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Road rage suspect kills Washington state deputy in gun fight

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 8:01pm

A sheriff's deputy was killed in central Washington state and a police officer was shot and wounded after they exchanged gunfire with a road rage driving suspect, authorities said Wednesday. The driver was also shot and later died at a hospital.

On heels of scandals, USC announces new president

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 7:47pm

The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher "a new era" following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case.

Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facility

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:49pm

Crews on Wednesday extinguished a fire that had burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility and led to concerns about air quality among some residents and environmental groups despite reassurances from officials that testing shows nothing amiss.

Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

Jacques Billeaud and Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:44pm

A woman who operated a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations she used pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children, and locked them for days in a closet at their home outside Phoenix, authorities said Wednesday.

Federal judge blocks 2nd Kentucky abortion law within days

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:35pm

For the second time in days, a federal judge on Wednesday issued an order temporarily blocking a new Kentucky law aimed at imposing more restrictions on abortion.

Schedule glitches lead judge to deny deportation request

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:28pm

Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny a Trump administration request to order four migrants deported because they failed to appear for initial hearings in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico.

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:19pm

A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's slam on McCain ignores who aided vets

Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 6:01pm

President Donald Trump's posthumous slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense.

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 6:01pm

A Mississippi jury awarded $250,000 in damages Tuesday to a woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge, a case spotlighting how Mississippi still struggles to provide access to lawyers or bail to people jailed before trial.

Police release more records in Las Vegas massacre

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:57pm

Accounts of Las Vegas police collecting bloody bullet fragments at hospitals and detectives tracing weapons purchases in five states were among the records released Wednesday from the investigation of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Kentucky governor says he exposed his children to chickenpox

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:47pm

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin said in a radio interview that he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune.

Briton dies in head-on collision at Texas off-roading event

Jake Bleiberg, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:46pm

An Englishman has died after the four-wheeler he was driving collided head-on with another all-terrain vehicle at a North Texas off-roading event known as "Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break," a sheriff's official said Wednesday.

Mom admits plotting girl's death: 'I wanted her to go away'

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:45pm

The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that "I can't help you anymore."

Trump aims new blasts at McCain, claims credit for funeral

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:29pm

Casting aside rare censure from Republican lawmakers, President Donald Trump aimed new blasts of invective at the late John McCain Wednesday, even claiming credit for the senator's moving Washington funeral and complaining he was never properly thanked.

Latest: USC students want transparency from new president

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:14pm

The Latest on the naming of a new University of Southern California president (all times local):

Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:13pm

Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th-century slaves while ignoring requests to turn the photos over to the slaves' descendants, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Trump: Let Mueller report come out, 'let people see it'

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:13pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."

The Latest: Briton dies in crash at Texas off-roading event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 20th - 5:12pm

The Latest on an Englishman who died in a Texas all-terrain vehicle crash (all times local):

AP-NORC Poll: Most at least partly confident in Russia probe

Eric Tucker and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:09pm

As the special counsel investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign winds down, a new poll finds that most Americans are at least moderately confident that Robert Mueller's probe has been fair and impartial.

Trump says IS territory in Syria nearly eliminated

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 20th - 5:07pm

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the last pocket of the Islamic State's land in Syria will be liberated by U.S.-backed forces "by tonight."