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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.

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Suspects sought in deadly Cincinnati nightclub shooting

John Minchillo and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:58am

Cincinnati police searched for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured and sent club patrons diving to the ground to dodge bullets in what they described as a chaotic and terrifying scene.

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.

Netanyahu welcomes new US ambassador 'to Jerusalem'

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 7:50am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says he looks forward to welcoming new U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman to Israel "and especially to Jerusalem."

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.

The Latest: Multiple rounds of severe storms in US forecast

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:40am

The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the United States (all times local):

The Latest: Memorial outside nightclub mourns slain man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:40am

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

10 dolphins safe after being stranded on Massachusetts shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 6:00am

Animal rescuers have saved 10 of 12 dolphins that were stranded along the Massachusetts shoreline.

Family visiting South Florida hit by truck while walking

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:50am

Authorities in South Florida say a pickup truck hit a family of six tourists as they were walking back to their hotel after dinner.

State Senate could vote on resolution to move Polk's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 4:23am

The Tennessee state Senate could decide as early as Monday on whether to approve a resolution that would allow the body of former President James K. Polk to be exhumed and moved to a fourth resting place.

Police: 'No apparent reason' for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:22am

A man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip opened fire "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor, police said.

California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

Christopher Weber and Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 27th - 1:22am

The four people killed last week in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children, authorities said.