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Pentagon: An al-Qaida leader killed in Afghanistan airstrike

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:27pm

A U.S. counterterrorism airstrike earlier this month in Afghanistan killed an al-Qaida leader responsible for a deadly hotel attack in Islamabad in 2008 and the 2009 attack on a bus carrying the Sri Lankan cricket team, the Pentagon said Saturday.

Vegas strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 8:12pm

A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.

Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:45pm

A man riding on a double decker bus on the Las Vegas Strip pulled a gun and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another before barricading himself inside in a standoff that lasted hours before he finally surrendered.

Report: University leader got fitness freebies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 7:00pm

The outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness, an investigation found.

Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

Alan Fram and Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 6:00pm

House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.

Police evacuate popular beach to investigate possible bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:53pm

Honolulu police say a popular beach has been evacuated as officers and bomb squad officials respond to the discovery of what could be a bomb, Hawaii News Now reports.

Man who bound dog's muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 5:04pm

A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog's muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Auction of vacant Utah Twinkie factory draws curious bakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:56pm

This week's auction of equipment and machinery that used to pump out Twinkies and Wonder Bread at a well-known Hostess factory in Ogden that closed in 2012 triggered nostalgia from former workers.

Police cite Massachusetts sixth-grader for trespassing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:45pm

Police in Massachusetts served a sixth-grader with no-trespass orders after neighbors grew wary of the girl cutting through their properties to get to and from her school bus stop.

Las Vegas police: Gunman in fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a bus has surrendered peacefully.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:35pm

Las Vegas police: Gunman in fatal shooting on the Strip who barricaded himself inside a bus has surrendered peacefully.

Law school program provides free wills to Native Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 4:30pm

A University of Denver program is helping Native Americans draft wills, helping overcome a cultural aversion to discuss death.

The Latest: 3 anti-Trump protesters arrested in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:40pm

The Latest on violence at a pro-Trump rally in Southern California (all times local):

Verdict turns page in Penn State child molestation scandal

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:32pm

Penn State is trying to turn the corner on the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, but the former FBI director who authored a scathing report on it more than four years ago says more changes are needed, even after the conviction of the university's former president.

13-year-old boy dies in fall from NY roof; 2nd teen injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 3:00pm

New York police say a 13-year-old boy was killed and another teenager was injured as they tried to hop along rooftops in Brooklyn and plunged about four stories to the ground.

A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:52pm

A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip.

Police say a part of Las Vegas Strip shut down after gunman barricades himself inside bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:30pm

Police say a part of Las Vegas Strip shut down after gunman barricades himself inside bus.

Mourners pack church, streets for medic struck by ambulance

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 2:21pm

Emergency medic Yadira Arroyo was beloved — by her colleagues, by patients she transported to the hospital, by the store owner she spoke to on her way to work and by children who walked by her Bronx station house.

First trial in 2015 Texas biker shootout delayed by judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:41pm

A judge on Friday postponed the first trial over a 2015 Central Texas gunfight involving rival motorcycle gangs that left nine people dead, 20 others hurt and more than 150 bikers charged.

Highway deaths prompt awareness campaign across Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:41pm

The Wyoming Department of Transportation is launching a highway safety awareness campaign after a spate of recent highway deaths.

6-year-old got gun at LA-area school; families kept in dark

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 25th - 1:10pm

Authorities learned a 6-year-old brought a gun to an elementary school outside Los Angeles, but parents of other students didn't learn about it for nearly two weeks.