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Wee-lief! Dogs Get Airport Bathrooms Of Their Own

(AP) – Dogs and other animals now have a bathroom of their own at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. The tiny room outfitted with a red fire hydrant and a patch of artificial turf is the latest “pet relief facility” to be installed at airports across the country. It allows service and guide […]

Man Pleads Guilty In Stalking Case Involving Joe Arpaio

(AP) – A man has pleaded guilty to charges of trying to stalk Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last year. Maricopa County Superior Court officials say 43-year-old Ruben Pena Jr. pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of attempted stalking and one count of a hoax. His sentencing is scheduled for June 2. Authorities say Pena […]

4 Young Runaways Found Sneaking Back Into Florida Facility

(AP) – Four girls who apparently ran away from a facility for foster children near Tampa were found safe as they tried to sneak back onto the same property, authorities said Friday. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter said in an email that the girls – ages 13, 11, 10 and 4 – were […]

Supreme Court Trying To Find Its Way After Scalia

(AP) – Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight? The answer varies with the issue. But arguments last week in the corruption case against a former Virginia governor show that there are high-profile cases on […]

UPDATE: Protesters Throw Eggs At Police Near Trump Event

(AP) – Dozens of protesters have broken through steel barricades surrounding the California hotel where Donald Trump is addressing the state GOP convention.  The protesters were also throwing eggs at police and chanting anti-Trump slogans.  Many other protesters remain on the sidewalk. Dozens of officers have formed a human chain around the hotel entrance and […]

4 Young Girls Run Away From Florida Foster Home

(AP) – Officials say four girls who apparently ran away from a foster home near Tampa put pillows under their sheets to make it look like they were in bed.  But staff members at A Kids Place discovered the girls – ages 13, 11, 10 and 4 – missing during a bed check Thursday just […]

US: China Rejects Hong Kong Port Call By US Aircraft Carrier

(AP) – The State Department says China has recently denied a request from a U.S. aircraft carrier for a port visit in Hong Kong.  That appears to be a sign of mounting tension in the disputed South China Sea.  Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his Philippine counterpart visited the carrier, USS John C. Stennis, in […]

Punishments But No Criminal Charges In US Attack On Hospital

(AP) – A top U.S. general says the gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and that none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center.  No criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that […]

Obama Announces New Steps To Reduce Gun Violence

(AP) – President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns.  Smart guns are firearms that use technology designed to prevent accidental shootings or help find a missing gun.  In a Facebook post Friday, Obama also announced a new […]

UPDATE: Cruz Is Endorsed By Indiana Governor

(AP) – Indiana’s governor has endorsed Ted Cruz ahead of the state’s Republican primary on Tuesday.  In a radio interview, Gov. Mike Pence called the Texas senator “a principled conservative” who has “shown the courage of his convictions.”  But Pence also had kind words for Cruz’s rival Donald Trump. He says Trump “has given voice […]