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The Latest: Funeral begins for victims of mosque massacre

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 5:37pm

The Latest on the mosque shootings in New Zealand (all times local):

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 5:09pm

Seven states that rely on a major waterway in the U.S. West have finished a yearslong effort to create a plan to protect the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought, the federal government declared Tuesday.

Lawyers to release list of accused Illinois Catholic clergy

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 5:09pm

Attorneys who have represented clergy abuse victims across the United States say they are releasing a report that lists the names of every Catholic priest and lay person in Illinois who has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

Have You Seen This? Blind 6-year-old plays 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:44pm

This is just one of the greatest things I've ever seen. Avett is my new hero.

The Latest: US official declares Colorado River plan done

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:29pm

The Latest on a Colorado River drought plan (all times local):

The Latest: Diocese disputes some allegations in lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:23pm

The Latest on a West Virginia lawsuit accusing a Catholic diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles (all times local):

Recent rain means lush, bright wildflowers across Texas

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 4:03pm

Experts say recent rain across much of Texas has contributed to a spectacular 2019 wildflowers season.

W.Va. suit accuses diocese of knowingly employing pedophiles

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:55pm

A Catholic diocese and its former bishop in West Virginia knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks on camp and school workers, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday by the state attorney general.

Why Facebook didn't block live New Zealand shooting video

Kelvin Chan and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:31pm

Why did Facebook air live video of the New Zealand mosque shooting for 17 minutes? Didn't anyone alert the company while it was happening?

Sub makes rapid ascent in Indian Ocean; crew safe

Jerry Harmer and David Keyton, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 3:04pm

Technicians investigating the cause of a subsea emergency in which a British scientist and her American pilot made a rapid ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) beneath the Indian Ocean on Tuesday now think it's unlikely it was caused by an electrical fire, though they are yet to come to a conclusion.

North Dakota Legislature repeals Sunday morning shopping ban

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 2:47pm

North Dakota's Republican-led Legislature on Tuesday repealed the nation's toughest Sunday business restrictions — rules that are rooted in religious tradition and that have been in place since statehood.

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt from asteroid hits a snag

Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 2:43pm

NASA's plan to scoop up dirt and gravel from an asteroid has hit a snag, but scientists say they can overcome it.

Jeanine Pirro case squeezes Fox News in two directions

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 2:33pm

The apparent suspension of Jeanine Pirro is squeezing Fox News Channel in two directions.

Facebook settles suits over ad-targeting discrimination

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 2:31pm

Facebook settled five lawsuits alleging that its advertising systems enabled discrimination in housing, credit and employment ads.

Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

Adam Geller, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 2:05pm

most notable for acting alone.

3 Native American inmates win right to long hair in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 1:43pm

Three male Native American inmates in Texas will be allowed to grow their hair long as an expression of their religious beliefs after winning a lawsuit against the state prison system.

Analysis: Pompeo skirts talk of peace plan on Israel trip

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 1:41pm

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pays a visit to Israel this week but it's what he's not doing while there that may be the most notable aspect of the trip.

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 19th - 12:53pm

A panel convened by the World Health Organization said it would be "irresponsible" for scientists to use gene editing for reproductive purposes, but stopped short of calling for a ban.