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Activist walking barefoot across US is fatally struck by SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

A Maine native walking barefoot across the U.S. to raise awareness about climate change has been struck and killed on a Florida highway.

Sailor gets 11 years for murder-for-hire plot to kill wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

A Navy sailor has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife.

Arizona Air Force base on lockdown amid suspicious sounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

Davis-Monthan Air Force base in Arizona was on lockdown Monday after unconfirmed reports of gunshot sounds.

Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:01am

Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday.

NYC agrees to pay up to $75 million over dismissed summonses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:01am

New York City has agreed to pay up to $75 million to settle a lawsuit accusing police of issuing hundreds of thousands of summonses that were later dismissed on legal grounds.

The Latest: Avalanche closes highway near Tahoe, caves roof

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:01am

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3rd ex-Rhode Island lawmaker in 11 days charged criminally

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:00am

A former Rhode Island state lawmaker has agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges, becoming the third former House member in 11 days to be charged with criminal conduct and prompting the U.S. attorney to decry the state's political culture.

South Dakota lawmaker resigns over sex with interns

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:52am

A South Dakota legislator who acknowledged having sexual contact with two interns resigned on Monday, saying he regretted his actions.

Dog reunited with Florida family after mother's fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:51am

A dog that fled a fatal car crash that killed one of its owners has been reunited with the family in Florida.

California police give tracking devices to dementia patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:51am

Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale are hoping to reduce the time it takes to find missing people diagnosed with dementia by providing patients with tracking devices.

Town official: Women's march gets wives 'outta the house'

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

An elected town official in Rhode Island faces criticism for tweeting that the women's march was a man's idea because it's the "perfect way to get the wives outta the house."

The Latest: Georgia governor expands state of emergency

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:45am

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Indiana lawmaker apologizes for "fat women" meme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:41am

An Indiana lawmaker is apologizing for an "offensive" message about women who attended the Women's March on Washington, but says he doesn't know how it was posted to his Facebook account.

Residents pick up pieces after tornadoes leave 19 dead

Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:33am

Chuck Stafford was watching the Atlanta Falcons rout the Green Bay Packers for the NFC title when bad weather suddenly began to pound his mobile home in southern Georgia.

Supreme Court reinstates conviction in 1996 double murder

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:31am

Delaware's Supreme Court has reinstated the convictions of a man sentenced to death for killing two people more than 20 years ago.

The Latest: Senators propose letting states keep Obamacare

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:30am

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Judge focuses on keeping police shooting case in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

The judge who has taken over the case of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop emphasized Monday that she is focused on keeping his murder retrial in Cincinnati.

Nebraska senator faces criticism for women's march retweet

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:14am

A Nebraska state senator who had cybersex with a woman on a state computer is facing criticism again for a retweet suggesting that demonstrators at a women's march weren't attractive enough to be sexually assaulted.

Ex-mayor pleads guilty in Wild West museum artifacts case

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:10am

A former mayor pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of receiving stolen property related to his ill-starred effort to bring a Wild West museum to his central Pennsylvania city.