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Texas Department of Public Safety troopers investigate a two-vehicle crash that left several storm chasers dead Tuesday, March 28, 2017, near Spur, Texas. The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur, about 55 miles southeast of Lubbock. (Ellysa Gonzalez/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
March 29, 2017 - 7:13 pm
SPUR, Texas (AP) — A storm system blamed for the death of a truck driver in Oklahoma barreled eastward Wednesday, generating a tornado in Houston and threatening additional bad weather in the central United States. The day after three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado...
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March 29, 2017 - 7:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since "corrected" the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a...
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March 29, 2017 - 7:12 pm
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a Texas crash of a church van and a pickup truck in which 12 people were killed and three injured (all times local): 6 p.m. News of a church van crash that killed 12 people and injured three others in Texas has drawn condolences from Gov. Greg Abbott. In a...
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Members of the Arkansas Parole Board hear testimony from the survivors of two murder victims Friday, March 24, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. Stacey Johnson and Ledell Lee have asked the board to recommend that Gov. Asa Hutchinson grant them mercy and commute their death sentences. Johnson and Lee are set to die April 20 amid a series of four double-executions. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)
March 29, 2017 - 7:02 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Parole Board recommended Wednesday that an inmate's request to be spared from lethal injection be rejected, the third clemency bid knocked down this week as the state prepares an unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over 10 days in April. The...
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March 29, 2017 - 7:01 pm
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a pickup truck slammed head-on into a van carrying 14 senior members of a Texas Hill Country church on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas, authorities said. The crash happened about 12:30 p.m...
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March 29, 2017 - 6:52 pm
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a church van and a pickup truck that resulted in what investigators say were 'multiple fatalities' (all times local): 5:50 p.m. A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017 file photo, Canyon Mansfield, 14, holds the collar of his dog, Casey, who was killed March 16 by a cyanide-ejecting device placed on public land near his Pocatello, Idaho, home, by federal workers to kill coyotes. Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of the device, known as an M-44, after one went off near Canyon and his dog earlier this month, injuring him and killing the dog. The petition filed late Tuesday, March 28, 2017 by the Western Watersheds Project and other groups starts a formal process to prevent the department from using the devices across Idaho and mandate existing device removal. (Jordon Beesley/Idaho State Journal via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 6:49 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have petitioned the U.S. Agriculture Department to ban its use of cyanide-ejecting devices aimed at killing coyotes after one went off near a boy and his dog earlier this month, killing the dog. The petition filed late Tuesday by the Western Watersheds...
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March 29, 2017 - 6:29 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Supreme Court has unanimously upheld the state's lethal injection procedure, a decision that potentially clears the way for a pharmacist to compound a hard-to-obtain execution drug. The state's highest court has ruled that any execution using pentobarbital — a...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Suffolk County District Attorney's office in Riverhead, N.Y., shows Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu, a New York foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years. Gonzales-Mugaburu is set to go on trial on charges he sexually abused eight of the children. Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 29, 2017. (Suffolk County District Attorney's Office via AP, File)
March 29, 2017 - 6:25 pm
RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years and is on trial for sexually abusing eight of the children operated a house that was a "horrific place" where boys lived in fear and needed permission to go to the bathroom, prosecutors said Wednesday. In...
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Left to right, Charlize Theron, Kurt Russell, Chris Bridges, Tyrese Gibson and Vin Diesel, cast members in the upcoming film "The Fate of the Furious," discuss the film onstage during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2017 at Caesars Palace on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
March 29, 2017 - 6:21 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — "The Fate of the Furious" is in, and it's good according to first reactions to the upcoming film. Universal Pictures surprised CinemaCon audiences on Wednesday with an unannounced screening of the eighth film in the franchise and praise spread quickly on Twitter. The Hollywood...
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