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NTSB: Helicopter rotated 360 degrees before crash

03/22/2014 12:10am
Surveillance video shows that a Seattle news helicopter began rotating at takeoff before it pitched forward into a fiery crash that killed both men aboard and burned a third man on the ground, the National Transportation Safety Board said late Friday in a preliminary report.

Snyder expands scope of mental health panels

03/22/2014 2:10am
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has expanded the scope of mental health panels he created last year.

Teacher's aide charged with sex assault of student

03/22/2014 2:10am
A teacher's aide at a suburban Chicago school is charged with sexually assaulting a special needs student.

Durham to hold Operation Medicine Drop

03/22/2014 2:10am
The Durham Police Department is offering residents a way to dispose of unused or expired over-the-counter and prescription medicine.

Feds: Seattle chopper rotated before deadly crash

03/22/2014 2:31am
Video shows that a news helicopter that went down in Seattle and killed two people this week began rotating at takeoff before it pitched forward in a fiery crash, the National Transportation Safety Board says.

Fund president is SUNO speaker

03/22/2014 2:31am
Thurgood Marshall College Fund president Johnny Taylor Jr. will be the keynote speaker for Southern University at New Orleans' graduation ceremonies on May 10.

University of Toledo leader stepping down in 2015

03/22/2014 2:40am
The University of Toledo's president says he will step down in little over a year.

Salvation Army, UNO to stock Omaha food pantries

03/22/2014 3:10am
University of Nebraska at Omaha fraternity members will help stock the Salvation Army's two food pantries in Nebraska's largest city.

New guides ready to fish; focus shifts from kings

03/22/2014 4:00am
During the seven-year period that the Kenai River Guide Academy has been mandatory for Kenai River guides the changing fishery has affected what people fish for, how they fish and when they fish, but the one constant has been that people still want to fish glacial blue waters of one of the most popular sport fisheries in the state.

Former Packer accepts university job

03/22/2014 4:20am
Former Green Bay Packers linebacker George Koonce has accepted a job at Marian University in Fond du Lac.

Vt. vet urges horse vaccines for EEE, West Nile

03/22/2014 6:51am
The Vermont state veterinarian is urging horse owners to vaccinate their animals against Eastern Equine Encephalitis and West Nile virus.

W.Va. home to help transition from foster care

03/22/2014 7:20am
Responding to a need in the community, Crittenton Services officials are preparing to open a transitional living residence in Wheeling for young women on the cusp of independence.

NH students cancel 'Assassins' game

03/22/2014 7:20am
High school students in the New Hampshire town of Merrimack have cancelled a game called "Assassins" after police and school officials raised safety concerns.

Conn. "common core" education task force to meet

03/22/2014 7:41am
A task force created by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to review the rollout of new so-called Common Core education standards is meeting for the first time.

NY bill seeks police training on mentally ill

03/22/2014 7:51am
When New York City police responded to a Brooklyn apartment last year, they were confronted by a man who banged on their patrol car with a steak knife, refused orders to put it down and finally lunged at officers before one of them shot him to death.

NH teacher charged with sexual assault

03/22/2014 8:10am
Police say a high school teacher in the New Hampshire city of Claremont has been arrested on sexual assault charges after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Georgia's ex-president called in for questioning

03/22/2014 8:51am
Georgian prosecutors on Saturday ordered ex-President Mikhail Saakashvili to be questioned over the 2005 death of his prime minister.

48 Conn. police recruits set to graduate

03/22/2014 9:11am
A group of 48 police recruits from across Connecticut is set to graduate from training offered by a state agency that sets standards for being a police officer in the state.

Ryan's poverty remarks distract from policy push

03/22/2014 9:12am
Rep. Paul Ryan is making poverty a signature issue as he tries to broaden his appeal ahead of a possible presidential run in 2016. But in being more vocal about the issue, he's had to defend himself and his message against allegations of racism.

Are tougher sanctions against Russia to come?

03/22/2014 9:20am
U.S. sanctions against a Russian bank and the Kremlin's inner circle have pinched Moscow, but if the goal is to get President Vladimir Putin to roll his forces out of Crimea or deter him from doing any more land grabs, their effectiveness remains in doubt.

Takeover schools get more options under bill

03/22/2014 9:20am
Failing schools taken over by the state in 2011 could be returned to their original school districts by 2016 or be allowed to become charter schools under a bill passed by lawmakers this year.

Vermont officials remind of ice shanty removal

03/22/2014 9:21am
Forecasters are warning residents of the East Coast that another blast of wintry weather is ahead next week. But there's one sure sign of spring in New England today.

Obama's Europe ties get new test in Russia dispute

03/22/2014 9:30am
President Barack Obama's complex relationship with Europe faces new challenges during a weeklong trip as he tries to persuade allied leaders to hold firm in efforts to punish Russia for its incursion into Ukraine.

3 students in wheelchairs hurt as Texas bus flips

03/22/2014 9:30am
Three special needs students in wheelchairs have suffered minor injuries when their Central Texas school bus flipped on its roof after being hit by a car.

Family appeals dismissal of Miss. casino suit

03/22/2014 9:30am
The family of Bryan Lee Glenn is asking a federal appeals court to let them pursue a wrongful death lawsuit that alleges a Biloxi, Miss., casino kept serving drinks to the man while he was drunk.

Girl survives 35-foot fall into NYC elevator shaft

03/22/2014 9:50am
A 12-year-old girl who plunged 35 feet into the elevator shaft of a New York City apartment building has survived with serious injuries.

3 in Neb. congregation have had liver transplants

03/22/2014 9:50am
As spring approaches, new life can be seen everywhere.

Michigan clerk issues state's 1st marriage license to gay couple; marries them day after order

03/22/2014 10:21am
Gay couples in Michigan are calling it a day of "sheer joy," as they line up for marriage licenses for the first time.

Widener ROTC student has less-serious meningitis

03/22/2014 10:30am
An ROTC student at Widener University in eastern Pennsylvania is being treated for viral meningitis, a less-serious strain that isn't linked to an outbreak of bacterial meningitis at Princeton University in New Jersey that is being blamed in the death of a Pennsylvania student.

Students call for strike at Louisiana College

03/22/2014 10:40am
Fliers posted around the campus of Louisiana College are calling for a student strike Monday.

Rare kidney disease changes 8-year-old's life

03/22/2014 10:40am
Eight-year-old Owensboro resident Jeremiah Custer hopes to get a kidney transplant one day so he can be like other children his age.

Norfolk State board increases tuition

03/22/2014 10:51am
Norfolk State University's governing board has approved a tuition increase to help make up for declining enrollment.

Illinois hospitals shift to consumer convenience

03/22/2014 10:51am
In cities and rural areas throughout Illinois, hospitals are extending services beyond their walls in a twin bid to improve health and capture more business.

Cops: Driver buses kids back to school, blames gin

03/22/2014 11:20am
Police say a Pennsylvania bus driver who took children back to school instead of driving them home after classes ended has acknowledged eating gin-soaked raisins.

Kansas donor wants Supreme Court to block testing

03/22/2014 11:41am
A Kansas man who provided sperm to a lesbian couple has asked the Kansas Supreme Court to direct a district court judge to block the state's request that the man undergo paternity testing.

SW Idaho man facing sexual abuse charges

03/22/2014 12:01pm
A 47-year-old southwest Idaho man police say sexually abused a teenage girl numerous times between 2003 and 2009 has been taken into custody.

Fish and Game: Pets a problem in wildlife areas

03/22/2014 12:11pm
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is reminding pet owners that dogs must be on a leash in wildlife management areas.

S. Indiana woman spreads word about Lyme disease

03/22/2014 12:21pm
Susan Coleman Morse suffered with Lyme disease for 16 years before it was finally diagnosed in 2012.

Utah law aims to protect kids after parent's death

03/22/2014 12:21pm
A measure aimed at protecting children for whom one parent is a primary suspect in the other's death is now law after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert signed the measure this week.

Wind-blown bridal veil returned to bride

03/22/2014 12:21pm
A bride's veil blown off the bride's head while a photographer took photos of the couple at Bronco Stadium has been safely retrieved by the Boise Fire Department.

Obese Texas girl who had tumor has surgery in Ohio

03/22/2014 12:41pm
A 12-year-old girl with a rare case of medically induced obesity that pushed her weight past 200 pounds is recovering after weight-loss surgery.

Ole Miss to name dorm for $5.3 million donor Burns

03/22/2014 12:51pm
The University of Mississippi will name a recently-constructed dormitory for donors Roland and Sheryl Burns.

New Mexico teen arraigned in 12-year-old's death

03/22/2014 1:01pm
A 15-year-old New Mexico teenager accused of stabbing his 12-year-old playmate to death pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.

Officer shot, killed in central Fla.

03/22/2014 1:01pm
A police officer has been shot and killed in central Florida.

Officer shot, killed in central Fla.

03/22/2014 1:01pm
A police officer was shot and killed early Saturday after stopping two people and calling for help in an Orlando suburb, authorities said.

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

03/22/2014 1:11pm
When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully literate.

Camden kids get to see to Philly orchestra shows

03/22/2014 1:11pm
The Philadelphia Orchestra is bringing Pinocchio and other beloved cartoon characters to life for an audience of children.

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion

03/22/2014 1:11pm
When Thuy Vo Dang came to the U.S. as a young girl, her English took off. Her parents sent her to Vietnamese school on the weekends to learn her native language, but she eventually had to study it in graduate school to become fully literate.

Bin Laden associates show no remorse in statements

03/22/2014 1:31pm
In public statements a week apart, al-Qaida's self-professed Sept. 11 mastermind and a Kuwaiti imam who met with Osama bin Laden in a cave soon after the attacks once again demonstrated that time hasn't softened their anti-American views.

Crash kills Jackson high school band director

03/22/2014 1:51pm
The band director at a high school in Jackson suffered fatal injuries in a crash with a school bus.

Tom Ridge to speak at Bethany commencement

03/22/2014 2:21pm
Former Pennsylvania governor and U.S. homeland security chief Tom Ridge will speak at Bethany College's spring commencement.

Year-round wolf hunting on private land approved

03/22/2014 2:31pm
Wolf-hunting season will be open 365 days a year on private property in northern Idaho's Clearwater Region.

ISU President Flanagan resigns amid assault claim

03/22/2014 2:41pm
Illinois State University President Timothy Flanagan resigned Saturday after just seven months in the job.

Federal appeals court suspends same-sex marriages in Michigan until at least Wednesday

03/22/2014 2:51pm
Federal appeals court suspends same-sex marriages in Michigan until at least Wednesday.

Abortion protesters target N. Idaho high school

03/22/2014 3:02pm
Coeur d'Alene High School officials in northern Idaho say abortion protesters plan to demonstrate near the school Monday.

Southern California no longer bank-robbery capital

03/22/2014 3:11pm
Southern California used to be known as the "Bank Robbery Capital of the World."

John Love, Bataan Death March survivor, dies at 91

03/22/2014 3:31pm
John E. Love, a Bataan Death March survivor who led a campaign to change the caption on a historic march photo from The Associated Press, has died. He was 91.

Rhode Island House Speaker resigns leadership position, won't run for re-election after raids

03/22/2014 3:31pm
Rhode Island House Speaker resigns leadership position, won't run for re-election after raids.

Workers prepare return to New Mexico nuke dump

03/22/2014 3:31pm
Employees at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico are preparing to enter the facility's underground mine for the first time since a radiation leak contaminated workers last month.

E. Idaho police announce large drug bust

03/22/2014 3:31pm
Eastern Idaho law enforcement officials say they seized $800,000 worth of drugs as well as weapons following a 2-month investigation.

Snohomish County sheriff: Two dead in massive Washington state mudslide; others injured

03/22/2014 3:50pm
Snohomish County sheriff: Two dead in massive Washington state mudslide; others injured.

Roseburg VA counselor admits to sex with client

03/22/2014 3:51pm
A social worker fired by the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center for allegedly having sex with a client has admitted to the wrongdoing and has been stripped of her license, The Roseburg News-Review reported.

Plane carrying marijuana crashes near San Diego

03/22/2014 4:01pm
Authorities say an ultralight aircraft carrying about 250 pounds of marijuana has crashed in the mountains east of San Diego, but there's no sign of the pilot.

Miss. to again offer seniors last-chance testing

03/22/2014 4:22pm
For the second year in a row, Mississippi high school seniors will get a last chance to pass state graduation exams.

Displaced again, Sandy victims escape motel fire

03/22/2014 4:31pm
Having endured one disaster already, victims of Superstorm Sandy found a temporary refuge in a motel two blocks from the beach in this popular summer resort town.

Driver escapes serious injury when train hits car

03/22/2014 4:41pm
An elderly driver escaped serious injury when her car was struck by a New Jersey Transit train in central Jersey.

Woman paralyzed in crash works as tumbling teacher

03/22/2014 4:51pm
Gina Giaffoglione's lifelong love of tumbling could have ended with the car crash six years ago that left her paralyzed from the waist down, but the 27-year-old Glenwood native has kept that love alive by teaching tumbling classes to children in Iowa and Nebraska.

Robbery suspect running with part of till arrested

03/22/2014 4:51pm
Police say a robbery suspect was arrested in a Salt Lake City suburb after they found him running down the street with a ski mask covering his face and a gun in one hand and part of a cash register in the other hand.

Fire damages Eupora High School, classes to meet

03/22/2014 4:51pm
Firefighters say a Saturday morning fire has significantly damaged Eupora High School.

Ex-Indiana superintendent, wife face fraud charges

03/22/2014 5:01pm
The former superintendent of a northern Indiana school district and his wife face burglary, fraud and other charges involving an Illinois casino.

Iron County inmate death called apparent suicide

03/22/2014 5:01pm
Authorities have branded an inmate's death at the Iron County Jail in Cedar City as an apparent suicide.

Guide wounded during Utah pheasant hunt

03/22/2014 5:22pm
A guide was shot and wounded during a pheasant hunt Saturday morning at a private hunting club in the Cache County town of Paradise.

Snohomish County: Washington state landslide claims third victim; 8 injured after rescues

03/22/2014 6:10pm
Snohomish County: Washington state landslide claims third victim; 8 injured after rescues.

New Bend campus draws new opposition group

03/22/2014 6:41pm
A new group is organizing opposition to locating a new campus for the Oregon State University-Cascades on Bend's west side.

Appeals court halts gay marriages in Michigan

03/22/2014 7:01pm
Same-sex couples rushed to Michigan county clerk's offices Saturday to get hitched a day after a judge overturned the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage, and several hundred managed to do so before an appeals court reinstituted the ban, at least temporarily.

Clinton wants 'mass movement' on climate change

03/22/2014 7:41pm
Hillary Rodham Clinton says young people understand the significant threat of climate change and that she hopes there will be a mass movement that demands political change.

Official: No survivors expected in plane crash

03/22/2014 9:11pm
Authorities believe there are no survivors after a small plane crashed into a reservoir in southwestern Colorado.

Crews try to contain oil spill in Galveston Bay

03/22/2014 9:11pm
A barge carrying nearly a million gallons of especially thick, sticky oil collided with a ship in Galveston Bay on Saturday, leaking an unknown amount of the fuel into the popular bird habitat as the peak of the migratory shorebird season was approaching.

Sheriff: 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide

03/22/2014 9:21pm
A massive landslide of mud, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, critically injured an infant and several others, and destroyed six houses, authorities said.

Rhode Island speaker to step down after FBI raids

03/22/2014 9:31pm
Rhode Island House Speaker Gordon Fox is resigning from his leadership post and will not run for re-election, he said Saturday, a day after federal and state authorities raided his Statehouse office and home as part of a criminal investigation that they would not detail.

Washington opens annual Cherry Blossom Festival while buds remain closed

03/22/2014 9:41pm
The buds still aren't open on the cherry trees in Washington, D.C., but the national festival to honor the annual springtime event is blossoming.

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03/22/2014 10:01pm
Crews in Texas are trying to contain a major oil spill in Galveston Bay.

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03/22/2014 10:01pm

Fire chief: Search for survivors continues following Washington state mudslide

03/22/2014 11:11pm
Fire chief: Search for survivors continues following Washington state mudslide.

Stillborn baby helps his younger sister survive

03/22/2014 11:21pm
Gavin was the best big brother 4-month-old Mia could want — but not because he'll one day help her with homework or give her advice about boys. In fact, she'll never meet him.