• Voter initiative to legalize marijuana in Arizona filed

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A group that hopes to get voters to legalize recreational use of marijuana filed an initiative with Friday with the Arizona Secretary of State's office and will start a signature-gathering campaign to get it on the ballot. The Marijuana Policy Project and several other...

  • Man pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared. Brian Karl Brimager, 37, entered his plea after he was indicted by a federal...

  • Governor vetoes bill limiting state entity in gas plan

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    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker vetoed legislation Friday that sought to temporarily restrict participation of a state-sponsored corporation in an alternate gas pipeline project that he proposed. The veto was expected, though Walker has had talks with House Speaker Mike...

  • 2 convicted of desecrating Illinois cemetery get prison time

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has sentenced two brothers to prison for digging up graves, dumping human remains and reselling plots at a suburban Chicago cemetery. Cook County Circuit Judge Joan O'Brien sentenced 51-year-old Keith Nicks to six years in prison and 44-year-old Terrance Nicks...

  • Wife of gyrocopter pilot: 'Very brave,' but he broke the law

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida postal worker who piloted a gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol lawn to call attention to his belief that campaign finance laws are too weak is a patriot, his wife said in a brief interview Friday. Doug Hughes was charged with operating an unregistered...

  • Group wants to bring back Native Hawaiian burial traditions

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. Traditional "clean burials" involve cleansing the deceased by fire in a pit and then compressing the...

  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    8:30 p.m. (EDT) Sen. Marco Rubio, a Spanish speaker whose parents came to the United States from Cuba, says English should be the country's official language. But, he says, resources should still be available in school for students who don't speak English as a first language. After...

  • 2 arrests made in fatal shooting of university student

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 22-year-old University of Kentucky student was shot and killed a block from the Lexington campus Friday morning in what police believe was a random robbery gone awry. Jonathan W. Krueger, a junior communications major and photo editor at the school newspaper,...

  • Prosecutors in Md. charge man in Census Bureau guard's death

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    A man accused of killing a U.S. Census Bureau guard during a crime spree in and around the Washington, D.C., area has been charged with murder and other federal offenses, prosecutors said. Ronald Anderson was charged in a criminal complaint on Friday in the April 9 abduction, chase...

  • Court: Navajo presidential election cannot be held Tuesday

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo Nation judge has ruled that election officials cannot move forward with Tuesday's belated presidential contest, but the decision is likely to be appealed. Window Rock District Judge Carol Perry's ruling Friday centers on a bill tribal lawmakers passed...

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