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Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis and inadequate training of local and state officers.

Trump vows efforts to fight nation's opioid addiction crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

President Donald Trump is vowing to step up efforts to combat the nation's opioid addiction crisis.

Cedar Hills tests soil after sediment released in river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

The city of Cedar Hills is testing water and soil to determine if there were any heavy metals in sediment that flowed down a river in American Fork Canyon last August and made its way to the city's irrigation water.

Former school bus driver in Wyoming accused of sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 10:06am

A 20-year-old former school bus driver in Wyoming has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges that he sexually assaulted two underage teens.

Trump travel ban prompts Utah refugee and immigrant training

Hallie Golden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:50am

A Salt Lake City organization is hosting a series of trainings this month to make sure refugees and immigrants understand their rights under President Donald Trump's travel ban and refugee program suspension.

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:50am

The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the state's method of lethal injection.

The Latest: More storms on tap for Southern Plains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local):

Woman, man arrested after marijuana found in pink backpack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

Police say a woman and man are facing multiple charges after marijuana was found on her 10-year-old daughter during a traffic stop in northeastern Louisiana.

Washington prep football coach relieved of his duties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:44am

A Spokane high school football coach who is accused of exposing himself to players last summer has been relieved of his coaching duties.

Virginia woman found guilty in beating death of goddaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:40am

A Virginia woman has been found guilty after pleading no contest in the beating death of her 3-year-old goddaughter.

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:40am

Melania Trump is helping present courage awards to 13 women from around the world.

Supreme Court hears case of men convicted in 1984 murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:40am

The Supreme Court is weighing whether to overturn the convictions of seven men in the brutal beating death of a woman about a mile (1.6 kilometers) from the U.S. Capitol in 1984.

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Woman strikes Capitol Police cruiser, taken into custody

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:35am

A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.

No LGBTQ category included in Census proposal for 2020 count

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:23am

The U.S. Census Bureau is not proposing a separate count of LGBTQ Americans for its 2020 Census.

Perez asks for Democratic Party staff resignations

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:20am

New Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is asking all paid party employees to resign as he tries to rebuild the embattled organization.

Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat a court no-show

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:15am

A Florida woman charged with threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, was a no-show Wednesday at change-of-plea hearing and now faces a more severe punishment if convicted.

Twin Falls shop worker accused of taking $20,000 from store

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:15am

A Twin Falls shop employee is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from the store she worked at.

Fake plaque at University of North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:10am

Activists in North Carolina who want to see a building named after a famed African-American writer have struck again.

Judge moves trial of Iowa man charged with killing officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 9:04am

An Iowa judge has moved the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of two police officers to another part of the state.