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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.

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

Barbara Ortutay, Danica Kirka and Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 9:04pm

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.

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.

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.

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.