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Screams alert residents to fire that killed 2 in Oakland

March 27, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Awakened by screams of “fire,” Michael Jones bolted out of bed in the pre-dawn darkness Monday at the dilapidated Oakland apartment building he calls home, instinctively pounded on the doors of his elderly neighbors and ushered them to safety — walkers and all. Jones, 43, then found Princess, the “house”...

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Oklahoma authorities: Homeowner’s son kills 3 burglars

March 27, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma authorities say three would-be burglars have been fatally shot by a homeowner’s adult son who was armed with a rifle. The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office received a call around 12:30 p.m. Monday from someone...

Outspoken governor LePage serves up beer for a good cause

March 27, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The governor is now truly a politician you could get a beer with. Republican Gov. Paul LePage drew a packed room as he served drinks as a celebrity bartender Monday evening at the Quarry Tap Room in Hallowell, outside Augusta. LePage,...

Judge won’t release Mexican man jailed near Seattle

March 27, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

SEATTLE (AP) — A federal judge upheld a decision not to release a Mexican man arrested near Seattle, despite his participation in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. In the decision Friday, U.S. District Judge...

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

March 25, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

This Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 photo shows the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, displayed on a laptop computer screen in Washington. Millions of Americans will still need to navigate the current federal health care system in the...

Mourners pack church, streets for medic struck by ambulance

March 25, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the Fire Department of New York shows FDNY emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo. Police said the EMT in New York City died after she was run over Thursday, March 16, 2017, by her own ambulance that had just been stolen....

Storm destroys church as threat continues in Midwest, South

March 25, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, the moon rises over a destroyed neighborhood in the aftermath of a tornado that tore through the New Orleans East section of New Orleans. Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful system moves across the central...

After health care bill’s withdrawal, elation and anger

March 24, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Janella Williams watches television for news on the healthcare vote while receiving treatment at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kan., Friday, March 24, 2017. The 45-year-old graphic designer receives medication from an intravenous drip for a...

Storms could spawn tornadoes across parts of Midwest, South

March 24, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Feb. 8, 2017 file photo, the moon rises over a destroyed neighborhood in the aftermath of a tornado that tore through the New Orleans East section of New Orleans. Forecasters are warning of severe storms as a powerful system moves across the central...

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

March 24, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Matias Ferreira poses for a picture during his graduation from the Suffolk County Police Department Academy at the Health, Sports and Education Center in Suffolk, Long Island, New York, Friday, March 24, 2017. Ferreira, a former U.S. Marine Corps lance...