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New Blast Sends Bombing Investigators To Texas FedEx Center
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Investigators pursuing a suspected serial bomber in the Texas capital shifted their attention Tuesday to a FedEx shipping center near San Antonio where a package exploded on a conveyor belt in the middle of the night and caused m
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
New Travel Costs Revealed For EPA Head Amid Ongoing Scrutiny
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican
Associated Press4 min readSociety
$500K Bond For Shooting Suspect's Brother In School Trespass
A judge has set an unusually high $500,000 bond and imposed a host of other restrictions for the brother of the Florida school shooting suspect
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Missouri Inmate Gets 2nd Stay Of Execution From High Court
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for the second time in four years on Tuesday to a Missouri inmate who has a rare medical condition
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Judge Grants Initial Motions In Weinstein Co. Bankruptcy
A Delaware bankruptcy judge has issued initial orders allowing the Weinstein Co. to continue paying its bills and working toward a sale of most of its assets
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Fur Is Dead: Animal Welfare Groups Cheer San Francisco Ban
San Francisco becomes the largest US city to ban fur sales with a unanimous vote on Tuesday
Associated Press4 min readPolitics
Trump Calls For Death Penalty To 'Get Tough' On Drug Pushers
President Donald Trump's plan to combat the national scourge of opioid drug addiction includes the death penalty for drug traffickers
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
US-South Korean Military Exercises To Begin April 1
Pentagon says annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises that had been postponed for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics will begin April 1
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What's Likely As Fed Meeting Ends And Powell Takes Questions
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials are meeting this week for the first time under their new chairman, Jerome Powell, whose news conference to follow is stirring high anticipation. The Fed is set to announce its first interest rate increase o
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
South Carolina Bill To Lengthen Gun Background Checks Stalls
A bill filed in South Carolina to lengthen background checks after one failed to prevent the sale of a gun to the man who killed nine people in a Charleston church in 2015 has stalled
Associated Press4 min readPolitics
Trump Congratulates Putin, Gets Backtalk From Republicans
U.S. President Donald Trump has called Vladimir Putin to congratulate the Russian president on his re-election to a fourth term
Associated Press2 min readSociety
Judge: Guilty Plea In Hawaii Concert Scam Stands
A judge is not allowing a North Carolina man to take back his guilty plea to scamming the University of Hawaii out of $200,000 for a Stevie Wonder concert that never happened
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Leagues, Casinos Lobby States For Cut Of Legal Sports Bets
More than a third of U.S. states are considering legislation to legalize sports gambling as leagues, casinos angle for the biggest possible cut
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
New Orleans Mayor Releases New Book, A Treatise On Race
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's new book, "In the Shadow of Statues," reads like a memoir
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
GOP Lawmakers Seek To Impeach Judges Over Congressional Map
Twelve Republican state legislators in Pennsylvania have signed on to resolutions seeking to impeach four Democratic justices on the state Supreme Court over their rulings in a politically contentious congressional redistricting case
Associated Press2 min readSociety
Jury Selection Starts For Men Accused Of Kansas Bomb Plot
Trial begins this week for three members of a militia group accused of conspiring to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somalis in the Kansas town of Garden City
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Loyola Returns Home For Sweet 16 Prep As Talk Of Chicago
Loyola-Chicago is getting ready to face Nevada after two breathtaking victories, a run that has captivated college basketball and turned a 98-year-old team chaplain into a quasi-celebrity
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
Candidates Blitz Pennsylvania's Newly Competitive Districts
More than 70 people have submitted paperwork with hours to go until the deadline to run in Pennsylvania's congressional primary election
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
Senate Turns Back Resolution Limiting US Military In Yemen
A resolution that would have required removal of U.S. troops from a Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen was turned back Tuesday in the Senate
Associated Press3 min readScience
Severe Storms Spawn Tornadoes, Damage Homes In Southeast US
Forecasters say powerful storms could bring tornadoes, hail, damaging winds to southeastern U.S.
Associated Press3 min readSociety
US Agent On Trial In Cross-border Killing Of Mexican Teen
A rare murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent accused of shooting across the international boundary into Mexico in 2012 and killing a teenager started Tuesday with jury selection
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
Ag Official Who Backed Trump Expected To Get US Senate Nod
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and Republican sources tell The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner who helped advise Donald Trump's campaign in 2016
Associated Press2 min readPolitics
Mandated Study Of Dakota Access Line To Miss Completion Goal
Federal officials say they will not finish more court-ordered environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline by April 2, the date they gave to a judge last fall
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Discovery Of USS Juneau Wreckage Provides Some Closure
The recent discovery of the USS Juneau in the depths of the South Pacific has provided some closure to people with connections to the ship, which was blown apart during World War II, killing hundreds of men, including five brothers from Iowa
Associated Press2 min readSociety
Prosecutors: Don't Overturn Amish Leader's Hair-cutting Case
Prosecutors urge court: Don't overturn sentence of breakaway Amish group leader connected to Ohio hair-cutting attacks
Associated Press2 min readSociety
Inmate Accused Of Getting Bogus Tax Refunds From Behind Bars
A man recently released from federal prison has been rearrested in Louisiana on charges he fraudulently obtained more than $171,000 in tax refunds, mostly while he was incarcerated
Associated Press2 min readScience
Powerful Storm Threatens To Swamp Hard-hit California Towns
Authorities ordered tens of thousands of people to flee their homes as a powerful storm headed toward California
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New York's Governor Orders Review Of 2015 Weinstein Case
New York's governor has directed the state attorney general to review the 2015 decision by the Manhattan district attorney's office not to prosecute a sex abuse case against Harvey Weinstein
Associated Press3 min readPolitics
Judge Temporarily Blocks Most Restrictive Abortion Law In US
The most restrictive abortion law in the United States has been blocked, less than 24 hours after Mississippi's governor signed it
Associated Press4 min readTech
Crash Marks 1st Death Involving Fully Autonomous Vehicle
The death of a woman who was struck by a self-driving Uber SUV as she crossed a street in suburban Phoenix is the event that many in the auto and technology industries had been dreading
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