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13 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:23pm

At least 13 people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.

The Latest: Fire chief struck by car included in death toll

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:20pm

The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):

Trump adviser to leave the White House.

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 8:05pm

An adviser to President Donald Trump will be leaving the White House

John Legend named 1st recipient of new social justice award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:42pm

John Legend is expected on a Massachusetts college campus this week to receive a social justice award.

Biden tells New Hampshire crowd: 'Guys, I'm not running'

Melanie Plenda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:13pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden insists he is not making another presidential bid in 2020, despite giving a rousing speech to New Hampshire Democrats about restoring dignity to politics and winning back working class voters.

US soldier killed in Iraq during a patrol outside Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 7:06pm

The Pentagon says an American soldier has died in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated during a patrol outside Mosul.

Small earthquake hits Alaska peninsula; no damage reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:50pm

The Alaska Earthquake Center says a magniture-3.3 earthquake hit a peninsula in the southern part of the state.

The Latest: Earthquake hits Alaska's Kodiak Island region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 6:50pm

The Latest on small earthquakes hitting Alaska on Sunday (all times local):

Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:52pm

The tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera turned off, he wept.

Connecticut man faces sentencing for killing hawks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:40pm

A second man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks.

2 dead as chartered bus with Texas school athletes crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:51pm

Texas Department of Public Safety authorities say two people are dead after a head-on crash involving a pickup truck and a chartered bus carrying 34 coaches and athletes from seven El Paso high schools returning home from a regional track meet in Lubbock.

Stolen-car suspects investigated in LA shooting rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:23pm

Detectives were investigating whether two suspects arrested in a stolen car are connected to a shooting rampage through Los Angeles suburbs that killed one man and left three others wounded after a carjacking, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:02pm

A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.

Small quake rattles inland Southern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:51pm

A small earthquake has rattled an inland area about 55 miles (87 km) east of Los Angeles.

Utah launches campaign to fight opioid abuse, overdoses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:23pm

Utah pharmacists will start putting red stickers on bottles of opioids that warn patients about the risk of overdose and addiction as part of a new awareness campaign to combat painkiller abuses and deaths.

Southeast Idaho man guilty in 2009 beating death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:13pm

A southeast Idaho man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of a bouncer who was severely beaten outside a Pocatello tavern.

Locker room assault sparks effort to heal Idaho communities

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 1:52pm

Bukky Ogunrinola's mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she's sometimes greeted with suspicion.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:29pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Woman accused of lying about rape to go before court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:04pm

A woman accused of lying about being raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in Connecticut is set to appear in court Monday.

Officers: Woman agreed to swap sex for $25, fast food

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:02pm

Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets.