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The National Weather Service was warning of the possibility of hail as big as grapefruits in some areas on Tuesday amid storms in parts of the central and eastern U.S. Some smaller hail — the size of quarters or smaller — had been reported in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri...
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday failed to reach a verdict on key charges in the fraud trial of Washington State Auditor Troy Kelley, and they acquitted him of lying to the IRS on the single count where they could agree. Kelley was accused of pocketing $3 million...
CINCINNATI (AP) — A suburban Cincinnati man called 911 and gave his address, and when the dispatcher asked what she could help him with, he replied calmly: "I just shot and killed my wife." He told her he would leave his gun in the kitchen and wait for police on his front stoop...
SEATTLE (AP) — States and cities whose lawmakers proudly passed "living wage" laws are finding it difficult to make sure employers actually pay their workers accordingly. Seattle and San Francisco, and the states of Oregon, California and New York are phasing in wage increases...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Federal investigators say they have found the missing data recorder for the sunken cargo ship El Faro. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday said it had recovered the voyage data recorder, which may help investigators better understand the...
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — The massive carcass of a whale was rotting Tuesday at a popular California surfing spot while authorities were deciding whether to tow it out to sea or cut it into pieces and load them on trucks. Meanwhile, crowds braved the overpowering stench to...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A woman on a Montana American Indian Reservation will be charged with murder in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old girl who was under her care, a tribal prosecutor said Tuesday. Janelle Red Dog, 42, is accused of killing Kenzley Olson and putting...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince's sister says the superstar musician had no known will and filed paperwork Tuesday asking a Minnesota court to appoint a special administrator to oversee his estate, though the size of his fortune is unclear. Tyka Nelson, Prince's only surviving full...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Chinese company Sun Paper announced plans Tuesday for a $1 billion mill in southern Arkansas, the paper company's first facility in North America. Joined by Sun Paper officials to announce the project at the state Capitol, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said...