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California officials: Don't land helicopters on our poppies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:48pm

California officials have a message for people eager to see a rare wildflower bloom: please don't land your helicopter on our poppy fields.

Senate OKs bill to make sure voters can use public schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:44pm

Legislation making sure public schools are available for voting during elections is heading to the governor.

Man convicted in Charlottesville attack plans to change plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:39pm

A man convicted in a deadly car attack on a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia is expected to change his plea to federal hate crime charges.

After vanishing at airport, show dog reunites with owner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:30pm

A prize-winning show dog that vanished at the Atlanta airport has been found.

6th officer charged in FBI probe of city police department

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 4:02pm

A sixth police officer in New Jersey's third-largest city faces criminal charges in connection with a federal probe that has painted a grim picture of illegal searches, drug dealing, thefts from drug suspects and assaults.

Oklahoma teen asks to withdraw guilty plea in teacher death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:58pm

An Oklahoma teenager wants to withdraw guilty pleas he entered to murder, rape and other felonies following a 2017 string of crimes in Tulsa.

Mueller inquiry over, Trump plays favorite role: the victim

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:55pm

News that special counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has put President Donald Trump in his favorite position as he heads into his 2020 re-election campaign: the victim, fighting against an establishment that has tried to take him down.

Bill to ban exploding targets on state lands fails in House

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:42pm

Legislation to ban exploding targets on state lands in Idaho during wildfire season has failed in the House.

2nd Wisconsin judge blocks sections of lame-duck laws

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:38pm

A second Wisconsin judge on Tuesday blocked key portions of laws that Republicans passed in a lame-duck session limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers, handing Democrats another legal victory in their battle against the legislation in less than a week.

Appeals court tilts against Trump in Twitter fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 3:22pm

Judges on a federal appeals court in New York seem skeptical of arguments that President Donald Trump can legally ban critics from his Twitter account.

The Latest: Wisconsin governor: Ruling 'important victory'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:58pm

The Latest on Wisconsin lame-duck legislative session rulings (all times local):

ATV protest rider accuses government of 'jiggery-pokery'

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:34pm

Former county commissioner Phil Lyman is scoffing at the argument by federal prosecutors that he should increase his monthly restitution payment for leading an illegal ATV protest ride in 2014 because he's a now state legislator, accusing the government of "jiggery pokery."

Jury to hear Reid damages trial against exercise band maker

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:33pm

A jury in Nevada was due to hear opening arguments Tuesday in former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid's lawsuit against the maker of a flexible exercise band that he says slipped from his hand while he used it in January 2015, causing him to fall and suffer lasting injuries, including blindness in one eye.

FBI defends length of probe into fatal police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:30pm

The FBI says the 2017 fatal shooting by U.S. Park Police of an unarmed Virginia motorist is a complex case and that its 16-month investigation is not unusual.

Delayed marathon bombing memorials to be finished by summer

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 2:05pm

Permanent memorials to the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings are taking shape in a foundry outside Boston.

Court: San Francisco can't be sued over immigrant shooting

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:59pm

The parents of a woman killed by an immigrant who was released from custody despite a federal request that he be held cannot sue San Francisco for negligence over the death that touched off a fierce national debate, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

House committee OKs bill to make initiative process tougher

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:55pm

A House committee has passed legislation that would dramatically toughen the requirements to get an initiative or referendum on the Idaho ballot.

Indiana man cleared after child fires gun he dropped at Ikea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:43pm

A suburban Indianapolis man who dropped a loaded handgun in an Ikea store that was found and fired by a child has been acquitted of criminal recklessness.

Oklahoma City Council settles suit of ex-cop for $25K

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 26th - 1:21pm

The Oklahoma City Council has approved a $25,000 settlement in an excessive force lawsuit against a former police officer who is serving a 236-year sentence for rape and other sexual offenses.