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3 arrested after 70 vehicles damaged in central Ohio

Police in central Ohio say they have arrested three teens after receiving at least 70 reports of vehicle damage over the weekend.

March 30, 2015

New restrictions on abortion could pass Florida Legislature

The Florida Legislature is considering new measures to restrict abortions.

March 30, 2015

Swastika graffiti found at Northeastern

The president of Northeastern University is reacting angrily to the discovery of swastikas on campus.

March 30, 2015

Highway Patrol: 8 dead, 10 injured when Florida van crashes

The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 others were injured when a passenger van ran through a stop sign, crossed all lanes of U.S. 27 and landed in a canal in rural southwest Florida.

March 30, 2015

Obama to attend opening of Institute honoring Sen. Kennedy

President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Republican U.S. Sen. John McCain are among the guests scheduled to pay tribute to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy in Boston.

March 30, 2015

Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found

With the recovery of two bodies, focus has shifted to what caused the explosion and fire that leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings.

March 30, 2015

Obama golfs with big money, oil moguls in Florida

President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls.

March 29, 2015

Authorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan

Authorities: Body found in rubble 3 days after apparent gas explosion in Manhattan.

March 29, 2015

Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes

Police departments nationwide are being asked to issue more tickets for violations at railroad crossings because of recent crashes in New York, California and North Carolina.

March 29, 2015

Institute honoring the late Sen. Kennedy to open in Boston

Family members say before his death from brain cancer in 2009, U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy insisted a building that would one day bear his name be less about his own legacy and more about the institution he loved.

March 29, 2015

Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge

More immigrants have been drowning in the Rio Grande over the last six months.

March 29, 2015

Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast

Emergency workers are painstakingly looking for signs of two missing people in the rubble of three New York City apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, though authorities acknowledge the chances of finding them are slim.

March 29, 2015

Newtown advocates kick off annual ride to Washington

Advocates of tougher measures on gun control are kicking off a third annual bike ride from Newtown to Washington.

March 28, 2015

Woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter after wedding

A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

March 28, 2015

Boston area expects a flood of claims after record winter

New England's epic winter is on pace to produce a corresponding number of insurance claims.

March 28, 2015

Unusual amount of cheating suspected at Stanford University

Officials at Stanford University say they're investigating an unusually high number of students suspected of cheating.

March 28, 2015

Feds indict 1 after noose put on Ole Miss integration statue

James Meredith, who integrated the University of Mississippi under federal protection a half century ago, says it's a shame that state authorities deferred to the federal government to bring charges after a noose was left on a campus statue of him.

March 28, 2015

Search continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast

Police are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three New York City apartment buildings.

March 28, 2015

First US penny sells for nearly $1.18 M in Baltimore auction

The first U.S. penny has sold for nearly $1.18 million at a Baltimore auction.

March 27, 2015

Federal charge for ex-cop in confrontation with Indian man

A former Alabama police officer is charged with violating the civil rights of an Indian man during a violent confrontation in February.

March 27, 2015

Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000

The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer.

March 27, 2015

Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say

Pilots and safety experts say that despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking actually takes place.

March 27, 2015

Belligerent birds chase people at central Florida park

Officials say some out-of-control birds are chasing people and tying up traffic at a central Florida park.

March 27, 2015

Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast

An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors had decided the work being done there was faulty.

March 27, 2015

American who contracted Ebola improves, in serious condition

Doctors say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has improved to serious condition at the National Institutes of Health.

March 26, 2015

Juveniles to get therapy for child porn Instagram account

Prosecutors say three South Florida teens accused of creating an Instagram account to solicit and post explicit photos of other minors will participate in therapy and community service.

March 26, 2015

Florida has 6 of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas

The beautiful weather in Florida seems to be drawing more and more Americans, with the Sunshine State climbing the ranks of most populous states and fastest-growing cities.

March 26, 2015

AZ legislature OKs abortion restrictions

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pledging to defend the right to life, but the Republican hasn't weighed in on an abortion restriction bill lawmakers have approved

March 26, 2015

Prosecutor: Co-pilot deliberately crashed plane

A French prosecutor says the cockpit voice recorder from the downed German aircraft includes the sound of passengers screaming just before the crash.

March 26, 2015

Indiana Gov. Pence set to sign religious objections bill

Indiana's governor is expected to sign into law a religious objections bill that some convention organizers and business leaders are opposing amid concern it could allow discrimination against gay people.

March 26, 2015
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