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Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:19pm

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.

4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:08pm

Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said.

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White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:00pm

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.

'Bad luck' mutations increase cancer risk more than behavior, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:00pm

For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance.

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:53pm

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.

The Latest: Trump picks businessman for ambassador to Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:40pm

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Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:34pm

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.

Correction: Trump Ethics-Flynn story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:17pm

Due to an editing error, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement in a March 22 story about former national security adviser Michael Flynn not signing an ethics pledge. It was the White House, not Flynn's lawyer, who said Flynn told Donald Trump's transition team and the White House about his possible plans to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:48pm

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.

House Republicans say they will vote on health care bill Friday although still struggling to secure votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:44pm

House Republicans say they will vote on health care bill Friday although still struggling to secure votes.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:27pm

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

Sophia Tareen and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:27pm

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.

Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:19pm

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: Man stole presidential seals from Kennedy Center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:08pm

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.

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:00pm

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.

Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington, DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:00pm

Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them.

Texas school worker accused of impregnating 13-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:50pm

A Houston middle school staff member is facing charges after he was accused of impregnating a 13-year-old student.

UW trustees approve changes to faculty separation program

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved changes to a program that aims to reduce the number of faculty members in order to save money in the long run.

Activist who didn't divulge Israel bombings will leave US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:46pm

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.