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Authorities say 5 dead in New York City fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:33pm

New York City officials say five people, including children, are dead and multiple people have been injured in a house fire.

US gas prices rise 3 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.46 a gallon

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:33pm

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline jumped 3 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.46.

Restoration mantra has created a bump for logging

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:26pm

Logging is up in the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest under the U.S. Forest Service timber program that focuses less on commercial sales and instead sees logs as a byproduct of restoration and efforts to cut the risk of fire.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 3:05pm

Whatever the result of France's presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

Costs mount despite Waco motorcycle gang trials on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:56pm

Costs are mounting for the Texas county where a fatal gunfight involving two motorcycle gangs and police led to the indictments of more than 150 bikers.

On Holocaust day, Netanyahu says its lessons guide him

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:30pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened Israel's annual memorial day for the 6 million Jews systematically killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II by saying the lessons of the Holocaust guide him daily and issuing a warning to Israel's enemies not to test it.

Rubik's cube competitions take hold in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:25pm

Competitions in which participants race to solve Rubik's cubes with their eyes closed or even with their feet have become popular in Utah nearly four decades after the puzzle was first introduced in the U.S.

New York reopens oldest surviving theater in Hudson

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 2:10pm

New York has renovated the state's oldest surviving theater.

College student killed during hammer throw at track meet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:34pm

A college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago.

North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:16pm

A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.

US officials say pirates have returned to waters off Somalia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:41pm

Pirates have returned to the waters off Somalia, but the spike in attacks on commercial shipping does not yet constitute a trend, senior U.S. officials said Sunday.

Remains of Illinois man killed at Pearl Harbor come home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:30pm

An Illinois sailor has been laid to rest near the community where he grew up — more than 75 years after he was killed at Pearl Harbor.

Police: Utah man dies after his motorcycle crashes into SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 12:30pm

Authorities in Utah say a 52-year-old Lehi man is dead after a crash in Saratoga Springs.

Hundreds remember teacher killed in San Bernardino classroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:50am

Family, friends and the public packed a California church for the funeral of a teacher who was shot and killed along with a student in her elementary school classroom in San Bernardino.

Sessions praises NYPD after 'soft on crime' controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 11:44am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the New York Police Department has developed "some of the best" policing techniques ever and should be studied, just days after the Justice Department chastised New York City for a "soft on crime" stance.

Police: Officer shoots knife-wielding man Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

Police say an officer in Virginia shot a knife-wielding man who had earlier told dispatchers that he strangled his wife.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

Catherine Lucey and Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:53am

President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It's all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall.

Ex-treasure hunter faces more charges over missing coins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:40am

A federal judge is warning an ex-treasure hunter that he could face another contempt-of-court charge if he doesn't reveal the location of 500 missing gold coins.

California moves - slowly - toward resuming executions

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:35am

California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.

Trump at 100 days: 'It's a different kind of presidency'

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 10:14am

For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.