Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote
By ERICA WERNER and ALAN FRAM 24 Mar 2017 03:12

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave "Obamacare" in place and move on to other issues if Friday's vote fails....

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate
24 Mar 2017 02:34

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help....

Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns
By COLLEEN LONG 24 Mar 2017 02:31

NEW YORK (AP) -- A police watchdog agency investigator who leaked the disciplinary record of a white police officer involved in the chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner resigned on Thursday....

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge
By HALLIE GOLDEN and SALLY HO 24 Mar 2017 01:09

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) -- A Utah couple was enjoying the final day of their European trip to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when they were among the crowd of people on London's Westminster Bridge who were struck by an SUV....

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State ex-president trial
By MARK SCOLFORO 24 Mar 2017 00:58

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jurors in the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier spent more than six hours deliberating Thursday without reaching a verdict regarding the child endangerment and conspiracy charges he faces in the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal....

Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014
By JACQUES BILLEAUD and PAUL DAVENPORT 24 Mar 2017 00:27

PHOENIX (AP) -- Child-welfare officials investigated an Arizona couple accused of murder in their 9-year-old son's shooting death after she gave birth to a child who had been exposed to methadone and heroin....

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US
By MICHELLE L. PRICE 24 Mar 2017 00:19

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah's governor signed legislation Thursday giving the predominantly Mormon state the strictest drunken driving threshold in the country, a change that restaurant groups and representatives of the ski and snowboard industry say will hurt tourism....

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'
By SARAH RANKIN 23 Mar 2017 23:50

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Shipping containers full of coal ash from China, Poland and India have come into the U.S. through the Port of Virginia as foreign companies find a market for the same industrial waste that America's utilities are struggling to dispose of....

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow
By SOPHIA TAREEN and LAURIE KELLMAN 23 Mar 2017 23:23

CHICAGO (AP) -- The last straw that convinced Chicago native Marissa Marshall it was time to move away was hearing dangerously close gunfire in the rough neighborhood where she found affordable housing....

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots
GILLIAN FLACCUS 23 Mar 2017 22:58

BANKS, Ore. (AP) -- This fall, the football team in the tiny Oregon logging town of Banks will once again take the field as the Braves. But this time, they have the approval of the tribe that originally inhabited the area....

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