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Bellingham plans bike, pedestrian changes for greater safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 10:02am

A Washington state city is planning changes to make streets safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.

Hot air balloon stolen in Indiana found at Florida festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:36am

Florida authorities have recovered a hot air balloon stolen from its owner in Indiana.

Chelsea Manning supporters demand her release from solitary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:30am

Supporters of Chelsea Manning have called for her release from prolonged solitary confinement at a Virginia jail, but an official disputes that she's being held in those conditions.

University of Georgia fraternity suspended over racist video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:26am

A University of Georgia fraternity is being investigated over a video showing some of its members mocking slavery and using a racial slur.

Star witness: Brawling, scheming spy linked to Trump, Moscow

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 9:21am

The way Felix Sater tells it, his life is a screenplay just waiting to be written, with tales of drunken brawling, Wall Street rip-offs, international spying and a behind-the-scenes role in Donald Trump's effort to build a skyscraper in Russia.

Democrats press for full release of Mueller's report

Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:08am

Democrats are pressing for full disclosure of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation and vowing to use subpoena powers and other legal means if necessary to get it.

The Latest: GOP's Jordan says Mueller is 'next to Jesus'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 8:01am

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the special counsel's Russia investigation. (all times Eastern time):

Poisonous toads infest suburban Florida neighborhood

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 7:56am

A Florida suburb is being plagued by thousands of poisonous toads.

Rancher under investigation after 29 dead cows found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:56am

An Idaho sheep rancher is under investigation for animal cruelty after 29 dead cows were seen off Highway 395 near Pasco, Washington.

Disaster aid bill facing a tricky path as it heads to Senate

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:41am

A battle over funding for Puerto Rico is complicating the path forward for a long-delayed disaster aid bill that's a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump's Republican allies as it heads to the Senate floor this week.

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 24th - 6:29am

U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate.

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 10:01pm

In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government put in motion an experiment aimed at proving to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground, rendering it less of a threat to the environment.

Man arrested in fierce subway attack captured on video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 7:54pm

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out a vicious attack on a homeless woman that was caught on video.

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:53pm

Families of the Columbine High School shooting victims gathered at the school on Saturday to tell their stories nearly 20 years after the tragedy, and they spoke of forgiveness, inclusion and healing, and the balm that sometimes only silence can bring.

Testing strength, Harris and Sanders take 2020 to rival turf

Paul J. Weber and Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 6:40pm

Charging onto the home turf of their Democratic rivals, Sen. Kamala Harris campaigned in Texas for the first time Saturday while Sen. Bernie Sanders swung through California — both a test of early strength in a crowded presidential race and a peek at the country's two biggest states carrying big stakes in 2020.

Watchdog: FEMA wrongly released personal data of victims

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:57pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency wrongly released to a contractor the personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires, potentially exposing the victims to identity fraud and theft, a government watchdog reported Friday.

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:39pm

Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital.

Officer wounded during deputy's killing is out of hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 5:04pm

A Washington state police officer who was wounded in a shootout that killed one of his colleagues has been released from a Seattle hospital.

Helicopters rescue Norway cruise ship passengers amid storm

Jari Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:58pm

Rescue workers off Norway's western coast rushed to evacuate 1,300 passengers and crew from a disabled cruise ship by helicopter on Saturday, winching them one-by-one to safety as heaving waves tossed the ship from side to side and high winds battered the operation.