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Policeman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:41am

A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl for the second time in three months.

Dance party takes to DC streets to protest Mike Pence

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:40am

With glow sticks, hula hoops and rainbow flags, protesters took a dance party to the streets near the vice president-elect's temporary home to oppose his positions on LGBT issues.

The Latest: Well wishes pour in for ex-president, first lady

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:30am

The Latest on the hospitalizations of former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush (all times local):

Former President George H.W. Bush and wife hospitalized

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:30am

Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing.

Suspect arrested in 1990 killing of Miami Beach woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:10am

A suspect in the slaying of a Miami Beach woman more than two decades ago has been arrested.

Dog found with ears, nose cut off; Reward offered for arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 5:00am

Animal welfare authorities in Detroit are trying to find whoever is responsible for maiming a dog found with his ears and nose cut off.

Jury selection set for man accused in Florida Keys bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 4:31am

Jury selection is set to begin for a Florida man accused of conspiring to detonate a bomb at a Florida Keys beach in solidarity with the Islamic State militant group.

One more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:43am

Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.

Carter tells AP more US troops will not fix Iraq or Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 1:40am

Sending thousands more American troops into Iraq or Syria in a bid to accelerate the defeat of the Islamic State group would push U.S. allies to the exits, create more anti-U.S. resistance and give up the U.S. military's key advantages, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an Associated Press interview.

Mobster pleads no contest to conspiracy in 1992 slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 12:40am

A member of the New England Mafia has pleaded no contest to plotting to kill a mob enforcer who was gunned down outside a Rhode Island restaurant 25 years ago.

91-year-old man to attend 18th presidential inauguration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:30pm

Although he's a Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, a 91-year-old New Jersey man will still be traveling to Washington to witness his 18th presidential inauguration in person.

Lawmakers: Put pro-police blue lines on right side of law

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:22pm

Two New Jersey congressmen have introduced legislation to allow towns to paint strips of blue on roadways to honor police after regulators said the tributes crossed the line of federal safety rules.

Sheriff accused of meth theft pleads to felony, resigns

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 11:11pm

A newly elected West Virginia sheriff who admitted he was a meth addict and was charged with stealing the drug from a police locker pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned from office Wednesday, a prosecutor said.

West Jordan man accused of planting note on plane warning of bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:34pm

An airline passenger has been arrested on charges of planting a note on a plane en route from San Diego to Denver that falsely claimed a bomb was on board.

Fund created in honor of officer killed by marathon bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:30pm

The family of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed by the Boston Marathon bombers is creating a new foundation in his name.

Cincinnati Zoo says monkey is its 1st zoo baby born in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:21pm

The Cincinnati Zoo is welcoming its first zoo baby born this year.

Virginia man convicted of 2006 slaying of family is executed

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41pm

A man convicted of killing a family of four, slashing their throats and setting their home ablaze after they left their front door open while preparing for a New Year's Day party in 2006, was executed Wednesday.

Pentagon chief says he opposed cutting Manning's prison term

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:31pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday he had opposed commuting the prison sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning, who was convicted in 2013 of espionage and other crimes for leaking classified information while deployed in Iraq.

Man convicted of killing family of 4 is executed in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 8:11pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Virginia inmate convicted of killing a Richmond family in 2006 (all times local):