WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continu... Full Story
Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the Nationa Safety Council.
Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.
Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes.
In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere.
States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or eligious beliefs.
School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case
BOSTON (AP) — The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault convictin.
Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.
Former aide to convicted congressman gets probation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A political consultant has been sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case involving a convicted former Pennsylvania congressman.
Dream team of historians proposed to advise US president
BOSTON (AP) — Imagine a dream team of the nation's top historians, recruited by the White House to advise the president on major decisions. That's the idea being pitched by two Harvard University scholars who say many United States leaders know alarmingly little about history, both of their own coutry and of others.
Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage o racial insults and personal confrontations.
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