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Police: 1 dead, 3 hurt after shootings in D.C. suburbs

updated: 05/06/2016 12:42 p.m. Discuss

BETHESDA, Md. — Police in Maryland say three people are hurt after a shooting outside a mall in the Washington suburbs.

Agency releases 2015 list of top baby names in U.S.

posted: 05/06/2016 11:35 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — When it comes to baby names, Emma and Noah reign supreme.

Lawsuit: Man 'cooked alive' by building's faulty heating system

posted: 05/06/2016 11:28 a.m. Discuss

NEWARK, N.J. — An 82-year-old man was "cooked alive" by a faulty heating system in the senior apartment building where he lived, a family said in a lawsuit against the building's management company.

Sanders threatens floor fight at Democratic convention

posted: 05/06/2016 11:15 a.m. Comments 3

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is threatening a floor fight over rules and platform planks at the party's summer convention if the Democratic National Committee stacks the committees with supporters of Hillary Clinton.

Off-course hot air balloon carrying 20 makes emergency landing on highway ramp

posted: 05/06/2016 10:35 a.m. Discuss

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol says no one was injured when a hot air balloon carrying 20 people made an emergency landing on an Interstate 4 entrance ramp near Orlando.

Police: 12-year-old boy stole school bus, was stopped by passer-by

posted: 05/06/2016 10:28 a.m. Discuss

BANGOR, Maine — Police in Maine say a 12-year-old boy stole a school bus and went on a brief joy ride before being stopped by a man who followed the vehicle and took control of it.

Ryan no fan; Trump pivots to fundraising

posted: 05/06/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is so far refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to help unify the party.

FDA clamps down on e-cigarettes

updated: 05/06/2016 3:04 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- The federal government Thursday announced new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed, a mandate that's designed to offer some protection for consumers and to regulate a multibillion-dollar industry that has gone largely unchecked.

Face transplant not in peril, doctor says

posted: 05/06/2016 2:57 a.m. Discuss

HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut woman who underwent a face transplant five years ago after being attacked by a chimpanzee is back in a Boston hospital after doctors discovered her body is rejecting tissue from the transplant.

N.C. law risks university funding

updated: 05/05/2016 2:56 a.m. Discuss

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina's prized public universities risk losing more than $1.4 billion in federal funds as state leaders defend a new law limiting the rights of gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Study: Senate OKs few Obama picks

posted: 05/06/2016 2:55 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Since taking the reins of the Senate last year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has striven to portray the upper house as "working again" under his Republican majority after years of partisan gridlock -- passing major legislation on transportation, Medicare, drug abuse and more.

LA man found guilty in 'Grim Sleeper' killings

updated: 05/06/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

LOS ANGELES -- A former trash collector in Los Angeles was convicted Thursday of 10 "Grim Sleeper" serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city.

Legislation to aid Hawaii’s homeless

posted: 05/06/2016 2:54 a.m. Discuss

HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers set aside more money to tackle the highest rate of homelessness in the nation — a crisis that has left families with children living on sidewalks alongside the beaches of paradise.

Huckabee decries Trump naysayers

updated: 05/06/2016 2:47 a.m. Comments 2

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says Republicans should rally around New York businessman Donald Trump or consider leaving the party completely.

Army captain sues Obama on war plan

posted: 05/06/2016 2:46 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn’t have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.





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