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Investigation continues into deadly group home fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:58pm

Authorities in Maryland say they are investigating what caused a fire that killed three people at a group home over the weekend.

Effort in Oregon county would ban enforcing gun control laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:58pm

Some residents of an Oregon county are asking voters to sign a petition that would put a measure on the ballot barring local officials from enforcing any gun control law.

The Latest: Official: Father could face charges over guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:57pm

The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

Dead prison riot: South Carolina gov takes 'emergency' steps

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:52pm

South Carolina's governor is taking "emergency" action he hopes will make state prisons safer following last weeks' deadly rioting.

The Latest: McConnell looks forward to confirming Pompeo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:51pm

The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local):

'It was life or death,' says man who snatched gunman's AR-15

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:49pm

The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a "selfish" act of self-preservation and he doesn't consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives.

Planned Parenthood sues Indiana over new abortion rules

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:47pm

A new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient information to the state "imposes unique and burdensome obligations" that are unconstitutional, Planned Parenthood said in lawsuit filed Monday that seeks to block two of the law's provisions.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:39pm

Federal agent: Waffle House shooting suspect's father "could potentially" face charges for giving weapons back to son.

Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:37pm

A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism.

Gov. Cuomo pitches statewide plastic bag ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:33pm

New York's governor is proposing a statewide ban on plastic shopping bags.

Lawmakers: EPA analysis said Pruitt bug sweep was inadequate

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:29pm

Internal documents from the Environmental Protection Agency say a sweep for hidden listening devices requested by Administrator Scott Pruitt for his office was conducted with shoddy methods and didn't meet U.S. government standards.

Horse racing initiative backers accuse tribe of breaking law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:26pm

Backers of a ballot initiative seeking to legalize lucrative betting machines in Idaho say the Coeur d'Alene Tribe has broken state law while attempting to deter the success of their petition and they have alerted law enforcement officials.

Houston police: Woman sets car on fire with children inside

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:18pm

Authorities in Houston have taken a woman into custody after witnesses reported she set her car on fire as she sat inside with her three children.

Small plane crashes into lake near airport, injuring pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:15pm

A small plane has crashed into a lake near a New Jersey airport, injuring the pilot, who freed himself and swam away before a police rowboat plucked him from the water.

Police: Suspect in fatal Waffle House shootings had a handgun in his backpack when he was arrested in woods in Nashville

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:11pm

Police: Suspect in fatal Waffle House shootings had a handgun in his backpack when he was arrested in woods in Nashville.

US won't ease sanctions without action by NKorea on nukes

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:10pm

The White House says North Korea won't get sanctions relief until it takes "concrete action" toward denuclearization.

Happy homecoming: Family welcomes back retired police dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:08pm

A Pennsylvania transit police officer and his family have been reunited with the police dog they say helped them heal after a son's death.

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:04pm

Visitors to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice first glimpse them, eerily, in the distance: Brown rectangular slabs, 800 in all, inscribed with the names of more than 4,000 souls who lost their lives in lynchings between 1877 and 1950.

Rosenstein puts aside Russia probe to argue at Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 1:01pm

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has taken some time off from overseeing the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to argue his first case at the Supreme Court.