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Flags to be lowered for New York Rep. Slaughter's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:10pm

New York's governor has ordered flags on all state buildings to be flown at half-staff to honor the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter on Friday, the day of her funeral.

Utah governor signs bill allowing locks on classroom doors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:10pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed into law a measure allowing Utah school districts to install barricade locks on classroom doors.

Jury selection starts for men accused of Kansas bomb plot

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:08pm

A trial begins this week for three members of a militia group accused of conspiring to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in the Kansas town of Garden City.

Florida school shooting survivors set to speak at Harvard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:08pm

Students who survived last month's shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead are set to participate in a panel discussion at Harvard about guns.

Missouri man seeks second reprieve from Supreme Court

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 10:04pm

A Missouri death row inmate whose life was spared by a last-minute stay of execution four years ago is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for another reprieve, claiming the process of killing him could cause blood-filled tumors to burst inside his head.

Man gets life without parole for 1 of 2 SW Michigan slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:50pm

A man accused of killing two people in two counties in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for one of the crimes.


Self-driving vehicle strikes and kills pedestrian in Arizona

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:48pm

a crash that could have far-reaching consequences for the new technology.

The Latest: Alabama governor: Significant damage in areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:34pm

The Latest on the threat of severe weather across the Southeast (all times local):

The Latest: Austin blast left victims 'bleeding profusely'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 9:14pm

The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):

Greitens wants criminal trial moved up to April 3

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:38pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled.

Quick court fight as Mississippi sets 15-week abortion ban

Jeff Amy and Sarah Mearhoff, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:30pm

Mississippi moved quickly toward a legal confrontation over the nation's most restrictive abortion law Monday.

Yellowstone bison slaughter protester pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:24pm

A man who chained himself to a concrete-filled barrel in an effort to prevent trucks from hauling Yellowstone National Park bison to slaughter has pleaded guilty.

Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:22pm

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took a new, more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.

Teen who used 'affluenza' defense set for release April 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:19pm

A 20-year-old who as a teenager used an "affluenza" defense regarding a drunken-driving wreck that killed four people is set to be released April 2.

The Latest: Judge to hear request to block abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:17pm

The Latest on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks (all times local):

Lawmaker who said Rothschilds control the climate apologizes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 8:04pm

A D.C. Council member apologized for a social media post in which he claimed that Jewish financiers control the climate.

US-South Korean military exercises to begin April 1

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:34pm

At a potentially pivotal moment of diplomacy with North Korea, the Pentagon said Monday that annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that had been postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1.

Republicans tell Trump: Lay off Mueller _ but take no action

Mary Clare Jalonick, Zeke Miller and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:32pm

More Republicans are telling President Donald Trump in ever blunter terms to lay off his escalating criticism of special counsel Robert Mueller and the Russia probe. But party leaders are taking no action to protect Mueller, embracing a familiar strategy with the president — simply waiting out the storm.

Testimony ends in Kansas voting law trial; no opinion yet

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 7:28pm

A Kansas voter registration law enacted in 2013 has stopped thousands of eligible citizens from voting and will damage the election process if it is allowed to stand, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union argued Monday as testimony ended after seven, often-contentious days in a federal bench trial.