Child care strains family budgets across the nation

Child care strains family budgets across the nation

No state scores well for cost, quality, availability.

California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

3:00am
California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'
The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

12:15am
Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage
A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.
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Train crashes into New Jersey station; injuries unclear

A commuter train barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage. There is no word so far on any injuries.
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Supreme Court to hear challenge over offensive trademarks

The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.
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Man charged in bicyclist's death arrested again for DUI

A man charged with driving under the influence in the hit-and-run death of a bicyclist on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island last month has again been arrested for DUI.
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8 minutes ago

Gary Johnson has another 'Aleppo moment,' can't name favorite foreign leader

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian nominee for president, had been raring for Wednesday night's "town hall" on MSNBC. He had been cut from the first televised…
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13 minutes ago

The Latest: Suspect in killings of 4 women pleads not guilty

The Latest on Ohio suspect in killings of at least four women (all times local):
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18 minutes ago

The Latest: Deputies return to school students, teacher shot

The Latest on a shooting in a teenager is accused of killing his father and then wounding two students and a teacher at a nearby elementary school (all times local):
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23 minutes ago

Newborn found alive in trash bin inside gas station restroom

Authorities say a newborn baby has been found alive in a trash bin inside a gas station restroom in Pennsylvania.
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23 minutes ago

Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water

Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster.
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The Latest: Pollution from fertilizer plant found in water

The Latest on the sinkhole at a fertilizer plant that has contaminated Florida's main drinking water aquifer (all times local):
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28 minutes ago

Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick

Tommie Smith and John Carlos were proud to raise their gloved fists in a symbolic protest at the Olympics, and now they're proud that Colin Kaepernick and other athletes are staging national anthem protests to raise awareness about racial inequality and police brutality.
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38 minutes ago

State Police on scene of explosion at Camp Minden

Louisiana State Police say a hazardous materials unit was investigating an explosion Thursday in northwest Louisiana at the same site where a company was previously…
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43 minutes ago

Talks between Allina, striking nurses continue

Allina Health and the union that represents thousands of striking nurses at five hospitals in the Twin Cities metro plan to continue negotiations.
National
48 minutes ago

Ex-Houston transit officer charged with assault in beating

A Houston transit police officer who resigned after surveillance video showed him using a baton to hit a man 15 times has been charged with assault.
National
48 minutes ago

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.
National
48 minutes ago

Commissioner criticizes officers' appearance at gala

Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing an appearance at a conservative group's gala by three officers charged but not convicted in the death of a black man injured in a police van.
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7:40am

Imam: Pulse shooter prayed at mosque 4 days before attack

An imam has released video footage of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen praying in a central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others.
Nation
7:35am

GoFundMe shuts down page for mom charged in her baby's death

Fundraising site GoFundMe has shut down a page raising money for a Colorado mother now charged in connection with her baby's death.
National
7:25am

Mobster to plead guilty to charges connected to 1993 slaying

Court documents show a reputed longtime member of the New England Mafia plans to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators probing the 1993 slaying of a Boston nightclub owner.
Variety
7:20am

Former altar boy supervisor denies sexual abuse charges

A 79-year-old man who once supervised altar boys as a layman at a Roman Catholic church in Boston has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually abused a young boy decades ago.
Variety
7:15am

Hotel workers seek new safety measures after freezer death

A federal agency and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta.