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William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:50:21 GMT2017-01-18T04:50:21Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89....



Review board: Fatal police shooting of suspect was justified

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:35:31 GMT2017-01-18T04:35:31Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A review board has determined a SWAT team officer's fatal shooting of a robbery suspect outside a convenience store in Ohio's capital city in 2015 was justified....



North Texas police officer killed, suspect later found dead

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:34:07 GMT2017-01-18T04:34:07Z

LITTLE ELM, Texas (AP) -- A police detective has died after being shot while answering a report of an armed man outside a house in a suburban Dallas neighborhood....



Orlando releases new photos of Pulse after attack

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:48:22 GMT2017-01-18T03:48:22Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- New photos released by the city of Orlando show where officers breached one of Pulse nightclub's walls to free people trapped inside during the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history....



Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 03:29:22 GMT2017-01-18T03:29:22Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday night after eluding a massive manhunt for more than a week, authorities said....



The Latest: Suspect in officer's shooting armed when caught

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:09:45 GMT2017-01-18T02:09:45Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the arrest of fugitive wanted in an Orlando police officer's fatal shooting (all times local):...



Police: Man argued, set townhome ablaze before being shot

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:04:40 GMT2017-01-18T02:04:40Z

HERNDON, Va. (AP) -- An argument between a man and his girlfriend sparked a violent afternoon at a townhome in a Virginia suburb of the nation's capital, leaving the man's brothers wounded by gunshots and the man dead after he was shot by police, authorities said Tuesday....



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:02:24 GMT2017-01-18T02:02:24Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...



Papermaker NCR agrees to complete Fox River cleanup

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:55:13 GMT2017-01-18T01:55:13Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A papermaker has agreed to shoulder the financial burden for completing cleanup work on the Fox River in a settlement, federal environmental officials said Tuesday....



Rabid bobcat attacks 4, terrorizes resort town in Arizona

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:51:43 GMT2017-01-18T01:51:43Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- People flock to the Arizona desert town of Sedona for its tranquility and relaxation. But tranquility turned to terror after a rabid bobcat attacked residents and pets....



Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:46:41 GMT2017-01-18T01:46:41Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law....



Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:43:53 GMT2017-01-18T01:43:53Z

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) -- A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday....



Denver woman died during shooting at Mexico music festival

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:43:33 GMT2017-01-18T01:43:33Z

DENVER (AP) -- A Denver woman is among five people who died during a shooting at a Caribbean resort town, her brother said Tuesday....



Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:32:04 GMT2017-01-18T01:32:04Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks....



Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:28:26 GMT2017-01-18T01:28:26Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday....



Correction: Military Base-Shooting-Investigation story

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:20:17 GMT2017-01-18T01:20:17Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- In a story Jan. 16 about a shooting last year at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Air Force investigators determined post-traumatic stress disorder and an unraveling military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander. PTSD and the airman's military career were cited in an investigation by the San Antonio Express-News that used military records and other material provided by the airman's fam...



Feds: McKesson agrees to pay $150M in pill shipment case

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:18:58 GMT2017-01-18T01:18:58Z

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A major California-based drug wholesaler has agreed to pay $150 million to settle allegations that it failed to detect and report pharmacies' suspicious orders of prescription pain pills, federal prosecutors said Tuesday....



Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:06:00 GMT2017-01-18T01:06:00Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday during a brief court appearance a day after her arrest in California....



Brother of Islamic State fighter testifies at terror trial

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:41:24 GMT2017-01-18T00:41:24Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died testified Tuesday at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man, saying he lied to his parents and the FBI in the days after his brother left for Syria, where he was eventually killed....



Lowe's announces nearly 2,400 layoffs for full-time workers

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:09:28 GMT2017-01-18T00:09:28Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina-based home improvement retailer Lowe's says it's told approximately 2,400 full-time workers that they will be laid off....



60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:01:22 GMT2017-01-18T00:01:22Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday....



Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:59:51 GMT2017-01-17T23:59:51Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop during unusually cold weather. And while the infant's death was not blamed on below-freezing temperatures it has driven home just how ruthless this winter has been for Portland's homeless population, with four recent deaths attributed to exposure....



Mississippi sues Google, saying it violates student privacy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:53:58 GMT2017-01-17T23:53:58Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi's Democratic attorney general is once again tangling with Google, alleging in a lawsuit that the company is illegally violating student privacy, even as some Republicans seek to muzzle his ability to file such civil suits....



Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:44:12 GMT2017-01-17T23:44:12Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering another man who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend in an apartment where detectives found evidence of blood spatters, a big pool of blood and a struggle, authorities in a New Orleans suburb said Tuesday....



Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:41:27 GMT2017-01-17T23:41:27Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An undercover police officer is never heard identifying himself before he fatally shot a black drummer whose car had broken down on the interstate, according to evidence released Tuesday by prosecutors who have charged him with manslaughter....



The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:40:38 GMT2017-01-17T23:40:38Z

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) -- The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):...



Bill would let women sue doctors who perform their abortions

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:39:04 GMT2017-01-17T23:39:04Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow a woman who gets an abortion to sue the doctor who performed the procedure if she experiences emotional distress later....



Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 23:37:36 GMT2017-01-17T23:37:36Z

SCITUATE, R.I. (AP) -- Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday....



NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:45:09 GMT2017-01-17T22:45:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers in a disciplinary case for a police officer accused of killing an unarmed 18-year-old in a New York City home in 2012 agreed Tuesday that the officer had reason to suspect the victim had a gun, but clashed sharply over the officer's response....



2 BNSF Railway workers killed on tracks in SW South Dakota

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:43:43 GMT2017-01-17T22:43:43Z

EDGEMONT, S.D. (AP) -- Two BNSF Railway employees have been struck and killed by a train near Edgemont in southwestern South Dakota....



Small nuclear reactor design submitted for federal approval

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:40:38 GMT2017-01-17T22:40:38Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Oregon company has asked federal officials to approve its design for a small commercial nuclear reactor that a Utah energy cooperative wants to build in Idaho....



George Beall, attorney who led Spiro Agnew prosecution, dies

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:39:23 GMT2017-01-17T22:39:23Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- George Beall, the U.S. attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife said....



1 Marine killed, 1 injured in exercise at California base

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:39:21 GMT2017-01-17T22:39:21Z

TWENTYNINE PALMS, California (AP) -- The Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and another was injured during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base....



State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:34:43 GMT2017-01-17T22:34:43Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions....



Military jet crashes at Naval base in Mississippi; 2 eject

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:32:47 GMT2017-01-17T22:32:47Z

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -- Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield....



Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:28:05 GMT2017-01-17T22:28:05Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta....



Court backs ruling that man give fingerprint to unlock phone

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:26:42 GMT2017-01-17T22:26:42Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a judge's order requiring a man to provide a fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional, a finding that is in line with similar rulings across the U.S....



Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:15:26 GMT2017-01-17T22:15:26Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota....



The Latest: Police: Dismemberment suspect also raped woman

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:13:04 GMT2017-01-17T22:13:04Z

KENNER, La. (AP) -- The Latest on man accused of dismembering roommate (all times local):...



The Latest: Hearing set on Dakota Access pipeline study

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:11:50 GMT2017-01-17T22:11:50Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on the court dispute over the Dakota Access oil pipeline. (all times local):...



New York Times correspondent denied entry into Turkey

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:08:11 GMT2017-01-17T22:08:11Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Times reported that one of its correspondents was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived Tuesday at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, then was forced to take a flight back to London with no explanation for why he had been refused entry into the country....



Judge lets federal flaring rules take effect during lawsuit

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:02:29 GMT2017-01-17T22:02:29Z

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- New nationwide rules to curtail the practice of burning off excess natural gas from oil and gas wells on federal land took effect as scheduled Tuesday after a judge said he saw no urgent reason to block them while a lawsuit moves ahead....



Planes clip wings on airport tarmac; no injuries reported

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:53:18 GMT2017-01-17T21:53:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- An American Airlines plane has clipped another plane with its wingtip while backing up at New York's LaGuardia Airport....



Prosecutor: Fatal cop shooting of man with blade justified

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:48:05 GMT2017-01-17T21:48:05Z

SHARON, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who had a utility knife and told officers he would kill them or they would have to kill him, a prosecutor said Tuesday....



4 siblings critical after rescue from Los Angeles house fire

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:44:13 GMT2017-01-17T21:44:13Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four siblings ranging in age from 2 to 7 were in critical but stable condition after being rescued as flames ripped through their small Los Angeles home, fire officials said Tuesday....



Ban on people sitting on walls in Philadelphia park is ended

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:29:00 GMT2017-01-17T21:29:00Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia has ended a ban on people sitting on walls in a park in a posh section of the city....



Lawmakers urge Detroit-area mayor to resign over recordings

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:26:24 GMT2017-01-17T21:26:24Z

WARREN, Mich. (AP) -- Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments....



Virginia governor won't spare life of convicted killer

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:18:07 GMT2017-01-17T21:18:07Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he will not spare the life of a man set to be executed this week for the slayings of two young girls in their Richmond home on New Year's Day 2006....



Cubans bemoan end of 'wet foot, dry foot' immigration policy

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:01:42 GMT2017-01-17T21:01:42Z

MIAMI (AP) -- In a hotel room in suburban Miami, Luis Alberto Rodriguez wept when he heard that a government policy granting residency to Cubans who arrive on U.S. soil was ending. That means it could take two years or more before his wife and two children still in Cuba can legally join him here....



Wal-Mart to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the US

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:55:33 GMT2017-01-17T20:55:33Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs....



Florida family searching for missing dog after fatal crash

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:41:16 GMT2017-01-17T20:41:16Z

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A man and his 14-year old son are searching for their dog, Copper, who went missing after a crash that killed the teen's mother....



Judge hears arguments about Texas Planned Parenthood funding

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:37:46 GMT2017-01-17T20:37:46Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. - Texas included - have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider....



Miami Seaquarium criticizes del Castillo for orca campaign

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:28:57 GMT2017-01-17T20:28:57Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Seaquarium says it won't release its orca named Lolita to "appease a fringe group" that includes Mexican actress Kate del Castillo....



UN envoy warns any Israeli annexations risk peace prospects

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:22:09 GMT2017-01-17T20:22:09Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Any attempt by Israel to annex part or all of the West Bank risks destroying prospects for peace with the Palestinians, the U.N. envoy trying to promote Middle East peace warned Tuesday....



Beach town uses blunt talk to fight drowning death lawsuit

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:11:26 GMT2017-01-17T20:11:26Z

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A beach town is using blunt legal arguments to resist a demand that it permanently close a section of beach where a man plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet....



The Latest: Killer set to be executed appeals to high court

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:01:28 GMT2017-01-17T20:01:28Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Latest on the scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a family of four in Virginia (all times local):...



Mom charged in Baby Doe case asks judge to dismiss charges

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:51:24 GMT2017-01-17T19:51:24Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter's body has asked a judge to dismiss the charges or move the trial....



Indiana cancer agency hacked for data won't pay ransom

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:51:20 GMT2017-01-17T19:51:20Z

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana cancer services agency says it will replace and rebuild its data after a computer hack demanding a ransom....



Panel to review fire's spread from Smokies to Tennessee city

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:46:58 GMT2017-01-17T19:46:58Z

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities are forming a team to investigate the massive fires that tore through a Tennessee tourist city late last year, killing 14 people....



Ex-Virginia Tech student wants slaying trial moved

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:38:32 GMT2017-01-17T19:38:32Z

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- A judge is considering a request to move the upcoming trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl....



Cops: Drunken driver's ride home is arrested on same charge

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:28:48 GMT2017-01-17T19:28:48Z

BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- Police say a Vermont man who went to a police station to pick up a woman accused of drunken driving was arrested on the same charge....



Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:28:08 GMT2017-01-17T19:28:08Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87....



Porn studio owner to be tried on charges of running brothel

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:20:47 GMT2017-01-17T19:20:47Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The owner of a business in an industrial area of Phoenix says he was running a legitimate porn studio where amateurs could rent cameras, lights and props to create their own sex scenes with the help of a model....



Man pleads guilty to killing 4 in Ohio, trying to kill 5th

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 19:10:20 GMT2017-01-17T19:10:20Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015....



AP FACT CHECK: Palin not blaming attack on 'Mexican Muslims'

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:54:57 GMT2017-01-17T18:54:57Z

Sarah Palin isn't blaming a recent fatal shooting at a Florida airport on "Mexican Muslims" despite the claims of a story being shared on social media....



The Latest: Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:45:43 GMT2017-01-17T18:45:43Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the arrest of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):...



Judge extends oversight of Houston suburb's election system

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:44:18 GMT2017-01-17T18:44:18Z

PASADENA, Texas (AP) -- A judge says the election system for a Houston suburb that implemented a voting plan meant to dilute Latino power at the polls will be under federal oversight for the next six years....



Ex-legislator gets 15 months for taking money to back Paul

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:28:53 GMT2017-01-17T18:28:53Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa senator has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for accepting payment to endorse presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012....



White deputy in Tennessee suspended for using racial slur

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:18:45 GMT2017-01-17T18:18:45Z

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A white sheriff's sergeant in Tennessee has been suspended after he used a racial slur while talking to a black deputy....



Mom gets 20 to 40 years for death of toddler found in ravine

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:04:58 GMT2017-01-17T18:04:58Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine was sentenced Tuesday to 20 to 40 years behind bars for killing her....



UN forecasts modest economic recovery but no robust revival

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:48:31 GMT2017-01-17T17:48:31Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations predicted a modest recovery in the global economy in 2017-18 on Tuesday but warned that its projection is an indication of economic stabilization rather than a signal of robust revival....



Airport shooting suspect blamed 'mind control,' IS ties

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:45:48 GMT2017-01-17T17:45:48Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and wounding six others at a Florida airport told investigators initially he was under government mind control and then claimed to be inspired by Islamic State websites and chatrooms, authorities said at a hearing Tuesday....



2 California officers cleared in fatal shooting near LA

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:10:09 GMT2017-01-17T17:10:09Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors have concluded two California Highway Patrol officers acted properly when they shot and killed a man and injured another during an undercover operation into illegal street racing near Los Angeles last year....



3 killed in overnight Jersey City shooting

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 17:05:00 GMT2017-01-17T17:05:00Z

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A shooting in an apartment in New Jersey's second-largest city has left two men and a woman dead....



South Carolina deputy shoots at man with assault rifle

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:41:50 GMT2017-01-17T16:41:50Z

HARDEEVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a deputy in South Carolina trying to pull over four men in a SUV with assault rifles fired shots after one of the men pointed a gun at him....



Child dies , 2 injured in pit bull attack in Atlanta

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:38:43 GMT2017-01-17T16:38:43Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say a child has died and two others were seriously injured after two pit bulls attacked them in southwest Atlanta....



Man dies in shootout with Georgia law enforcement officers

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:14:26 GMT2017-01-17T16:14:26Z

TYRONE, Ga. (AP) -- State authorities are investigating after a man died in a shootout with law enforcement officers in Georgia....



Rescue teams on standby for stranded dolphins off Everglades

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:32:41 GMT2017-01-17T15:32:41Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Rescue teams are on standby in case more dolphins are spotted in shallow waters off the western edge of Florida's Everglades....



Suit: Officers at Ohio jail beat homeless veteran into coma

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:03:24 GMT2017-01-17T15:03:24Z

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A federal lawsuit alleges that officers at an Ohio jail beat a homeless veteran so severely that he ended up in a coma for two months, now needs a wheelchair and is cognitively disabled....



Some refunds delayed as IRS battle against fraud intensifies

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:33:17 GMT2017-01-17T14:33:17Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Internal Revenue Service's battle against fraud and identity theft is intensifying as the tax filing season opens, and some of the neediest taxpayers are getting caught in the middle....



Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:23:11 GMT2017-01-17T14:23:11Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said....



Maryland deputy injured in shooting leaves hospital

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:10:12 GMT2017-01-17T14:10:12Z

CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) -- An Eastern Shore deputy who was critically wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in a domestic disturbance has been released from a Baltimore hospital....



New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:46:33 GMT2017-01-17T13:46:33Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974....



Fire chief: 3,600 chicks killed in Pennsylvania fire

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:32:30 GMT2017-01-17T13:32:30Z

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A fire chief says 3,600 chicks have been killed in a chicken house fire at a south-central Pennsylvania farm....



Police: New York man faints, struck by hit-and-run driver

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:08:16 GMT2017-01-17T13:08:16Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Police in New York City say a 51-year-old hairstylist was severely injured by a hit-and-run driver after he fainted on his cigarette break and fell into oncoming traffic....



Police: Officer fatally shot man armed with knife, pole

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:54:25 GMT2017-01-17T12:54:25Z

FULTON, Ky. (AP) -- Police in western Kentucky have shot and killed a man who investigators say was armed with a knife and a long pole that he had been using to smash car windows....



Immaculata University to cut tuition by 23% for 2017-18

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:50:24 GMT2017-01-17T12:50:24Z

MALVERN, Pa. (AP) -- A Catholic college in suburban Philadelphia has announced plans to reduce its tuition by 23 percent for the 2017-18 academic year to offset the rising cost of higher education....



Police: Child dies after being hit by MLK Day parade float

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:38:13 GMT2017-01-17T12:38:13Z

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) -- Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Louisiana....



Workers rescue Florida girl who fell into chimney

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:30:34 GMT2017-01-17T12:30:34Z

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Rescue workers chipped away part of the chimney on a vacant house to rescue an 8-year-old Florida girl who got stuck inside....



Worker at Maserati dealer dead following sports car crash

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:20:58 GMT2017-01-17T12:20:58Z

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) -- A 24-year-old employee of a suburban Denver Maserati dealership has been found dead behind the wheel of one of the sports cars following a suspected high-speed crash....



King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:18:30 GMT2017-01-17T12:18:30Z

MIAMI (AP) -- A national holiday celebrating nonviolence and Martin Luther King Jr. erupted into mayhem when eight people were shot at a park named after the slain civil rights leader....



10 Things to Know for Today

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:06:58 GMT2017-01-17T11:06:58Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



On King Day, divisions and hope in the era of Trump

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:07:32 GMT2017-01-17T09:07:32Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Scott Shepherd didn't fire the shot that killed Martin Luther King Jr., but the former Ku Klux Klansman says he has always felt remorse toward the family of the slain civil rights leader and all who honor his legacy....



State summaries: Two-thirds of states face budget challenges

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:28:27 GMT2017-01-17T06:28:27Z

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After long decline, St. Louis tries to rebuild with startups

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 06:13:22 GMT2017-01-17T06:13:22Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis' fortunes may be looking up, thanks to a surprising surge in business startups....



Well-wishers donate to keep Ohioan, 108, in assisted care

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 05:10:14 GMT2017-01-17T05:10:14Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A woman who just turned 108 has another reason to celebrate after well-wishers donated enough money so that she can remain at an Ohio assisted-living facility where she greets people while making the rounds with her walker....



10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:54:55 GMT2017-01-17T02:54:55Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...



Rule easing public lands transfer concerns hunters, others

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 02:33:04 GMT2017-01-17T02:33:04Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A change in U.S. House rules making it easier to transfer millions of acres of federal public lands to states is worrying hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts across the West who fear losing access....



Teen slain in 'rape-murder fantasy' was friend to the lonely

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:14:56 GMT2017-01-17T01:14:56Z

GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) -- The smiles radiate from photos posted online by friends: Grace Packer sporting an impish grin as a toddler, floating happily in a pool as a young teen, leaning in to talk to a friend at her school lunch table....



The Latest: Kasich: Fix social problems 'bottom up' like MLK

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:17:46 GMT2017-01-17T00:17:46Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Latest on celebrations across the country for Martin Luther King Jr. Day (all times local):...