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Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow, winds

Kristen By Groot and Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:14pm

A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region.

$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:58pm

The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is sitting in the same jailhouse as his brother after a judge imposed a $500,000 bond on him for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people died.


Authorities encounter new threats amid promise of new leads

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:52pm

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded bomb near Austin's airport.

Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:40pm

In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute."

The Latest: Powerful storm begins moving into California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:28pm

The Latest on a powerful Pacific storm affecting California (all times local):

Austin bombings put chill in city known for keeping it light

Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:06pm

Suddenly, the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan doesn't feel so fun anymore.

The Latest: Artillery simulator caused Austin Goodwill blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:04pm

The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local):

ACLU, community groups get voice in Chicago police reforms

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:38pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and several community organizations said Tuesday that they have reached an agreement to provide input into reforms being proposed for the Chicago Police Department.

Tens of thousands to evacuate as California storm looms

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:56pm

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires.

Trump warns of dire consequences if Democrats take House

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:54pm

President Donald Trump warned Tuesday night of dire consequences should Democrats take the House in this year's midterm elections, but predicted Republicans are "going to win."

Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:42pm

Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim.

US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teen

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:29pm

A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with shooting into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection.

Prison officials reach $18.9 million deal with youth inmate

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:27pm

The state Department of Corrections reached an $18.9 million settlement Tuesday with a former youth prison inmate who suffered brain damage after she tried to hang herself in her cell.

McCain daughter with her dad: 'No place I would rather be'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:24pm

Meghan McCain has posted a photo on social media of her with her father, Sen. John McCain, saying there's "no place I would rather be."

Police say incendiary device, not package bomb, exploded at Austin Goodwill store and wasn't related to prior bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:24pm

Police say incendiary device, not package bomb, exploded at Austin Goodwill store and wasn't related to prior bombings.

Prosecutor says attack on Afghan man was driven by bias

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:19pm

An Oregon prosecutor says bias motivated a man to deliberately ram his car into an Afghan man who had served as a U.S. military interpreter, severely injuring him. The FBI said Tuesday it is looking into the case.

8 people indicted in white supremacist gang member's killing

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:07pm

Eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang called the Aryan Circle have been indicted in Louisiana on federal charges in the 2016 killing of a fellow alleged member of the gang.

DeVos faces withering criticism in House hearing

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:06pm

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faced tough questions from House Democrats on Tuesday on gun control, racial bias and civil rights as she sought to defend funding cuts for her agency.

Teen shoots girl in Maryland school, killed in confrontation

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:06pm

A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.

The Latest: Records show alleged gang member pleaded guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 6:58pm

The Latest on the indictments of eight alleged members or associates of a white supremacist prison gang charged in a Louisiana killing (all times local):