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Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after 'reality show' drama

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:43pm

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.

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.

First lady talks of courage after model describes affair

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:27pm

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.

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

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:25pm

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

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.

The Latest:Grand jury: Kansas waterslide was "deadly weapon"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:11pm

The Latest on charges filed in the death of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide at a Kansas waterpark (all times local):

2 indicted in shooting death of postal worker on expressway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:09pm

A federal grand jury has indicted a Dallas-area man in the killing of a postal worker who was driving an 11-ton (10-metric ton) delivery rig on a Dallas expressway.

St. Louis prosecutors seek to disqualify Greitens' attorneys

Summer Ballentine and Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:08pm

St. Louis' top prosecutor on Friday asked a judge to disqualify the law firm representing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in his criminal case.

Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:04pm

A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight.

Hawk in the Oval: Will John Bolton's views rub off on Trump?

Josh Lederman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:03pm

President Donald Trump's pick of John Bolton for his next national security adviser stirred up the same burning question Friday in Washington as in anxious foreign capitals: Just how much will his hawkish, confrontational approach rub off on Trump?

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

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:55pm

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.

West Virginia woman convicted in Maryland man's forest death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:51pm

A West Virginia woman has been found guilty in the death of a Maryland man who was found naked at the bottom of a cliff with his throat slashed, despite her claims that he used her hand to cut himself.

Powerful storm brought much-needed rain to California

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:45pm

The storm that drenched California this week brought much-needed rain to the state, which has been slipping back into drought conditions due to a dry winter that only turned wet and snowy this month.

The Latest: Storm brought much-needed rain to California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:43pm

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

Atlanta city computer network remains hobbled by cyberattack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:38pm

A day after a ransomware cyberattack hobbled the city of Atlanta's computer network, city officials said Friday they were working around the clock to get things up and running again.

Elon Musk deletes Facebook accounts for Tesla and SpaceX

Jackie Wattles, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:34pm

Elon Musk just nonchalantly erased Tesla and SpaceX from the world's most popular social media platform.

Marches with different visions set for Utah school safety

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:32pm

Hundreds of people are expected to march to the Utah state Capitol in separate protests aimed at improving school safety — in very different ways.