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East Chicago to renew emergency request over lead troubles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:51am

East Chicago officials plan to renew their request for a state emergency declaration over the city's lead contamination after then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence turned them down before he left office.

Deputy killed in North Dakota shootout had just started job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy and a suspect are dead after a shootout in northern North Dakota that involved several officers firing weapons.

Man who escaped from Rhode Island prison pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

An inmate who broke out of a Rhode Island prison and went on the run for five days has pleaded not guilty to an escape charge.

Judge removed from string of cases after trial's abrupt end

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

The mystery behind unusual happenings in a federal judge's courtroom is deepening: The judge has removed herself from more than two dozen cases since a trial she presided over abruptly ended last month, court records show.

Ferguson appeals $3M verdict in police stun gun death

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:41am

The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is appealing a federal jury's $3 million award to the family of an unarmed, naked man who died in 2011 after being repeatedly shocked with an officer's stun gun.

Surprised by a medical bill? Here's what to do

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:40am

In 2013, Kelly A. Kyanko gave birth to her second son. During labor, her doctors became aware of "a very small complication," she said -- nothing too concerning, but doctors wanted a pediatrician in the room during the delivery.

Judge: Utah mom accused of abandoning baby not competent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:32am

A judge has ruled that a Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn baby to die in the trash cannot have her competency to stand trial restored because her intellectual disability is too severe.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:31am

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

Study: Texas abortions declined as clinics got farther away

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:25am

The number of abortions performed throughout Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics, a study found.

Arkansas panel OKs restrictions on 2nd trimester abortions

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:21am

An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

White House denies clemency for Indian activist Peltier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:12am

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency request by American Indian activist Leonard Peltier, who has spent most of his life in prison in the killing of two FBI agents in South Dakota in 1975, Peltier's attorney said Thursday.

Herd of pronghorn dead after feeding on toxic shrub

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:11am

A herd of about 50 pronghorn antelope has been found dead in Payette after they fed on the same toxic shrub that has killed elk in the area.

A day before his swearing-in as the next US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington area for inauguration events

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

A day before his swearing-in as the next US president, Donald Trump arrives in Washington area for inauguration events.

Dolphin carcasses will be left in Florida Everglades waters

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

Officials say they won't remove the carcasses of large dolphins stranded in shallow waters off the western edge of Everglades National Park.

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

Bruce Shipkowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:10am

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.

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

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:00am

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

GOP selects woman to lead party operation

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:00am

The Republican National Committee on Thursday unanimously elected Ronna Romney McDaniel to serve as its chairman, tapping a woman to lead the national GOP.

Orem man charged in federal machine-gun converter case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:57am

An Orem man is facing federal charges accusing him of making machine-gun converter devices for AR-15-style rifles.

1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:51am

The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers.