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Meijer Gardens plans new attractions, $115M in fundraising

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:10am

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in western Michigan is close to raising the $115 million needed to build a new welcome center, rooftop sculpture garden and picnic pavilion, officials said Thursday.

Spying claim by Intel chair renews fight over Russia probe

Julie Pace and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:03am

The chairman of the House intelligence committee says private communications of Donald Trump and his presidential transition team may have been scooped up by American intelligence officials monitoring other targets and improperly distributed throughout spy agencies.

Authorities say off-duty officer shot man in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:59am

Authorities say an undercover police officer shot and injured a man in Atlanta after a collision.

The Latest: Slain Wisconsin officer hailed as hero

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49am

The Latest on a shooting in northern Wisconsin that left a police officer and three others dead (all times local):

Alabama woman, daughter killed in accidents 30 minutes apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49am

Authorities say an Alabama woman and her young daughter died in separate traffic accidents on the same highway only 30 minutes apart.

Cardinal William Keeler dies at 86; led oldest diocese in US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:17am

Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, died Thursday. He was 86.

Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin domestic dispute

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:17am

Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm in northern Wisconsin, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex that ended in a volley of gunfire.

Ex-guard shot in attack via inmate's cellphone to testify

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:17am

An ex-South Carolina corrections officer who was nearly killed in a shooting orchestrated by an inmate using an illegal cellphone wants federal authorities to help ensure nothing like it happens again.

Police shoot, critically wound armed man in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:07am

Authorities say police in Washington, D.C., shot and critically wounded an armed man who confronted them.

Man arrested after abducted woman escapes from trunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:07am

A man recently freed from prison in Alabama is accused of abducting a woman whose dramatic escape from her car trunk was captured on video.

Police: Kentucky deputy fatally shot suspect who had knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:55am

Officials say a sheriff's deputy in Kentucky has fatally shot a suspect who was armed with a knife while responding to a domestic dispute.

Family hopes new posters lead to tips about 8 slain in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:55am

Relatives of eight people slain in southern Ohio last year are distributing posters with photos of the victims in hopes of turning up local tips about the unsolved case.

The Latest: Trump blasts 'fake news reports' on Russia ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:45am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of wiretapping (all times local):

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers

Gretchen Ehlke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:14am

Curious toddlers find the drugs in a mother's purse or accidentally dropped on the floor. Sometimes a parent fails to secure the child-resistant cap on a bottle of painkillers.

Body of second boater found off Florida's west coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:00am

Sheriff's officials say they've recovered the body of a second yacht crew member who disappeared while swimming in rough water off Florida's west coast last week.

Colorado city fights to keep ban on topless women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:30am

A Colorado city plans to appeal a federal judge's decision to temporarily halt enforcement of its ban on women going topless.

US Treasury agents obtained information about ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's offshore financial activities.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 4:02am

US Treasury agents obtained information about ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort's offshore financial activities.

Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:14am

The parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head in their Phoenix home put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house, police said, calling it a case that "shocks your conscience."

US combat airlift marks deepening involvement in Syria

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:14am

The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State group after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters and artillery in the country.

California may face 'significant risk' from dam

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:22am

California is not just fighting nature as it attempts to repair the nation's tallest dam, badly damaged last month by surging storm waters. It's also racing the clock.