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Planned Russian statue starts mini-Cold War in American city

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:19am

Back in World War II when the U.S. and Russia were allied against the Nazis, hundreds of Soviet aviators were trained on the North Carolina coast as part of a secret spy project — but now, an effort to honor their mission has triggered a miniature Cold War in a small American city.


Tens of thousands gather nationwide to march for gun control

Ashraf Khalil and Calvin Woodward, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:11am

Summoned by student survivors of the Florida school massacre, tens of thousands of people poured into the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to march for gun control and ignite political activism among the young.

Gun control rally begins where the movement was sparked

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 9:03am

Thousands of people filled a park near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School at a "March for Our Lives" rally near the site of last month's school massacre in Parkland, Florida.

Oregon, Washington extend studded-tire season for motorists

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:48am

Officials in Oregon and Washington have extended how long motorists can keep studded tires on their vehicles several weeks due to expected wintery weather.

2 small earthquakes shake parts of northern Oklahoma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:47am

Two small earthquakes have shaken parts of northern Oklahoma.

Woman begs for return of baby's ashes stolen from Ohio home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 8:21am

An Ohio woman is urgently asking whoever broke into her Columbus home to return an urn containing the ashes of her stillborn daughter.

Website, app allows students to report safety concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 7:57am

An organization formed by parents whose children died in the 2012 shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School has launched a system that will allow students to report safety concerns anonymously online.

FBI seeks motive for fiery van crash at California air base

Don Thompson and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 2:23am

Investigators are working around the clock as they struggle to determine why a man with no apparent ties to terrorism drove a flaming minivan full of propane tanks and gasoline cans through the main gate of a major Northern California Air Force Base this week.

Will John Bolton's hawkish views rub off on Trump?

Josh Lederman and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:21pm

President Donald Trump's pick of John Bolton for his next national security adviser stirred up a burning question in Washington and in foreign capitals: Just how much will his hawkish approach rub off on Trump?

Trump order would ban most transgender troops from serving

Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:19pm

President Donald Trump released an order Friday night banning most transgender troops from serving in the military except under "limited circumstances," following up on his calls last year to ban transgender individuals from serving.

Former VP Biden: America in battle for "the soul" of nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:23pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden, still grieving the loss of his son to cancer and unsure whether he'll run for president in 2020, said Friday that America is in a battle for the nation's soul.

Protesters gather in Washington, demanding gun control

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:19pm

Washington is preparing for a massive rally in support of gun control, one that organizers hope will prove that the country has reached an emotional tipping point on gun violence, with teenagers seizing the initiative and leading the demand for change.

Killing of unarmed black man roils California's capital city

Sophia Bollag and Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 9:13pm

The fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by Sacramento police has roiled California's capital city, leading to a protest that shut down a freeway and delayed an NBA game at the downtown arena. Stephon Alonzo Clark, 22, died in a hail of police gunshots Sunday night in the darkened backyard of the home where he had been staying with his grandparents. Police say they thought he was pointing a handgun but they found only a cellphone nearby.

The Latest: Australians march to support US protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:59pm

The Latest on student-led protests against gun violence (all times local):

Closing arguments expected Saturday in police slaying trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:45pm

The first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer in 2015 is nearing its end.

The Latest: Closing arguments set in police slaying trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:39pm

The Latest on the trial of a man accused of killing a New Orleans police officer (all times local):

Army Corps faces questions about vetting border wall company

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:34pm

Federal officials are saying little about how they chose a Nebraska startup to build an $11 million section of border wall in California, including whether they knew of the company's connections to a construction firm flagged in a government audit for "many potential fraud indicators."

Police: Officer kills driver who tried to pin him with car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:09pm

A police officer shot and killed a suspect who was trying to pin him with a car, authorities on Florida's Gulf Coast said Friday.

Quiz: Can you spot the fake news stories?

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 8:05pm

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Troopers suspended after audit finds alleged overtime abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 7:49pm

Massachusetts State Police say some troopers have been suspended without pay and others retired following an audit that found alleged overtime abuse in 2016.