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Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

Frank Bajak Of The Associated Press and Lise Olsen Of The Houston Chronicle  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:01am

A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property.

House intel ends probe, OKs report on Russian meddling

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 11:00am

The House Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to approve its final report into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, ending the panel's probe and giving a final endorsement to their conclusion that there was no coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia.

Prisoner mistakenly released early sues over re-arrest

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:56am

A man who was released early from a Washington state prison due to a software glitch is suing the Department of Corrections, saying his re-arrest three years later to serve the remaining time was illegal.

Bill would exempt private devices from open records law

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:53am

Government officials in Kentucky could discuss public business on their personal devices without having to disclose it, according to a surprise amendment moving quickly through the state legislature.

A glimmer of hope for health of moose in northern US

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:52am

Moose have struggled with parasites throughout the northern U.S., but Maine hunters might be allowed to harvest more of the state's iconic land mammal this year because of strong survival rates in the northern parts of the state.

Florida student charged with bringing gun to school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:50am

A Florida high school student has been charged as an adult after he allegedly appeared in a video with a gun outside his school, threatening to shoot the principal.

Idaho's House reject another health care proposal

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:45am

Idaho's House has spiked a last chance effort to provide family planning services to low-income women as the Republican-dominant Statehouse prepares to adjourn.

Reports: FBI investigated AG for possible false statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:44am

The FBI investigated Attorney General Jeff Sessions for possible false statements to Congress, according to published reports.

Man convicted of fatal bombing 29 years ago to be executed

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:44am

Judge Robert S. Vance was at his kitchen table on Dec. 16, 1989, when he opened a package that had been mailed to his home. The bomb hidden inside exploded with brutal force, killing Vance instantly and severely injuring his wife.


Deadly crash raises questions about Uber self-driving system

Tom Krisher and Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:43am

Two experts say a video of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber shows the pedestrian should have been within range of the SUV's laser and radar sensors.

Mississippi man agrees to move Ten Commandments billboard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:40am

A property owner in Brookhaven, Mississippi has learned a lesson: Thou shalt comply with city ordinances.

The Latest: Police shooting of unarmed man prompts protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:36am

The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local):

Ex-Minneapolis officer charged in woman's death posts bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:34am

A fired Minneapolis police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman is free on bail.

Judges, Ohio prison system at odds over bed reduction plan

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:28am

Judges and the state prison system are at odds over a new law meant to lower Ohio's inmate population by limiting the amount of time behind bars for low-level offenders who commit minor probation violations.


Lead Trump lawyer in Russia probe leaves in legal shake-up

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:28am

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned amid a shake-up of the president's legal team.

Vermont now only US state to never send a woman to Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:27am

Vermont, considered by many to be one of the most liberal states in the country with a higher-than-average percentage of women serving in the state Legislature, is the only state to have never sent a woman to Congress.

The Latest: Somali-American police group defends ex-officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:08am

The Latest on the former Minneapolis police officer charged with killing unarmed Australian woman (all times local):

The Latest: 2nd storm-related death on Long Island

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 10:02am

The Latest on the spring nor'easter rolling up the East Coast (all times local):

Ex-police sergeant gets 120 years in Florida child porn case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:58am

A former Florida police sergeant was sentenced to 120 years in federal prison for making and possessing child pornography, including images downloaded on his patrol car's computer.