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Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

Republican leaders in Maine are trying to figure out a fitting punishment for racially charged comments and a threatening voicemail made by Gov. Paul LePage, who has repeatedly avoided punishment for impolitic remarks. Meanwhile, a top state Democrat repeated a call for the Republican governor to resign.

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Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports

Brian Melley and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

In the moments before reports of gunshots created a panic at the Los Angeles airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro.

Sheriff: Man on flakka and LSD smashes window, attacks woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:41pm

A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front window of a Florida home and attacked a woman and her adult son said he was on the powerful street drug flakka, a sheriff said Monday.

2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:41pm

Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.

Yellowstone River's closure worries outdoors industry

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:41pm

Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana's Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region's lucrative outdoors industry.

1 dead, 4 hurt in highway shootout; bullet holes cover SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:34pm

A shootout on a New Jersey highway has left one person dead and four others hurt.

The Latest: Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:31pm

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The Latest: Man charged in nuns' killing held without bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:31pm

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The Latest: Utah lake closed for firefighters to tap water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:31pm

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Obama to juggle security, climate, rights on final Asia trip

Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:31pm

President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia.

Crews to retrieve plane from lake; 2 men still missing

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:20pm

A small plane that crashed in Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans had been chartered by a couple taking an aerial tour of the city when it hit a rainstorm and went down, an airport director said Monday.

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:12pm

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

New school opens at site of Sandy Hook shooting rampage

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:11pm

Elementary school students attended school in Sandy Hook on Monday for the first time since a shooting rampage there killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

The Latest: Driver charged in crash that killed firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:11pm

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School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

A Virginia school board urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys bathroom at his high school, framing it as an issue of national importance.

Felons with restored rights likely to live among Democrats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

The nearly 13,000 Virginia felons whose voting rights were restored, stripped, then restored again are more likely to live in areas that voted for Democrats than Republicans.

The Latest: Police: Man killed, officer wounded in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10pm

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Clinton could face mounting problem with health overhaul

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:02pm

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

Detroit mayor cites progress in school health, safety fixes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:01pm

Detroit school officials have spent $2.5 million on repairs and cite significant progress on building conditions a week before doors open for the new academic year, Mayor Mike Duggan said Monday.