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Tennessee moves to stop cities from banning plastic bags

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:59pm

Tennessee is poised to become the latest state to ban local municipalities from regulating certain plastic bags and utensils.

Police: Man who shot driver 18 times claims other crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:54pm

A Georgia man accused of shooting a man in New Orleans 18 times told police he'd been involved in violent crimes in his hometown and in Alabama before the shooting, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Michael Avenatti ordered released on $300,000 bond in cases alleging he embezzled from a client, tried to extort Nike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:18pm

Michael Avenatti ordered released on $300,000 bond in cases alleging he embezzled from a client, tried to extort Nike.

Former President George H.W. Bush's office to close Friday

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:10pm

Four months after the death of the former president, George H.W. Bush's office in Houston is to close for the last time at 5 p.m. Friday.

Newtown dad who probed violence dies in apparent suicide

Pat Eaton-Robb and Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 5:04pm

On the day of his 6-year-old daughter's funeral, as Jeremy Richman and his wife gathered with loved ones, an idea emerged for a way to channel their grief: a foundation to promote research into the brain pathologies that lead to violence.

Suspect faces murder count after West Texas deputy dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:59pm

The man accused of shooting a West Texas sheriff's deputy faces an upgraded charge after the lawman died over the weekend.

Police: Disabled man safe after mom charged in scam attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:48pm

Police in Georgia say a disabled man whose mother is accused of trying to scam him out of $200,000 has been found safe.

Pentagon: missile defense test succeeds in shootdown

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:22pm

In the first test of its kind, the Pentagon on Monday carried out a "salvo" intercept of an unarmed missile soaring over the Pacific, using two interceptor missiles launched from underground silos in southern California.

Murphy to sign bill allowing medically assisted suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:21pm

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday he will sign legislation allowing terminally ill patients to seek life-ending medication.

Flooding damage extensive in Midwest and more rain forecast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:17pm

Floodwaters are receding across most of the hard-hit Midwest, but there could be new problems if the forecast for significant rain later this week holds up. Already the flooding along the Missouri River and its tributaries has caused at least $3 billion damage and forced thousands from their homes as floodwaters penetrated or flowed over several hundred miles of levees.

Yale rescinds admission of a student whose family paid $1.2 million to get them in

Eric Levenson and Augusta Anthony, CNN  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:16pm

Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student who was admitted as part of the ongoing college admissions scandal, the first instance of a school doing so since the scheme became public two weeks ago.

Show dog awaiting flight goes missing at Atlanta airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:12pm

A Dutch man says his show dog went missing at Atlanta's airport while waiting to board a flight to Amsterdam.

Gun rights groups ask Supreme Court to halt bump stock ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:11pm

Gun rights groups are asking the Supreme Court to stop the Trump administration from beginning to enforce its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns.

Members of Mexican drug cartel indicted in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:07pm

A dozen members of a Mexican drug cartel have been indicted in Virginia on federal drug conspiracy charges.

Florida wrestles over felon voting rights restoration

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:07pm

Karen Leicht is a convicted felon from Miami and a self-described "cat lady" who wants to vote.

Sheriff: Deputy fatally shoots armed man outside home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:04pm

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Maryland shot and killed a man armed with a gun outside a home where a break-in had been reported.

Supreme Court won't hear 1996 Alabama capital murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 4:01pm

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear the case of an Alabama death row inmate who said his lawyer had an undisclosed conflict of interest that caused evidence of childhood abuse to not be presented in court.

Mueller's obstruction punt left question in Barr's hands

Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:59pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller had two key questions before him: Did the Trump campaign collude with the Russian government during the 2016 election, and did President Donald Trump commit obstruction of justice? On the collusion question, Mueller provided an unambiguous "no." But on obstruction, he punted.

Supreme Court won't hear 1996 Alabama capital murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 25th - 3:59pm

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that it will not hear the case of an Alabama death row inmate who says his lawyer had an undisclosed conflict of interest that caused evidence of childhood abuse to not be presented in court.