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March 26, 2015 - 7:16pm
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OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say a man died after swallowing drugs in an apparent attempt to avoid arrest.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release that drug-task-force detectives were conducting an undercover operation in an Oakland Pak neighborhood Wednesday night when 38-year-old Michel Antoine Rodriguez arrived to deliver methamphetamine. When Rodriguez noticed detectives approaching him, authorities say he swallowed the drugs he was carrying...

March 26, 2015 - 7:14pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.

Her publicist, Judith Goffin, announced the news Thursday.

A San Diego native, Forrest became a protege of Hollywood trailblazer Ida Lupino, who cast her in starring roles...

March 26, 2015 - 7:14pm
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say there is plenty of evidence to support former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption convictions.

In court filings Thursday, prosecutors told the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that it's clear McDonnell took steps to benefit a wealthy vitamin executive who lavished the former governor and his wife with low-interest loans and expensive gifts.

The brief filed Thursday disputes McDonnell's claim...

March 26, 2015 - 6:48pm
2 days 3 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight panel is asking the White House for intelligence information, reports and documents on the swap of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years, for five members of the Taliban.

Republican Reps. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the committee's chairman, and Ron DeSantis of Florida sent a letter late Thursday to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough seeking the information.

Last year, President Barack...

March 26, 2015 - 6:26pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — A celebrity booking agency is saying it's not all right, all right, all right to make public how much the University of Houston is paying actor Matthew McConaughey to speak at the school's May commencement ceremony.

The university has declined to release the information because its contract with Celebrity Talent International includes a confidentiality clause.

The school asked the Texas attorney general's office to issue an opinion on...

March 26, 2015 - 6:13pm
2 days 5 hours ago

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Colorado are investigating whether marijuana candy played a role in the suspected suicide of a 22-year-old Oklahoma man.

Luke Gregory Goodman of Tulsa died Tuesday at a hospital after apparently shooting himself in the head. Witnesses say he ate several marijuana candies before the shooting while on vacation at the Keystone ski resort.

Summit County Coroner Regan Wood released a statement Thursday saying the...

March 26, 2015 - 6:04pm
2 days 5 hours ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An April 7 court date has been set in a Louisiana state court for Darren Sharper, the former NFL star who has entered pleas in four states where he is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.

So far, Sharper has pleaded guilty to charges in Las Vegas and Arizona, and no-contest in Los Angeles.

The April 7 appearance in New Orleans criminal district court will follow an April 6 date in federal court, also in New Orleans....

March 26, 2015 - 5:51pm
2 days 5 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's position on immigration is facing new scrutiny.

The likely Republican presidential contender has consistently opposed what he calls "amnesty" for immigrants in the country illegally. But in a recent closed-door meeting with New Hampshire Republicans, he said such immigrants should be allowed to stay in the country legally.

That's according to the meeting's organizer, New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer...

March 26, 2015 - 5:49pm
2 days 5 hours ago

CUMBERLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says he doesn't owe Stephen King an apology.

The governor responded to a question about the spat during a public discussion by saying he never stated King moved to Florida to dodge income taxes. Instead, he contends he said King is "not in Maine right now."

That's not how King saw it.

The governor referenced King during a radio address after noting that former Gov. Kenneth Curtis...

March 26, 2015 - 5:31pm
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters.

Court records show that U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson officially dismissed the lawsuit Thursday. But she'll supervise the case through 2017 to ensure the agencies comply.

Protesters sued over the "unified command" that handled security at the protests sparked by the...

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