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White House issues threat over leaked Trump briefing papers

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:14pm

The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.

Alabama to execute convicted bomber nearly 30 years later

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:09pm

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.

Nor'easter rolls into New England as millions begin cleanup

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:08pm

The latest nor'easter rolled into New England Thursday as millions of others in the Northeast began to dig out from the storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places, knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers and had many wishing for more spring-like weather.


With police near, suspected Austin bomber blows himself up

Jim Vertuno and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:08pm

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.

Closing arguments set in Massachusetts dog abuse trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 10:04pm

Closing arguments are scheduled to begin in the trial of a Massachusetts man accused of abusing a dog so severely that it had to be euthanized.

Facebook's Zuckerberg apologizes for 'major breach of trust'

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:54pm

Breaking five days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for a "major breach of trust," admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.

Curtis defends his actions regarding former police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:43pm

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.

Kentucky teachers try to keep heat on state lawmakers

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:26pm

Kentucky teachers turned out in droves on a snowy day to keep the political heat on the Republican-led legislature — warning they'll remember what happens to their retirement benefits come Election Day — and state lawmakers say they heard them.

Troopers to patrol at Florida school where massacre happened

Terry Spencer and Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:19pm

Already heightened security will be bolstered Thursday at the Florida high school where last month's massacre occurred as Gov. Rick Scott ordered eight highway patrol troopers to assist with securing the grounds. That step came after the suspect's brother was arrested there, two students were caught carrying knives and another made online threats.

Shootout wounds 1 officer, 5 others in San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:15pm

A shootout that sent schoolchildren and pedestrians running for cover in San Francisco wounded one officer, the suspected gunman and four others, including a minor, police said.

Police: Maryland school shooter apparently was lovesick teen

Matthew Barakat and Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:14pm

Tuesday's school shooting in southern Maryland that left the shooter dead and two students wounded increasingly appears to be the action of a lovesick teenager.

White House increasingly facing questions about Trump's past

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:58pm

Haunted by Russia and beset by internal strife, Donald Trump's White House is also increasingly being forced to confront allegations from the president's past, as an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a onetime "Apprentice" contestant press court cases.

Prom at South Texas mall for students in Harvey-damaged area

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:38pm

Some South Texas teenagers whose school was heavily damaged by Hurricane Harvey and not able to host prom have a new location with a flair for fancy clothes.

How police finally found the Austin bomber

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 8:34pm

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.

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.