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The Latest: Mississippi abortion clinic sues to stop law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:05pm

The Latest on a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks (all times local):

Numbers reveal breadth of investigation into Texas bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:04pm

The series of bombings this month in the Texas capital city of Austin has generated a vast response by state and federal law enforcement agencies that are sifting through hundreds of tips to find what Austin Police Chief Brian Manley has described as a serial bomber.

Oklahoma court removes some language in Pruitt FOIA ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 4:00pm

An Oklahoma appeals court has removed language that was critical of the state attorney general's office in an Open Records Act case involving communications between then-Attorney General Scott Pruitt and major energy companies as well as the Republican Attorney General's Association.

The Latest: Some streets reopen around 4th Austin blast site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:59pm

The Latest on the bombings in Austin, Texas (all times local):

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state after governor signs nation's most restrictive abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:58pm

Mississippi's only abortion clinic sues state after governor signs nation's most restrictive abortion law.


Trump calls for death penalty to 'get tough' on drug pushers

Darlene Superville and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:57pm

Unveiling a long-awaited plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction, President Donald Trump called Monday for stiffer penalties for drug traffickers, including embracing a tactic employed by some of the global strongmen he admires: the death penalty.

Damaging hail and tornadoes threatened for southeast US

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:54pm

Forecasters warned Monday that severe storms forming around the Southeast could threaten more than 29 million people, raising the risk of strong tornadoes, damaging winds and hail the size of tennis balls in coming hours.

Court rulings boost Democrats' chances of retaking Congress

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:53pm

Boosting Democrats' chances of retaking control of Congress in this fall's midterm elections, the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal panel on Monday rejected Republican challenges to a newly redrawn congressional map imposed on Pennsylvania by the state's high court.

Democratic activist charged with assaulting Zinke staffer

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:52pm

An operative for a political committee that supports Democrats has been charged with assault following a confrontation with a staffer for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outside a congressional hearing.


Fear mounts in Austin as serial bomber uses tripwire

Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:49pm

The hunt for the serial bomber who has been leaving deadly explosives in packages on Austin doorsteps took an even more sinister turn Monday when investigators said the fourth and latest blast was triggered along a street by a nearly invisible tripwire.

Man gets life without parole for 1 of 2 SW Michigan slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:48pm

A man accused of killing two people in two counties in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for one of the crimes.

Idaho lawmakers discuss false claims on ballot initiatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:41pm

An Idaho Senate panel has introduced a proposal making it illegal to knowingly lie while collecting signatures for state ballot initiatives.

Charles Manson's remains cremated following court battle

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:13pm

Charles Manson's cremated remains have been scattered nearly four months after the cult leader died in prison. A funeral was held Saturday following a court battle for the 83-year-old's remains.


Woman struck and killed by self-driving Uber vehicle

Felicia Fonseca and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:12pm

A self-driving Uber SUV struck and killed a pedestrian in suburban Phoenix in the first death involving a fully autonomous test vehicle, prompting the ride-hailing company Monday to suspend all road-testing of such autos in the U.S. and Canada.

Lawyer who alleged 'plot' to frame Trump joins legal team

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:09pm

A lawyer who has suggested that FBI officials were part of a "brazen plot" to exonerate Hillary Clinton and frame Donald Trump has been added to the president's legal team.

Battered east braces for wintry wallop on 1st day of spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:07pm

A pair of back-to-back nor'easters is revving up to hit the East Coast on the official start of spring, when they'll merge into the fourth storm to slam the region in a month.

Idaho lawmakers OK adult scholarship bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:06pm

A proposal that would funnel a portion of Idaho's scholarship fund to help adults finish their undergraduate degrees is headed to the governor's desk for consideration.

Mississippi imposes 15-week abortion ban; nation's toughest

Jeff Amy and Sarah Mearhoff, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:06pm

Mississippi's governor signed a law Monday banning most abortions after 15 weeks' gestations, the tightest restrictions in the nation.

Man who fled to Mexico with teen soon headed to Pennsylvania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:03pm

A man who frequently checked a teenager out of school without her parents' knowledge and fled to Mexico with her will soon be in the custody of Pennsylvania authorities.

Woman charged with helping 6 who illegally crossed into US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 19th - 3:00pm

A North Carolina woman rented an SUV and picked up six Mexican citizens who illegally crossed into the United States at a remote border crossing in Vermont near the Canadian border, federal prosecutors said.