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3 killed after brief police chase in San Francisco streets

February 7, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets, officials said Sunday. more »»

Pilot's husband doesn't believe she survived collision

February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With bright sunshine, warm temperatures and a deep blue sky, Friday was the kind of Southern California day made for just about anything. more »»

3 remain missing following mid-air crash off Los Angeles

February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sheriff's divers continue searching the water just outside Los Angeles Harbor as part of an ongoing recovery effort following Friday's mid-air collision of two small planes. more »»

License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

February 7, 2016

FREEPORT, N.Y. (AP) — When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. more »»

More than 20 Texas town repeal sex offender residency law

February 7, 2016

DALLAS (AP) — A broad legal challenge has led more than 20 towns in Texas to ease restrictions over the last few months on where sex offenders can live instead of fight a costly battle in court. more »»

Study explores how black men find success in college

February 7, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James Wanda, a senior at Pennsylvania's Lafayette College and one of two black computer science majors in his class, says at times he has felt pressure to succeed not just for... more »»

Bernie Sanders makes 'SNL' appearance with Larry David

February 7, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on "Saturday Night Live" three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry... more »»

Drivers beware: Famous LA bridge has begun coming down

February 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end has begun for a downtown bridge that played a supporting role in many Hollywood chase scenes down the concrete-lined Los Angeles River. more »»

AP FACT CHECK: Skewed GOP claims on taxes, health insurance

February 7, 2016

EDITOR'S NOTE _ A look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don't tell the full... more »»

Debate Takeaways: Rubio shaken, Trump not stirred

February 7, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — There have been no higher stakes on a Republican debate stage in the 2016 campaign for president than there were Saturday night. more »»

New York moves to stop gay conversion therapy for youths

February 7, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is taking steps to stop therapists from trying to change young people's sexual orientation, Gov. more »»

Police think 6 Chicago deaths result of 'targeted incident'

February 7, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities on Saturday released the names of six family members found dead this week in their southwest side home — the victims of what Chicago police believe was a "targeted... more »»

Chicago officer sues estate of teen he shot, claiming trauma

February 7, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who fatally shot a black 19-year-old college student and accidentally killed a neighbor has filed a lawsuit against the teenager's estate, arguing th... more »»

Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club

February 6, 2016

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A shooting at a strip club early Saturday morning in Tampa, Florida, left one person dead, seven injured and police searching for answers. more »»

Names released of 6 relatives found dead in Chicago home

February 6, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities have released the names of six family members found dead this week in their home on Chicago's southwest side. more »»

Mardi Gras season rolls into last big weekend in New Orleans

February 6, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Mardi Gras season entered its last big weekend of parades and galas in New Orleans before its end at midnight Fat Tuesday, when Ash Wednesday ushers in the period of Lent... more »»

Man accused of IS-inspired plot to attack Detroit church

February 6, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Authorities have arrested a 21-year-old Michigan man whom they accuse of supporting Islamic State militants and plotting to attack a Detroit church. more »»

Cause of deadly New York crane collapse under investigation

February 6, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row o... more »»

Search for possible survivors of midair crash suspended

February 6, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities on Saturday called off the search for survivors of a midair collision that sent at least one plane plunging into the ocean near the Port of Los Angeles and instead... more »»


Dinner February 9, 2016

PARKERSBURG — A lasagna dinner will be 5-7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Epworth United Methodist Church at Sixth Avenue and Myrtle Street in south Parkersburg. more »

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