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Gunman kills ex-wife at California mall, wounds self

A man argued with his former wife at a Southern California mall before shooting her to death and turning the gun on himself, authorities said, leading shoppers to run into stores and out the exits today. Read More

Police say all victims found in bridge collapse

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 6:35 pm
Police in Miami say they believe they have recovered all the bodies of victims in a catastrophic bridge collapse on a busy highway. Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Parade livens New York with sound and color

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and drums and lots of green today during the 257th running of New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Read More

Rapid building technique gets scrutiny after bridge collapse

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 7:44 pm
As the 950-ton concrete bridge section was swung into place over a highway last weekend, Florida International University officials were beaming with pride. Read More

Voicemail left about cracks 2 days before bridge fell

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 4:23 pm
An engineer left a voicemail two days before a catastrophic bridge failure in Miami to say some cracking had been found at one end of the concrete span, but the voicemail wasn’t picked up until after the collapse, Florida Department of Transportation officials said today. Read More

Stormy Daniels threatened with physical harm, her lawyer says

Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has been seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election in order to discuss their relationship. Read More

Tearful families wait as bodies remain under failed Florida bridge

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 8:29 am
Authorities said today that cables supporting a pedestrian bridge under construction in Florida were being tightened following a “stress test” when the 950-ton concrete span collapsed over traffic, killing at least six people, injuring 10 others and flattening an untold number of cars. Read More

6 months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico pleads for help

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 6:46 pm
Residents of the town’s Barrio Mana neighborhood asked federal officials for a generator to pump water from the well that supplies the neighborhood’s 130 families. Read More

Nassar legislation could lead to higher tuition, university president says

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 5:22 pm
Michigan State University’s interim president told state lawmakers today that he wants to reach a financial settlement with victims of imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar by May, but said their passage of sweeping child abuse legislation is interfering with the process and could lead to higher tuition. Read More

Judge allows more accusers to testify in Cosby trial

A judge agreed today to let five additional Bill Cosby accusers testify at his April 2 retrial for an alleged 2004 sexual assault, giving prosecutors a chance to portray the man once known as “America’s Dad” as a serial predator who made a sadistic habit of drugging and molesting women. Read More

At least 6 crushed to death in Florida bridge collapse

Updated on  March 16, 2018 at 5:38 am
As state and federal investigators worked to determine why the five-day-old span failed, Florida politicians pointed to the stress test and loosened cables as possible factors. Read More

U.S. says Russia hacks energy grid, critical infrastructure

The Trump administration accused Russia today of a concerted operation to hack the U.S. energy grid and other critical infrastructure including aviation, and separately imposed sanctions on a raft of Russian officials for alleged high-tech interference in the 2016 American presidential election. Read More

Michigan Senate passes legislation backed by Nassar victims

The Michigan Senate today passed bills inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case, voting to retroactively give the imprisoned sports doctor’s victims more time to sue, restrict governments’ ability to claim immunity from such lawsuits and require more people to report suspected abuse to authorities. Read More

Dog death on United raises questions about its track record

United Airlines, under siege over the death of a puppy on one of its flights, says the flight attendant who ordered a passenger to put her pet carrier in the overhead bin didn’t know there was a dog inside. Read More

Officials: California man shot 130 hawks, birds of prey

A Northern California man shot more than 130 hawks and other legally protected birds of prey on his land, leaving the carcasses to pile up at the foot of trees and telephone poles, wildlife officials said today. Read More

Family of Seth Rich sues Fox News, former Hawaii reporter over retracted article

Updated on  March 15, 2018 at 9:22 am
The parents of Seth Rich, the young Democratic aide whose unsolved murder became grist for right-wing conspiracy theories about the 2016 presidential race, filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against Fox News, claiming that the network’s coverage helped fuel damaging rumors about their son. Read More