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Man who escaped Missouri jail, Oklahoma patrol car captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:32pm

A kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and days later drove off in an Oklahoma patrol car while handcuffed was arrested Tuesday back in Missouri after nine days on the run.

Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Jonathan Lemire and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:21pm

It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history.

House panel OKs memorial involving Sawtooth Valley water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:09pm

A House panel has approved a joint memorial intervening in a fight over water in the Salmon River in central Idaho involving irrigators and federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:03pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that it took "a lot of courage" for a woman to meet with him last week about her accusations of sexual misconduct against a state lawmaker.

University of Missouri fires campus cop over blackface photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:55pm

University of Missouri officials say they have fired a campus police officer after verifying he was in a photo in blackface.

Federal judge denies Kilpatrick motion to vacate sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:54pm

Disgraced ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has failed again in his efforts to reduce the time he's spending in federal prison for corruption.

Twitter flap forces Kansas governor to drop court nominee

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:47pm

Posts on a Kansas judge's Twitter feed that included vulgar language and criticism of President Donald Trump prompted Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly to withdraw his nomination Tuesday for the state's second-highest court and raised questions about her vetting process.

Former 6-term Missouri US Rep. Bill Burlison dies at age 88

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:46pm

Bill Burlison, a former six-term congressman from southeast Missouri, has died.

Midwest floodwaters tear through or spill over many levees

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:31pm

Floodwaters driven by a swift current have torn through and spilled over levees at countless locations across the Midwest, swamping hundreds of homes and businesses. The levees are meant to protect people and property from rising water in rivers, creeks, lakes and even drainage ditches. But none of them is flood-proof. Here are some answers to common questions about levees:

The Latest: Authorities charge bus driver in fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:29pm

The Latest on a fatal bus crash in Virginia (all times local):

Maine House OKs switch to Indigenous Peoples Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:21pm

A proposal to trade the Columbus Day holiday for a tribute to Native Americans has received initial approval in the Maine House.

West Virginia man convicted in baby's death, sex abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:06pm

A West Virginia man has been convicted of sexually abusing and killing his girlfriend's 10-month-old baby.

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Kelvin Chan and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:05pm

Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening?

Mississippi Senate OKs ban on abortion after fetal heartbeat

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:56pm

Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.

The Latest: Crash investigators examine options in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:46pm

The Latest recovery of black box recorder from missing Alaska plane (all times local):

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:33pm

Federal investigators have released nearly 100 documents that detail last year's fatal accident between a trash truck and an Amtrak train that was carrying Republican lawmakers in Virginia.

Jury finds Detroit police officer guilty in woman's beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:29pm

A Detroit police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery in the beating of a naked, unarmed and mentally ill woman inside an emergency room triage unit.

San Francisco to pay $13.1 million to man framed for murder

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:05pm

A man who spent more than six years in prison after police framed him for murder is expected to receive a $13.1 million settlement from city of San Francisco on Tuesday.

Florida felon voting rights restoration bill draws concerns

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:03pm

A bill that sets conditions on restoring felon voting rights won approval Tuesday from a Florida House committee over the objection of advocates who helped get rights restoration placed in the state constitution.