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Condemned inmate's medical condition at center of debate

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:46am

The attorney for a condemned Missouri inmate says the man faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat.

APNewsBreak: Some wanted Florida suspect committed in 2016

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:42am

Officials were so concerned about the mental stability of the student accused of last month's Florida school massacre that they decided to have him forcibly committed more than a year before the shootings.

Deputy and counselors recommended institutionalizing Nikolas Cruz long before deadly massacre at Florida school

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:40am

Deputy and counselors recommended institutionalizing Nikolas Cruz long before deadly massacre at Florida school.

The Latest: 2 GOP senators: Judiciary should review firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:32am

The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director, and the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local):

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall at Florida show

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:29am

A Cirque du Soleil performer has died after falling during a show in Tampa.

AP Report: Kushner Companies regularly filed false documents with NYC

Bernard Condon, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:26am

When the Kushner Cos. bought three apartment buildings in a gentrifying neighborhood of Queens in 2015, most of the tenants were protected by special rules that prevent developers from pushing them out, raising rents and turning a tidy profit.

Utah arena adds 'sensory room' for kids with autism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 11:06am

A new "sensory room" for children with autism soon will be available at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz and site of many other major entertainment events.

NTSB: Plane that crashed in Maryland was destroyed on impact

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:54am

A preliminary report on a fatal plane crash last month off coastal Maryland has determined the Cessna 172S was destroyed on impact after hitting the water.

Pipe bomb found in Delaware home of man charged in blast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:50am

Another pipe bomb has been removed from the home a Delaware man arrested last week for detonating a similar device outside a nearby home.

Teen, man who often got her out of school located in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:48am

The mother of a Pennsylvania teenager says she went from not eating or sleeping to crying tears of relief when her missing daughter was located in a popular Mexican resort city.

Man fatally hit by multiple cars while running across I-15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:47am

Utah Highway Patrol officials say a man is dead after getting out of his car in Interstate 15 in South Salt Lake and getting struck by multiple vehicles.

Interior secretary defends Japanese comment to congresswoman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 10:04am

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is defending his use of a Japanese greeting when responding to a question from a congresswoman of Japanese descent.

Police: 2 men fatally stabbed in Salvation Army apartment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:34am

Two men were fatally stabbed at a Salvation Army apartment building in Minnesota, and police arrested a suspect who tried to leave through a rear stairway.

Utah sheriffs release jail operating standards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:34am

Authorities have made public the secret operating standards used by Utah sheriff's offices to run jails.

Illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls

Christina A. Cassidy and Sarah Zimmerman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 9:06am

With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.

FDA begins push to cut addictive nicotine in cigarettes

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:56am

Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to slash levels of addictive nicotine in cigarettes, an unprecedented move designed to help smokers quit and prevent future generations from getting hooked.

Winning $457 million Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:49am

If you bought a Powerball ticket in Pennsylvania for Saturday's drawing, you may be holding a piece of paper worth $457 million.

Boston to celebrate 117th St. Patrick's Day parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 8:26am

The sounds of drums and pipes will ring out as the frigid streets of Boston become packed with thousands of green-clad St. Patrick's Day celebrators.

Bridge victim's grieving uncle lashes out at 'incompetence'

Jennifer Kay and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 18th - 3:42am

As crews removed bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.