Police: Drugs seized from plane at Ohio University airport

Authorities say they've seized a "significant" amount of suspected cocaine from an unauthorized plane that landed at Ohio University's airport.

Sentenced to jail, Christie aide says she won't be scapegoat

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The sentencing of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for creating traffic jams at the busiest bridge in the U.S. for political revenge may not prevent the scandal from hanging over the Republican's final year in office.

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

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Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.
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Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you may want to try something different.
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Roger Stone, a figure in Russia probe, faces defamation suit

Republican political operative Roger Stone is so busy preparing for a possible grilling by the U.S. Senate intelligence committee about Russian hacking, that he does not have time to attend the opening of his civil defamation trial in New York City, according to his lawyer.
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NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

North Carolina Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper said late Wednesday that they have agreed on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill" through a replacement measure that still restricts LGBT nondiscrimination protections.
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Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program.
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Trump admin drops human rights conditions for Bahrain F-16s

The Trump administration told Congress on Wednesday it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the Obama administration.
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The Latest: Governor: HB2 fix not perfect but he supports it

The Latest on efforts at the North Carolina legislature to repeal or replace a state law limiting LGBT protections and which public restrooms transgender people can use (all times local):
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Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving the Affordable Care Act, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed "Donald Trump's hate."
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EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

The Trump Administration on Wednesday denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops, reversing a push by the Obama administration to revoke all uses of the pesticide on food after a government review concluded it could harm children's brains.
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Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, Clay Pell to divorce

Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Rhode Island attorney and political activist Clay Pell are getting divorced.
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The Latest: Attorney general: Religious freedom affirmed

The Latest on a hearing in federal court in Hawaii on President Donald Trump's travel ban (all times local):
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Justice Dept. watchdog criticizes asset forfeiture program

A government watchdog on Wednesday identified what it called weaknesses in the Justice Department's asset forfeiture program, including poor data collection and analysis, and inadequate training of local and state officers.
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Republicans vent anger over Wisconsin road funding

Republicans on the Legislature's budget committee pressed the state's Transportation Department leader to come up with a long-term solution to funding roads at a budget briefing Wednesday, sharply questioning why Gov. Scott Walker has refused to consider any gas tax or fee increases as part of a plan to keep major projects on time.
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The Latest: Walker tweets opposition to gas tax hike

The Latest on the state agency briefings to the Legislature's budget-writing committee (all times local):
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US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91

A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home.
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Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings.
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Ivanka Trump to become official White House employee

Ivanka Trump is officially joining her father's administration as an unpaid employee, after her plans to serve in a more informal capacity were questioned by ethics experts.
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Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser

A 20-year-old woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets near the Capitol for nearly three hours.
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Arkansas 'bathroom bill' dead for session, to be studied

An Arkansas lawmaker dropped her proposal Wednesday prohibiting individuals from using bathrooms in government buildings that do not match their gender at birth after the legislation had faced opposition from the state's Republican governor and tourism groups.
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Walker names new UW System regents

Gov. Scott Walker has appointed two new University of Wisconsin System regents.
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Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally.