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Austin police chief says he considers cellphone recording found on bombing suspect that details devices a "confession."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:26pm

Austin police chief says he considers cellphone recording found on bombing suspect that details devices a "confession."

2nd high bond set in Stoneman Douglas-related case

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:24pm

A relatively high bond was imposed Wednesday in a case involving a student who brought a knife to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, one day after the same judge set a $500,000 bond for the brother of the shooting suspect for trespassing at the school.

White House increasingly facing questions about Trump's past

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:12pm

Haunted by Russia and beset by internal strife, Donald Trump's White House is also increasingly being forced to confront allegations from the president's past, as an adult film star, a former Playboy model and a onetime "Apprentice" contestant press court cases.

Border Patrol agent on trial in killing of teen rock-thrower

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:04pm

A rock-throwing teenager didn't deserve to die when a U.S. Border Patrol Agent hit him with 10 shots as he stood on a street on the Mexican side of the border, prosecutors said Wednesday at the start of murder trial of the federal officer who contends he fired because he was in danger.

Gun used in California killing had been wrongfully returned

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 5:01pm

Sheriff's officials say they wrongfully returned a seized gun that a California man later used to kill his ex-wife inside a busy shopping mall last weekend.

Experts: Hard to convict officer in Australian woman's death

Amy Forliti and Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:58pm

The police officer who was with a Minneapolis officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the death of an unarmed Australian woman said both men "got spooked" when she approached their SUV, and that the partner feared for his life. But prosecutors say Officer Mohamed Noor acted recklessly and was not justified in using deadly force when he shot Justine Ruszczyk Damond last July after she called to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.

Powerful storm puts California towns at risk of slides

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:56pm

A strong Pacific storm dropped heavy rain Wednesday on a swath of California where thousands of people have been evacuated because of the threat of debris flows and mudslides from wildfire burn areas.

The Latest: Trump defends call congratulating Putin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:56pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump's call to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his re-election victory (all times local):


Northeast gets clobbered with fourth snowstorm in 3 weeks

Ted Shaffrey and Michael Hill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:52pm

Spring kicked off with a wallop of wintry weather along the East Coast as the fourth nor'easter in three weeks dumped more than a foot of snow in some places Wednesday.

Arkansas death row inmate asks court to wait for 1 more plea

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:49pm

An Arkansas death row inmate out of appeals at the state level wants another chance before the U.S. Supreme Court.

3 men who eluded immigration raid in California now arrested

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:44pm

Three Mexican men who avoided capture during a U.S. immigration operation that a Northern California mayor warned the public about last month have since been arrested on suspicion of other crimes, including robbery, weapons violations and domestic violence, federal officials said.

Police cite man who accidentally shot finger while asleep

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:43pm

Police say a 30-year-old Omaha, Nebraska, man accidentally shot his pinky finger after falling asleep holding his new handgun.

The Latest: Constitution panel rejects gun control proposals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:34pm

The Latest on the deadly shooting at a Florida high school (all times local):

Hawaii lawmaker is latest to resign after misconduct probe

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:32pm

A former speaker of the Hawaii House of Representatives will resign by next week to resolve sexual harassment allegations brought by several women, the latest case of an elected official being forced from office over misconduct.

Charlottesville protest organizer's perjury charge dismissed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:28pm

A court has dismissed a perjury charge against the chief organizer of a deadly white nationalist rally.

The Latest: Police: Student stabs, critically wounds teacher

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:17pm

The Latest on the fatal police shooting of a man suspected of stabbing three people (all times local):

Family questions police killing of man in grandparents' yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:14pm

A black man who Sacramento police say was seen breaking into at least three vehicles and later into a neighbor's home was killed by officers who fired 20 shots, igniting questions by relatives, activists and others after it turned out he was holding only a cellphone.

Tempest over Trump-Putin call turns into uproar over leaks

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:08pm

The tempest over President Donald Trump's congratulatory phone call to Vladimir Putin quickly grew on Wednesday into an uproar over White House leaks, sparking an internal investigation and speculation over who might be the next person Trump forces out of the West Wing.

Timeline of Australian Justine Damond's shooting by cop

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 21st - 4:06pm

A timeline of the July 15, 2017, fatal shooting of Justine Damond, an unarmed Australian woman, by a Minneapolis police officer, and ensuing events: