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Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana speaks at a news conference, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Ellensburg, Wash. about the death of Deputy Ryan Thompson, who was killed Tuesday evening when he and a Kittitas Police officer exchanged gunfire with a road-rage driving suspect in Kittitas, Wash. The driver of the vehicle was also shot and later died at a hospital. (Jake Green/The Daily Record via AP)
Road rage suspect kills Washington state deputy in gun fightA sheriff's deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop near the central Washington city of Ellensburg
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
University of Southern California Interim President Wanda Austin, left, and Carol Folt smile before Folt was officially named as the University of Southern California's 12th president in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a massive college bribery scam involving USC and other universities across the country. Folt most recently was formerly the chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). She will take office as USC's new president on July 1. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
On heels of scandals, USC announces new presidentThe University of Southern California has announced a new school president "to lead the university into a new era."
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Golfers practice at the Battleground Golf Course driving range as a chemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company continues to send dark smoke over Deer Park, Texas, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP)
Cleanup underway after fire at Texas petrochemicals facilityCrews that extinguished a fire that burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility are now cleaning up the site
The Associated Press1 hour ago
CORRECTS LAST NAME OF MOTHER FROM HACKNEY TO HOBSON - This undated photo provided by the Pinal County Sheriff's Office shows Ryan Hackney. Hackney and his brother, Logan Hackney, were arrested on suspicion of failing to report abuse of a minor after authorities said they discovered that their mother, Machelle Hobson, had used pepper spray to discipline her seven younger adopted children and locked them for days inside a closet. (Pinal County Sheriff's Office via AP, file)
Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuseAuthorities say an Arizona woman who ran a popular YouTube channel featuring kids is facing allegations of using pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children and locking them for days inside a closet without food, water, or access to a bathroom
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Schedule glitches lead judge to deny deportation requestScheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny a Trump administration request to order four migrants deported because they failed to appear for initial hearings in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A plume of smoke rises from a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company, Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at the Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days, authorities said Monday, noting that air quality around the facility was testing within normal guidelines. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
The Latest: Fire at Texas storage facility briefly flares upOfficials say a fire that was extinguished after burning for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility briefly flared up.
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - This 2012 file photo released by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office in Mississippi shows Jessica Jauch, who was jailed 96 days without seeing a judge. A Mississippi jury in federal court awarded $250,000 in damages to Jauch, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. In 2012 she was jailed on a drug indictment and eventually cleared after video didn't show her committing a crime. (Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judgeA Mississippi jury awarding $250,000 in damages to woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - This October 2017 file evidence photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Force Investigation Team Report shows the interior of Stephen Paddock's 32nd floor room of the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas after a mass shooting. Accounts of police collecting bullet fragments and tracing the shooter's gun purchases are among newly released records from the Oct. 2017 deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The more than 750 pages of documents distributed Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by Las Vegas police don’t provide new information about a reason for the carnage that killed 58 people and injured more than 850. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File)
Police release more records in Las Vegas massacreAccounts of Las Vegas police collecting bullet fragments and tracing gun purchases are among newly released records from the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This Wednesday, March 20, 2019 aerial photo shows flooding near the Platte River in in Plattsmouth, Neb., south of Omaha. The National Weather Service is warning that flooding in parts of South Dakota and northern Iowa could soon reach historic levels. A Weather Service hydrologist says "major and perhaps historic" flooding is possible later this month at some spots on the Big Sioux and James rivers. The worst of the flooding so far has been in Nebraska, southwestern Iowa and northwestern Missouri. (DroneBase via AP)
Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in waterResidents in two Iowa cities along the Missouri River are stuck in crisis mode after their treatment plants shut down amid flooding and left them in need of fresh water
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Members of a union representing research and technical workers and others walk picket lines at the University of California campus in Los Angeles Wednesday, March 20, 2019. Some 10,000 members of University Professional and Technical Employees-Communications Workers of America took part in the statewide protest. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Workers stage 1-day strike at California campuses, hospitalsMembers of a union representing research and technical workers are staging a one-day strike at University of California campuses and hospitals over failed contract negotiations
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, to first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 14-year-old Grace Packer. Sullivan pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. The penalty phase of his trial opens Friday, March 15, 2019 outside Philadelphia. A jury will hear testimony about Sullivan’s crimes before deciding on a sentence of either life in prison or death. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File)
Mom admits plotting girl's death: 'I wanted her to go away'The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that 'I can't help you anymore.'
The Associated Press2 hours ago
This Wednesday, March 20, 2019 aerial photo shows flooding near the Platte River in in Plattsmouth, Neb., south of Omaha. The National Weather Service is warning that flooding in parts of South Dakota and northern Iowa could soon reach historic levels. A Weather Service hydrologist says "major and perhaps historic" flooding is possible later this month at some spots on the Big Sioux and James rivers. The worst of the flooding so far has been in Nebraska, southwestern Iowa and northwestern Missouri. (DroneBase via AP)
The Latest: Minnesota to help Nebraska flood fightMinnesota Gov. Tim Walz has signed an emergency executive order to provide aerial assistance to flood-stricken Nebraska
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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