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March 6, 2015 - 8:07am
12 min 22 sec ago

ALLIANCE, Ohio (AP) — Police say a northeast Ohio man called 911 to report that his wife stole his cocaine and was then arrested himself.

The Review newspaper in Alliance reports officers responding to the Wednesday night call discovered the man had a marijuana pipe and was wanted on a warrant for failing to pay hundreds of dollars in costs in an earlier court case.

The man, 39-year-old Robert D. Collins of Alliance, was charged with two misdemeanor...

March 6, 2015 - 8:05am
12 min 22 sec ago

MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Amtrak says 299 passengers headed for Boston were stuck on a cold, dark train for more than three hours after it lost power in Connecticut.

Spokesman Craig Schulz said the Acela train from Washington, D.C., became disabled at 6:25 p.m. Thursday near Mystic, Connecticut.

No passengers or crew members were injured.

Schulz said the problem was likely due to ice and snow on the overhead power system....

March 6, 2015 - 7:34am
12 min 22 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard, but was denied after a homeowners association blocked it, will get her wish after all.

The homeowners group in the Kansas City, Missouri, suburb of Raymore met Thursday to reconsider a "barn-style" playhouse proposal it had turned down for not having enough details. It said in a statement that its board gathered more information after meeting with a construction group and the...

March 6, 2015 - 6:50am
12 min 22 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a 33-year-old Honduran woman crashed her vehicle into a police patrol car at Miami International Airport and screamed that she had a bomb.

The Miami Herald (http://hrld.us/17XFs32) reports that bomb-sniffing dogs turned up nothing after the incident Thursday afternoon. The FBI says in a statement that the woman faces federal charges and is expected in court Friday.

The FBI identifies the woman as Julissa Magdalena...

March 6, 2015 - 6:46am
12 min 22 sec ago

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — The taxpayer-funded defense of Pennsylvania man convicted last month of strangling a drug-dealing pharmacist and his girlfriend and burying their bodies in his yard has cost more than $517,000.

That tab was calculated using more than 130 recently unsealed court orders in the case of Hugo Selenski.

He was convicted of first-degree murder but spared the death penalty last month in the flex ties strangulations of Michael...

March 6, 2015 - 6:03am
12 min 22 sec ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. IRAQI FORCES, SHIITE MILITIAS PRESS ON TO TIKRIT AS IS DESTROYS FAMED CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE

Iraqi forces press their offensive against the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

2. ATTACKER STRIKES IN JERUSALEM

A...

March 6, 2015 - 5:57am
12 min 22 sec ago

VANDALIA, Il. (AP) — The show must go on -- but sometimes Mother Nature creates an exception.

The western-comedy group Riders in the Sky missed a matinee in Vandalia, Illinois, yesterday because the drive from Nashville that should have taken them about 5 hours -- took 20.

Guitarist Ranger Doug says they got just north of the Kentucky-Tennessee border, when Interstate 24 was shut down due to heavy snow.

Fortunately, they were in...

March 6, 2015 - 5:38am
12 min 21 sec ago

Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty.

The massive traffic jam stretched for about 26 miles, from just north of Elizabethtown past Shepherdsville.

National Guard soldiers and emergency workers were dispatched to make safety checks on the frustrated travelers....

March 6, 2015 - 4:33am
12 min 21 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says its offices in the Washington area will be open Friday amid the region's latest winter storm, but they are on a two-hour delayed arrival and employees can telework or take unscheduled leave.

The Office of Personnel Management says nonemergency employees in and around Washington can come to work up to two hours past their expected arrival time. Those who are telework ready have the option to work from home. Employees also can...

March 6, 2015 - 4:32am
12 min 21 sec ago

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A man has died in a landslide in Bosnia, which has been hit by a wave of bad weather that also closed down roads, flooded villages and disturbed power supplies throughout the Balkan region.

Bosnian authorities say the man was killed by a pile of mud, rocks and trees that smashed his car while he was driving in central Bosnia early Friday.

Serbian emergency officials say more than two dozen people were forced to leave their...

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