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3/24/2016 6:52 PM
Businesses balk at N.C. anti-discrimination law
RALEIGH — Major corporations took stands Thursday against a new North Carolina law that bans anti-discrimination measures based on sexual orientation and gender identity and requires transgender people to use public bathrooms that match their birth certificates.

3/24/2016 8:19 PM
Pilot accused of running Houston brothels
HOUSTON — Authorities are accusing a United Airlines pilot of running brothels in the Houston area.

3/24/2016 7:48 PM
Arizona Democrats claim votes suppressed
PHOENIX — Hours-long waits for some Arizona residents wanting to vote in the presidential primary have led to accusations of voter suppression from Democrats and civil rights proponents who cite a decision by elections officials to slash the number of polling places this year.

3/24/2016 7:44 PM
Man who spent day in tree no-shows for court
SEATTLE — A man who transfixed Seattle — and the Internet — by perching near the top of an 80-foot sequoia tree in a downtown shopping district for more than a day would not leave a jail cell for his first court appearance Thursday.

3/24/2016 7:26 PM
9 charged with murder after teen slain
AUGUSTA, Ga. — A Georgia sheriff has charged nine people with murder after a fight between two high school girls escalated into a neighborhood street brawl with a mob wielding baseball bats and knives — and one driver charging at people with a car — before a teenager was fatally stabbed in the neck.

3/24/2016 6:49 PM
Surgeons remove 27 bags of heroin from man
SALEM, Mass. — Police say surgeons at a Massachusetts hospital removed 27 bags of heroin from a man who allegedly swallowed them to smuggle them into the United States.

3/24/2016 6:43 PM
Man painted gold arrested in Calif. hit-and-run
RICHMOND, Calif. — Authorities say a man covered in gold spray paint was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in the San Francisco Bay Area after he allegedly hit three cars on a freeway and then led police on a brief chase.

3/24/2016 6:31 PM
'Sesame Street' actor David Smyrl dead at 80
PHILADELPHIA — David Smyrl, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role as Mr. Handford, the retired firefighter who ran Hooper’s Store on “Sesame Street,” has died. He was 80.

3/24/2016 5:05 PM
Actor, comedian Garry Shandling dies
LOS ANGELES — Garry Shandling, who as an actor and comedian masterminded a brand of self-inflicted phony docudrama with The Larry Sanders Show, has died.

3/24/2016 4:54 PM
Wildfire burns across Kansas, Oklahoma
MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. — Crews were trying to get a foothold Thursday against wildfires that have scorched hundreds of square miles in Oklahoma and Kansas and led residents of some small communities to flee their homes.




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