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March 28, 2017 - 3:00 am

TRUMP-CLIMATE PLAN

UPDATE: Trump takes aim at Obama's efforts to curb global warming

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected Tuesday to sign an executive order to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.

The move is part of Trump's campaign pledge to undo former President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming.

TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE

Intelligence breakdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel's chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (NOO'-nehs), should step away from the investigation of Russian interference in the election and ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.

Rep. Adam Schiff says Nunes had a secret meeting with a source last week on the White House grounds.

The following day, Nunes told reporters he was shown intelligence reports in which the names of Trump associates had been shared among agencies after their communications were scooped up in U.S. surveillance of foreign officials.

Schiff says Nunes didn't share the information with other members.

SKOREA-FERRY-SALVAGE

NEW: South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean officials say salvage crews have found what is presumed to be the remains of one of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 passengers.

An official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said the remains were found Tuesday in the waters where the ship's wreckage was raised last week. The ship was loaded onto a heavy lift transport vessel that will carry it to port.

The official couldn't immediately confirm further details.

Rescue workers had recovered 295 bodies before the government ended underwater searches in November 2014, seven months after the ship sank. Nine of the ferry's passengers had remained missing.

MALAYSIA-NORTH KOREA

NEW: Malaysia says Kim Jong Nam's body still in the country

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's health minister says the body of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still in the country, dismissing reports that the remains of Kim Jong Nam were about to be flown out of the country as part of diplomatic negotiations.

Conflicting reports in local media on Monday said either that Kim's body was to be cremated and flown to Pyongyang, or that the body was about to be sent to Macau where his family is believed to be.

The health minister days the body is still in a Kuala Lumpur morgue pending negotiations with North Korea.

Kim's death has sparked a diplomatic dispute, with the countries imposing exit bans on each other's citizens.

OFFICERS SHOT-MIAMI

NEW: Police: 2 Miami officers wounded in 'ambush-style' shooting

MIAMI (AP) — Two Miami-Dade County police officers have been wounded in what authorities called "an ambush-style" shooting.

Authorities say the plainclothes officers were shot Monday night while investigating at the Annie Coleman Apartments on the city's north side. The officers were part of the Homicide Task Force-Gang Unit.

Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez says fellow officers used a pickup truck to bring their wounded colleagues to the hospital. Perez says they are listed in stable condition and expected to survive. The extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known.

No suspects were arrested. Perez urged anyone with information about the shooting to contact authorities.

TRUMP-BUDGET-HOMELESS VETERANS

NEW: Veteran homelessness: Trump's budget could hurt efforts

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nonprofits and local officials say the push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which would be eliminated under President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

The council coordinates the efforts of 19 federal agencies that play a role in preventing and ending homelessness among all Americans.

But the strides made with veterans — for whom homelessness has been effectively ended in three states and dozens of communities — make the proposed cuts particularly upsetting to advocates.

Homeless advocates in any given state consult the council on which strategies are working elsewhere as they seek to house veterans. They worry momentum will slow.

Navy veteran Stephen Matthews says he doesn't want to see a system changed that has helped him and many others find a safe place to live.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-BIRTH CONTROL

NEW: Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access

CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future.

Republican leaders in Congress withdrew a bill last week that would have repealed former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, halted Planned Parenthood's federal funding and curtailed the ability of many low-income women to obtain affordable birth control.

Despite that setback for the GOP, some Republicans say Congress might revisit health care. At the same time, anti-abortion leaders say they will not abandon their campaign to defund Planned Parenthood.

The uncertainty has prompted decisions to press ahead with bills in Nevada, Oregon and Maryland that would protect against some proposed GOP actions.

TRUMP-SANCTUARY-CITIES

UPDATE: 'Sanctuary cities' fight

NEW YORK (AP) — City leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on cities that protect people in the U.S. illegally from being deported.

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says, "We are going to become this administration's worst nightmare."

She was at a Monday gathering of municipal officials from urban centers such as San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago and Philadelphia.

OAKLAND BUILDING FIRE

At least 3 killed in Oakland building fire

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials in Oakland, California, say a third body has been recovered from a burned out residential building.

The early Monday blaze happened at a facility that housed recovering drug addicts and the homeless.

Residents reported deplorable living conditions, including nearly unpassable hallways filled with tattered furniture and other debris.

The fire came nearly three months after an Oakland warehouse called the Ghost Ship caught fire.

Thirty-six people attending an unlicensed concert were killed.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CINCINNATI

UPDATE: Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'

CINCINNATI (AP) — A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting is describing a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were crawling over one another to reach the exits.

One man was killed and Angel Higgins and 15 other people were injured in the shooting at the Cameo club, a popular hip-hop music spot.

Higgins, who was shot in the leg, tells WCPO-TV that all she could think about was her kids.

Police say the initial investigation indicates a dispute in the bar escalated into a gunfight early Sunday. No suspects are in custody.

Late Monday, Cameo club operator Julian "Jay" Rodgers released a statement saying the venue would close its doors for good on Friday. The club had earlier surrendered its liquor license.

GERMANY-BERLIN AIRPORTS

NEW: Deal reached to end Berlin airport ground staff dispute

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing ground staff at Berlin's two airports says it has reached a deal to end a pay dispute that resulted in a string of recent strikes.

The ver.di union says the three-year deal reached Tuesday foresees wages being raised significantly in four stages through 2019. It said that 2,000 employees of five companies that offer ground services at the German capital's Tegel and Schoenefeld airports will benefit.

The ground staff staged three full-day walkouts earlier this month, forcing the cancellation of most flights to and from Berlin.

A former regional government minister, Ehrhart Koerting, was then called in as a mediator and ver.di said the deal followed 17 hours of negotiations.

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