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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Walz to retire, run for governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:57am

Rep. Tim Walz, a five-term Democrat, says he is running for governor of his home state of Minnesota.

Christie to join White House opioid effort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:57am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to join a White House effort to combat opioid abuse.

Chicago man arrested with child, gun, marijuana in stroller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:57am

A Chicago man has been charged with child endangerment after police say they found a handgun hidden in a baby stroller alongside a 1-year-old boy.

Oakland Fire battalion chief fears 1 dead in 3-story residential blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:57am

Oakland Fire battalion chief fears 1 dead in 3-story residential blaze.

Police: 1 dead, 5 injured in central Florida shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:42am

Investigators say one person is dead and five others — including two young children — are being treated for injuries following a shooting in central Florida.

The Latest: Chief raises deadly nightclub injury tally to 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:34am

The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):

Touting Trump ties, Netanyahu skips thorny US-Israel issues

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:32am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted a close and growing relationship with the new Trump administration during a speech Monday to a major pro-Israel lobby group, but skipped over thornier issues like settlement construction and a path forward for peace with Palestinians.

Northern California firefighters battle residential blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:30am

Northern California firefighters are battling a large four-alarm fire at a building in West Oakland.

Severe storms in forecast for US much of this week

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

The springtime severe weather season is ramping up with damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes in the forecast nearly every day this week, including in parts of Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee on Monday.

Trump asks appeals court to let travel ban take effect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

President Donald Trump's administration is asking a federal appeals court to let his travel ban go into effect while it considers the case.

National Park Service: DC's cherry trees reached peak bloom

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:21am

The National Park Service says Washington's famous cherry trees reached peak bloom over the weekend.

ACLU battles Georgia over toddler's last name of 'Allah'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:20am

A civil rights group is suing Georgia over the state's refusal to allow a couple to officially name its 22-month-old child "Allah."

Spring breakers save people from devastating house fire

Alexandra Larkin, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:18am

Most teenagers go to Florida on spring break to relax and enjoy a little freedom. Two Alabama teenagers will remember their trip for the lives they saved.

Vets treating dog whose snout was bound with hair tie

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:13am

Officials say veterinarians are treating a Yorkshire Terrier mix that was dropped off at Florida animal clinic with its mouth bound tightly with an elastic hair tie.

Oklahoma officer critically hurt in traffic-stop shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 8:06am

A 22-year-old police officer has been critically wounded in a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said Monday.

How AP tallied the cost of North Carolina's "bathroom bill"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:53am

The Associated Press used dozens of interviews and multiple public records requests to determine that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years.

Ohio bans sex with animals; violators could face jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:41am

It's now illegal in Ohio for people to engage in sexual conduct or related acts with animals; the state didn't have anti-bestiality laws until the change took effect last week.

3 troopers on leave following North Carolina shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:40am

Three North Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are on leave while state police investigate the shooting of a man during a confrontation following an attempted traffic stop.

The Latest: Oklahoma officer, 22, wounded in shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:33am

The Latest on a traffic-stop shooting that critically injured a suspect and an Oklahoma police officer (all times local):

Dad of boy hit by car didn't condone driver's fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:31am

The father of a 4-year-old boy hit by a vehicle in Cincinnati said he doesn't condone the subsequent slaying of the driver and is sorry for the man's family.