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The Latest: 3 GOP senators shun emerging health care plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress (all times local): 9:35 a.m. Three key conservative GOP senators are announcing their opposition to health care plans emerging in the House. Sens...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:40

Plane nose-dives into California homes, killing 3 people

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three people died and two were injured when a small plane carrying them home from a cheerleading competition nose-dived into two Southern California homes and sparked...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:39

Colombia protests China's execution of 72-year-old drug mule

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government is protesting China's execution of a retired journalist who was sentenced to death for smuggling cocaine into the Asian country. Chinese authorities said Tuesday...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:38

What's the buzz? Pot-growing lights vex ham radio operators

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Retired Coast Guard officer Roger Johnson sometimes notices a harsh buzz when he turns on his amateur radio, and he blames high-powered lighting used to grow...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:38

Michael Phelps talks to Congress about athlete drug testing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Phelps is to be in Washington to speak out in support of more consistent drug testing for competitive athletes. The retired swimmer is scheduled to testify...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:35

Vandalism to Jewish cemetery spurs major volunteer effort

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of volunteers are expected to help in an organized effort to clean up and restore a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia where vandals damaged hundreds of headstones...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:33

The Latest: Mardi Gras reveler: 'This year it's Pirates'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras celebrations that end with Fat Tuesday, the culmination of the Carnival season (all times local): 8:25 a.m. A half-dozen pirates on...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:33

Man gets leg caught in bear trap in roadside ditch

ONANCOCK, Va. (AP) — Authorities on Virginia's Eastern Shore helped rescue a man who got his lower leg caught in a bear trap along the side of a road. Onancock...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:32

Italy probes visa scandal at its consulate in Irbil, Iraq

ROME (AP) — Italy has ordered an inspection of its consulate the Iraqi city of Irbil, after reports exorbitant fees were demanded for visas. The Italian foreign ministry said in...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:24

Sessions says murder uptick threatens progress on crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in murders threatens to...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:23

French presidential candidates seek votes from upset farmers

PARIS (AP) — French presidential candidates are admiring cows and promising new solutions for farmers who fear their livelihood — and the treasured cuisine and picturesque landscape it represents —...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:21

Latest: Witness: Plane nose-dived into California homes

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a small plane that crashed into homes in Southern California (all times local): 6:10 a.m. A witness says a small plane's wings were...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:20

Cops: Man holding $30K in stolen jewelry overdoses in bank

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) — A man is jailed on charges he was holding $30,000 worth of stolen jewelry when he suffered an apparent drug overdose inside a Pennsylvania bank. KDKA-TV...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:17

Off-duty North Carolina officer rescues family dog from fire

LELAND, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina family's dog is alive, thanks to the actions of an off-duty Leland police officer who ran into a burning home to save the...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:14

Woman gets 50 years for poisoning, burning 5-year-old son

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for giving her 5-year-old son a fatal overdose of antihistamine before setting her car on...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:13

Sessions says murder uptick threatens to progress on crime

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions painted a grim vision of violence in America on Tuesday, telling state law enforcement officials that a recent uptick in murders threatens to...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:11

Sessions: Law enforcement must 'put bad men behind bars'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is creating a multi-agency task force to combat violent crime. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement Tuesday in his first major policy speech...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:10

Watchdog: Tunnels caught Israel off-guard in 2014 Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's official government watchdog says the country was ill-prepared to handle the threat of underground tunnels from Gaza during the 2014 war, and the Cabinet was not...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:08

The Latest: Mardi Gras reveler: 'People can act like fools'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Mardi Gras celebrations that end with Fat Tuesday, the culmination of the Carnival season (all times local): 8 a.m. The 30 or so...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:07

Tuareg rebels join Mali army in operation against extremists

GAO, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers and former Tuareg rebels have staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement meant to help...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:05

Pastor faces 60 years in prison for fleecing 2 parishioners

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former pastor of a Connecticut church has pleaded no contest to charges that he fleeced two parishioners out of a combined $400,000. Prosecutors say 67-year-old...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:05

Patrol: Ohio driver fled crash, died in culvert where he hid

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says a 26-year-old driver mysteriously died in a drainage culvert where he hid after a crash in rural southeastern Ohio and refused...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:04

US home prices rise in December at fastest pace in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices rose in December from a year earlier at the fastest pace in 11 months, as prospective buyers bid against each other for a limited...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 07:00

California man sentenced for assaulting girls in Philippines

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California teacher has been sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 06:57

Man allegedly kills grandmother, 2 police in eastern Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German police say a 24-year-old man killed his grandmother, then ran over and killed two police officers as he fled from them. Police in the state of...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 06:52

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