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Touting Trump ties, Netanyahu skips thorny US-Israel issues

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:32am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted a close and growing relationship with the new Trump administration during a speech Monday to a major pro-Israel lobby group, but skipped over thornier issues like settlement construction and a path forward for peace with Palestinians.

Northern California firefighters battle residential blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:30am

Northern California firefighters are battling a large four-alarm fire at a building in West Oakland.

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

President Donald Trump's administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.

National Park Service: DC's cherry trees reached peak bloom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

The National Park Service says Washington's famous cherry trees reached peak bloom over the weekend.

ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:20am

A civil rights group is suing Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name its 22-month-old child "Allah."

Spring breakers save people from devastating house fire

Alexandra Larkin, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:18am

Most teenagers go to Florida on spring break to relax and enjoy a little freedom. Two Alabama teenagers will remember their trip for the lives they saved.

Vets treating dog whose snout was bound with hair tie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:13am

Officials say veterinarians are treating a Yorkshire Terrier mix that was dropped off at Florida animal clinic with its mouth bound tightly with an elastic hair tie.

Oklahoma officer critically hurt in traffic-stop shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:06am

A 22-year-old police officer has been critically wounded in a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said Monday.

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Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

John Minchillo and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:58am

Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 16 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene.

How AP tallied the cost of North Carolina's "bathroom bill"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:53am

The Associated Press used dozens of interviews and multiple public records requests to determine that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years.

Ohio bans sex with animals; violators could face jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:41am

It's now illegal in Ohio for people to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals; the state didn't have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week.

3 troopers on leave following North Carolina shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:40am

Three North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are on leave while state police investigate the shooting of a man during a confrontation following an attempted traffic stop.

The Latest: Oklahoma officer, 22, wounded in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:33am

The Latest on a traffic-stop shooting that critically injured a suspect and an Oklahoma police officer (all times local):

Dad of boy hit by car didn't condone driver's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:31am

The father of a 4-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in Cincinnati said he doesn't condone the subsequent slaying of the driver and is sorry for the man's family.

The Latest: Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:40am

The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the United States (all times local):

10 dolphins safe after being stranded on Massachusetts shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00am

Animal rescuers have saved 10 of 12 dolphins that were stranded along the Massachusetts shoreline.

Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:50am

Authorities in South Florida say a pickup truck hit a family of six tourists as they were walking back to their hotel after dinner.

State Senate could vote on resolution to move Polk's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:23am

The Tennessee state Senate could decide as early as Monday on whether to approve a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.

Police: 'No apparent reason' for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:22am

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said.