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Pennsylvania stuck in historic budget gridlock

Pennsylvania state government is setting a new state record for gridlock

Friend says slain teen talked of running away with defendant

A friend of the 13-year-old Virginia girl who was killed after climbing out of her bedroom window says the seventh-grader talked of running away and starting a family with the man now charged in her slaying

Goldie Hawn Could Return To Big Screen For The First Time In 14 Years

Hawn hasn't been in a film since 2002's "The Banger Sisters."

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Check out the world's most expensive Valentine's Day bouquet

This Valentine's Day you can buy flowers or you can buy the world's most expensive bouquet. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Man Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In Front Of Kensington Palace

Police received a call about a man acting suspiciously early Tuesday morning. When they arrived, they found a man in his 40s on fire.

Obama administration plans new high-level cyber official

The Obama administration is planning to create a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday

Tests find high levels of lead in tap water at Ohio village

The state Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village have found high levels of lead in tap water at 11 of the 180 homes where owners voluntarily submitted samples

Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing

Experts say almost all fish species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of dwindling stocks

Mary Louise Hancock Is New Hampshire's Political King (Or Queen) Maker

The Clintons, Biden, Dukakis and Gore have all come to 95-year-old Mary Louise Hancock's home to win her endorsement.

A look at Obama's final budget proposal for 2017

An agency-by-agency look at President Barack Obama's eighth and final budget proposal

US intel: China to keep building on artificial islands

The U.S. intelligence chief says he expects China to keep building on artificial islands to sustain its "exorbitant" territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea

Closings set in NYC cop's trial in deadly stairwell shooting

The rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell says what happened was a deadly accident

Note boasts rare signatures of lovebirds Napoleon, Josephine

Full signatures from a pair of notorious lovebirds _ Napoleon and Josephine _ lend an otherwise routine 19th century French marriage contract a rare prestige among other love notes on display this week in Florida

Attacks Involving A Sword And Metal Pole Lead To Florida Man's Arrest

Authorities have charged a 22-year-old man with attempted murder, aggravated assault and battery after a series of attacks in Florida.

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Unlucky man struck by meteorite may be first known fatality modern times

A man in Indian may be the unlucky first person to be killed by a meteorite in modern times. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Head-On Train Collision Kills At Least 9 In Southern Germany

Around 150 people were injured when two trains on a single track crashed in Bavaria. Many were trapped in the wreckage.

UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

Lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing Britain's intelligence agencies say there are not enough privacy safeguards in plans to strengthen government powers to spy on the Internet

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study

New research says guns, drugs and cars contribute substantially to the life-expectancy gap between the United States and other developed nations

Stocks stabilize after an early slide; Japan's Nikkei slumps

Stocks were moving between gains and losses in morning trading Tuesday as investors weighed the latest batch of company earnings news

Tennessee Doctor Performs Surgery On The Wrong Baby

A portion of skin beneath the infant's tongue was unnecessarily removed.

AP News Guide: Snowy New Hampshire has its say in 2016 race

You may have heard about the establishment lane in the campaign, the outsider lane and more

Vietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba

A Vietnam War veteran who has lived in Cuba for 35 years is suing the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs seeking to reinstate his pension

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

People across the South are debating whether to preserve the remnants of their Jim Crow history, from segregated waiting rooms to "whites only" water fountains and long-abandoned schools for black children

Noranda Aluminum files for bankruptcy

One of North America's biggest makers of aluminum foil is seeking bankruptcy protection, saying it plans to halt production at a southeastern Missouri smelter within weeks

Judge To Decide If 'Happy Birthday' Belongs In The Public Domain

The rights to the "Happy Birthday" song could soon belong to the public.

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Squirrel causes power outage for 5,500 people

A squirrel caused a power disruption in Tulsa, Oklahoma for over 5,500 people. Apparently that's not a rare occurrence. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) explains.

Former President Says Mexico Won't Pay For Trump's 'Stupid' Wall

Former Mexico President Felipe Calderón spoke out against Donald Trump's proposed wall on the southern border. Here's a hint: He's not having it.