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The Latest: Officials say at least 9 twisters struck Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:44am

The Latest on deadly storms that struck the South (all times local):

Chicago Trump signs that were taken down have gone missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:41am

Two Chicago street signs honoring President Donald Trump have gone missing since they were taken down last month.

Police: Car suspected in fatal hit-and-run of officer found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:36am

Cleveland police say the car that struck and killed an officer on an interstate has been found west of the city and a man is being questioned by authorities.

The Latest: Minnesota governor back at work after collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:31am

The Latest on Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who fainted while delivering his State of the State address on Monday (all times local):

The Latest: Senate panel approves Haley nomination to UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:31am

The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST):

California governor speech comes amid shifting politics

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:25am

Jerry Brown is coming off a blockbuster year of liberal wins: He secured an extension of landmark climate change legislation, signed off on an increase in California's minimum wage, expanded family leave laws, toughened gun laws, and persuaded voters to both soften sentencing laws and reject a ballot measure that would have threatened two of his legacy projects.

Plea offer made to man who fired shots inside DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:24am

A man who police said was inspired by false internet rumors to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington pizzeria has been offered a plea deal.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes overwhelmingly to approve Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

Senate Foreign Relations Committee votes overwhelmingly to approve Nikki Haley as US ambassador to the United Nations.

UW investigates after American flag covered with pride flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

University of Wyoming police are investigating after someone covered the American flag on campus with a rainbow flag commonly associated with gay pride.

Deputies: Tampa boy, 4, recovering after being shot in chest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

Sheriff's officials say a 4-year-old boy is in stable condition after a shooting at the apartment where he was staying with his mother's boyfriend.

Chief: Slain Dallas-area detective connected with people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

A suburban Dallas police chief told law enforcement officers from across Texas that a slain detective knew how to connect with people "when they were in their darkest hour."

Missing mama bear's newborn cub rescued, in intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:21am

Biologists in Virginia have rescued a newborn black bear found in a den without its mother, but the tiny cub's sibling didn't make it.

School system that fired woman for tweet updates guidelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:11am

A Maryland school system has updated its social media guidelines after a school system employee was fired for a lighthearted quarrel she had with a student on Twitter over the student's spelling.

The Latest: Ex-teacher says she took advantage of students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:11am

The Latest on a parole hearing for an ex-English teacher in prison for sexually abusing students (all times local):

Police: 2 arrested in MLK Day shooting after Miami parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Two teenagers have been arrested on attempted murder charges in a shooting at a Miami a park following the city's annual Martin Luther King Day Parade.

Police: Anti-Trump activists' plan to block highway thwarted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Protesters have twice blocked Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia, but on the night President Donald Trump was inaugurated, police managed to keep them off the highway. A police affidavit suggests how they did it.

I scream, you scream: Dippin' Dots seeks truce with Spicer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Dippin' Dots has apparently found a way to begin thawing out its relationship with President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, who has been sending critical tweets about the company since 2010.

Virginia lawmaker indicted on 2 felony child cruelty charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:06am

A grand jury has indicted Virginia Del. Rick Morris on four charges, including two felony counts of child cruelty.

Confederate flag won't return to South Carolina courtroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:00am

A Confederate flag and portraits of Confederate generals will not return to a South Carolina courtroom when renovations are completed.

Sister: Teen suspect in Ohio school shooting 'not a monster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:41am

The 17-year-old boy suspected in an Ohio school shooting that injured two students made a mistake, but he's "not a monster," his sister said.