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Jury finds man guilty of dismembering father, not murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 5:14pm

A Florida man has been acquitted of killing his father but convicted of dismembering the body.

Judge delays sentencing in Chicago bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:52pm

A judge has delayed sentencing a man who is accused of plotting to bomb a Chicago bar after lawyers said the government withheld evidence that would have helped his defense.

Bill increases penalty for attacking Idaho parks officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:43pm

Legislation to increase penalties for a person who attacks an Idaho Parks and Recreation employee authorized to enforce state laws is heading to Gov. Brad Little.

Lawsuit challenges Utah plan to get water from Flaming Gorge

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:42pm

Conservation groups sued the U.S. government Thursday over a new agreement that will allow Utah to take water from the Flaming Gorge Dam.

Attorneys: 5 charged in terror case because they are Muslims

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:39pm

Attorneys for five people facing federal terrorism-related charges following their arrests last summer in a New Mexico compound raid said Thursday their clients are being prosecuted because they are Muslims.

35 years in prison: Man exonerated in rape case and freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:27pm

A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana's capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database.

White House rejects request for Trump, Putin communications

Mary Clare Jalonick and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:24pm

The White House on Thursday rejected a Democratic request for information on private conversations between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, including an interview with an interpreter who sat in on their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki last summer.

Donny and Marie Osmond announce end of Las Vegas residency

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:07pm

Donny and Marie Osmond say they will end their Las Vegas show later this year, concluding an 11-year run on the Strip.

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:58pm

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for years.

The Latest: Man who killed deputy was in US illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:43pm

The Latest on a sheriff's deputy killed in Washington state (all times local):

Teen arrested after stepbrother's shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:43pm

Authorities say a teen Utah boy is under arrest following the death of his stepbrother in what police initially described as an accidental shooting.

Senate committee OKs bill involving Medicaid expansion

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:41pm

An Idaho Senate committee has approved legislation involving Medicaid expansion that includes voluntary work and received significant positive comments from the public.

Hungry wolves may get new home at Isle Royale National Park

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:40pm

A U.S.-Canadian team prepared Thursday for another mission to relocate gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan from a second Lake Superior island, where the predators are in danger of starvation after gobbling up a caribou herd.

Utah advises horse owners to take precautions due to virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:32pm

Utah's state veterinarian is advising horse owners to limit travel for their animals and to take precautions because of multiple cases of an equine virus reported in neighboring Nevada.

Illinois bank robber, 82, gets jail, home confinement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:26pm

An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail.

California city to shut car access to 'super bloom' area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:18pm

A Southern California city overwhelmed by throngs of visitors seeking out a rare wildflower bloom says it has a parking plan.

Man gets 17 years for shooting at Florida veterans clinic

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:05pm

A man convicted of firing a gun in a Florida veterans clinic has been sentenced to 17 years and three months in federal prison.

Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 3:04pm

The University of Mississippi's interim leader, beset by calls from students and faculty to relocate a Confederate soldier monument, announced agreement Thursday that it should be moved from its current location on campus.

Energy secretary may speed plutonium removal from Nevada

Ryan Tarinelli and Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:57pm

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto says Energy Secretary Rick Perry has committed to expediting the removal of weapons-grade plutonium it secretly shipped to a site in Nevada last year if she agrees to stop blocking appointments to vacant positions in his department.

Coast Guard leader: More money needed to compete in Arctic

John Antczak and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 2:46pm

Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday.