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Protest highway shutdown lawsuit claims include extortion

Protest highway shutdown lawsuit claims include extortion

Standing Rock Sioux tribal members and others who are suing over a five-month shutdown of a North Dakota highway during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline have broadened their claims to include allegations of ...

Woman accused of vandalizing California church during spree

Woman accused of vandalizing California church during spree

A woman has been arrested after surveillance video caught her toppling a crucifix statue and destroying other religious artwork in a Northern California church. Watsonville Police said 23-year-old Jackeline Chavira caused at least $15,000 in damages ...

Border Patrol rescues 5 in Texas near where caravan waits

Border Patrol rescues 5 in Texas near where caravan waits

The U.S. Border Patrol says its agents rescued five Honduran migrants — including a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old — trying to illegally cross the river separating Mexico from Texas. The rescue occurred at about 8 a.m. ...

NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company’s rethinking

NY gov raps Amazon critics amid report company’s rethinking

Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Friday about what he called "political pandering" to critics of Amazon's proposed secondary headquarters amid a report that the company is reconsidering its planned New York City headquarters.But opponents said they'd ...

Mississippi lt. gov took part in Confederate frat parties

Mississippi lt. gov took part in Confederate frat parties

While in college in the 1990s, Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves took part in his fraternity's Old South parties. And at such Kappa Alpha parties, members often wore Confederate costumes, a common practice among chapters ...

Man fatally shot by CHP on Interstate 5 in Kern County

Man fatally shot by CHP on Interstate 5 in Kern County

A man was fatally shot in a pre-dawn confrontation with California Highway Patrol officers on a rural stretch of Interstate 5 in the San Joaquin Valley.Kern County sheriff's spokeswoman Angela Monroe tells reporters two CHP ...

Former cyclist Floyd Landis to open cafe and hemp store

Former cyclist Floyd Landis to open cafe and hemp store

Former professional cyclist Floyd Landis has announced plans to open a bicycle showroom and coffee shop that will sell hemp products in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.LNP reports Landis said Thursday he will open Floyd's of Lancaster Cafe ...

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey’s post-Sandy dune work

2 big payouts may endanger New Jersey’s post-Sandy dune work

After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state's 127-mile (204-kilometer) shoreline.Despite lawsuits from homeowners throughout the shore seeking to block ...