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Idaho governor signs into law anti-transgender legislation

Keith Ridler  |  Updated Mar 30th - 7:36pm

Idaho Gov. Brad Little on Monday signed into law two anti-transgender bills, making Idaho the first among states that introduced some 40 such bills this year to enact them.

'Strega Nona' author Tomie dePaola is dead at age 85

Kathy McCormack  |  Updated Mar 30th - 6:53pm

Tomie dePaola, the prolific children's author and illustrator who delighted generations with tales of Strega Nona, the kindly and helpful old witch in Italy, died Monday at age 85.

US Rep. who sought to stall virus aid touts fundraising haul

Bruce Schreiner  |  Posted Mar 30th - 5:55pm

He drew the president's wrath for seeking to slow congressional approval of a $2.2 trillion coronavirus-relief package, and now U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie is boasting of his tactic and hauling in campaign cash for his reelection bid.

Phoenix officer killed, 2 others wounded; gunman killed

Jacques Billeaud  |  Updated Mar 30th - 5:51pm

Authorities say a 22-year-old man fatally shot a Phoenix police commander and wounded two other officers as they tried to remove him from a home after his roommates complained he was acting erratically.

McConaughey says stay home now, great things may lie ahead

Gary Gerard Hamilton  |  Updated Mar 30th - 5:36pm

Matthew McConaughey has gone from advertising for going out and driving to selling people on staying home, and says that successfully navigating this crisis could bring great things from Hollywood and humanity.

'Staggering': New York virus death toll rises above 1,200

Jocelyn Noveck, Larry Neumeister and Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 4:37pm

New York’s governor issued an urgent appeal for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of deaths from the coronavirus, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other communities across the U.S. could soon face.

Countries crack down on basic rights amid virus pandemic

Dusan Stojanovic  |  Posted Mar 30th - 4:30pm

Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-turned-makeshift-hospital crowded with rows of bunks for those infected with the coronavirus. And Serbia’s president warns residents that Belgrade graveyards won’t be big enough to bury the dead if people ignore his government's lockdown orders.

Trial delayed for Ohio doctor charged in deaths at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:44pm

The murder trial of an Ohio doctor accused of ordering excessive painkiller doses for dozens of patients will be delayed due to coronavirus concerns.

Celebrities, civil rights groups form coalition on census

Mike Schneider  |  Updated Mar 30th - 3:27pm

Civil rights groups, lawmakers, attorney generals, former Census Bureau directors, former Commerce Department secretaries and actors like Rita Moreno and George Takei said Monday they were forming a coalition to monitor and protect the confidentiality of the 2020 census.

Ex-Blackfeet chairman gets 10 months prison in fraud case

Matthew Brown  |  Posted Mar 30th - 3:25pm

A former Blackfeet Nation chairman who defrauded a tribal Head Start early education program through an overtime pay scheme was sentenced Monday to 10 months in prison and his plea to be spared prison time because of the coronavirus was denied.

Gov. DeSantis, wife Casey announce birth of baby Mamie

Kelli Kennedy and Brendan Farrington  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:49pm

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife Casey announced Monday on Twitter the arrival of their third child, a girl named Mamie. And then the governor crossed the state to update Floridians on the coronavirus.

Wall Street's rally rolls on, led by health care stocks

Stan Choe and Alex Veiga, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:44pm

U.S. stocks climbed Monday, led by big gains for health care companies announcing developments that could aid in the coronavirus outbreak.

School shutdowns raise stakes of digital divide for students

Meg Kinnard and Maryclaire Dale  |  Updated Mar 30th - 2:43pm

Students struggling to get online in a rural South Carolina county received a boost last week with the arrival of six buses equipped with Wi-Fi, some of the hundreds the state has rolled out since schools were closed by the coronavirus outbreak.

Feds revoking reservation status for tribe's 300 acres

Philip Marcelo  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:26pm

A tribe is losing reservation status for its more than 300 acres in Massachusetts, raising fears among Native American groups that other tribes could face the same fate under the Trump administration.

$2 million awarded to Missouri man wrongfully sent to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 30th - 2:22pm

An eastern Missouri sheriff's department has reached a $2 million settlement with a man who spent more than three years in prison for his wife's killing before the conviction was overturned, his lawyers said Monday.

Court: Grand jury records from lynching can't be released

Kate Brumback  |  Updated Mar 30th - 12:48pm

The grand jury records from the 1946 lynching of two black couples in Georgia cannot be released despite their great historical significance, a federal appeals court said.

Grandparenting goes digital as virus keeps older adults home

Lindsay Whitehurst  |  Updated Mar 30th - 12:24pm

A few weeks ago, Debbie Cameron saw her grandsons most days, playing the piano, making after-school snacks or singing nursery rhymes with the baby in her Chandler, Arizona, home.

The White House is getting a new chief of staff on Tuesday

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 11:55am

Rep. Mark Meadows is resigning his congressional seat effective 5 p.m. Monday as he assumes the post of White House chief of staff.

Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 30th - 11:32am

John Prine is in stable condition after being placed on a ventilator while being treated for COVID-19-type symptoms, his wife, Fiona Whelan Prine said Monday.