set for production in Idaho

Myles Primm,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:23pm

Mark Mattei is creating a show called “The Singles” based on a Mormon singles ward. He says this project will be different from other popular mockumentaries like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” because the film crew will be part of the show.

First lady talks of courage after model describes affair

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:13pm

Melania Trump spoke about courage on Friday — what it is and why the world needs it. Her closely watched public appearance came a day after a former Playboy model told the world details of a 10-month affair the model says she had with a married Donald Trump a decade before he was elected president.

Texas murder suspect accused in 3 attacks on elderly women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:04pm

A man police say posed as a maintenance worker or health care provider at senior apartment complexes has been charged with capital murder in the death of an 81-year-old Dallas woman, and authorities are reviewing hundreds of other cases.