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Fake plague placed at University of North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:35am

Activists in North Carolina who want to see a building named after a famed African-American writer have struck again.

Capitol Police: 'No nexus to terrorism' in Capitol complex incident, described as 'traffic stop'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:35am

Capitol Police: 'No nexus to terrorism' in Capitol complex incident, described as 'traffic stop'

Crayola to retire a color; but which one will it be?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:27am

Friday is National Crayon Day and Crayola says it will mark the occasion by retiring one of its colors.

Wildfire burns 250 acres, destroys home in southeast Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:25am

Fire crews are battling a wildfire in southeast Georgia that has burned 250 acres, or less than half a square mile of woodlands, and destroyed one home.

Crews work to spread massive Jackson snow pile to thaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:25am

Crews are working to spread out a massive snow pile so it can thaw in Jackson.

Christie, Trump to launch drug addiction task force

Jill Colvin and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:15am

After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump's transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration as he takes the lead of a White House commission to combat drug addiction.

Correction: Severe Weather-Southern Plains-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

In a story March 28 about a fatal wreck that killed three storm chasers, The Associated Press incorrectly identified a driver and passenger involved in the collision. Corbin Lee Jaeger was the driver of a Jeep that was struck by a Suburban on Tuesday at a rural crossroads in West Texas. Randy Yarnall was a passenger in the Suburban.

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

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Security guard shoots man at Ferguson apartment complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 8:06am

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are investigating after a private security guard shot an armed man at the same apartment complex where Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in August 2014.

Emmy Rossum thanks LAPD amid $150K burglary report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

Actress Emmy Rossum is thanking Los Angeles police amid reports of a jewelry heist at her home.

Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat a court no-show

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

A Florida woman charged with threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, was a no-show at change-of-plea hearing.

Doctor gets prison for filming women in bathrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

A Pennsylvania doctor is being sent to prison for secretly filming women with cameras hidden in bathrooms at his office and home.

Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:47am

A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity.

3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:39am

Storms that bore down on Southern Plains states brought powerful winds that upended a tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, killing the driver, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas, authorities said.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:38am

A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

Family gets a shock when turkey crashes through windshield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:38am

A New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle's windshield.

The Latest: Storms knock out power, damage homes near Dallas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:37am

The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local):

Michigan officer fatally shoots 73-year-old man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:14am

Authorities say a 73-year-old man has died after being shot by a police officer in Michigan.

Police fatally shoot armed suspect in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:02am

Police in Tennessee called to a report of an armed person early Wednesday fatally shot a suspect who was a sheriff's department employee, officials said.

LaGuardia checkpoint closes due to unknown substance in bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:00am

A security checkpoint was closed for about 40 minutes at New York's LaGuardia Airport after an alarm went off and agents found an unknown substance in a carry-on bag.