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Fertility clinic rules out inappropriate access to tank area

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:32pm

An Ohio fertility clinic where thousands of frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged in a storage tank failure says it's ruled out any inappropriate physical access to its storage tanks area.

Mormon singles ward “mockumentary” set for production in Idaho

Myles Primm,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:23pm

Mark Mattei is creating a show called “The Singles” based on a Mormon singles ward. He says this project will be different from other popular mockumentaries like “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation” because the film crew will be part of the show.

First lady talks of courage after model describes affair

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:13pm

Melania Trump spoke about courage on Friday — what it is and why the world needs it. Her closely watched public appearance came a day after a former Playboy model told the world details of a 10-month affair the model says she had with a married Donald Trump a decade before he was elected president.

Texas murder suspect accused in 3 attacks on elderly women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:04pm

A man police say posed as a maintenance worker or health care provider at senior apartment complexes has been charged with capital murder in the death of an 81-year-old Dallas woman, and authorities are reviewing hundreds of other cases.

California Gov. Brown's top adviser dies after cancer battle

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:01pm

Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California Gov. Jerry Brown and a driving force behind his agenda, died Thursday in her home after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59.

Political colleagues remember former US Sen. Zell Miller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:59pm

The death of former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller brought an outpouring of condolences and remembrances Friday from the statehouse in Atlanta to Capitol Hill in Washington. Here's a sample.

FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:45pm

A 51-year-old man drove a flaming minivan loaded with propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate of a major Northern California Air Force base, authorities said Friday, but said the driver had no known links to terrorism.

Trial in police officer's 2015 death nearing end

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:42pm

The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 is nearing its end.

The Latest: FBI says air base crash has no known terror link

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:30pm

The Latest on a crash and death at Travis Air Force Base (all times local):

FBI says attack at California military base has no known link to terrorism, vehicle was on fire as it approached gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:22pm

FBI says attack at California military base has no known link to terrorism, vehicle was on fire as it approached gate.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:19pm

President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:09pm

President Donald Trump is tired of being told "no."

The Latest: Former aide says Miller key to Clinton's '92 win

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:54pm

The Latest on the death of former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia (all times local):

FBI: Agent's cancer death due to Sept. 11 terror attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:53pm

The FBI says one of its first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks has died of brain cancer linked to exposure to contaminants.

Zinke supports restoration of grizzlies in North Cascades

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:43pm

The federal government intends to restore grizzly bears in the remote North Cascade Mountains of Washington state, a goal that represents "the American conservation ethic come to life," Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Friday.

Herbert OKs medical marijuana for research, terminally ill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:40pm

Gov. Gary Herbert has signed 57 more bills, including a measure that allows medical marijuana to be grown in the state and sets up state-run dispensary for the drug to be handed out for research purposes or use by people who are terminally ill.

Indictment: Waterslide in fatal accident was 'deadly weapon'

Margaret Stafford and John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:37pm

A Kansas waterslide hyped as the world's highest was a "deadly weapon" that had already injured more than a dozen people before a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on it in 2016, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday that charges the water park operator and an executive with involuntary manslaughter.

No charges in case of news photographer shot by deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:29pm

Investigators say no charges will be filed against an Ohio sheriff's deputy who shot a news photographer setting up to photograph a traffic stop.

Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:23pm

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas argued Friday that the state prison director has long had the power to determine a death row inmate's sanity and that now isn't the time to change the way it moves the prisoners closer to their executions.

City mourns loss of 2 firefighters killed in collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:17pm

Federal investigators searched for clues Friday, and a city mourned the loss of two firefighters who were buried in the rubble of a collapsed former piano factory.