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Found while cycling Boston's streets: A new spirituality

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:29:33 GMT2017-03-24T04:29:33Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Rev. Laura Everett has found a sense of spirituality bicycling through Boston's twisting, traffic-clogged streets....



Judge rules Dominion's coal ash site pollutes Virginia water

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:49:56 GMT2017-03-24T02:49:56Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Arsenic is illegally flowing out of one of the sites where Virginia's biggest utility stores coal ash, polluting surrounding waters, a federal judge ruled Thursday....



Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning books

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:38:26 GMT2017-03-24T02:38:26Z

BRYCEVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire....



Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:31:41 GMT2017-03-24T02:31:41Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday....



UN chief accuses South Sudan's government of ignoring famine

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:57:15 GMT2017-03-24T01:57:15Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres accused South Sudan's government on Thursday of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100,000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fighting....



4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:36:06 GMT2017-03-24T01:36:06Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said....



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:05:20 GMT2017-03-24T01:05:20Z

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



Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:42:36 GMT2017-03-24T00:42:36Z

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help....



Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:19:54 GMT2017-03-24T00:19:54Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism....



Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:14:18 GMT2017-03-24T00:14:18Z

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV....



Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:50:19 GMT2017-03-23T23:50:19Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of....



Hawaii judge who blocked travel ban target of threats

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:35:51 GMT2017-03-23T23:35:51Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The FBI says authorities are aware that the federal judge in Hawaii who ruled against President Donald Trump's travel ban has received threatening messages....



Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:23:51 GMT2017-03-23T23:23:51Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing....



The Latest: Utah gov. signs .05 DUI limit, strictest in US

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:21:09 GMT2017-03-23T23:21:09Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Latest on a law giving Utah the strictest DUI threshold in the country (all times local):...



2 dogs survive gas explosion that levels home; no one hurt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:15:26 GMT2017-03-23T23:15:26Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- And they say cats have nine lives....



Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 23:09:16 GMT2017-03-23T23:09:16Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman's slaying, the Court of Claims announced Thursday....



Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington, DC

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:58:22 GMT2017-03-23T22:58:22Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them....



Police: Man stole presidential seals from Kennedy Center

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:53:37 GMT2017-03-23T22:53:37Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A driver at the Kennedy Center stole two presidential seals, including one taken from then-President Barack Obama's seating area after his final Kennedy Center Honors, police said Thursday....



Florida Speaker: Suspend prosecutor who nixes death penalty

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:30:57 GMT2017-03-23T22:30:57Z

TALLAHASEE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office....



Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:30:17 GMT2017-03-23T22:30:17Z

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- A man angry after a domestic dispute opened fire in a Wisconsin bank, killing two longtime employees, then killed an attorney at a nearby law firm and a detective trying to set a perimeter outside his apartment complex before he was finally captured, police said. His wife was unhurt....



Judge seeks common ground in 9/11 suits against Saudi Arabia

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:23:05 GMT2017-03-23T22:23:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge tried Thursday to bring order to the legal process after a new law opened the floodgates to 9/11 lawsuits blaming Saudi Arabia for the 2001 terrorist attacks....



UN condemns North Korea tests which contribute to nukes

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:14:05 GMT2017-03-23T22:14:05Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch and engine test as "grave" violations of U.N. sanctions that contribute to development of its nuclear weapons delivery systems....



Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 22:12:05 GMT2017-03-23T22:12:05Z

BANKS, Ore. (AP) -- This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area....



The Latest: Wife of suspect in Wisconsin shootings unhurt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:55:47 GMT2017-03-23T21:55:47Z

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):...



The Latest: Oregon board approves deal on tribal mascots

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:51:54 GMT2017-03-23T21:51:54Z

BANKS, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on an Oregon schools and tribal mascots (all times local):...



Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:46:33 GMT2017-03-23T21:46:33Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- One was a neighborly black man who lived in a rooming house in New York's Garment District, liked to collect autographs outside Broadway's theaters, struck up a Twitter friendship with a Hollywood actress and took photos of himself with Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce....



Maine medical examiner wants more money to handle OD deaths

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:33:50 GMT2017-03-23T21:33:50Z

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Maine is dealing with so many drug overdose deaths that the state medical examiner is asking for money to handle the workload....



Activist who didn't divulge Israel bombings will leave US

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:32:09 GMT2017-03-23T21:32:09Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A Chicago Palestinian activist who didn't disclose her time in an Israeli prison when she got U.S. citizenship has agreed to plead guilty and leave the country....



Don Carter, a newsman for 5 decades, dies in Georgia at 99

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:29:56 GMT2017-03-23T21:29:56Z

SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) -- Don E. Carter, a newspaper reporter, editor and executive whose career spanned nearly five decades, has died at age 99....



Woman charged in homeless camp beating death to plead guilty

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:24:30 GMT2017-03-23T21:24:30Z

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A woman charged in the beating death of a man at a Vermont homeless camp plans to plead guilty....



Police: Mom beat, choked girl over incorrect Bible verses

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:19:54 GMT2017-03-23T21:19:54Z

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A woman severely beat her daughter, tried to strangle her and kicked her out of their house for incorrectly reciting Bible verses, police say....



Was 'house full of girls' a business or criminal enterprise?

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:16:43 GMT2017-03-23T21:16:43Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia man forced women he held at a million-dollar mansion to get gang-related tattoos, collected all the money they made at a strip club and threatened them if they wanted to leave, a prosecutor said Thursday....



Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:59:31 GMT2017-03-23T20:59:31Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin nearly three years ago....



Main jury picked in murder trial in trooper barracks ambush

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:54:05 GMT2017-03-23T20:54:05Z

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Twelve jurors have been selected in the trial of an anti-government survivalist charged in the 2014 ambush slaying of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper....



South Texas school board gives Exxon $1.2 billion tax break

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:52:32 GMT2017-03-23T20:52:32Z

PORTLAND, Texas (AP) -- A South Texas school board has approved an estimated $1.2 billion in tax breaks to entice Exxon Mobil Corp. and its Saudi partner to build a $9.3 billion petrochemical plant within its district along the Texas Gulf Coast....



Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:41:48 GMT2017-03-23T20:41:48Z

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, died Thursday. He was 86....



Judge: Charleston church survivors' lawsuits can keep going

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:37:43 GMT2017-03-23T20:37:43Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A judge says Charleston church shooting survivors can continue pursuing lawsuits accusing the FBI of negligence they say enabled Dylann Roof to buy the gun used in the attack....



The Latest: Kentucky's new abortion law comes under attack

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:35:01 GMT2017-03-23T20:35:01Z

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Latest on federal court hearing on Kentucky's new abortion law (all times local):...



Police look for Tennessee teacher, missing teen in Texas

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:31:06 GMT2017-03-23T20:31:06Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Corpus Christi, Texas, are looking for a Tennessee school teacher and a student he's accused of kidnapping....



The Latest: Parents accused of murder investigated in 2014

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:24:51 GMT2017-03-23T20:24:51Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Latest on the deadly shooting of a 9-year-old Phoenix boy (all times local):...



Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:16:50 GMT2017-03-23T20:16:50Z

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes....



Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:02:27 GMT2017-03-23T20:02:27Z

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb, police said Thursday....



Minnesota marijuana oil sent to New York stirs anger

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:59:17 GMT2017-03-23T19:59:17Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Some top Minnesota lawmakers want to crack down on a medical marijuana company whose former executives face felony charges for shipping marijuana oil to New York....



Ex-senator can withdraw guilty plea in sexual-favors case

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:54:23 GMT2017-03-23T19:54:23Z

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) -- A judge is going to allow a former Republican Vermont state senator to withdraw a guilty plea to charges he tried to extract sexual favors in exchange for rent....



FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:54:23 GMT2017-03-23T19:54:23Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Federal officials took a step Thursday toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates....



Somali leader urges help to avert famine

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:37:01 GMT2017-03-23T19:37:01Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Somalia's president said Thursday that almost half his country's people are facing acute food shortages and about 15 percent are facing famine, and he urged the world to help....



Philly's soda tax slightly exceeds $6.3M February projection

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:33:40 GMT2017-03-23T19:33:40Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's new tax on sweetened beverages is slightly exceeding expectations....



Police: 3 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:21:07 GMT2017-03-23T19:21:07Z

CROWLEY, La. (AP) -- Authorities are retracing the movements of a man suspected of killing two women before he was fatally shot by police. The man died in an exchange of gunfire after wounding an officer and gunning down a police dog, a Louisiana police chief said Thursday....



Hundreds of cases may be tainted after officers' indictment

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:14:13 GMT2017-03-23T19:14:13Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The top prosecutor in Baltimore says more than 50 active cases and more than 150 closed and adjudicated cases may be tainted after members of a firearms crime task force were indicted in a racketeering conspiracy....



California races nature, clock to make key dam repairs

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:11:14 GMT2017-03-23T19:11:14Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the damaged main spillway at the nation's tallest dam, pounded last month by surging storm waters. It's also racing the clock....



Government: Ferguson making 'meaningful progress' in reforms

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:02:15 GMT2017-03-23T19:02:15Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ferguson, Missouri, is making "meaningful progress" in enacting policing and court reforms agreed upon with the U.S. government after Michael Brown's 2014 police shooting death, a Justice Department attorney said during a status hearing on the consent decree....



Iowa State leader, headed to Auburn, was dogged by conflicts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:53:42 GMT2017-03-23T18:53:42Z

Iowa State University President Steven Leath is leaving behind achievements that landed him the top job at Auburn University, but also has a history of testing ethical boundaries....



Report: Doctor not impaired before crash that killed trooper

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:53:31 GMT2017-03-23T18:53:31Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Toxicology results indicate a New Jersey doctor was not impaired by alcohol or drugs when he smashed head-on into a state trooper's cruiser, killing both men....



JFK diary written in post-World War II Europe up for auction

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:48:26 GMT2017-03-23T18:48:26Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A diary kept by a young John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is being auctioned....



The Latest: Man charged with murder as hate crime in NYC

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:45 GMT2017-03-23T18:45:45Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the slaying of a black man who was repeatedly stabbed with a sword (all times local):...



US group sues ex-Haitian mayor over human rights claims

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:45:15 GMT2017-03-23T18:45:15Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A U.S. human rights organization has filed a federal lawsuit in Massachusetts against a former mayor in Haiti on behalf of three Haitian citizens who allege he violently persecuted them....



Chicago cop faces new charges in shooting of black teen

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 18:01:18 GMT2017-03-23T18:01:18Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A grand jury added 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm to the first-degree murder charges against a white Chicago police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old....



Man: 'I didn't murder nobody' in Detroit fire that killed 5

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:47:57 GMT2017-03-23T17:47:57Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A man accused of setting a fire that killed five people in Detroit is denying the allegations and will be examined to determine whether he understands the murder charges against him....



DeVos says her 'heart aches' for alleged rape victim

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:09:52 GMT2017-03-23T17:09:52Z

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- The U.S. education secretary says her "heart aches" for a 14-year-old girl who was allegedly raped at a Maryland high school last week....



Deputies cleared in shooting of Nashville firefighter

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:02:31 GMT2017-03-23T17:02:31Z

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- Three Tennessee deputies have been cleared in a shooting that injured a firefighter in January....



4 charged after New York man's body found on Arkansas farm

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:52:52 GMT2017-03-23T16:52:52Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Police have arrested two more people after finding the body of an elderly New York man in a suitcase on an Arkansas farm....



Border Patrol union takes center stage under Trump

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:12:07 GMT2017-03-23T16:12:07Z

SOLANA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Once a week, union leaders representing U.S. Border Patrol agents host a radio show from a sleepy office park near San Diego, where studio walls are covered with an 8-by-12-foot American flag and portraits of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence....



Mayor resigns after getting threats over plan to stop prayer

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:49:14 GMT2017-03-23T15:49:14Z

CAREY, Ohio (AP) -- A village mayor who's an Air Force veteran resigned after saying he received threats over a plan to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer at council meetings....



Arson ruled out in fire that killed mother, father, 2 kids

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:50:53 GMT2017-03-23T14:50:53Z

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) -- Investigators have not been able to determine what caused a fire that killed four family members in South Carolina, but they say it doesn't appear to have been intentionally set....



Judge: man competent for Jewish center bomb plot trial

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:35:36 GMT2017-03-23T14:35:36Z

MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida man has been ruled mentally competent to stand trial on charges of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school in support of the Islamic State terrorist group....



Lockheed Martin moving F-16 production to South Carolina

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:19:54 GMT2017-03-23T14:19:54Z

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Lockheed Martin is moving production of F-16 fighter jets from Texas to South Carolina....



Missing Texas girl found after 300-mile ride on coal train

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:16:13 GMT2017-03-23T14:16:13Z

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a Texas teenager who went missing while on vacation with her family in Colorado was discovered by a farmer when she hopped from a coal train after running out of Skittles....



Authorities say off-duty officer shot man in Atlanta

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:49:44 GMT2017-03-23T13:49:44Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say an undercover police officer shot and injured a man in Atlanta after a collision....



Alabama woman, daughter killed in accidents 30 minutes apart

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:39:48 GMT2017-03-23T13:39:48Z

VALLEY HEAD, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say an Alabama woman and her young daughter died in separate traffic accidents on the same highway only 30 minutes apart....



Police: Kentucky deputy fatally shot suspect who had knife

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:54:57 GMT2017-03-23T12:54:57Z

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Officials say a sheriff's deputy in Kentucky has fatally shot a suspect who was armed with a knife while responding to a domestic dispute....



Ex-postal worker admits scamming $1.2M in federal benefits

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:36:13 GMT2017-03-23T12:36:13Z

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A former U.S. Postal Service worker in western New York has pleaded guilty to scamming the federal government out of more than $1.2 million in benefits....



Bio box of Cardinal William Keeler

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:33:51 GMT2017-03-23T12:33:51Z

NAME: William Henry Keeler....



Former Social Security judge sentenced to prison in sex case

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:26:14 GMT2017-03-23T12:26:14Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A former Alabama judge is going to federal prison after pleading guilty to crimes that include having sex with a woman whose case was in his court....



Colorado city fights to keep ban on topless women

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:25:49 GMT2017-03-23T10:25:49Z

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- A Colorado city plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily halt enforcement of its ban on women going topless....



10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:22:34 GMT2017-03-23T10:22:34Z

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



Judge blocks Louisiana law that kept refugee from marrying

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:29:01 GMT2017-03-23T07:29:01Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A judge presided, and the beaming couple embraced teary-eyed well-wishers when it was over. It wasn't a wedding, but it brought Viet Anh Vo and Heather Pham a bit closer to marriage....



A timeline of how shootings unfolded in northern Wisconsin

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:56:52 GMT2017-03-23T05:56:52Z

WESTON, Wis. (AP) -- A timeline of shootings Wednesday in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three other people dead (all times Central):...



Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 05:16:43 GMT2017-03-23T05:16:43Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl who authorities say was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in other attacks: What's the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding? And why do they not intervene?...



Attorneys oppose request to schedule 2nd execution attempt

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:49:00 GMT2017-03-23T04:49:00Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Attorneys for a convicted Ohio killer who survived a botched execution attempt in 2009 are opposing a request to set a new execution date....



Ohio court rejects media request for au

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:48:35 GMT2017-03-23T04:48:35Z

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) -- An appeals court has rejected a newspaper's request for access to coroner's office evidence regarding eight Ohio massacre victims....



Teen accused of helping friend shoot girl in head

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 04:12:55 GMT2017-03-23T04:12:55Z

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- A second teenager was ordered to stand trial Wednesday by a juvenile court judge who determined there's sufficient evidence to suggest he helped plan an attack that ended with his friend wounding a girl with a gunshot to the head....



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 01:18:54 GMT2017-03-23T01:18:54Z

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



Scallop fishing area to be closed down amid harvest conflict

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:15:41 GMT2017-03-23T00:15:41Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The federal government is shutting down scallop fishing in a key New England fishing area amid an ongoing conflict over the harvest of the valuable shellfish....



Officials: White House fence jumper caught by shoelaces

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:04:32 GMT2017-03-23T00:04:32Z

The U.S. Secret Service says a woman who tried to climb over the White House fence was found dangling from it by her shoelaces....



Man who stopped fight in video honored for his peacemaking

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 00:03:23 GMT2017-03-23T00:03:23Z

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man who interrupted a street fight between two teenagers in a video that has drawn millions of views and wide praise said Wednesday that he's saddened that his act of peacemaking isn't a more frequent occurrence....



Highlights of expert report on badly damaged California dam

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:44:56 GMT2017-03-22T23:44:56Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Preliminary findings by a panel of experts investigating problems at a damaged Northern California dam complex sketch an array of concerns about its condition, and whether repairs can be made quickly enough before the state's next rainy season. The Oroville Dam team was organized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and its report was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. The highlights:...



Man jailed in abuse case now accused of murder solicitation

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:33:53 GMT2017-03-22T23:33:53Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania karate instructor who was jailed after he was accused of molesting students is now charged with trying to solicit the murder of the alleged victims in the case....



Idaho man who didn't match DNA from killing is freed

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:25:39 GMT2017-03-22T23:25:39Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- An Idaho man who experts say was coerced into a false murder confession was freed Wednesday after spending half of his life behind bars....



Cops: Parents killed teen son, set family's NY home on fire

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:20:17 GMT2017-03-22T23:20:17Z

GUILFORD, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities have charged a New York couple with killing their teenage son and setting their rural upstate home on fire to cover up the crime....



Sheriff: Family kept decomposing body in home, took benefits

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:08:19 GMT2017-03-22T23:08:19Z

WAINWRIGHT, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio sheriff says deputies have found a family living with a Vietnam veteran's decomposing body and stealing his benefits....



Arabs protest UN's withdrawal of Israel 'apartheid' report

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:58:27 GMT2017-03-22T22:58:27Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An Arab delegation met with the U.N. secretary-general Wednesday to protest what Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour called the "bullying tactics and intimidation" that led to U.N. withdrawal of a report that accused Israel of establishing an "apartheid regime."...



Magnitude 4.0 quake, 3 smaller temblors rattle Oklahoma

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:46:27 GMT2017-03-22T22:46:27Z

STROUD, Okla. (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.0 earthquake and three smaller temblors have struck Oklahoma....



19-year-old candidate heads to runoff in city council race

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:43:38 GMT2017-03-22T22:43:38Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A 19-year-old candidate seeking a council seat in a newly formed city in Georgia is headed to a runoff election next month....



Competency training for man accused of killing flamingo

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:40:53 GMT2017-03-22T22:40:53Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge has ruled a man accused of killing a flamingo at Busch Gardens must undergo in-home competency training before the animal cruelty case against him can continue....



Correction: Endangered Seal Death-Aquaculture story

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:36:31 GMT2017-03-22T22:36:31Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- In a story March 17, about an endangered Hawaiian Monk seal dying in a fish farm pen, The Associated Press reported erroneously a funding source for the farm. The farm, Blue Ocean Mariculture, has not received federal funding. The NOAA research funding was granted to the previous owners of the facility, under the name Kona Blue Water Farms....



Agency: California farmers will get bump in irrigation water

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:35:58 GMT2017-03-22T22:35:58Z

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compared to past drought years - but not their full supply, federal officials announced Wednesday....



She thought someone passed out drunk. Then she saw a uniform

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:26:49 GMT2017-03-22T22:26:49Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A woman living in a small community on the edge of the nation's largest American Indian reservation saw flashing police lights down the road from her home one night and assumed it was her neighbor getting stopped for driving drunk....



Wisconsin fugitive convicted of kidnapping Michigan student

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:02:50 GMT2017-03-22T22:02:50Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A woman captured last year while living under an alias in Wisconsin was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping a Detroit-area college student in 2000....



Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:57:20 GMT2017-03-22T21:57:20Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The mother of a 15-year-old girl who authorities say was sexually assaulted in an attack streamed live on Facebook said Wednesday that her daughter has received online threats since it happened and that neighborhood kids have been joking about it and harassing her family....



The Latest: Louisiana lawmaker promises to fix marriage law

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:53:55 GMT2017-03-22T21:53:55Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Latest on a challenge of Louisiana's marriage law (all times local):...