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Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf

Paul J. Weber and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:40pm

Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both a test of early strength in a crowded presidential race and a peek at the country's two biggest states carrying big stakes in 2020.

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:57pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:39pm

Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital.

Officer wounded during deputy's killing is out of hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:04pm

A Washington state police officer who was wounded in a shootout that killed one of his colleagues has been released from a Seattle hospital.

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:58pm

Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.

Man accused of fatally stabbing woman after freeway crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:49pm

A 25-year-old Arizona man who was driving a San Diego-area woman's car is accused of fatally stabbing her after the vehicle veered off a freeway and crashed in a Phoenix suburb, resulting in a chaotic scene involving passers-by who stopped to help.

Military IDs 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:27pm

The Pentagon has identified two U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan while involved in combat operations Friday in Kunduz Province.

Atlanta police set up hotline for 'child murders' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:54pm

Atlanta's mayor and police chief are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders that terrorized the city's black community between 1979 and 1981.

A look at some unanswered questions of the Mueller probe

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 2:01pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller has wrapped up his investigation, but whether the public will get answers to consequential questions about President Donald Trump and Russia remains to be seen.

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 1:04pm

Barbra Streisand apologized Saturday for her remarks about Michael Jackson and two men who have accused him of sexual abuse, saying that she should have chosen her words more carefully and that she admires the accusers for "speaking their truth."

A supermoon, surprising asteroids and a fossil treasure trove: This week in space and science

Ashley Strickland, CNN  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:41pm

This week, a supermoon dazzled skywatchers, two asteroid missions shared their initial and surprising results and 518 million-year-old fossils were found in China.

The Latest: President Trump grants Iowa disaster declaration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:35pm

The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local):

Planet savior or horror show? Green New Deal inflames debate

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:29pm

To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation," in the words of Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey, one the plan's lead authors.

Deputies rescue 2 wailing bear cubs trapped in flooded den

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:09pm

Two Wisconsin sheriff's deputies rescued a pair of bear cubs trapped in a flooded culvert that had served as their den.

Police: Knife-wielding man shot in encounter with officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:06pm

Harrisville police say a man was hospitalized in critical condition after being shot multiple times during an encounter with officers responding to a report of domestic disturbance.

Idaho rancher under investigation in death of cows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 12:05pm

An Idaho rancher says 29 of his cows died in winter storms in Washington state, but investigators suspect he let them starve.

Florida newspaper posts video of 2017 high-wire accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:38am

A Florida newspaper has posted video of a 2017 high-wire accident that sent five performers in tightrope-walking star Nik Wallenda's troupe tumbling more than 30 feet to the ground.

US reacts to end of Mueller probe with relief, skepticism

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:09am

With the long-awaited special counsel's investigation finished but its contents still shrouded in mystery, Americans waited for details, yawned with boredom or stayed fixed to their long-cemented positions on President Donald Trump, the man at the probe's center.

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:54am

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary.