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Olympic gymnast criticizes Michigan State interim president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:55am

Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber criticized Michigan State University's interim president during a speech at the school, saying he needs to work with the girls and women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.


Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram, Catherine Lucey and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:37am

President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday averting a government shutdown at midnight, acting just hours after saying he was considering a veto.

Doctor says pledge may have lived if help was called sooner

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:31am

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly.

Fallout from cyberattack on Atlanta computers still unclear

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:23am

More than 24 hours after a ransomware cyberattack targeting the city of Atlanta's computer network was discovered, the fallout still wasn't clear.

Missouri attorney general subpoenas Greitens charity

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:17am

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday said his office has issued 15 subpoenas as part of an investigation into a veterans charity founded by indicted Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

AP-NORC Poll: Support soars for stricter gun control laws

Steve Peoples and Emily Swanson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:15am

Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to a new poll that found a majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left 17 dead and sparked nationwide protests.

Ohio man faces death sentence in killing of 2 officers

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:09am

The man accused of fatally shooting two Ohio police officers responding to a hang-up 911 call was indicted Friday on charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

The Latest: Bombing victim accepted at Oberlin before death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:07am

The Latest on the Austin bombings investigation (all times local):

Review ongoing in fatal police shooting of black motorist

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:01am

Federal authorities said Friday they still are reviewing the case of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati in 2015.

Rep. Slaughter praised as champion for women and district

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:53am

Congressional colleagues of the late New York Democrat Louise Slaughter are praising her as a patriot and champion of women and her western New York district.

True retriever: Dog plucks flailing man from river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:50am

Forget sticks: A 7-year-old yellow Labrador retriever leaped into a South Carolina river and fetched a man whose boat had capsized.

The Latest: Isakson says 'we need more people' like Miller

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:49am

The Latest on the death of former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller of Georgia (all times local):

Ex-lawmaker pleads not guilty to video voyeurism charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:46am

A former Rhode Island lawmaker who resigned amid charges that he extorted a legislative page for sex has pleaded not guilty to video voyeurism charges for allegedly trading nude photos of his then-girlfriend without her knowledge.

Foreign adoptions by US families drop by 12 percent

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:45am

The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped more than 12 percent last year, accelerating a decline that's now continued for 13 years, according to new State Department figures.

Trump announces 1 p.m. news conference to discuss spending bill hours after tweeting he's considering veto.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:37am

Trump announces 1 p.m. news conference to discuss spending bill hours after tweeting he's considering veto.

Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies at 86; Was 2-term governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:37am

Former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller, a lifelong Democrat and the father of Georgia's lottery-funded HOPE scholarship while serving as governor, died Friday. He was 86.

Washington teen pulled from bike by officer awarded $500K

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:29am

A Washington state teenager who was pulled from her bicycle in a mall parking lot four years ago and shocked with a stun gun by an off-duty officer working security has been awarded $500,000 in federal court.

California Gov. Brown's top adviser dies after cancer battle

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:23am

Nancy McFadden, the chief of staff to California Gov. Jerry Brown and the driving force behind many of his key initiatives, died Thursday in her home after a long battle with ovarian cancer. She was 59.

New trial possible for woman convicted in deputy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:22am

A Utah appeals court has ruled a woman convicted of murder for driving her boyfriend during a deadly 2014 police chase can get a new trial on some lesser charges in her case.

California storm moves on after forcing flood rescues

Amanda Lee Myers and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 10:15am

A powerful storm that swelled California rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state moved on early Friday, leaving only a few stray showers in its wake.