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Maine medical examiner wants more money to handle OD deaths

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:50pm

Maine is dealing with so many drug overdose deaths that the state medical examiner is asking for money to handle the workload.

86-year-old raises $400K and then gives it away

Zaina Adamu, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:47pm

Thirty-two years' worth of recycled newspapers and magazines -- more than nine million pounds of it — netted 86-year-old Johnny Jennings $400,000, all of which he gave away to those in need.

California races nature, clock to make key dam repairs

Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

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

Schlafly daughter alleges brothers sabotaged her inheritance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

The daughter of outspoken conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly alleges in a new lawsuit that several of her brothers effectively diminished her inheritance by influencing their mother to amend a family trust before her death.

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Prospects dim for vote on GOP health bill in House

Erica Werner and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

Prospects for the Republicans' showcase health care bill looked grimmer by the minute Thursday as President Donald Trump failed to get a deal with a bloc of balky conservatives, leaving the legislation short of votes in the House.

Chicago cop faces new charges in shooting of black teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

A grand jury added 16 counts of aggravated battery with a firearm to the first-degree murder charges against a white Chicago police officer accused in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old.

The Latest: Spicer calls on Schumer to drop filibuster plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

The Latest on nomination hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:10pm

Police say a member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb.

Officer, 3 others fatally shot in Wisconsin; suspect caught

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:00pm

A law enforcement officer who was among four people who were killed in a series of attacks in northern Wisconsin was identified Thursday as a detective and 15-year veteran of the police force.

Will 100% fruit juice make your child gain weight?

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:59am

Sugar can easily sneak into the diet, both for you and for your child, even through 100% fruit juices.

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge

Sally Ho, Michelle L. Price and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:52am

Family members of a Utah couple celebrating their anniversary on a European vacation say they're heartbroken by the London attack that killed the man and seriously injured his wife.

VA urges 'hiring surge' to reduce veterans' appeals backlog

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:52am

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits, saying it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget.

Justice investigating California GOP congressman

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:52am

The Justice Department is investigating California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter for possible campaign violations.

Trump pick for Israeli ambassador clears Senate hurdle

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:50am

President Donald Trump's pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel has cleared a procedural hurdle in the Republican-led Senate.

Man: 'I didn't murder nobody' in Detroit fire that killed 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:50am

A man accused of setting a fire that killed five people in Detroit is denying the allegations and will be examined to determine whether he understands the murder charges against him.

New UW trustee is newly registered independent

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:31am

One of the new members of the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees switched his political party affiliation just three weeks before his appointment last month by Gov. Matt Mead.

Officer killed in northern Wisconsin shooting identified as 15-year veteran of Everest police force

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:30am

Officer killed in northern Wisconsin shooting identified as 15-year veteran of Everest police force.

Justice Department investigating California GOP congressman for possible campaign violations, House Ethics delays probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:30am

Justice Department investigating California GOP congressman for possible campaign violations, House Ethics delays probe.

Police: 3 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:30am

Authorities say three people and a police dog are dead and a police officer is wounded after a shooting in south Louisiana.