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'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South

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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what lit... Full Story

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  • 'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South
    'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South

    ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece.

  • After women's marches, can numbers translate to real change?
    After women's marches, can numbers translate to real change?

    DENVER (AP) — Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington.

  • Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump
    Marking Roe anniversary, abortion foes pin hopes on Trump

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents expressed optimism Monday that President Donald Trump's early months in office would advance their cause as hundreds converged on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

  • Idaho man charged with federal hate crime in fatal beating

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man has been charged with a federal hate crime after prosecutors said he lured a gay man to a remote location and then beat him to death.

  • Bush ready to leave intensive care; wife Barbara goes home
    Bush ready to leave intensive care; wife Barbara goes home

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is still suffering from pneumonia, but is well enough to leave the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital, doctors said Monday. His wife, Barbara, has been discharged from the same facility after completing treatment for bronchitis.

  • US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data
    US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds take data

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department asked a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft and keep a law that prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data.

  • Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day
    Lawyers: Police wrongly arrested some on Inauguration Day

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some innocent observers, including two journalists, were improperly swept up in a group of 230 people arrested after self-described anti-capitalists began breaking windows in Washington on Inauguration Day, lawyers said.

  • Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man
    Police: 'Good Samaritan' shot robber who had killed man

    HOUSTON (AP) — A "good Samaritan" shot and wounded an armed robber at a San Antonio mall after another man was killed while confronting two people who had just held up a jewelry store, a police spokesman said Monday.

  • At least 4 reported dead in California storms
    At least 4 reported dead in California storms

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles.

  • Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit
    Thousands of bird deaths draw focus on brimming toxic pit

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — It was an unusual and unfortunate confluence of events: A larger-than-normal number of geese was making a later-than-normal migration over Montana when a snowstorm blew in at the wrong time and sent them soaring to the wrong place.

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