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Husband: Tub drowning suspect said she drove over their sons

March 9, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

This Tuesday, April 1, 2014 booking photo provided by the Allegheny County Police shows Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, who is accused of drowning her two young sons in a bathtub. In opening statements of of Schlemmer’s bench trial a prosecutor said Schlemmer, the 43-year-old McCandless, Pa., woman, who is charged with killing 6-year-old Daniel and...

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Deadly bus-train wreck puts railroad crossing under scrutiny

March 8, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Responders works the scene where a train hit a bus in Biloxi, Miss., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. A freight train smashed into a charter bus in Biloxi, Mississippi, on Tuesday, pushing the bus 300 feet down the tracks authorities said. Authorities worked for more...

High winds cause damage, fan fire that kills 5 people

March 8, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

A Detroit Fire Department investigator stands on the second floor after a deadly fire at an apartment complex Wednesday, March 8, 2016, in Detroit. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP) DETROIT (AP) — Wind gusts topping 60 mph in some areas whipped through...

Q&A: A look at questions about current US wildfires

March 8, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Wildfires continue to burn north of Hutchinson, Kan., Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The view looks southwest along K61 showing smoke billowing from a burning fire. Crews grappling with vexing wildfires that have charred hundreds of square miles of land in four...

Hundreds of homes damaged in tornado-laden Midwest storm

March 7, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

Mark Swartz sits in the living room of his home as he salvages items after it was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday, March 7, 2017, when a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo. Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and...

Wildfires in 4 states kill 6, force thousands from homes

March 7, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

People are silhouetted against the orange glow of the fire as they watch a large grass fire burning out of control on Monday, March 6, 2017, in the northeast of Hutchinson, Kan. (Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News via AP) HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Crews...

Judge: Clerk doesn’t have to pay legal fees for gay couples

March 7, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis makes a statement to the media at the front door of the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. U.S. Magistrate Judge Edward B. Atkins ruled Monday, March 6, 2017, that Davis, who refused...

Trump cheers Exxon plan to spend $20B on Gulf Coast projects

March 6, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

HOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Exxon Mobil Corp. exchanged praise for each other on Monday as the company announced plans to create thousands of jobs by spending $20 billion over 10 years on plants along the Gulf Coast. Exxon’s plan started...

Author: Sanction Middlebury students who shouted down speech

March 6, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A controversial speaker and author who was shouted down by protesters at Middlebury College and then confronted by a “mob” afterward wants the school to sanction those involved. Charles Murray, who describes himself as a...

California eases conditions at death row disciplinary unit

March 6, 2017 • National NewsComments (0)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will no longer keep death row inmates in solitary confinement for years only because of their purported gang affiliations, according to a lawsuit settlement announced Monday. Six San Quentin State Prison inmates sued in...