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AccuWeather: Damp End to March

3 hours 42 sec ago

 Damp End to MarchMeteorologist Karen Rogers says light rain and snow moves out, sunshine today.


Man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

3 hours 18 min ago

In this image made from video and released by WJLA-TV, authorities investigate the scene of a accident near a gate to Fort Meade, Md., on Monday, March 30, 2015. A spokesman at Fort Meade says two people are being treated for injuries at one of the gates of the sprawling Army installation near Baltimore. (AP Photo/WJLA-TV) MANDATORY CREDITFORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Court documents show that a cross-dressing man killed during a violent encounter at the National Security Agency had a history of theft and assault, and was mistaken at least once for being a woman.


Man stabbed in the leg in Strawberry Mansion

3 hours 27 min ago

Man stabbed in the leg in Strawberry MansionPolice say a man was stabbed in the leg in Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion section early Wednesday morning.


Marshals reviewing procedures after inmate escapes hospital

3 hours 43 min ago

Fairfax County, Va. Police Public Information Officer Roger Henrique updates reporters outside of Inova Fairfax Hospital Center in Falls Church, Va., Tuesdy, March 31, 2015, where a prisoner broke free from his security guard and took his gun. One shot was fired early Tuesday as a guard wrestled with a prisoner, who then fled a northern Virginia hospital with a gun setting off a lockdown and search, police said. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — Federal marshals are reviewing their security procedures after an inmate receiving treatment at a northern Virginia hospital overpowered a private guard, took her gun and set off a frenzied nine-hour manhunt.


States increasing production caps for microbreweries

4 hours 12 min ago

Supporters clap after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, center, signed Senate Bill 1030, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Ariz. The bill allows microbreweries to keep running their restaurants even as they grow into large beer producers. (AP Photo/Matt York)PHOENIX (AP) — Four Peaks Brewing Co. has grown over the last two decades from a historic red-brick microbrewery and restaurant into an Arizona staple that served nearly 1 million gallons of beer last year, including its popular Kilt Lifter ale.


Drought-stricken California set to measure snowpack

4 hours 13 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Drought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada — and the outlook isn't good.

Man kills woman, himself in California office shooting

4 hours 18 min ago

Medical personnel comfort each other after being evacuated by Fresno Police at the scene of a shooting at a medical clinic Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Fresno, Calif. A man and a woman were found dead after a shooting at the Eye Medical Clinic in downtown Fresno, police in central California said. (AP Photo/The Fresno Bee, John Walker)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A Fresno man with a history of domestic violence stormed into a medical office building in California and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself.


Natural causes or accident likely in Getty heir death

4 hours 23 min ago

An officer stands outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrew Getty, among the heirs in a family whose name is synonymous with elite American wealth, was found dead in his Hollywood Hills home from was most likely natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.


A look at microbrewery laws being considered nationwide

4 hours 28 min ago
Lawmakers around the country have been taking up various bills that cater to the growing microbrewery industry. Here are some of the efforts:

Silicon Valley trial over cause of teen's suicide to start

4 hours 43 min ago
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott hanged herself a week after three classmates photographed themselves sexually assaulting her during a Labor Day house party without adult supervision.

Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from US

4 hours 53 min ago

Korean adoptee Adam Crapser, left, poses with daughters, Christal, 1, Christina, 5, and his wife, Anh Nguyen, in the family's living room in Vancouver, Wash. on March 19, 2015. Crapser, whose adoptive parents neglected to make him a U.S. citizen, will face an immigration judge and could be separated from his family and deported to South Korea, a country he does not know. (AP Photo/Gosia Wozniacka)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long.


Live in a Porsche? Designer labels draw Miami home buyers

4 hours 54 min ago

This March 2, 2015 photo shows the view looking south from the under-construction Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. With a slew of residential and hotel developments, Miami is embracing the notion that homes, like cars, handbags and jewelry, should carry luxe designer labels. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Florida (AP) — The wow factor for Miami's skyscraper condos no longer comes from a dazzling Atlantic Ocean view.


Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

4 hours 59 min ago

This image provided by The John Innes Centre, UK, shows a salad made with red and purple tomatoes. A small British company is planning to apply for U.S. permission to produce and sell purple tomatoes that have high levels of anthocyanins, compounds found in blueberries that some studies show lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. The Food and Drug Administration would have to approve any health claims used to sell the products. Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products. (AP Photo/Andrew Davis, The John Innes Centre, UK)WASHINGTON (AP) — Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.


Quotations in the News

5 hours 5 sec ago
"The reality is what we're doing here is really not that remarkable. I do understand it's kind of taken on a life of its own." — Republican Bob Ballinger, the lawmaker behind Arkansas' contentious religious-freedom measure.

The latest developments on religious-objection laws

5 hours 31 min ago

Demonstrators wave flags as they attend a rally at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in protest of a bill passed by the state House critics say will lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.


Grandson of Getty oil founder discovered dead in Los Angeles home

5 hours 52 min ago

A police officer creates a perimeter outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The grandson of billionaire Getty oil founder J. Paul Getty was found dead on Tuesday afternoon at his home in Los Angeles, the family said in a statement. Andrew Getty's parents, Ann and Gordon, confirmed the 47-year-old's death and requested privacy for the family during "this extremely difficult time", adding that further details would be released as they became available. Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Commander Andrew Smith said it was very early in the investigation and witnesses were being questioned, but no one was in custody. The death appeared to be either accidental or natural, Los Angeles County Coroner's Office spokesman Ed Winter told reporters in a news conference broadcast by TV station KTLA 5.


Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident

6 hours 17 min ago

An officer stands outside a home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles, Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Police say a man was found dead at the home of Andrew Getty, heir to Getty oil fortune. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said.


Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78

6 hours 29 min ago

Gary Dahl, originator of the Pet Rock, holds Pet Rock items in 1976. Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon. Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday March 31, 2015 that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (AP Photo/San Francisco Chronicle, File) MANDATORY CREDITJACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.


Better lives sought for larimar miners in Dominican Republic

6 hours 40 min ago

In this March 18, 2015 photo, miners work inside a mine for the blue-green gemstone known as larimar in Las Filipinas, Barahona province, Dominican Republic. The gem has provided a modest source of income for about 1,000 miners and their families since it was rediscovered four decades ago. (AP Photo/Ezequiel Abiu Lopez)BAHORUCO, Dominican Republic (AP) — The men in ragged clothes, many barefoot and covered in grime, scramble deep into the earth, searching for veins of a blue-green stone believed to exist only in the southwestern mountains of the Dominican Republic.


On Cuban isle once home to Americans, a look back and ahead

6 hours 41 min ago

In this Friday, March 20, 2015 photo, Fidelia Rodriguez and her son Camilo hold old photos of U.S. citizen Daniel Smith and his family from before the Cuban Revolution in the Isle of Pines, Cuba. Fidelia's father worked as a gardener for the Smiths before the family's property was confiscated by the new government. (AP Photo/Milexy Duran)ISLA DE LA JUVENTUD, Cuba (AP) — Fidelia Rodriguez looks at photos of the Smith family, the Americans who once owned the home she has lived in all her life. She lives behind the big house where the Smiths raised their children, a property now owned by the Cuban state. Her home was the servants' quarters.