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Hawaii lawmaker is latest to resign after misconduct probe

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:54pm

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.

2-hour standoff shuts down interstate in Virginia capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:53pm

A police standoff that closed part of an interstate in Virginia's capital for more than two hours ended with the subject leaving the scene in an ambulance.

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

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:45pm

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

Police: Maryland school shooter used his father's handgun

Matthew Barakat and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:38pm

A teenager used his father's legally-owned handgun in an attack inside his high school in Maryland, police said Wednesday.

Video: Officers yelled 'gun' before shooting unarmed man

Don Thompson and Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:32pm

Two officers yelled for a suspect to show his hands then shouted "gun, gun, gun" moments before fatally shooting the man who turned out to be unarmed, audio from body camera footage released Wednesday by Sacramento police shows.

Former Chicago police chief to challenge mayor who fired him

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 7:07pm

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced plans Wednesday night to run for mayor against the man who fired him after the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager.

Teacher who called US military 'lowest of low' is fired

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:56pm

A history teacher who was videotaped telling his students that only dumb people join the U.S. military has been fired by the suburban Southern California school district where he has taught for more than 15 years.

Gun used in California killing had been wrongfully returned

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:52pm

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.

ICE director set to testify in California immigration suit

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:50pm

The nation's top immigration enforcer is likely to testify in a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration over California's so-called sanctuary laws seeking to protect people in the country illegally, a federal judge said Wednesday.

As Louisiana island shrinks, state paying to move residents

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:40pm

The effects of global warming can be seen and touched in Louisiana, where officials have begun buying higher ground to relocate an entire town in a bayou being swallowed by higher seas.

How police finally found the Austin bomber

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:32pm

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: Nor'easter moves into southern New England

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:20pm

The Latest on a spring nor'easter hitting the mid-Atlantic and Northeast (all times local):

Murder case dropped against man imprisoned for 22 years

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 6:15pm

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.

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.

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."