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Sheriff: 3 children found in freezer died of asphyxiation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:27am

Autopsies showed three young children died of accidental asphyxiation when they became trapped in an unplugged chest-style freezer in their yard in north Florida.

Sheriff: Angry Waffle House patron throws drink at worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:50am

A sheriff's office in Georgia says a woman threw a soft drink at a Waffle House worker who put her change on the counter instead of in her hand.

Child porn probe yields bestiality charges for Georgia pair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:44am

Authorities say a child pornography investigation led to bestiality charges for a Georgia couple.

Security guard killed outside notorious Florida strip club

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:41am

Police say a shooting at a notorious strip club in Miami has left one security guard dead and another wounded.

Eatery fined for ID'ing transgender woman over bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:30am

The Washington, D.C, attorney general says a restaurant will be fined $7,000 for stopping a transgender woman outside a bathroom and asking for her ID.

Boy at preschool takes nap and dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:11am

An investigation is underway after a 4-year-old never woke up from a nap at a New Jersey preschool.

Good Samaritan returns missing $8,000 to limo crash widow

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:48am

A good Samaritan who found $8,000 on the side of the road has returned it to a woman whose husband died in a stretch limousine crash in upstate New York.

Ailing US worker: Government needs to reactivate insurance

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:21pm

An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon said she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown, leaving her scrambling to find a way to pay for nutrients that keep her alive.

California dries off after storms batter state for days

Paul Elias and John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:19pm

Californians were cleaning up and drying off Friday after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state, caused at least six deaths and forced the rescue of more than a dozen people in rushing rivers.

Strike by Los Angeles teachers enters fifth day amid talks

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:14pm

Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day Friday after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district.

After cover-up trial, officer who shot teen to be sentenced

Don Babwin and Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:04pm

A judge rejected allegations that the shocking video of Laquan McDonald's death proved that Chicago police officers tried to stage a cover-up in the fatal shooting of the black teen. Now another judge must decide how long the officer who pulled the trigger spends behind bars.

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:03pm

Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism will mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington are faced with competing demonstrations this weekend in New York City.

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:54pm

One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government.

Second US-North Korea summit the focus of talks

Matthew Lee and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:39pm

High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said.

Trump, Pelosi feud heats up again

Catherine Lucey, Matthew Lee, Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:23pm

She imperiled his State of the Union address. He denied her a plane to visit troops abroad.

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:56pm

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for more motions from defense lawyers.

Father of Waffle House shooting suspect wants suit dropped

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:55pm

The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House last year wants a lawsuit against him by a victim's mother thrown out.

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:55pm

A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program.

State auditors find systemic trauma at adult care facility

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:03pm

Idaho's state auditors say a state-run residential treatment center for people with severe disabilities and mental illness or other issues is rife with systemic problems leading to trauma for staffers and residents alike.