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NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

2017-03-30T04:29:52Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill" through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections....



A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban

2017-03-30T06:43:54Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel hours before it was set to take effect issued a longer-lasting order Wednesday....



'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future

2017-03-30T06:46:38Z

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Their hug was silent, their smiles broad. After more than six weeks in custody, a Mexican man who had been arrested despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was freed Wednesday pending deportation proceedings....



Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

2017-03-30T04:15:33Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year - the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday....



NTSB to begin probe of Texas bus-truck crash that killed 13

2017-03-30T05:14:29Z

UVALDE, Texas (AP) -- Federal investigators are getting their first look Thursday at the scene of a head-on collision involving a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members onboard the bus....



Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

2017-03-30T04:04:21Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed "Donald Trump's hate."...



Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops

2017-03-30T07:03:31Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children's brains....



Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions

2017-03-29T22:20:44Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Environmental groups that vowed to fight President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back his predecessor's plans to curb global warming made good on their promise Wednesday, teaming up with an American Indian tribe to ask a federal court to block an order that lifts restrictions on coal sales from federal lands....



Trump University lawsuits face final hurdle to settlement

2017-03-30T06:56:01Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- President Donald Trump faces one last hurdle to ending nearly seven years of lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University when a judge decides Thursday whether to approve a $25 million settlement with former customers....



Prosecutors: Foster father's home a 'horrific place'

2017-03-30T03:08:04Z

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years and is on trial for sexually abusing eight of the children operated a house that was a "horrific place" where boys lived in fear and needed permission to go to the bathroom, prosecutors said Wednesday....