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New Jersey town uses blunt talk to fight drowning death suit

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:24pm

A New Jersey beach town is using some blunt legal arguments to resist a demand by survivors of a man who plunged into an inlet and drowned when the sand gave way beneath his feet that the section of beach be permanently closed.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:22pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid dollars scolded attorneys Tuesday for rehashing the debate over secretly recorded videos that Republicans across the U.S. — Texas included — have used to try defunding the nation's largest abortion provider.

University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:21pm

The University of California says President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, is undergoing treatment for cancer and is hospitalized with complications.

The Latest: LePage says NAACP should apologize to whites

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:21pm

The Latest on Gov. Paul LePage's comments about John Lewis and the NAACP (all times local):

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:21pm

A 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering a 27-year-old who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend in an apartment where detectives found evidence of blood spatters, a big pool of blood and a struggle, authorities said Tuesday.

The Latest: White House acknowledges Obama can't close Gitmo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

The Latest on President Barack Obama's final days in office (all times local):

Officials confirm potato pest finding in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

Soil testing has confirmed the presence of a quarantined potato pest has been found in an additional field in Eastern Idaho.

University of California: President Janet Napolitano, ex-Homeland Security secretary, in hospital for cancer treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:11pm

University of California: President Janet Napolitano, ex-Homeland Security secretary, in hospital for cancer treatment.

Mom charged in "Baby Doe' case asks to dismiss charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:04pm

A lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of helping dispose of her 2-year-old daughter's body has asked a judge to dismiss the charges against her or move the trial.

Young man with special needs saves elderly neighbor while shoveling snow

Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:03pm

Every time it snows, Ethan Johnson is out shoveling his neighbors’ driveways.

Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:03pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

Man accused of trying to hit Utah police during car chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:51pm

Authorities in Utah are accusing a 26-year-old man who they say stole a car with two children inside last week with trying run over police officers with another stolen vehicle during a separate high-speed weekend chase.

Panel to review fire's spread from Smokies to Tennessee city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Authorities are forming a team to investigate the massive fires that tore through a Tennessee tourist city late last year, killing 14 people.

Lawmakers urge Detroit-area mayor to resign over recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments.

Ex-Virginia Tech student wants slaying trial moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

A judge is considering a request to move the upcoming trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl.

Porn studio owner to be tried on charges of running brothel

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

The owner of a business in an industrial area of Phoenix says he was running a legitimate porn studio where amateurs could rent cameras, lights and props to create their own sex scenes with the help of a model.

Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87.

Cops: Drunken driver's ride home is arrested on same charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Police say a Vermont man who went to a police station to pick up a woman accused of drunken driving was arrested on the same charge.

Man pleads guilty to killing 4 in Ohio, trying to kill 5th

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:21pm

A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015.