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Family awarded $47 million in newborn's disfigurement case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

The parents of a girl who suffered permanent scarring as a newborn at a Pennsylvania hospital have been awarded $47 million.

Hunt for Austin bomber frustrated police before breakthrough

Paul J. Weber and Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:08pm

After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up.

City of Atlanta computer network hit by ransomware attack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:05pm

The city of Atlanta's computer network has been the victim of a ransomware cyberattack, city officials said Thursday.

Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:04pm

Community members and activists gathered at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police.

US drops charges against Erdogan bodyguards over DC brawl

Matthew Lee and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:04pm

U.S. prosecutors said Thursday they have dismissed all criminal charges against seven of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards stemming from a brawl in Washington last year in which protesters were beaten. The charges were dropped last month just a day ahead of a meeting between Erdogan and now-outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but the State Department said the timing was coincidental.

Latest: Facebook mistakenly listed shooting victim as dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:02pm

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

Confusion, relief, anger in 911 calls during missile scare

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:56pm

Some of those who called 911 during the confusion after a cellphone and broadcast alert mistakenly warned of a ballistic missile headed to Hawaii were relieved there was no danger, while others were angry about the scare, according to a sampling of emergency calls released by the Honolulu Police Department.

Natural birthing center closes due to deaths of 3 newborns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:53pm

A natural birthing center in North Carolina has stopped delivering babies after the deaths of three newborns in the past six months.

Ethics panel tells Dem lawmaker to pay for past office use

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:51pm

The House Ethics Committee has concluded that Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush's use of an office in his congressional district without paying rent constitutes a gift exceeding House rules.

Judge allows questioning of ICE director in California suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:50pm

A federal judge has granted California's request to question the nation's top immigration enforcer in a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration over California laws to protect immigrants in the country illegally.


Legal shake-up in Trump team may suggest shift in strategy

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:42pm

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation resigned Thursday, shaking up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt.

Oklahoma grass fire forces evacuations, closes freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:38pm

A wildfire fueled by dry vegetation and gusty winds has prompted some Oklahoma residents to flee their homes.

The Latest: Video shows fatal shooting by Illinois officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:36pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by police in Illinois (all times local):

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

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.

ACLU-Alaska sues police officers over immigration detention

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:28pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska is suing a city north of Anchorage and members of its police force, alleging officers wrongfully detained a Peruvian man over his immigration status after his attempt to break up a bar fight left him beaten and bloodied.

Appeals court strikes down gag order in Waco shootout case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:24pm

A Texas appeals court has struck down a gag order issued in a case arising from the 2015 shootout between two motorcycle clubs outside a Waco restaurant that left nine dead.

House committee OKs GOP report ending Russia meddling probe

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:22pm

The House intelligence committee voted Thursday to approve its final report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ending its inquiry and giving a final endorsement to the GOP conclusion there was no coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

Endangered Colorado River fish no longer an extinction risk

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:21pm

An endangered fish that makes its home in the Colorado River basin no longer is at the brink of extinction.

Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:21pm

Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress.

The Latest: Montecito, California, avoiding storm troubles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:18pm

The Latest on California storms (all times local):