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Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill |Mar 25, 2017

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because...

Rangers 4, Padres 3 |Mar 25, 2017

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Bigfoot in the Blues? Oregon man to search in Blue Mountains |Mar 25, 2017

BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) There's a plaster cast of a footprint on the wall of Scott Violette's basement and it's the sort of thing that could give a kid nightmares for weeks.Violette, who lives in Baker City, Oregon, is wearing a camouflage cap...

Latest Rikers brutality case fuels debate over jail's future |Mar 25, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest in a string of brutality case against Rikers Island guards has added fuel to a growing debate on whether New York City's notoriously violent jail complex has become so dysfunctional it should be shut down.At least 35...

Gunshots fired in burglary of store at Bellagio in Las Vegas |Mar 25, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino.Police said in a statement Saturday that a preliminary investigation suggests that at least three people...

Newborn baby, toddler found stabbed to death in N. Carolina |Mar 25, 2017

RADFORD, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina sheriff says a newborn and the baby's 2-year-old sister have been found stabbed to death.Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin tells WRAL (http://bit.ly/2n1S80h) the bodies of 4-day-old Genesis Freeman and...

Rape reaches 'epic proportions' in South Sudan's civil war |Mar 25, 2017

MUNDRI, South Sudan (AP) After months of being raped by her rebel captors in the middle of South Sudan's civil war, the young woman became pregnant. Held in a muddy pit, sometimes chained to other prisoners, she later watched her hair fall out...

University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped |Mar 24, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday.The survey comes at a time when Baylor University and...

Man finds wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death in home |Mar 24, 2017

MAPLE SHADE, N.J. (AP) Authorities say a New Jersey man found his wife and 6-year-old son stabbed to death inside their home.Burlington County Prosecutor Robert Bernardi said Friday that 38-year-old Sasikala Narra and son Anish Narra were both...

Rain and cold temperatures will turn to sunny skies |Mar 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Forecasters say rain and cold temperatures will continue most of Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area before drying out and warming up on Saturday.A cold front system moved south from the Gulf of Alaska early Friday with...

Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old son |Mar 24, 2017

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) A Missouri mother has been convicted of repeatedly poisoning her son with prescription medications, risking his life in what authorities described as an effort to win attention and possibly inheritance payments.St. Louis...

Markets Right Now: Stocks recover after health bill pulled |Mar 24, 2017

The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks erased much of an afternoon loss and ended mixed after the Republican-backed health care reform bill was pulled because of a lack of support in Congress.The market...

Court revives challenge of Virginia's death row conditions |Mar 24, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit challenging conditions on Virginia's death row.A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that the lower court improperly dismissed a case brought...

Athletics 8, White Sox 2 |Mar 24, 2017

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California police arrest parking lot assault suspect |Mar 24, 2017

UNION CITY, Calif. (AP) Police in the San Francisco Bay Area say they've arrested a woman who struck three people in a Wal-Mart parking lot with her car.The East Bay Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/2nvwoxW ) that 23-year-old Jessica Malicoat...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game |Mar 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:11-18-32-38-39(eleven, eighteen, thirty-two, thirty-eight, thirty-nine)Estimated jackpot: $81,000 The numbers are listed in...

Tennessee school bus driver pleads not guilty in deaths |Mar 24, 2017

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee school bus driver has pleaded not guilty to six counts of vehicular manslaughter in a crash last November that killed six children.WTVC-TV (http://bit.ly/2nvwjKF) reports that Johnthony Walker was arraigned...

Exotic African hybrid cat roaming New Jersey streets caught |Mar 24, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) Authorities in New Jersey say they captured a large exotic cat that was wandering Paterson streets.Officials say residents called Animal Control to report the cat Thursday morning. Animal Control says officers arrived and...

Angels 4, Mariners 0 |Mar 24, 2017

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The Latest: Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend |Mar 24, 2017

HONOLULU (AP) The Latest on the sentencing of man in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child. (all times local)12:30 p.m.A judge in Hawaii has sentenced a man to life in prison with the possibility of...

University of Minnesota to review handling of assault case |Mar 24, 2017

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) The University of Minnesota has ordered a review of how it handled allegations of sexual assault involving football players last fall.Board of Regents chairman Dean Johnson announced at the board's meeting in Duluth on Friday...

Chastain, MacMillan inducted into US Soccer Hall of Fame |Mar 24, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Brandi Chastain looked at the assembled crowd in a tent under the rain and addressed former coach Tony DiCicco, who had just introduced her at the induction ceremony for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame."Thank you,...

The Latest: California air regulators keep fuel standards |Mar 24, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) The Latest on California's car-emission standards (all times local):2:18 p.m.California air regulators have voted to keep the state's tougher car-emissions standards through 2025 and further expand the market for...

Charge upgraded for investigator accused in hit-run death |Mar 24, 2017

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) A prosecutor's investigator who moonlights as a part-time police officer was arraigned Friday on an upgraded charge of leaving the scene of a fatal accident after the death of a teenager he is accused of hitting with his...

New Hampshire leads effort to view overdoses as crime scenes |Mar 24, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire training program that teaches police officers and prosecutors how to treat drug overdoses as crime scenes is emerging as a model for other states grappling with the opioid crisis.Outgoing Attorney General Joe...

UCLA coach Cori Close spent time learning from UConn |Mar 24, 2017

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) UCLA coach Cori Close came to UConn in the spring a few years ago to learn from Geno Auriemma and his staff.She had such a great experience that she returned three more times, including once with her staff."They are...

Democrats oppose Gorsuch, say he rules against workers |Mar 24, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) Two additional Democrats said Friday that they will vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and will support a filibuster against him.California Sen. Kamala Harris and Washington Sen. Patty Murray both said that they...

City sued again over protest arrests after police shooting |Mar 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Law enforcement officials in Louisiana's capital face another federal lawsuit accusing them of violating the rights of protesters arrested after a black man's fatal shooting by police.Attorneys from the Roderick & Solange...

The Latest: Brother says shooting suspect told him goodbye |Mar 24, 2017

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The latest on the northern Wisconsin shootings that left four dead in several small communities (all times local):4 p.m.The older brother of the suspect in a shooting spree says his brother called him to say goodbye during a...

Brothers in Texas get life in prison for 3 Mexico killings |Mar 24, 2017

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Two brothers have been sentenced to life in prison for their roles in the 2008 killings of three relatives in Mexico.Samuel and Emmanuel Velasco Gurrola were sentenced Thursday in El Paso, Texas. Samuel Velasco Gurrola was...

3-time Oscar-winning cinematographer being honored |Mar 24, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) A three-time Oscar-winning cinematographer is being honored by the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, for his work with such Hollywood icons as Francis Ford Coppola and Warren Beatty.Vittorio Stararo will be...

Dodgers 13, Diamondbacks 6 |Mar 24, 2017

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Police arrest man in the killings of 2 adults, 2 juveniles in Sacramento |Mar 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Police arrest man in the killings of 2 adults, 2 juveniles in Sacramento .

5 California Things to Know for Today |Mar 24, 2017

Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. VEHICLE EMISSIONSCalifornia Air Resources Board to discuss efforts to meet tougher vehicle emission standards.2. FOUR SLAINPolice...

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme |Mar 24, 2017

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal...

Officials: Death of student who fell from roof an accident |Mar 24, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The Connecticut medical examiner has ruled the death of an 18-year-old college student who fell from the roof of a building that housed a Hartford bar an accident.State Medical Examiner James Gill says that Taylor Lavoie,...

CA Lottery |Mar 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ These California lotteries were drawn Friday:Daily 3 Evening5-1-9(five, one, nine)Daily 3 Midday1-1-5(one, one, five)Daily 42-0-8-5(two, zero, eight, five)Daily Derby1st:1 Gold Rush-2nd:7 Eureka-3rd:3 Hot Shot, Race Time:...

Trump supporters disrupt California attorney general event |Mar 24, 2017

ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) Supporters of President Donald Trump disrupted a Southern California appearance by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat who supports legal challenges to the president's travel ban order and targeting of...

Vegas doctor, 93, convicted in opioid pill mill conspiracy |Mar 24, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) A 93-year-old Las Vegas doctor faces up to 30 years in prison after he was convicted of illegally writing prescriptions for oxycodone and other painkillers that ended up in the hands of drug addicts and dealers.A federal court...

Girls Division V: Eastside College Prep 63, Rolling Hills 40 |Mar 24, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) In a record-setting performance, Zion Gabriel had 26 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals Friday to lead Eastside College Prep 63-40 over Rolling Hills Prep in the CIF Girls Division V state...

Prosecutors: Massachusetts man ran over ex-wife 4 times |Mar 24, 2017

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) Prosecutors in Massachusetts say a man ran over his ex-wife four times in the driveway of their Quincy home, killing her, after they fought over his alleged gambling last year.Yan Long Chow pleaded not guilty Thursday in...

California air regulators vote to keep tough fuel standards |Mar 24, 2017

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) California air regulators voted Friday to keep the state's tough vehicle emissions standards through 2025.The state Air Resources Board voted unanimously at a meeting in Riverside to continue with the standards for 2022...

Prosecutor: Officer justified in shooting motorist |Mar 24, 2017

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) A prosecutor says a New Jersey police officer was justified in shooting a motorist as they struggled during a stop that was captured by the officer's dashboard camera.The video showed the Haddon Township officer was seemingly...

Owner of Silicon Valley staffing firm charged in visa fraud |Mar 24, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The owner of a company that supplied foreign workers to San Francisco Bay Area technology companies is facing visa fraud charges after filing fake documents to bring people to the United States, the U.S Attorney's Office...

Army vet awarded Bronze Star for bravery in Vietnam battle |Mar 24, 2017

MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) An Army veteran was awarded the Bronze Star this week for his heroism in a Vietnam War battle that left more than 50 fellow U.S. soldiers dead and close to 200 injured.Retired Sgt. Joseph Engles was presented with the...

Sheriff wants to bar victim testimony at his contempt trial |Mar 24, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to bar Latinos who were illegally detained in his signature immigration patrols from testifying at his upcoming trial on a criminal contempt-of-court charge.Lawyers for Arpaio said in a court filing...

Police: Florida man cited for eating pancakes in the street |Mar 24, 2017

LAKEWOOD, Fla. (AP) Authorities say they've charged a Florida man recorded on video sitting in the street eating pancakes.A Lakeland police news release says Kiaron Thomas was charged Thursday with placing an obstruction in the roadway and...

Judge in Virginia declines to block travel ban |Mar 24, 2017

McLEAN, Va. (AP) In a sweeping affirmation of presidential authority, a federal judge in Virginia ruled against a Muslim civil rights group that sought to block the Trump administration's proposed travel ban.The ruling Friday by U.S. District...

Angels get 3 diving stops in 9th to complete no-hitter |Mar 24, 2017

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Bud Norris and seven Angels relievers combined for quite a feat Friday night.Even with all those arms, they needed a little extra help at the end.Backed by three diving defensive stops in the ninth inning, Los Angeles got a...

The Latest: US government opposes Hawaii injunction request |Mar 24, 2017

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) The Latest on challenges to President Donald Trump's proposed travel ban (all times local):5:20 p.m.Attorneys defending the Trump administration's travel ban are opposing Hawaii's request to turn a temporary order blocking...