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The Latest: Constitution panel rejects gun control proposals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:42pm

The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):

Sacramento police shot 20 times at unarmed man in his yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:34pm

Relatives, activists and Sacramento officials are questioning why police shot at an unarmed black man 20 times, killing him, when he turned out to be holding only a cellphone in his grandparents' backyard.

Michigan brothers in same jail, charged in separate slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:32pm

Two Michigan brothers are in the same Detroit-area jail — one charged in the slaying of his wife and the other his pregnant girlfriend.

Boy wounded in Maryland high school shooting out of hospital

Matthew Barakat and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:28pm

A teenage boy wounded in the latest school shooting was released Wednesday from a hospital, while a 16-year-old classmate was still fighting for her life in critical condition.

Murder case dropped against man imprisoned for 22 years

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:26pm

Prosecutors dropped charges Wednesday against a New York man who spent 22 years in prison for a double killing before new witnesses came forward and his conviction was overturned.

The Latest: Bail cut to $400K for ex-officer in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:22pm

The Latest on the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman (all times local):

The Latest: Trump defends call congratulating Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:22pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's call to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory (all times local):

2nd high bond set in Stoneman Douglas-related case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:14pm

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.

Guinea worm disease transmission stopped in South Sudan

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:14pm

South Sudan has gone 15 months without a single reported case of Guinea worm disease, the nation's health minister said Wednesday, suggesting a major victory for global health officials trying to eliminate the painful affliction.

Experts: Plenty of reasons for Greitens to seek bench trial

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:09pm

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has claimed to be the victim of a political witch hunt since the day a St. Louis grand jury accused him of taking a compromising photo of a woman during a sexual affair.

Confederate monument removed from Oklahoma elementary school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:07pm

A public school district in Oklahoma has removed a monument at an elementary school that was dedicated to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

N. Idaho man pleads guilty to 'lie and buy' gun crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 1:02pm

A 23-year-old northern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to lying to buy a gun for his own use, but that instead was for someone else.

Missing iPhone leads Idaho Falls police to marijuana bust

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:53pm

Idaho Falls police have charged two people with a felony drug charge after a missing iPhone led police to discover marijuana in a home.

Fake Facebook post prompts fear, complaints in Georgia town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:51pm

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.

Idaho AG now investigating teacher for alleged animal cruelty

Nate Eaton,  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:44pm

The criminal investigation into a science teacher who fed a small puppy to a turtle has been turned over to the Idaho Attorney General.

Vigil held after officer charged in Australia woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:32pm

Neighbors, friends and activists held a vigil for an Australian woman after a Minneapolis police officer was charged in her death.

Elk from extreme southwestern Montana exposed to brucellosis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:32pm

State wildlife and livestock officials say an elk captured in the Tendoy Mountains in southwestern Montana tested positive for exposure to brucellosis.

Hawaii lawmaker is latest to resign after misconduct probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:30pm

A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct in recent months.

Powerful storm puts California towns at risk of slides

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:28pm

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.

Alabama senator says Congress must act on gun violence

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 12:27pm

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones says Congress must address gun violence, even as lawmakers protect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.