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Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in pipeline protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction, organizers say.

Contractor will testify in lawsuit over fatal Christmas fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

A contractor who initially took the blame for accidentally starting a fire in Connecticut that killed his girlfriend's three children and her parents on Christmas morning will testify in a wrongful-death lawsuit and turn over documents.

UMass chief giving $4M campaign fund to education foundation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

Former U.S. Rep. Marty Meehan is closing his congressional campaign committee and donating its remaining $4 million to an educational foundation.

The Latest: Good Samaritan tried to help slain woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

The Latest on a murder-suicide that left a Las Vegas family of five dead (all times local):

Vilsack, McAuliffe, Haslam convene on drug abuse issue

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

Opioid addiction in Appalachia was the subject of a town hall Thursday featuring Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and the governors of Virginia and Tennessee.

Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:41pm

The House will hold election-year votes next week on a Republican proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining guns, Speaker Paul Ryan told GOP lawmakers Thursday.

Bystander tries to save woman from husband who killed 3 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:31pm

A good Samaritan could not save a Las Vegas woman screaming for help as her gun-wielding husband chased her from their home to two drug store parking lots in a chaotic murder-suicide that left a family of five dead, authorities said Thursday.

Full array of medical marijuana clinics means shorter drives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:31pm

Minnesota's medical marijuana program is almost running at full strength.

New survey doubles the estimate of transgender adults in US

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:22pm

About 1.4 million adults in the U.S. identify as transgender, double the estimate from a decade ago, a team of experts reported Thursday.

Lawyers ask judge to halt execution for Georgia inmate

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:21pm

Lawyers for a Georgia inmate are asking a judge to let a jury determine whether their client is ineligible for execution because of intellectual disability.

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:21pm

A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy.

The Latest: Indiana anti-abortion group wants ruling appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:21pm

The Latest on a judge blocking Indiana's law banning abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities (all times local):

N. Carolina sheriff: No sign of hate crime in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:21pm

There is no indication that a Laotian woman was a victim of a hate crime when she was fatally shot in her rice garden in North Carolina, an authority said Thursday.

New England Mafia ex-capo will return to Boston with charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

A former high-ranking member of the New England Mafia will be returned to Boston from Florida to face charges he lied to federal officials about the 1993 killing of a Boston nightclub owner.

Alabama sheriff faces impeachment in corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

Alabama's Attorney General has started impeachment proceedings against a sheriff accused of corruption and neglect of duty.

Comptroller proposes sunscreen dispensers at all NYC parks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

New York City's comptroller has proposed placing free sunscreen dispensers at all city public parks, beaches, pools and playgrounds to help reduce the risk of skin cancer.

Idaho girl hit by bullet while waiting for fireworks display

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

Southwest Idaho authorities say a young girl waiting with her family for fireworks to start at a nearby festival was shot in the shoulder by a stray bullet when two men opened fire on each other in a parking lot.

Illinois jury awards 12-year-old $53M in birth injury case

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

A jury's $53 million award in a birth injury case set a Cook County record this week, but won't necessarily be the final word after University of Chicago Medical Center fought back in a mistrial motion charging the plaintiff's attorney with making unfounded, inflammatory statements evoking Nazi Germany.

Senators urge Kerry to address political crisis in Bahrain

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:11pm

A simmering political crisis in Bahrain could spiral into violence, encourage meddling by Iran and weaken a key U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf, a bipartisan group of senators warned Thursday in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry.

Fourth hantavirus death reported in New Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:01pm

State health officials say a 20-year-old woman from Torrance County in central New Mexico has died of hantavirus.