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Pennsylvania prosecutor probing truck with anti-MLK imagery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:22am

A truck sporting images and messages against slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. has drawn the attention of western Pennsylvania authorities.

Officials investigating suspicious death in Yaak area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:20am

The Lincoln County sheriff's office says it is investigating a suspicious death in extreme northwestern Montana.

Christie: Wife refused to move to Washington for Trump post

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:20am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he has turned down several jobs in the Trump administration because his wife refuses to move to Washington.

Florida man charged with making online threat against Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:12am

A South Florida man has been charged with threatening to kill President-elect Donald Trump in a video posted online.

Congresswoman Gabbard makes unannounced trip to Syria

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:10am

Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has made an unannounced trip to Syria and Lebanon, traveling to the region two months after she sat down with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss foreign policy.

Mom pleads not guilty to abducting kids from dad in 1985

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

A woman charged with abducting her two daughters from their father in 1985 pleaded not guilty Wednesday, and a judge allowed her to be released and return to her home in Houston.

Dredging begins in final phase of Galveston beach expansion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 10:01am

Crews have begun transferring up to 1 million cubic yards of sand in dredging to fortify a stretch of Southeast Texas beach and reduce erosion.

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Video of giant alligator draws crowds to Florida preserve

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:58am

Video of a massive alligator caught walking through a Florida nature reserve in front of stunned onlookers has prompted crowds of people hoping to catch their own glimpse.

Japanese woman testifies man attacked her at Niagara Falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:51am

A Japanese tourist who became lost during a visit to Niagara Falls State Park has testified that she was robbed and sexually assaulted by a man who offered her directions.

Mississippi man pleads guilty in slaying of 5-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:51am

A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to capital murder in the 2014 death of a 5-year-old girl.

DOE unlikely to meet Idaho nuclear waste cleanup deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

The U.S. Department of Energy says it is likely to miss another deadline under its 1995 agreement to remove nuclear waste stored in Idaho.

Haley slams Obama for not blocking UN measure against Israel

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:41am

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley assailed the Obama administration on Wednesday for failing to block a U.N. Security Council resolution that condemned Israel's settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. She pledged to reject future measures that she said unfairly targeted the Jewish state if confirmed as President-elect Donald Trump's U.N. ambassador.

Mom: Please honor kids killed in Baltimore house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:31am

A woman injured in a fire that killed six of her nine children is thanking people for their support and asking them to honor her children.

Wash me: Sinkhole at car wash swallows tractor-trailer truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:31am

The 55,000-pound excavation truck wasn't in the area for a wash, but it may need one after being partially swallowed by a sinkhole in north Georgia.

George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:27am

Former President George H.W. Bush was taken to the hospital over the weekend for shortness of breath and the 92-year-old is responding well to treatments, his spokesman said Wednesday.

Obama expected to defend Manning decision at news conference

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:10am

President Barack Obama is expected to defend his decision to shorten the sentence of convicted leaker Chelsea Manning when he holds his final news conference on Wednesday, two days before his second term ends.

APNewsBreak: Feds advise workaround on asset forfeiture rule

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:10am

The U.S. Department of Justice gave instructions on how to work around its own strict rules for spending money seized in investigations to Virginia's top prosecutor, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

Snowmobiler dies of apparent heart attack in northern Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:08am

A Utah man is dead after an apparent heart attack during a backcountry snowmobiling trip.

More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentence

Josh Lederman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 18th - 9:00am

Embracing his clemency powers like never before, President Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence.