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Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies; he was 2-term governor

Russ Bynum and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:03pm

As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President George W. Bush.

2 university researchers accused of misusing credit cards

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 2:02pm

Two University of New Hampshire researchers have been accused of misusing credit cards for federal research grant expenses to charge thousands of dollars of gift cards and personal items, the U.S. Attorney's office said Friday.

The Latest: Grandson says Miller died surrounded by family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:53pm

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

Army seeks changes to chemical weapons disposal in Colorado

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:37pm

The U.S. Army wants to change the way it destroys part of its huge stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado, but some people worry that could increase the chances of contamination escaping into the air.

The Latest: Former water park executive pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:34pm

The Latest on charges filed in the death of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide at a Kansas waterpark (all times local):

2 marches planned for school safety, with different visions

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:23pm

Hundreds of people are expected to march to the Utah state Capitol on Saturday in separate events that are both aimed at sparking changes to improve school safety — but in very different ways.

Officials: Brigham City creek overflows after heavy rains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:22pm

Officials say 10 homes along a creek in Brigham City have flooded following heavy rains that hit areas of northern Utah.

Man who posted photos online of dead wife and child on trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:20pm

A prosecutor said the pictures a North Carolina man posted on Facebook of his dead wife and daughter are enough proof to show he is guilty of murder.

Former water park executive charged in Kansas slide death

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:19pm

A former executive for a water park company was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on a giant waterslide at a Kansas water park.

Feds: Man threatened to shoot congressman over pot policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:16pm

Authorities say a Virginia man has threatened to shoot his local congressman.

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

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:11pm

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

Lawsuit: Kindergartener sexually assaulted by classmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:10pm

A federal lawsuit alleges a Michigan boy was sexually assaulted by his kindergarten classmates who photographed the abuse with school-issued iPads.

Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:04pm

A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight.

Michigan man accused of streaming shooting on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:01pm

The trial is underway for a Michigan man accused of breaking into a home and shooting a woman while streaming the attack on Facebook Live.

Expert: Coolers made it worse in nursing home where 12 died

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:00pm

A Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died of overheating after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning made matters worse by using portable units that were not properly ventilated and increased temperatures in most of the facility, an engineer testified in a deposition.

Investigators say missing Iowa family found dead in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:54pm

Investigators say the bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children have been found in a rented condo in Mexico.

Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:53pm

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

The Latest: Experts are inspecting strained California dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:47pm

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

Man convicted in killing of Muslim cleric and his assistant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:46pm

A New York City man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.

Ex-Indianapolis officer sentenced for shooting detective

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:46pm

A former Indianapolis police officer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting a detective who was investigating a domestic violence dispute between the officer and his estranged wife.