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Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina's muck in New Orleans

Kevin McGill and Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:23pm

Patches of black mold on the ceiling. Water marks on the dingy walls. Toys, furniture and a baby grand piano tossed about and covered in a gray muck.

Foreign aid begins flowing to cyclone-hit southern Africa

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:09pm

International aid has started trickling into the east African countries of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi to ease the humanitarian crisis created by floodwaters from Cyclone Idai.

California man, 96, found in home with hundreds of rats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 11:03pm

A Southern California woman is in custody after deputies discovered her 96-year-old father and multiple pets living in a home stinking of feces and infested with up to 700 rats, authorities said Tuesday.

Arts and crafts see special counsel Robert Mueller as icon

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:39pm

and a name — with the man who has become her rather unlikely idol.

Justices take up racial bias in Mississippi jury selection

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:33pm

The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over a Mississippi prosecutor's decision to keep African-Americans off a black death row inmate's jury in a murder trial.

Trump keeps a sharp focus on Ohio as 2020 campaign nears

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 10:33pm

President Donald Trump is returning to the state that foretold his 2016 victory and serves as the linchpin of his re-election effort.

Bobcat killed by car after surviving California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:41pm

Authorities say a bobcat that survived a Southern California wildfire has been hit and killed by a car.

Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Jonathan Lemire and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 9:19pm

It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history. That's what President Donald Trump has shouted for two years about the special counsel's Russia probe. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity.

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams talks 2020, voter suppression

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:29pm

Georgia's Stacey Abrams said Tuesday she's willing to meet with any candidate running for president in 2020, but warned she has two ground rules before she starts meeting with the wide range of Democratic hopefuls

House oversight chair accuses White House of stonewalling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 8:11pm

The chairman of the House oversight committee says the White House is perpetrating "an unprecedented level of stonewalling, delay and obstruction" in response to congressional requests for documents and witnesses.

Baby chimpanzee born at North Carolina Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 7:03pm

A baby chimpanzee has been born at the North Carolina Zoo, adding to a trickle of such births at U.S. zoos.

Police: Mom told details of son's death to fellow inmate

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:24pm

A Colorado woman charged in the death of her 7-year-old son told a fellow inmate that the boy died in July, months before his body was discovered encased in concrete inside a Denver storage unit, according to court records unsealed Tuesday.

US military, aid group at odds over Somalia civilian deaths

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 6:02pm

There is credible evidence that U.S. military airstrikes in Somalia have killed or wounded nearly two dozen civilians, an international human rights group said Tuesday, charging that the Pentagon is not adequately investigating potential casualties.

Salvadoran pleads not guilty to 4 northern Nevada murders

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:55pm

A 20-year-old Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed four people in Nevada in January.

Border patrol announces 4th migrant death since December

Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:50pm

Immigration officials say a Mexican migrant died Monday after his arrest near an urban border crossing.

The Latest: Man maintains innocence in cold case arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:49pm

The Latest on the arrest of a man in a 1999 cold case (all times local):

Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:44pm

The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues.

Kentucky education commissioner still wants protester names

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:40pm

Kentucky's largest school district has asked the state's education commissioner to withdraw his request for names of teachers who used sick days to protest at the state Capitol, but the commissioner says he will not back down.

Sheriff: Florida deputy kills suicidal man armed with knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:30pm

Authorities say a Florida deputy fatally shot a suicidal man who was armed with a knife.