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Teen accused of killing girlfriend's parents ordered jailed |Jan 23, 2018

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) A northern Virginia teenager charged with killing the parents of a girl he had been dating is being held at the county's juvenile jail after being released from the hospital.Friends and family say the parents, 48-year-old...

Death penalty decision expected in Florida serial killings |Jan 23, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Authorities are expected to announce a decision on whether prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a 24-year-old man suspected of randomly killing four people and terrorizing a Florida neighborhood for several...

Californian sentenced for buying Filipino children for sex |Jan 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Federal prosecutors are seeking a life prison term Tuesday for a Northern California man convicted of buying Filipino children for sex and pornography, saying that few child exploitation cases nationwide are "as lurid,...

National Tsunami Center cancels tsunami warning after Alaska quake, but tsunami advisory remains for part of the state |Jan 23, 2018

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) National Tsunami Center cancels tsunami warning after Alaska quake, but tsunami advisory remains for part of the state.

Court to hear appeal from man on death row in police slaying |Jan 23, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A federal appeals court is set to hear the case of a Virginia man who was sentenced to death for killing a police officer in 2005.Thomas Porter was convicted of capital murder for shooting Norfolk police Officer Stanley...

'The Shape of Water' leads Oscar nominees with 13 nods |Jan 23, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) 'The Shape of Water' leads Oscar nominees with 13 nods.

The Latest: Tsunami warning canceled after Alaska quake |Jan 23, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada's British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local):3:10 a.m.The National Tsunami Center has canceled a tsunami...

Survey: Mayors view climate change as pressing urban issue |Jan 23, 2018

BOSTON (AP) U.S. mayors increasingly view climate change as a pressing urban issue, so much so that many advocate policies that could inconvenience residents or even hurt their cities financially.The annual survey of big-city executives, slated...

Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska; tsunami warning issued |Jan 23, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) Magnitude 8.2 earthquake strikes 175 miles southeast of Kodiak, Alaska; tsunami warning issued.

Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled |Jan 23, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state's coast.Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few...

Woman, 81, injured after crashing into a McDonald's window |Jan 23, 2018

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) Authorities say an 81-year-old woman suffered minor injuries when she crashed into a McDonald's restaurant. The Palm Beach Post reports that the crash occurred Monday afternoon in Boynton Beach.The Palm...

Security increased at Jackson Browne concert after threat |Jan 23, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Authorities in Florida are increasing security at a Jackson Browne concert following a possible threat left on banners at an Indiana church.Orlando police said in a statement that they've increased security for Tuesday...

Ohio school board member resigns after apparent overdose |Jan 23, 2018

AKRON, Ohio (AP) A northeast Ohio school board member has resigned after police found him unconscious from an apparent overdose in a parked vehicle.John Otterman resigned from Akron's school board Monday, saying the move allows him to focus on...

Astronauts go spacewalking to give new hand to robot arm |Jan 23, 2018

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) Spacewalking astronauts gave a hand to the International Space Station's big robot arm Tuesday.As the federal government geared back up 250 miles below, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Scott Tingle floated outdoors...

Train company puts up warning signs after recent deaths |Jan 23, 2018

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) The company that operates a new high-speed train in Florida is putting up large electronic signs at several busy rail crossings following two recent deaths. The Palm Beach Post reports that Brightline...

Tabasco, 19th century comic opera, for New Orleans 300th |Jan 23, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Love, hate and hot sauce are themes of a 19th century comic opera being produced this week as a kickoff to New Orleans' 300th anniversary. It's also the 150th anniversary for Tabasco sauce and the New Orleans Opera's...

Arkansas scabies cases in nursing homes linked to inaction |Jan 22, 2018

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A scabies outbreak at a south Arkansas nursing home spread throughout the facility and into the community after those in charge failed to act, according to a government report.Government documents show that officials at...

The Latest: Fire out at drilling rig hours after explosion |Jan 22, 2018

QUINTON, Okla. (AP) The Latest on an explosion at a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma (all times local):8 p.m.Officials say the fire is out at a drilling rig that exploded in eastern Oklahoma. Five rig workers are missing.A statement from...

Slain officer remembered for tough, but caring demeanor |Jan 22, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) A South Carolina sheriff's deputy who was killed last week in an ambush was known for walking around with a scowl most of the time.Despite his tough look, York County Det. Mike Doty had a passion for helping people,...

Lindsay Lohan's hockey-playing cousin punched at restaurant |Jan 22, 2018

BOSTON (AP) A Boston College hockey player who happens to be Lindsay Lohan's cousin is out indefinitely after he was punched at a Boston restaurant and sent to the hospital.The university said in a statement Sunday that graduate student Kevin...

Man: Ex-Milwaukee sheriff's posts after run-in scared him |Jan 22, 2018

MILWAUKEE (AP) A man who sued Milwaukee former sheriff after he was detained for shaking his head at the sheriff says he felt he "had a target" on him because of the lawman's taunting Facebook posts.Daniel Black's lawsuit stems from an...

Tribal youth follow in snowshoe steps of ancestors at Tahoe |Jan 22, 2018

STATELINE, Nev. (AP) Native American youths in northern Nevada did more than listen to lectures and read about the history of their ancestors during the winter break program run by the Washoe Tribe's cultural department.They strapped on...

Suspect identified in shooting of boy, 3, near Los Angeles |Jan 22, 2018

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say detectives have identified a man suspected of fatally shooting a 3-year-old boy during an argument in Compton.Investigators have not named the suspect but say they are in contact...

Skydiver killed after falling onto roof in California |Jan 22, 2018

PERRIS, Calif. (AP) A skydiver has died in an accident in Southern California.California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says the skydiver was found on the roof of a residence in the city of Perris on Monday afternoon. Cal Fire says...

The Latest: GOP to seek a stop to gerrymandering case |Jan 22, 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) The Latest on the Pennsylvania congressional gerrymandering lawsuit (all times local):2:30 p.m.Top Republican lawmakers say they are outraged by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to strike down the boundaries of the...

FDNY: 32 people hurt, some seriously, in apartment fire |Jan 22, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The Fire Department of New York says 32 people have been taken to hospitals some with serious injuries following a fire in a Brooklyn apartment building.The FDNY says two of the patients were transported with potentially...

Sheriff's office says a shooter is in custody after a high school shooting south of Dallas; no injuries reported |Jan 22, 2018

ITALY, Texas (AP) Sheriff's office says a shooter is in custody after a high school shooting south of Dallas; no injuries reported.

Volunteer arrested after border agents seen dumping water |Jan 22, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) A volunteer for an organization that tries to prevent immigrants from dying in the Arizona desert was arrested several hours after the group released videos showing Border Patrol agents kicking over water bottles left for those...

Police: Gun fired from truck outside a school in New Orleans |Jan 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans police say they are investigating a gunfire incident outside a charter school.Police said one 14-year-old was treated for a minor elbow abrasion at a hospital Monday afternoon and that the wound wasn't believed to...

3 board members at USA Gymnastics quit as more assault victims testify against sports doctor |Jan 22, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) 3 board members at USA Gymnastics quit as more assault victims testify against sports doctor.

75 years since massive temperature swing in Spearfish |Jan 22, 2018

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) Monday marks the 75th anniversary of a startling weather event that put a western South Dakota city in the record books: In just two minutes, the temperature in Spearfish jumped from negative 4 degrees (-20 Celsius) to 45...

Philanthropists donate $100 million to 2 Boston hospitals |Jan 22, 2018

BOSTON (AP) Two of Boston's premier hospitals on Monday received a combined $100 million gift from a telecommunications executive and his wife that they hope will revolutionize innovation and patient care.Boston Children's Hospital and Brigham...

Jury convicts Michigan man who had body parts business |Jan 22, 2018

DETROIT (AP) A jury has convicted a Detroit-area man who was charged with selling infected body parts for research.Arthur Rathburn was accused of covering up the fact that the body parts had tested positive for hepatitis B and HIV. They were...

Hotel evacuated after man shoots out glass lobby door |Jan 22, 2018

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) A hotel in suburban Atlanta has been evacuated after a man entered and opened fire in the lobby.Henry County police Capt. Joey Smith told news outlets that it happened around 6:45 a.m. Monday when the man fired at least one...

Woman falls overboard from cruise ship into Gulf of Mexico |Jan 22, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A woman has fallen overboard from a cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico while sailing from New Orleans.Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliken told news outlets that a 44-year-old woman fell from the Carnival Triumph on...

Mexican Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 rapes |Jan 22, 2018

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) California prosecutors say an Uber driver living in the country illegally has been charged with raping, assaulting and robbing young women.San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow said Monday that Alfonso...

Maine airport moves to 100 percent recycled de-icing fluid |Jan 22, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Officials with Maine's largest city say Portland International Jetport is the first airport in the country to use 100 percent recycled de-icing fluid for aircraft.Airport Director Paul Bradbury says the facility has spent...

Connecticut theater director accused of sexual misconduct |Jan 22, 2018

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) A Connecticut theater's artistic director is on administrative leave due to allegations of sexual misconduct.Long Wharf Theatre board chair Laura Pappano says she placed Gordon Edelstein on leave Monday following a report...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game |Jan 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:02-10-15-22-37(two, ten, fifteen, twenty-two, thirty-seven)Estimated jackpot: $151,000 The numbers are listed in sequential...

Injured Palm Springs-area hiker rescued after 3 days |Jan 22, 2018

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) A hiker was rescued from a canyon near Palm Springs after slipping on snow, sliding down a cliff and being missing for days.KCBS-TV reports Roger Dannen and his friend went out for a hike along a remote section of...

Coast Guard suspends search for man off San Diego beach |Jan 22, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a man who reportedly fell into the ocean from Crystal Pier at San Diego's Pacific Beach.The Coast Guard says it searched more than 204 square miles by Monday evening with no sign of the...

California cop feeds critter for Squirrel Appreciation Day |Jan 22, 2018

CLOVIS, Calif. (AP) You may have overlooked Squirrel Appreciation Day, but the police force in Clovis, California, didn't forget.The Fresno Bee reports that on Sunday the Clovis Police Department posted a video on its Facebook page showing...

Woman, called inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96 |Jan 22, 2018

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) A woman identified by a scholar as the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter, the iconic female World War II factory worker, has died in Washington state.The New York Times reports that Naomi Parker Fraley died Saturday in...

Markets Right Now: More records for stocks, led by tech |Jan 22, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4 p.m.Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, setting more all-time highs for major U.S. indexes.Technology, energy and consumer-focused companies contributed...

Vermont governor signs pot bill with 'mixed emotions' |Jan 22, 2018

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Gov. Phil Scott on Monday privately signed Vermont's marijuana bill into law, making the state the first in the country to authorize the recreational use of the substance by an act of a state legislature.The law, which goes...

The Latest: Hundreds pack church, pray for girl who was shot |Jan 22, 2018

ITALY, Texas (AP) The Latest on a shooting at a Texas high school (all times local):9:50 p.m.About 300 people packed a church in a small North Texas community to pray for a girl wounded in a shooting at the town's high school.The vigil Monday...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game |Jan 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:9-3-0(nine, three, zero) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts...

District attorney bars donations from lawyers with conflicts |Jan 22, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Manhattan's district attorney says he'll no longer accept campaign contributions from lawyers representing people investigated or prosecuted by his office.Cyrus R. Vance had faced heavy criticism for taking money from attorneys...

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay for news |Jan 22, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content.Facebook said last week that it will boost news sources that its users rank as most trustworthy , while shrinking the...

Jury selection for Bill Cosby's retrial slated for March 29 |Jan 22, 2018

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) Jury selection for Bill Cosby's criminal sex assault retrial will start March 29 in the suburban Philadelphia county where he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004.The 80-year-old entertainer's first trial had...