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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

San Francisco plans to pay $13.1 million to a man who spent more than six years in prison after city police framed him for murder.

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.

Sen. Buckner-Webb out with knee-replacement surgery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:36pm

Democratic Sen. Cherie Buckner-Webb of Boise will likely miss the rest of the Legislative session due to knee-replacement surgery on her left knee.

The Latest: Chicago cop's lawyer heralds ruling on sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:27pm

The Latest on the Illinois Supreme Court letting Chicago officer's sentence stand (all times local):

Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico arrive for hearings in US

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:18pm

The first scheduled hearings under a new Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts will be held Tuesday in San Diego.

Sugary drinks linked to higher risk of premature death, especially for women, study says

Dr. Edith Bracho-sanchez, CNN  |  Posted Mar 19th - 12:18pm

Frequent consumption of sugary drinks such as sodas, sports drinks and juice is linked to an increased risk of premature death from cardiovascular disease and, to a lesser extent, from cancer, according to new research.

Police: Mother, daughter dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:54am

Ogden police say a woman and her adult daughter are dead and that it appears to be a murder-suicide.

Searchers recover black box recorder of missing Alaska plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:51am

Searchers have recovered the black box recorder of an air ambulance that disappeared in Alaska with three people on board in January, the owners of the aircraft said Tuesday.

Humpback whale found dead on North Carolina Outer Banks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:28am

A dead humpback whale has been found stranded on the North Carolina coast.

Woman pleads guilty to sneaking aboard international flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:20am

A woman who's been dubbed a serial stowaway was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to sneaking past Chicago airport security last year, boarding a plane and flying to London without a ticket.

Trump: Never was, never will be fan of Sen. John McCain

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:19am

Carrying a bitter personal feud beyond the grave, President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain on Tuesday, declaring he will "never" be a fan of the Vietnam war hero and longtime Republican lawmaker who died last year of brain cancer.

Florida felon voting rights restoration bill draws concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:03am

Advocates who pushed for a constitutional amendment to restore most Florida felons' voting rights are opposing a bill that sets terms for restoration.

'Toy Story 4' embarks on an adventure to save a new character

Chloe Melas, CNN  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:02am

Your favorite gang of toys is back, and the latest adventure looks like the most action-packed yet.

Records show FBI was probing Michael Cohen long before raid

Jim Mustian and Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:47am

Special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, for fraud in his personal business dealings and for potentially acting as an unregistered foreign agent at least nine months before FBI agents in New York raided his home and office, according to documents released Tuesday.

Panel accuses Indiana attorney general of misconduct

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:40am

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission is accusing state Attorney General Curtis Hill of professional misconduct following allegations he drunkenly groped a female lawmaker and three female legislative staffers at a bar.

Court: Online free speech rights trump stalking conviction

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:33am

A North Carolina man imprisoned for stalking had his conviction overturned Tuesday when a state appeals court ruled the social media posts that prompted the charges were protected by free speech rights.

The Latest: Trump says social media firms biased against GOP

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:17am

The Latest on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's visit to Washington (all times local):