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Bill allowing medical marijuana for kids faces Senate vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:41pm

A bill that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut's medical marijuana program faces its final legislative hurdle.

Veteran of presidential museums name to head Lincoln library

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:20pm

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has named the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum to direct the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.

APNewsBreak: Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:20pm

A man fatally shot by Wilmington police while sitting in his wheelchair was armed with a revolver and had evidence of gunshot residue on his hand, according to a court filing Friday in which city attorneys asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the man's family, who has claimed he was unarmed.

Tucson police: Suspicious person with gun seen near school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:01pm

Tucson police detained a person while investigating a report of a suspicious person who allegedly brandished a gun while near an elementary school on the city's east side.

4 young runaways found sneaking back into Florida facility

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:40pm

Four girls who apparently ran away from a facility for foster children near Tampa were found safe as they tried to sneak back onto the same property, authorities said Friday.

The Latest: 4 girls found safe trying to sneak into facility

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:31pm

The Latest on four girls who ran away from a foster home near Tampa, Florida. (all times local):

Authorities: 4 girls who ran away from Florida facility for foster children found trying to sneak back in

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:31pm

Authorities: 4 girls who ran away from Florida facility for foster children found trying to sneak back in.

Man pleads guilty in stalking case involving Joe Arpaio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:11pm

A man has pleaded guilty to charges of trying to stalk Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year.

Firefighters use snowmobiles to fight ski resort blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:51pm

Authorities say firefighters went up a mountain by snowmobile to fight a blaze at a ski-in restaurant at Solitude resort outside Salt Lake City.

8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:41pm

A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday.

Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:12pm

The police department should be disbanded in polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona border found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of nonbelievers, the federal government recommended Friday in a new court filing.

11 Cubans on 1984 list deported, but no US policy change

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:10pm

The U.S. has deported 11 Cubans under an agreement Washington made with Havana after a massive 1980 boatlift.

Defense asks judge to move hot SUV death trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:01pm

Defense attorneys for a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die have asked the judge to move his trial.

Wife, children accused of murder in man's malnutrition death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:00pm

The wife and three adult children of an Ohio man who died of organ failure caused by malnutrition and bed sores have been charged with murder.

Ex-sergeant jailed over locked computer in child-porn probe

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:51pm

A former Philadelphia police sergeant has spent seven months in solitary confinement after being held in contempt for failing to unlock his computers in a child-porn investigation.

University to award patron honorary degree, despite concern

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:50pm

The University of Utah plans to award an honorary degree to a philanthropist who has helped lead groups that some say espouse an anti-gay rhetoric.

Ban on female guards to be lifted in 9/11 case at Guantanamo

Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:41pm

The military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes proceedings at Guantanamo Bay said in a ruling this week that he will eventually lift his order prohibiting female guards from having physical contact with the five defendants while transporting them around the U.S. base in Cuba.

Governor vetoes bill requiring vaccine information

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:41pm

Gov. Mary Fallin has vetoed a bill that would have required doctors administering vaccines to provide certain information about the benefits and risks of vaccines.

Md. governor, health officials, outline Zika prevention

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:41pm

Gov. Larry Hogan and state health officials on Friday outlined a variety of measures the state is taking to monitor and prevent the Zika virus in Maryland, where there have been 12 cases reported.

The Latest: 2 kids found in Texas home still hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:40pm

The Latest on authorities finding eight unsupervised children at a San Antonio home, including two toddlers found tied up in the backyard (all times local):