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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.

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

Josh Lederman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:48pm

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 approach rub off on Trump?

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

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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.

Public defender hires man convicted in courthouse scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:29pm

A former courthouse administrator who was sent to federal prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution in a courthouse corruption scandal that rocked New Mexico politics has been hired by the state Law Offices of the Public Defender.

Oversight panel seeks details on Interior's pricey doors

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:26pm

The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is seeking details from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about a $139,000 project to upgrade doors in Zinke's office.

Historians resolve fatality count of USS Indianapolis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:25pm

Two historians have resolved a decades-old mystery about how many men died when the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedoes during World War II.

Doctor says pledge may have lived if help was called sooner

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:21pm

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly.

True retriever: Dog plucks flailing man from river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:19pm

Forget sticks: A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever leaped into a South Carolina river and fetched a man whose boat had capsized.

Protesters gather in Washington, demanding gun control

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:19pm

Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading the demand for change.

First lady talks of courage after model describes affair

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:17pm

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.

The Latest: Former governor says Miller made Georgia history

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:15pm

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

Army seeks changes to chemical weapons disposal in Colorado

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:13pm

The U.S. Army wants to change the way it destroys part of its huge stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado, but some people worry that could increase the chances of contamination escaping into the air.

Army: Barricade at Maryland post ended with man found dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:13pm

Army officials say a man who barricaded himself inside a home on a U.S. Army installation was found dead after a 17-hour standoff.

Political colleagues remember former US Sen. Zell Miller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:11pm

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.

Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies; he was 2-term governor

Russ Bynum and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:11pm

As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President George W. Bush.

Man convicted in killing of Muslim cleric and his assistant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:07pm

A New York City man was convicted Friday of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.