• Voters to decide how Wisconsin chief justice is chosen

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin voters will decide April 7 whether to amend the state constitution to let state Supreme Court justices choose their leader. Approval almost certainly would mean the court's conservative majority will strip long-time Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson of...

  • Bride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony. Christina George of Patterson Township wept as her hands were cuffed behind her back after the judge...

  • Police officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — A police officer shot during a deadly late-night brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in north-central Arizona was released from the hospital this week. Cottonwood police Sgt. Jeremy Daniels began recuperating at home Thursday, according to the Arizona Department of...

  • Wildfire threatens Montana ski area, forcing evacuation

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) — Authorities evacuated a ski lodge in southern Montana on Saturday because of a wind-driven wildfire heading toward it. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Jeff Gildehaus says the wildfire was reported about 1:45 p.m. Saturday and had burned an estimated 200 acres of...

  • Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Bremerton shooting

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide in Bremerton. The suspect remains at large. Officials say a 29-year-old woman and 2-year-old boy were fatally shot early Saturday. A third victim, a man whose age is unknown, was airlifted to...

  • 7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder. Multiple 911 calls...

  • Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people. Since Republican Gov. Mike...

  • Decorated Boston cop in coma after being shot in face

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A decorated Boston police officer remained in a medically induced coma Saturday, a night after he was shot in the face during a traffic stop that ended when other officers fatally shot his attacker, the city's police commissioner said. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was...

  • LA commuter train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A commuter train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries. The train was heading east toward...

  • Painstaking search continues after NYC blast, but hope dims

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Searching with hands and dogs through scoops of rubble from three apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, emergency workers painstakingly looked for signs of two missing people Saturday, though authorities acknowledged the chances were slim....

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