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Gun used in California killing had been wrongfully returned

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:59pm

Sheriff's officials wrongfully returned a gun to a man who used it to kill his ex-wife inside a busy Southern California mall last weekend, even though a judge had ordered the weapon be confiscated by investigators, authorities said Wednesday.

Facebook's Zuckerberg admits mistakes but no apology

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:47pm

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.


With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Jim Vertuno and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:44pm

As a SWAT team closed in, the suspected bomber whose deadly explosives terrorized Austin for three weeks used one of his own devices to blow himself up. But police warned that he could have planted more bombs before his death, and they cautioned the city to stay on guard.

How police finally found the Austin bomber

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:38pm

The suspected Austin bomber is dead after terrorizing Texas' capital city for three weeks. And in the end the manhunt wasn't cracked by hundreds of phoned-in tips, the big pot of reward money or police pleading to the bomber through TV.

The Latest: Police release video of shooting of unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:36pm

The Latest on a fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect by the Sacramento Police Department (all times local):

The Latest: CBS to air Stormy Daniels interview Sunday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:34pm

The Latest on allegations about President Donald Trump's past sexual conduct (all times local):

American admits misusing UK passport with dead baby's name

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:34pm

An American man pleaded guilty Wednesday to misusing a British passport obtained using the name of a baby who died over 50 years ago.

Curtis defends his actions regarding former police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:30pm

Utah Republican congressman John Curtis is again defending his actions as Provo mayor over the hiring and handling of harassment complaints against a former police chief.

Coeur d'Alene High School principal dead in apparent suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:27pm

Officials say the principal of Coeur d'Alene High School has died after he was found at home with a gunshot wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.

Austin police chief says he considers cellphone recording found on bombing suspect that details devices a "confession."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:26pm

Austin police chief says he considers cellphone recording found on bombing suspect that details devices a "confession."

2nd high bond set in Stoneman Douglas-related case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:24pm

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.

White House increasingly facing questions about Trump's past

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:12pm

Haunted by Russia and beset by internal strife, Donald Trump's White House is also increasingly being forced to confront allegations from the president's past, as an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a onetime "Apprentice" contestant press court cases.

Border Patrol agent on trial in killing of teen rock-thrower

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:04pm

A rock-throwing teenager didn't deserve to die when a U.S. Border Patrol Agent hit him with 10 shots as he stood on a street on the Mexican side of the border, prosecutors said Wednesday at the start of murder trial of the federal officer who contends he fired because he was in danger.

Experts: Hard to convict officer in Australian woman's death

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:58pm

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.

Powerful storm puts California towns at risk of slides

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:56pm

A strong Pacific storm dropped heavy rain Wednesday on a swath of California where thousands of people have been evacuated because of the threat of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas.

The Latest: Trump defends call congratulating Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:56pm

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

Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:52pm

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places Wednesday.

Arkansas death row inmate asks court to wait for 1 more plea

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:49pm

An Arkansas death row inmate out of appeals at the state level wants another chance before the U.S. Supreme Court.

3 men who eluded immigration raid in California now arrested

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:44pm

Three Mexican men who avoided capture during a U.S. immigration operation that a Northern California mayor warned the public about last month have since been arrested on suspicion of other crimes, including robbery, weapons violations and domestic violence, federal officials said.

Police cite man who accidentally shot finger while asleep

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:43pm

Police say a 30-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, man accidentally shot his pinky finger after falling asleep holding his new handgun.