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After subpoena, VA turns over documents on costly hospital

September 28, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republican Rep. Mike Coffman says the Veterans Affairs Department has turned over documents to Congress in response to a subpoena demanding information about how the cost of a Denver-area VA hospital soared more than $1 billion over budget. Coffman had said earlier Wednesday the VA failed to turn over any documents. [&hellip...

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Graphic video released of La. boy’s shooting by police

September 28, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — After a police body camera captured two deputy city marshals firing on a car and killing a 6-year-old boy, the head of the Louisiana State Police said the video was the most disturbing thing he’s seen. Nearly a year later, the...

Police: Man fatally shot ex-girlfriend at birthday party

September 28, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

CHILDERSBURG, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a central Alabama man has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend in front of several children, including their own child, at a birthday party. The Talladega County Sheriff’s Office...

Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations

September 27, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A recent spate of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help shape future regulations to preserve the endangered animals, federal authorities said Tuesday. A North Atlantic right whale was found dead about 12 miles off...

The Latest: Police cordon off area after package found at HQ

September 27, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Law enforcement officers gather outside police headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, after a suspicious package was found inside the building. A city spokesman says the structure was evacuated and searched as a precaution following days...

Governor signs bill targeting ‘doctor-shopping’ for opioids

September 27, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California doctors will be required to check a database of prescription narcotics before writing scripts for addictive drugs under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday that aims to address the scourge of opioid abuse. The...

Former South Dakota police chief found guilty of murder

September 26, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BURKE, S.D. (AP) — A jury on Monday found a former South Dakota police chief guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009. Prosecutors accused Russell Bertram in the killing of 26-year-old Leonila Stickney in 2009 to collect...

Judge orders girls’ bathroom access for transgender student

September 26, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge rejected a school district’s challenge to President Barack Obama’s rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated “like the girl she...

California man gets 30 years for trying to join terror group

September 26, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man convicted of trying to become a fighter for the Islamic State terrorist group was sentenced Monday to 30 years prison. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter gave the sentence Monday to 25-year-old Nader...

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose

September 24, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

This video image provided by Skagit County Department of Emergency Management shows a suspect wanted by the authorities regarding a shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash., Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. Authorities in Washington State say several people...