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White House staffers on edge as Trump eyes another shake-up

Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:25pm

President Donald Trump is tired of being told "no."

Arkansas wants court to dissolve stay for death row prisoner

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:23pm

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas argued Friday that the state prison director has long had the power to determine a death row inmate's sanity and that now isn't the time to change the way it moves the prisoners closer to their executions.

City mourns loss of 2 firefighters killed in collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:17pm

Federal investigators searched for clues Friday, and a city mourned the loss of two firefighters who were buried in the rubble of a collapsed former piano factory.

The Latest:Grand jury: Kansas waterslide was "deadly weapon"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:11pm

The Latest on charges filed in the death of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide at a Kansas waterpark (all times local):


Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after 'reality show' drama

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:09pm

President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

2 indicted in shooting death of postal worker on expressway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:09pm

A federal grand jury has indicted a Dallas-area man in the killing of a postal worker who was driving an 11-ton (10-metric ton) delivery rig on a Dallas expressway.

St. Louis prosecutors seek to disqualify Greitens' attorneys

Summer Ballentine and Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:08pm

St. Louis' top prosecutor on Friday asked a judge to disqualify the law firm representing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in his criminal case.

Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:04pm

A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight.

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

Josh Lederman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:03pm

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, confrontational approach rub off on Trump?

California Gov. Brown's top adviser dies after cancer battle

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 3:55pm

Nancy McFadden, chief of staff for California Gov. Jerry Brown and a driving force behind his agenda, died Thursday in her home after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59.

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.

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

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

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.