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Judge allows questioning of ICE director in California suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:36pm

A federal judge on Thursday granted California's request to question the nation's top immigration enforcer in a lawsuit brought by the Trump administration over California laws to protect immigrants in the country illegally.

Hunt for Austin bomber frustrated police before breakthrough

Paul J. Weber and Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:36pm

After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up.

Alabama voters to face Ten Commandments ballot proposal

Mallory Moench, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:34pm

Alabama voters will face the choice of whether to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on state property such as at schools under a ballot proposal for the November election.

Trump announces former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to serve as national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:31pm

Trump announces former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to serve as national security adviser, replacing H.R. McMaster.

CIA offers peek into life of Trump's nominee to lead agency

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:26pm

The CIA is offering up a few details about the secret life of Gina Haspel, the former undercover agent President Donald Trump has picked to lead the intelligence agency.

The Latest: Lawyers question police tactics in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:19pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding woman by police in Illinois (all times local):

The Latest: Police release Austin bomber's 2nd roommate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:16pm

The Latest on the investigation of the Austin bombings (all times local):

Hotel video shows Vegas gunman 'normal' before mass shooting

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

Hotel surveillance video from the days before the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, made public Thursday, shows the gunman as an unremarkable Las Vegas hotel guest and casino patron.

Family awarded $47 million in newborn's disfigurement case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:14pm

The parents of a girl who suffered permanent scarring as a newborn at a Pennsylvania hospital have been awarded $47 million.

Wounded teen still fights for life, despite Facebook message

Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:12pm

A Maryland teen who was critically wounded in a school shooting was still fighting for her life Thursday, despite a mistaken social media message suggesting she had died.

City of Atlanta computer network hit by ransomware attack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:05pm

The city of Atlanta's computer network has been the victim of a ransomware cyberattack, city officials said Thursday.

Protest planned after fatal police shooting of unarmed man

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:04pm

Community members and activists gathered at Sacramento City Hall on Thursday to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by police.

US drops charges against Erdogan bodyguards over DC brawl

Matthew Lee and Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:04pm

U.S. prosecutors said Thursday they have dismissed all criminal charges against seven of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards stemming from a brawl in Washington last year in which protesters were beaten. The charges were dropped last month just a day ahead of a meeting between Erdogan and now-outgoing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, but the State Department said the timing was coincidental.

Latest: Facebook mistakenly listed shooting victim as dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 4:02pm

The Latest on a shooting at a southern Maryland school (all times local):

Confusion, relief, anger in 911 calls during missile scare

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:56pm

Some of those who called 911 during the confusion after a cellphone and broadcast alert mistakenly warned of a ballistic missile headed to Hawaii were relieved there was no danger, while others were angry about the scare, according to a sampling of emergency calls released by the Honolulu Police Department.

Natural birthing center closes due to deaths of 3 newborns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:53pm

A natural birthing center in North Carolina has stopped delivering babies after the deaths of three newborns in the past six months.

Ethics panel tells Dem lawmaker to pay for past office use

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:51pm

The House Ethics Committee has concluded that Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush's use of an office in his congressional district without paying rent constitutes a gift exceeding House rules.

Legal shake-up in Trump team may suggest shift in strategy

Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:42pm

President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation resigned Thursday, shaking up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt.

Oklahoma grass fire forces evacuations, closes freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:38pm

A wildfire fueled by dry vegetation and gusty winds has prompted some Oklahoma residents to flee their homes.

Fired officer who killed unarmed black man to get back pay

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 3:32pm

A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.