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Fall trial date set in Alaska cruise ship death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:24pm

A federal judge has set a new trial date for a Utah man accused of killing his wife on a cruise to Alaska last summer.

1 firefighter dead, 4 seriously injured in building collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:20pm

Officials have confirmed that one firefighter has died and four others have been seriously injured in the partial collapse of a former piano factory in Pennsylvania.

Bill would exempt private devices from open records law

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:15pm

Government officials in Kentucky could discuss public business on their personal devices without having to disclose it, according to a surprise amendment moving quickly through the state legislature.

Video shows woman's fatal shooting by Elgin police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:11pm

A compilation of police body-camera and dash cam footage released Thursday shows the moments leading up to the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by an Elgin officer along a Chicago-area interstate.

McMaster out, Bolton in as Trump's national security adviser

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:09pm

President Donald Trump is replacing national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, injecting a hawkish foreign policy voice into his administration ahead of key decisions on Iran and North Korea.

Idaho moves ahead with possible grizzly bear hunting season

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:08pm

Idaho officials have started the process of opening a grizzly bear hunting season this fall that would allow the killing of one male grizzly.

Oklahoma grass fire forces evacuations, closes freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:06pm

Residents of central Oklahoma are assessing the damage after a wildfire forced some residents to flee their homes.

The Latest: Mother: Unexploded bomb addressed to daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 5:02pm

The Latest on the investigation of the Austin bombings (all times local):

Ethics panel orders Illinois Dem to pay Treasury $9,700

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:52pm

The House Ethics Committee says Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez of Illinois must reimburse the U.S. Treasury $9,700 for an "inadvertent" misuse of funds relating to a contractor's work.

California rain brings flooding streets, swelling rivers

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:48pm

A powerful storm spread more rain across California on Thursday, swelling rivers, flooding streets and causing some mud and rock slides but, so far, sparing communities a repeat of the disastrous debris flows that hit during a downpour early this year.

CIA offers peek into life of Trump's nominee to lead agency

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:48pm

Kentucky native. Single. Oldest of five children. Father was in the Air Force. Johnny Cash fan.

Hotel video shows Vegas gunman 'normal' before mass shooting

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:44pm

Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, made public Thursday, shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron.

Judge allows questioning of ICE director in California suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:36pm

A federal judge on Thursday granted California's request to question the nation's top immigration enforcer in a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration over California laws to protect immigrants in the country illegally.

Alabama voters to face Ten Commandments ballot proposal

Mallory Moench, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:34pm

Alabama voters will face the choice of whether to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on state property such as at schools under a ballot proposal for the November election.

Trump announces former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to serve as national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:31pm

Trump announces former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to serve as national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster.

The Latest: Lawyers question police tactics in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:19pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by police in Illinois (all times local):

Family awarded $47 million in newborn's disfigurement case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

The parents of a girl who suffered permanent scarring as a newborn at a Pennsylvania hospital have been awarded $47 million.

Wounded teen still fights for life, despite Facebook message

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:12pm

A Maryland teen who was critically wounded in a school shooting was still fighting for her life Thursday, despite a mistaken social media message suggesting she had died.

City of Atlanta computer network hit by ransomware attack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:05pm

The city of Atlanta's computer network has been the victim of a ransomware cyberattack, city officials said Thursday.

Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:04pm

Community members and activists gathered at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police.