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Immigrant arrested in widely seen video is released for now

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:58pm

A Mexican woman in the U.S. illegally who was dragged away from her daughters by authorities in a widely viewed video was being released on her own recognizance Tuesday by an immigration judge in Southern California.


Authorities recover new clues after another Austin blast

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:48pm

Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital faced new threats along with the promise of valuable new leads as their attention shifted Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded and the discovery of another, unexploded bomb near Austin's airport.

Trump-Kim summit offers hope to son of detained American

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:39pm

The son of an American held in North Korea sees a glimmer of hope after months of frustration and sadness that a planned summit of President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un can help win his father's freedom.

Timeline of Justine Damond shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:37pm

A timeline of the July 15 fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events:

Complaint: 2 officers 'spooked' before 911 caller is shot

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:34pm

A Minneapolis police officer was charged Tuesday with murder and manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in July minutes after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

Homeland officials to talk election security

Mary Clare Jalonick, Christina A. Cassidy and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:26pm

Senators are expected to press Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on the department's efforts to secure state election systems as the Senate Intelligence Committee launches an effort to safeguard against foreign meddling in this year's elections.

Allegations from women in his past shadow Trump

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:26pm

The chorus of women from President Donald Trump's past is getting louder.

GOP senators criticize Trump for congratulating Putin on win

Jonathan Lemire and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:22pm

President Donald Trump has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election, drawing bruising criticism from members of his own party, including a leading senator who scorned the election as a "sham." Trump also said he and Putin might meet "in the not too distant future" to discuss the arms race and other matters.

Spring nor'easter targets Northeast with heavy snow, winds

Kristen By Groot and Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 10:14pm

A spring nor'easter targeted the Northeast on Wednesday with strong winds and a foot or more of snow expected in some parts of the region.

$500K bond for shooting suspect's brother in school trespass

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:58pm

The brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is sitting in the same jailhouse as his brother after a judge imposed a $500,000 bond on him for trespassing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people died.

Officer's response praised as school shooting ends quickly

Matthew Barakat and Jesse J. Holland, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:40pm

In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute."

The Latest: Powerful storm begins moving into California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:28pm

The Latest on a powerful Pacific storm affecting California (all times local):

Austin bombings put chill in city known for keeping it light

Will Weissert and Jim Vertuno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:06pm

Suddenly, the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan doesn't feel so fun anymore.

The Latest: Artillery simulator caused Austin Goodwill blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 9:04pm

The Latest on serial bombings in Texas (all times local):

ACLU, community groups get voice in Chicago police reforms

Herbert G. McCann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:38pm

The American Civil Liberties Union and several community organizations said Tuesday that they have reached an agreement to provide input into reforms being proposed for the Chicago Police Department.

Tens of thousands to evacuate as California storm looms

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:56pm

Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California, where many communities on Tuesday face the threat of flooding and destructive debris flows from areas burned bare by huge wildfires.

Trump warns of dire consequences if Democrats take House

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:54pm

President Donald Trump warned Tuesday night of dire consequences should Democrats take the House in this year's midterm elections, but predicted Republicans are "going to win."

Idaho joins other red states with 'abortion reversal' law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:42pm

Idaho will become the latest conservative state to require women seeking abortions to be informed that the drug-induced procedures can be halted halfway, despite opposition from medical groups that say there is little evidence to support that claim.

US agent on trial in cross-border killing of Mexican teen

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:29pm

A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with shooting into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection.

Prison officials reach $18.9 million deal with youth inmate

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 7:27pm

The state Department of Corrections reached an $18.9 million settlement Tuesday with a former youth prison inmate who suffered brain damage after she tried to hang herself in her cell.