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  • California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers trying to avoid deeper drought losses

    5 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California OKs offer of voluntary water cuts by farmers trying to avoid deeper drought losses.

  • NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has ordered the release of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring ...

  • Suspect in Florida school bus shooting arrested in Georgia

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a teenager suspected of shooting two girls on a school bus in Jacksonville last week has been arrested in Georgia. Sgt. Christina Tuten of the Liberty County Sheriff's Office says the 16-year-old was suffering ...

  • US prosecutors say 2 Southern California men wanted to be martyrs for Islamic State

    5 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — US prosecutors say 2 Southern California men wanted to be martyrs for Islamic State.

  • Circus accused of violating law in treatment of elephants

    6 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — A circus violated an animal welfare law by allowing three elephants to briefly get loose in Missouri and watering them too close to a Pennsylvania show's public area where a child managed to pose for a ...

  • Man charged after pushing past Los Angeles airport security

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a man who refused to cooperate with security officers at Los Angeles International Airport and was subdued with a stun gun. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 22-year-old Christian James Heinz ...

  • The Latest on Waco shooting: Texas lawmakers OK biker bill

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) 1:30 p.m. CDT Texas lawmakers have approved motorcycle safety legislation that supporters say was going to be discussed at the biker's meeting in Waco where a deadly shootout erupted. The Texas House on Friday approved the measure, which would funnel ...

  • Campaign worker sends fake news release saying foe left race

    7 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign worker for a New Hampshire House hopeful has been charged with a felony for sending out a fake news release saying the opponent had dropped out of the race. Attorney General Joseph Foster says ...

  • Wisconsin hunters could wear pink under legislative proposal

    7 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Real men — and women — could wear pink in Wisconsin's woods if a group of lawmakers get their way. A bipartisan group of legislators calling themselves the sportsmen's caucus is preparing to unveil a bill ...

  • Fayette district warned to support low-achieving schools

    7 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Fayette County school district has been warned that it must improve support of low-achieving schools or face state actions. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports ( ) Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday raised several issues in a ...

  • Milwaukee man pronounced dead, then moves limbs

    7 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County medical examiner's report says a 46-year-old man was pronounced dead after collapsing at his Milwaukee apartment, but started moving his limbs as he was about to be taken to the morgue. The report says ...

  • Lawsuit: Dentist ran 'house of horrors,' mistreated children

    7 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Multiple parents say in a lawsuit that a Florida children's dentist ran a "house of horrors" and performed unneeded tooth extractions and surgical procedures without anesthetic. It's one of multiple lawsuits filed against Dr. Howard ...

  • Man competent for trial in hammer deaths of dad, 87, mom, 85

    8 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man with a history of mental illness who is accused of beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with a hammer has been found competent to stand trial in their slayings. ...

  • Georgia trooper shoots traveler after I-75 speeding stop

    8 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) TIFTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia State Patrol trooper shot a traveler on the shoulder of Interstate 75 in a confrontation during a traffic stop. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Sherry Lang says the shooting happened just after ...

  • Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

    8 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) A gay couple legally recognized as father and son has gotten a judge to vacate the adoption now that same-sex partners can get married in Pennsylvania. Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur have been together for more than 50 years. Novak ...

  • Armed woman in her 70s arrested after 22-hour standoff

    8 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested an armed woman who had barricaded herself at a Southern California mobile home park for most of a day and shot at a police robot. Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say the standoff ...

  • California man charged with murder in crash that killed 2

    8 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area man has been charged with two counts of murder in a vehicle crash into an apartment complex that killed a woman and her toddler daughter. The Alameda County District Attorney's office ...

  • Illinois mom takes son's place at graduation after he dies

    8 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CALUMET CITY, Ill. (AP) — The mother of a suburban Chicago teenager killed in a drunken-driving crash less than a week before his graduation took his place at the ceremony, wearing his cap and gown. Aaron Dunigan died early Sunday ...

  • Biden discusses Asia-Pacific region at Navy graduation

    9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden tells graduates at the U.S. Naval Academy that 60 percent of the nation's naval forces will be stationed in the Asia-Pacific region in five years. Biden spoke Friday to 1,070 graduating students ...

  • Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near

    9 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — Police are focusing on the hometown of a man being sought in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her son, weeks after he was charged with restricting the woman to a crate in their western Missouri ...

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