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Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, March 28, the 87th day of 2017. There are 278 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 28, 1942, during World War II, British naval forces staged a successful raid on the Nazi-occupied French port of St.

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Intel chairman's visit clouds investigation
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Intel chairman's visit clouds investigation

WASHINGTON -- House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving Trump associates were caught up in "incidental" surveillance, the Republican congressman said Monday, prom

By Eileen Sullivan Associated Press
'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays until end of February
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays until end of February

NEW YORK (AP) -- The globally popular statue of a young girl will keep staring down Wall Street's famed "Charging Bull" through February 2018 instead of being removed this coming Sunday, the mayor said.

Stocks sink on Washington worries before paring losses
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Stocks sink on Washington worries before paring losses

NEW YORK (AP) -- Worries that Washington may not be able to help businesses as much as once thought knocked stock indexes down hard early Monday, but they clawed back most of their losses and ended the day mixed. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 2.39 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,341.

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Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Board: Reject clemency for 2 Ark. inmates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Monday that the governor reject long-shot bids for clemency by two of inmates facing lethal injection next month, as a new lawsuit challenges the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period.

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on court pick
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Dems force 1-week delay on panel vote on court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats on Monday forced a one-week delay in a committee vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, who remains on track for confirmation with solid Republican backing. Sen.

White House looks to bounce back
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

White House looks to bounce back

WASHINGTON -- Regrouping after a rocky few weeks, the White House declared Monday that President Donald Trump doesn't consider the health care battle to be over, suggesting he may turn to Democrats to help him overhaul the system after his own party rejected his proposal.

By Ken Thomas Associated Press
Russian protest leader gets 15 days in jail
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Russian protest leader gets 15 days in jail

MOSCOW -- The wave of nationwide demonstrations that shook Russia's long dormant political scene over the weekend showed a new face of protest: mostly teenage demonstrators driven by accusations of high-level official corruption, glaring amid the nation's painful two-year recession.

By Nataliya Vasilyeva And Vladimir Isachenkov Associated Press
Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) -- As Cincinnati police delved further into their investigation of a nightclub shooting melee that left one person dead and 16 injured, city officials Monday urged more witnesses to come forward and offered reassurances amid questions about safety in public gathering spots.

Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Township sees 2nd triple-fatal crash in week

CURTICE, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio troopers say three people died in an alcohol-related crash in a township near Toledo, marking the second time in a week that has happened in that town.

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Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ohio bans sex with animals; violators could face jail time

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- It's now illegal in Ohio for people to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals; the state didn't have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week.

Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Court: 3 men charged in fatal shooting of college professor

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Court records show three men have been charged with aggravated murder in the fatal shooting of a college professor struck by a stray bullet in Cleveland during a gunfire exchange between men in two cars.

South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ex-president
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

South Korean prosecutors push to arrest ex-president

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power.

Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Montenegro's NATO bid faces the U.S. test

WASHINGTON -- Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's newest member. Ratification of the tiny Balkan nation's admission into the alliance is expected to clear a procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday, setting the stage for a final vote later this week.

By Richard Lardner Associated Press
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Economy to grow slower than Trump pledges

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. economic growth is expected to accelerate this year and next, yet remain modest, even if President Trump's promised tax cuts and infrastructure spending are implemented, a survey found. The economy will grow a solid 2.3 percent this year and 2.

Some balk as Seattle helps the homeless
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Some balk as Seattle helps the homeless

SEATTLE -- Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, Seattle's mayor is asking voters in this liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem.

By Phuong Le Associated Press
Ex-White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins NBC
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Ex-White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins NBC

NEW YORK (AP) -- Former White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has joined NBC News as an analyst, making his debut Monday on the "Today" show. Earnest was the last of former President Barack Obama's press secretaries, serving in the role from 2014 until the end of Obama's presidency.

UK government faces decision on deadlocked N. Ireland
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

UK government faces decision on deadlocked N. Ireland

DUBLIN (AP) -- The British government faces a deadline on whether to extend negotiations on Northern Ireland's political future or renew direct control from London.

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Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Canada plans to legalize marijuana by July 2018

TORONTO -- Canadians should be able to smoke marijuana legally by July 1, 2018, a senior government official said Monday.

By Rob Gillies Associated Press
Mar 28, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump's wall will only block common sense

The Trump administration is accepting proposals from contractors for preliminary designs and prototypes for the first sections of the president's ballyhooed wall along the border with Mexico.

Los Angeles Times (tns)