US Added Modest 103K Jobs In March; Rate Stays 4.1 Pct.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a modest 103,000 jobs in March after several months of robust gains, though the government’s overall jobs report suggests that the labor market remains fundamentally healthy. The unemployment rate remained at 4.1 percent, a 17-year low, for a sixth straight month, the Labor Department…

Speeches, Marches Mark Martin Luther King Anniversary

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, AP National Writer MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the civil rights leader’s family and admirers were marking the anniversary of his death with marches, speeches and quiet reflection Wednesday. The commemorations stretch from his hometown of Atlanta to Memphis, where he died,…

AP Source: Mueller Says Trump Not Criminal Target Currently In Russia Investigation

By CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has informed President Donald Trump’s attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation, according to a person familiar with the conversation. The person, who was not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations and demanded anonymity, said…

California Proposal Would Limit When Officers Can Open Fire

By DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several lawmakers and the family of a 22-year-old unarmed black man who was fatally shot by police proposed Tuesday that California become the first state to significantly restrict when officers can open fire. The legislation would change the standard from using “reasonable force” to “necessary force.” That…