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Trump to meet with 5 Caribbean leaders at Mar-a-Lago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:44pm

The White House says President Donald Trump will meet with leaders of five Caribbean nations on Friday in an effort to strengthen cooperation on security and trade issues.

Kentucky education commissioner still wants protester names

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:40pm

Kentucky's largest school district has asked the state's education commissioner to withdraw his request for names of teachers who used sick days to protest at the state Capitol, but the commissioner says he will not back down.

Sheriff: Florida deputy kills suicidal man armed with knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:30pm

Authorities say a Florida deputy fatally shot a suicidal man who was armed with a knife.

The Latest: Asylum seekers ask to wait in US, not Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 5:14pm

The Latest on initial hearings for asylum seekers forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court (all times local):

Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:42pm

Kentucky's Republican governor has signed a measure putting new restrictions on abortion, and his lawyers filed a response to a lawsuit already aimed at blocking it.

Mueller team requests delay due to 'press of other work'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:41pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team says it won't be able to meet a court deadline this week in part because of the "press of other work."

Critics question policy on photos of climbable NYC sculpture

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:33pm

Days after a climbable sculpture called the Vessel opened at New York's Hudson Yards megadevelopment, critics are questioning a policy that grants the attraction's owners broad rights to use photos posted by visitors.

Wake Forest to redirect $50K from scandal to program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:32pm

Wake Forest University says it will redirect $50,000 it received from a California foundation linked to a national college admission bribery scandal.

Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:28pm

A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.

Bullock appoints grizzly advisory council as bears spread

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:25pm

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock says he will appoint an advisory council to come up with recommendations on how to manage the state's grizzly bears.

The Latest: San Francisco pays $13.1 million to settle case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:17pm

The Latest on San Francisco's $13.1 million payment (all times local):

Jury convicts Oregon man in hate-crime killing of black teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:13pm

A jury on Tuesday convicted an Oregon man wearing a hat with white supremacist symbols of murder, a hate crime and hit-and-run in the death of a black teenager, who was run down in suburban Portland after an altercation in a convenience store parking lot.

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 4:02pm

Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish.

Trump heats up feud with top aide Kellyanne Conway's husband

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:57pm

Barreling into an awkward public fight with the spouse of a top aide, President Donald Trump targeted Kellyanne Conway's husband on Twitter on Tuesday after the attorney repeatedly questioned the president's mental health.

Stranded man who feared arrest found dead after 5-day search

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:42pm

A man who likely died from exposure while stranded in Arizona might have survived if he had not rejected rescue efforts because he was afraid of being arrested, authorities said Tuesday.

Man who escaped Missouri jail, Oklahoma patrol car captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:32pm

A kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and days later drove off in an Oklahoma patrol car while handcuffed was arrested Tuesday back in Missouri after nine days on the run.

Hopes shifting as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Jonathan Lemire and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:27pm

President Donald Trump has been calling the Russia probe a witch hunt for two years. But now, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity.

Shifting hopes as Republicans, Democrats wait for Mueller

Jonathan Lemire and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:21pm

It's a witch hunt, a vendetta, the worst presidential harassment in history.

House panel OKs memorial involving Sawtooth Valley water

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:09pm

A House panel has approved a joint memorial intervening in a fight over water in the Salmon River in central Idaho involving irrigators and federally protected salmon, steelhead and bull trout.

Governor 'glad' to meet with woman who accused lawmaker

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 19th - 3:03pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee said Tuesday that it took "a lot of courage" for a woman to meet with him last week about her accusations of sexual misconduct against a state lawmaker.