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Man found dead in parked California van had criminal history

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:54pm

Authorities say a homeless man found dead alongside his girlfriend and their two young children in a parked van in Southern California had a lengthy rap sheet.

Texas authorities: At least 12 arrested for animal ritual

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:49pm

Authorities in Texas have arrested at least a dozen people for animal cruelty after interrupting what they believe was ritual sacrifice.

The Latest: AP source says McCabe kept notes on Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:35pm

The Latest on the dismissal of Andrew McCabe, a former FBI deputy director (all times local):

5 doctors charged with taking kickbacks to tout painkiller

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:32pm

Five New York City doctors were arrested Friday on charges that they accepted bribes and kickbacks from an Arizona-based pharmaceutical company to prescribe large volumes of a highly addictive painkiller.

Bridge collapse victim's uncle rages at 'incompetence'

Jennifer Kay and Allen G. Breed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:26pm

As crews began removing bodies from beneath a collapsed pedestrian bridge Saturday, a victim's uncle raged against what he called the "complete incompetence" and "colossal failure" that allowed people to drive beneath the unfinished concrete span.

Police: Colorado home invasion suspects arrested in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 3:25pm

Utah authorities arrested a couple sought in an armed home invasion in Greeley, Colorado, but not before one suspect bolted from a motel room and hid in a parked car.

Illinois governor race more fierce, costly as primary nears

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:52pm

The candidates for Illinois governor are making their final push ahead of Tuesday's primary, greeting voters and sinking more money into what's become an increasingly fierce — and expensive — contest.

UK probing Facebook after Cambridge Analytica suspension

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:44pm

Britain's information commissioner is investigating whether Facebook data was "illegally acquired and used," after the social network suspended Cambridge Analytica, a firm that worked for U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Judge gives FBI more time in alleged serial killer case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:26pm

A judge has given the FBI more time to pull data from cellphones collected during its probe of a Gary man accused of killing seven women.

Superintendent apologizes for airing school shooting audio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:05pm

A Pennsylvania school district that played audio clips of the Florida high school mass shooting during a tribute to victims has apologized.

Officials: 2 vehicles, 3 bodies removed from under bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 2:00pm

The Latest on the deadly pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami (all times local):

Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick's Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:48pm

The Chicago River has been dyed a bright shade of green, kicking off the city's St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site past

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:32pm

Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.

Immigrant detainee who alleged sex abuse released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 1:12pm

A Salvadoran woman who said a guard groped her inside an immigration detention facility has been released, advocates said.

Michigan shipwreck hunters find schooner that sank in 1873

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:43pm

Michigan shipwreck hunters have found the remains of a schooner that sank in Lake Michigan in 1873 during a storm.

US job openings soar to record high of 6.3 million

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:26pm

U.S. employers sharply ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3 million jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years.

Immigrant reunited with child months after separation by US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:19pm

A Congolese mother has been reunited with her 7-year-old daughter months after they crossed the California-Mexico border seeking asylum and were separated by the U.S. government, an American Civil Liberties Union lawyer said Saturday.

Harvard to host Florida shooting survivors for panel on guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 12:04pm

Six students who survived last month's mass shooting at a Florida high school will be visiting Harvard University to talk about guns.

Pence briefly celebrates St. Patrick's Day in Savannah

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:46am

Vice President Mike Pence left Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade in Georgia's oldest city after walking a short leg of the procession.

BLM postpones meeting on wild horses over notice dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 17th - 11:21am

The federal Bureau of Land Management is postponing an advisory panel's scheduled March 27-28 meeting to make recommendations on wild horses and burros because of a dispute over public notice.