Michael R. Blood, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:10pm
Two of the nation's prominent Republicans on Wednesday envisioned a future for the GOP far removed from President Donald Trump's Twitter blasts, where inclusiveness, a kinder tone and a willingness to work with Democrats on immigration and climate change shape the agenda.
Colleen Long, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:02pm
New York's governor put unusual — and potentially problematic — pressure on Manhattan's district attorney to bring a criminal case against Harvey Weinstein this week when he ordered the state's attorney general to investigate the prosecutor's handling of an earlier sex abuse probe involving the film producer, legal experts said.
John Rogers, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:56pm
A history teacher who was videotaped telling his students that only dumb people join the U.S. military has been fired by the suburban Southern California school district where he has taught for more than 15 years.
Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:42pm
The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.
A fake Facebook post is spreading fears that venomous snakes are lurking in the sewers of a Georgia town, and the city attorney has expressed concerns to the social media network that it's creating confusion and panic.
Leanne Italie, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:28pm
Whether Royal, Charlie or Salem, Skyler, Justice or Oakley, unisex names for babies are on the rise among parents more willing than ever to embrace the possibility of gender fluidity in their children and attempt to head off sexism on their behalf.
Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:26pm
The police officer who was with a Minneapolis officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of an unarmed Australian woman said both men "got spooked" when she approached their SUV, and that the partner feared for his life. But prosecutors say Officer Mohamed Noor acted recklessly and was not justified in using deadly force when he shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond last July after she called to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.
Curt Anderson, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:26pm
A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school.
Michelle L. Price, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:24pm
Women in conservative Utah will soon be able to get birth control directly from a pharmacist rather than visiting a doctor each time they want to obtain or renew a prescription, a move taken by only a few other states, many of them liberal.
Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 2:20pm
A strong Pacific storm dropped heavy rain Wednesday on a swath of coastal California, where thousands of people have been evacuated because of the threat of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas.