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Official: Evacuees return after fire caused by burning books

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

Florida Forest Service officials are letting residents return to their homes after a man burning some books started a 700-acre brush fire.

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America.

Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:49pm

A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday.

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:38pm

A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help.


White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote

Erica Werner and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:30pm

Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails.

Policeman charged; his dog found in trash bag dumped in park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:20pm

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.

US, 13 other nations demand Venezuela hold elections soon

Luis Alonso Lugo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:52pm

The United States and group of 13 nations across the Americas on Thursday called on Venezuela's government to hold elections and immediately free political prisoners, setting up a potential diplomatic showdown with President Nicolas Maduro's socialist administration.

4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:45pm

Police found four people, including two children, dead Thursday in a California home and a suspect was in custody, officials said.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Hallie Golden and Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:19pm

A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV.

'Bad luck' mutations increase cancer risk more than behavior, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:00pm

For the first time, researchers have estimated what percentage of cancer mutations are due to environmental and lifestyle factors, hereditary factors and random chance.

The Latest: Trump picks businessman for ambassador to Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:40pm

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Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014

Jacques Billeaud and Paul Davenport, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:34pm

Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin.

Correction: Trump Ethics-Flynn story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 6:17pm

Due to an editing error, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement in a March 22 story about former national security adviser Michael Flynn not signing an ethics pledge. It was the White House, not Flynn's lawyer, who said Flynn told Donald Trump's transition team and the White House about his possible plans to register with the Justice Department as a foreign agent.

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:48pm

California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes.

House Republicans say they will vote on health care bill Friday although still struggling to secure votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:44pm

House Republicans say they will vote on health care bill Friday although still struggling to secure votes.

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

Sophia Tareen and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:27pm

The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing.

Ohio paying 2 men declared wrongfully imprisoned $1.45M each

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:19pm

The state has agreed to pay about $1.45 million each to two men declared wrongfully imprisoned for more than 16 years in a woman's slaying, the Court of Claims announced Thursday.

Police: Man stole presidential seals from Kennedy Center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:08pm

A driver at the Kennedy Center stole two presidential seals, including one taken from then-President Barack Obama's seating area after his final Kennedy Center Honors, police said Thursday.

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 5:00pm

This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area.

Police shoot, critically wound armed man in Washington, DC

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

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