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Feds: Law aimed to stop abuse of Indian women has gaps

May 18, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. Justice Department official identified significant gaps Wednesday in a federal law aimed at addressing high rates of violence against Native American women, saying the law should be expanded to broaden tribes’ authority over certain child abuse cases. In 2013, Congress gave tribes power to prosecute non-Native...

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Police: Belligerent, knife-wielding man killed by officer

May 18, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Emergency officials set-up a crime scene tent over a covered body following a shooting in New York, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) NEW YORK (AP) — A man became belligerent as he tried to buy beer at a grocery store in the city’s...

Survivor of home invasion to run for Connecticut legislature

May 18, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dr. William Petit, who survived a home invasion that claimed the lives of his wife and two daughters, is the Connecticut Republican Party’s nominee for a state legislative seat. The Hartford Courant reports...

Fire under elevated train tracks in New York halts service

May 17, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this photo provided by Ben Parkin, firefighter battle a fire runder the Metro-North railroad tracks in New York, Tuesday, May 17, 2016. Train service into and out of Grand Central is being delayed due to the fire. (Ben Parkin via AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A...

Cat burglars steal dogs from Hawaii shelter

May 17, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Police in Hawaii are looking for cat burglars who absconded with six dogs from a Humane Society shelter. Police said in a statement that three mixed breed pit bulls, two Airedale terriers and a 2-month-old lab mix named Arianna, were...

2 dead after small plane crashes near airfield in Arizona

May 17, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Two people were killed Tuesday evening after a small World War II-era plane crashed and exploded into flames near a Phoenix-area airport, authorities said. Emergency crews were dispatched to Falcon Field Airport about 6:45 p.m. Deputy...

Brothers plead guilty to beating homeless immigrant

May 16, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BOSTON (AP) — Two Boston brothers who claimed to be inspired in part by Donald Trump’s views on immigrants were sentenced to state prison after admitting they beat a homeless Mexican man because they thought he was an illegal immigrant, authorities...

Bus that crashed, killing 8, had seatbelts only in first row

May 16, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

A damaged OGA Charters bus is hauled away after a fatal rollover on Saturday, May 14, 2016, south of the Dimmit-Webb County line on U.S. 83 North in Texas. (Laredo Texas, Nuevo Laredo Mexico out, Mandatory credit Danny Zaragoza | Laredo Morning Times.) DALLAS...

JK Rowling honored by PEN for literary and humanitarian work

May 16, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this April 9, 2015 file photo, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling lights the Empire State Building to mark the launch of her non-profit children’s organization Lumos, in New York. Rowling received a PEN award for her writing and for her...

Official: Pilot dies in crash during performance at airshow

May 14, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Authorities investigate the site of a small plane crash at DeKalb Peachtree Airport on Saturday, May 14, 2016, near the end of the Good Neighbor Day Air Show. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A pilot was killed Saturday when...