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'No more excuses': Feds replace 3 DC subway board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:20am

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has stepped up his pressure on Washington's subway system by replacing three Metro board members and telling officials there would be "no more excuses" regarding continued safety problems.

The Latest: Security up at Ohio U after video threat on app

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:20am

The Latest on a video threat connected to Ohio University (all times local):

San Bernardino police come under gunfire; 3 held

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:20am

San Bernardino, California, police say no officers were hit in an exchange of gunfire and three people are in custody after officers were ambushed.

Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:20am

Tracy Dove assumed the worst after her 1-year-old dog named Charlie disappeared in 2006. Days without the animal turned into years, and Dove figured the brown-and-white pointer was dead.

Cops: 1 of 2 boys found badly beaten at Ohio motel has died

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:11am

Police in Ohio say one of two young brothers found badly beaten at a motel has died.

Pilot says he saw 1 of 2 missing teen fishermen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:10am

A pilot who was part of a massive search to find two missing teen fishermen told investigators he's positive he saw one floating on debris two days after their boat capsized.

Omaha Public Schools to review severe weather guidelines

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:10am

Omaha Public Schools says it's reviewing its severe weather procedures after parents were told they couldn't take shelter inside an elementary school during a tornado warning.

Dad: Man shot at TV station thought world was ending

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:00am

The father of a man shot and wounded by police after walking into a Baltimore TV station wearing an animal costume and a fake bomb says his son believed the world was ending and might have been trying to get the message out.

4 young girls run away from Florida foster home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 8:00am

Authorities were searching Friday for four foster children who were discovered missing from their beds during head count at a private foster care home near Tampa.

Police: SW Idaho man killed after pointing gun at deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:50am

Authorities say two deputies responding to a 911 call at a southwest Idaho home shot and killed a 54-year-old man who pointed a handgun at them.

APNewsBreak: San Francisco chief releases racist texts

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:50am

San Francisco's police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, even as he released more transcripts of a former lieutenant and two former officers exchanging racist text messages.

EPA paying $1 million in response costs after mine spill

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:42am

The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it is reimbursing states, tribes and local governments about $1 million for their costs after the agency accidentally triggered a massive wastewater spill from a Colorado mine.

Jury rules against Rio Grande Valley school board in suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:40am

A federal court jury has recommended a Rio Grande Valley school district and four of its board members pay more than $3.2 million in damages after the panel found the school board members improperly retaliated against district workers who opposed them in 2014 elections.

6 Ohio school districts close, citing threat to students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:31am

Six southeast Ohio school districts canceled Friday classes because of an unspecified threat that authorities said originated in the Athens area and was made against students.

Biggest gets bigger: Army's biggest training post expanding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

The Army's biggest basic training post is getting bigger by adding another battalion that will be training an additional 2,000 recruits by 2018.

Coroner: Louisiana man killed by lightning

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

A Louisiana coroner says a man working on a Slidell-area construction site died after being struck by lightning.

Asking the question: Tillis asks Army plans on Bragg runway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:30am

North Carolina U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis wants to know Army plans for extending the runway at Pope Field at Fort Bragg.

Expert: Freshman died of nosebleed, not attack by boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:20am

A defense expert says a Pennsylvania college freshman who prosecutors say was beaten and strangled by her boyfriend in her dorm room actually died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous fracture of her eye socket.

Sentencing of Colorado woman who cut baby from womb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:20am

A judge is set to sentence a Colorado woman convicted of attempted murder after cutting a nearly 8-month-old fetus from a stranger's womb.