Utah lawmakers get schools deal but drop some divisive bills

The Utah State Capitol is shown Thursday, March 8, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Utah lawmakers will finalize the $16.7 billion state budget and push through dozens of bills Thursday before they wrap up their annual session at midnight. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah lawmakers wrapped up their annual session Thursday night after backing away from divisive plans, such as naming name a scenic highway after President Donald Trump and repealing the death penalty, and instead used their final days to hustle through an education funding deal.

Bizarre battle over body of Charles Manson won by grandson

FILE - This Aug. 14, 2017, file photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Charles Manson. A Kern County Superior Court commissioner ruled Monday, March 12, 2018, that Jason Freeman of Florida can collect the remains of Charles Manson from the morgue in Bakersfield, Calif. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A grandson of cult leader Charles Manson won the bizarre California court battle Monday over the killer’s body.

Ahead of Trump tour, little change on U.S.-Mexico border

In this March 6, 2018 picture, farmworker Santiago Martinez, of Mexicali, Mexico, picks cabbage before dawn in a field outside of Calexico, Calif. For decades, cross-border commuters have picked lettuce, carrots, broccoli, onions, cauliflower and other vegetables that make California's Imperial Valley "America's Salad Bowl" from December through March. As Trump visits the border for the first time as president on Tuesday, March 13, the harvest is a reminder of how little has changed despite heated rhetoric in Washington. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. Hundreds of Mexicans cross the border and line the sidewalks of Calexico’s tiny downtown by 4 a.m., napping on cardboard sheets and blankets or sipping coffee from a 24-hour doughnut shop until buses leave for the fields.

Officials tight-lipped in attack on California veterans home

Resident Tom Parkinson places flowers on a sign at the Veterans Home of California, the morning after a hostage situation in Yountville, Calif., on Saturday, March 10, 2018. A daylong siege at The Pathway Home ended Friday evening with the discovery of four bodies, including the gunman, identified as Albert Wong, a former Army rifleman who served a year in Afghanistan in 2011-2012. (AP Photo/Josh Edelson)

YOUNTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Northern California have so far been tight-lipped about why a former Army rifleman may have killed three women after a daylong siege at a veterans home in Napa County wine country.

Gas leak in San Diego prompts evacuation of 1,100 homes

Traffic backs up on Fashion Valley Road because State Route 163 at Friars Road was closed in both directions due to a gas leak on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in San Diego. A ruptured gas pipeline in San Diego has prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes and shut down a five-mile stretch of freeway. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Alec Phillipp said a construction worker accidentally drilled into a 20-inch pipeline Wednesday morning near the Fashion Valley Mall in Mission Valley. (K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A ruptured gas pipeline in San Diego was capped Wednesday after the leak prompted the evacuation of more than 1,000 homes and shut down a 5-mile (8-kilometer) stretch of freeway for about nine hours.

Veterans home workers remembered as devoted caregivers

This undated photo provided by PsychArmor Institute shows clinical psychologist Jennifer Gonzales, a victim of the veterans home shooting on Friday, March 9, 2018, in Yountville, Calif. Gonzales was killed by a former patient at Pathway Home, a treatment program for veterans from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Marjorie Morrison, the founder of a nonprofit organization known as PsychArmor, says Gonzales was "brilliant" and did amazing work with veterans with PTSD. (PsychArmor Institute via AP)

After a work conference, Maura Turner was looking forward to a girls’ weekend with her close friend, Christine Loeber, a social worker and executive director of The Pathway Home that treats veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.



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