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Maine bans single-use plastic grocery bags by Earth Day 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:46pm

Maine is banning single-use plastic bags in grocery check-out lines by April 22, 2020.

No more veggie bacon? Louisiana governor signs labeling bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:43pm

Vegan bacon, broccoli rice and other veggie foods will need new names to stay on Louisiana's grocery store shelves next year.

Nassar judge, Olympians back USOC oversight push in Congress

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:39pm

The judge who sentenced former sports doctor Larry Nassar to prison and a group of Olympians are backing an effort to create a committee to look into the operations of the U.S. Olympic Committee.

Bankruptcy Court clerk charged with having gun in courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:37pm

A woman who worked as a clerk in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia has been charged with bringing a gun into the courthouse.

Missing bobcat returns to Tennessee nature center enclosure

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:34pm

A bobcat who police say was let loose from her enclosure at a Tennessee nature center has returned to her home, and a suspect accused of damaging her cage has been cited.

The Latest: Possible jurors questioned for Navy SEAL's trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:21pm

The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local):

Police: Man found face down in pipe, pronounced dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 3:19pm

Authorities say a man was pronounced dead after being found face down in an irrigation ditch in northern Utah.

2019 APME awards honor AP journalists for powerful stories

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:56pm

Accounts of perseverance in the wake of disaster, deep investigative looks into cyber threats against American democracy, and images that highlighted the human side of controversial political issues are among the stories that have won the 2019 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP staff.

Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:39pm

A man and his pregnant fiancée said Monday that they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store.

Arkansas woman charged with murder in ex-senator's killing

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:27pm

An Arkansas woman was charged Monday with capital murder in the killing of a former state senator whose body was found outside her own home.

Lawyers: Files sent by Alex Jones contained child porn

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:23pm

Lawyers for the families of children and adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School disclosed Monday that child pornography was found in electronic files sent to them by conspiracy theorist Infowars host Alex Jones.

Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:13pm

A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky.

US: Iran should still comply with nuke deal Trump derided

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:13pm

The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history.

Trump tweets support for WV governor amid education debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 2:03pm

President Donald Trump has tweeted support for West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice as state lawmakers wrangle over education policy.

The Latest: Man charged in deadly California fire testifies

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

The Latest on the trial of two men in a deadly California warehouse fire(all times local):

The Latest: Couple wants officers who pointed guns fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:57pm

The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local):

US restores some aid but vows no more without migrant action

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:38pm

The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States.

Explosion levels New Jersey home; 1 injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:37pm

An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer.

Idaho group hopes to increase minimum wage by initiative

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 17th - 1:20pm

A citizens group is launching an initiative drive to raise Idaho's $7.25 an hour minimum wage.