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Arkansas lawmakers approve plan to reinstate voter ID law

March 20, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers approved a measure Monday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, sending to the governor’s desk a requirement that was struck down as unconstitutional more than two years ago. The House, which had already approved a previous version of the legislation, signed off on changes...

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Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track to start this week

March 20, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access pipeline says the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent “coordinated physical attacks” along the line. The brief court filing late Monday from...

Suburban Kansas City apartment building fire ignites houses

March 20, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City has sparked fires at several homes blocks away. The eight-alarm fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. Monday at the multimillion-dollar CityPlace development...

Slain NYC medic’s son: ‘I know she didn’t die in vain’

March 18, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — The eldest son of a fire department medic fatally run over by a stolen ambulance urged her colleagues and loved ones Saturday to be humbled rather than sad in her memory. “Seeing everyone she affected, I know she didn’t die in...

2 schools named after eugenics advocates to get new names

March 18, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — School officials in Palo Alto have unanimously voted to rename two middle schools that bear the names of leaders in the eugenics movement. The Mercury News reports (http://bayareane.ws/2mW71TL) the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Police: Man fatally shot wife in grocery store parking lot

March 18, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

AUBURN, Ga. (AP) — Police are investigating a fatal shooting outside a grocery store in a suburb northeast of Atlanta. WSB-TV (http://2wsb.tv/2mEw1Nx ) reports Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith says the shooting happened Saturday around 5:20 p.m. in the...

Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

March 18, 2017 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

NEW YORK (AP) — Chuck Berry, rock ‘n’ roll’s founding guitar hero and storyteller who defined the music’s joy and rebellion in such classics as “Johnny B. Goode,” ”Sweet Little Sixteen” and “Roll Over...

Milwaukee man gets 7-year sentence after girl’s 1982 death

March 17, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 51-year-old man who waited more than three decades to confess he killed a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison, the maximum a judge could impose. Jose E. Ferreira’s sentence came almost 35 years to the day...

Former Texas congressman accused of taking charity’s money

March 17, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

HOUSTON (AP) — Former Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, who invited rocker Ted Nugent to President Barack Obama’s 2013 State of the Union address, is accused of spending money meant for charity on himself and contributions to his campaign. Stockman, a...

Officials: Woman shot by Tennessee deputies had a BB gun

March 17, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

LAKELAND, Tenn. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot a woman Friday in a Tennessee residential neighborhood thought she pointed a real handgun at them when they opened fire, but it turned out to be a BB gun, authorities said. Nancy Jane...