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Newspaper: Ohio had more than 4,000 overdose deaths in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:20am

A newspaper survey of Ohio county coroners has found more than 4,000 people died from drug overdoses last year in a state among the hardest hit by a heroin and opioid epidemic.

Judge dismisses 25 lawsuits over 2015 Metro smoke incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 11:00am

A federal judge has dismissed more than two dozen lawsuits against Metro and the District of Columbia over an electrical malfunction caused a train to fill with smoke.

'Mad Dog' Mattis sleeps well, keeps others awake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:50am

Watch out for the "Mad Dog" when the sun goes down.

Lawyers seek release of man as US seeks country to take him

Steve Leblanc, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:41am

Lawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to.

Shark with Twitter account detected off New Jersey coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:31am

A great white shark with its own Twitter account has been detected off the coast of southern New Jersey — and she's not alone.

8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:23am

A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy.

Authorities: Pedestrian hit, killed by police cruiser

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:22am

Authorities in Massachusetts say a police cruiser hit and killed a pedestrian overnight on Cape Cod.

With bears on the rise, states hope to limit human conflicts

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:12am

A year after a spring and summer marked by a high number of nuisance bear complaints, wildlife officials are encouraging people and bears to keep their distance from each other.

The Latest: Domestic call preceded shootings that killed 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 10:05am

The Latest in a shooting in Mississippi that left eight people dead (all times local):

4 killed, 5 injured in minivan-pickup crash in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:53am

Four people were killed and five others were injured in a two-vehicle crash near Cornell in northwestern Wisconsin, authorities said.

Fans follow their favorite bands to Idaho's wild waters

Jennifer K Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:50am

As a lifelong East Coaster, Vance Skidmore is used to a terrain of cement sidewalks and skyscrapers.

AP source: Kushner sought secret back channel with Russia

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers.

Foundation sets priorities for Grand Teton National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:43am

Over the past 20 years, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation has raised more than $65 million for the site in Wyoming.

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:35am

President Donald Trump is considering overhauling his White House staff and bringing back top campaign strategists, frustrated by what he views as his team's inability to contain the burgeoning crisis involving alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:21am

Lucy McBath is afraid many more people will die if Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs a bill making it harder to prosecute when people claim they commit violence in self-defense.

Police: Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in N Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:20am

Authorities say a burglary suspect has been shot and killed as police tried to arrest him in a North Carolina neighborhood.

Grizzly bear moved away from residential areas in NW Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:03am

Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife managers have trapped and relocated a young female grizzly bear in the northwest part of the state.

Feds: Man jumps from plane after trying to bite attendant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 9:03am

A 22-year-old man jumped out of an airplane waiting to take off in North Carolina and had to be stopped from running onto the runway.

San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 28th - 8:43am

Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail.