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Bird flu found in a top Minnesota turkey producing county

An outbreak of a deadly bird flu strain spread to one of the top poultry producing counties of the nation's top turkey producing state of Minnesota, government officials confirmed on Saturday, raising fears that the that the highly contagious disease could seriously damage the industry.

Crash victim's father calls for more focus on pilot welfare

The father of one of the victims of this week's plane crash in the French Alps called Saturday for airlines to take greater care over pilots' welfare.

Indiana governor supports clarifying religious objection law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people.

Bride accused of niece's death after wedding found guilty

A western Pennsylvania newlywed has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of her niece hours after the ceremony.

Police officer wounded in Arizona Wal-Mart melee recovering

A police officer shot during a deadly late-night brawl outside a Wal-Mart store in north-central Arizona was released from the hospital this week.

In NYC, an unusual task force fights home-as-hotel rentals

From an office by the Brooklyn Bridge, a specialized team of investigators tackles a fast-growing concern in the nation's biggest city: apartments being rented like hotel rooms.

Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'puppets of Iran'

Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "puppets of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender.

Woman, 2 year old killed, man injured in Bremerton shooting

Kitsap County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a double homicide in Bremerton. The suspect remains at large.

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Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria

Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.

LA light rail train hits car, partially derails; 21 hurt

A light rail train slammed into a car at a crossing in front of the University of Southern California on Saturday, seriously injuring the driver and the train's operator. Nineteen passengers on the train suffered lesser injuries.

Some British Airways frequent flier accounts miles breached

Some British Airways frequent flier accounts have been hacked, but the airline says that most personal information is safe.

Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading "no hate in our state," gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally against a new state law that opponents say could sanction discrimination against gay people.

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them.

7 shot and injured at Florida spring break house party

Seven people were injured, some critically, during an early-morning spray of gunfire Saturday at a spring break party on the Florida Panhandle, police said. An Alabama man was quickly apprehended and charged with attempted murder.

Hope dims as rescue workers search for 2 in NYC blast

Hope dimmed as emergency workers continued their search Saturday for two people still missing after an apparent gas explosion leveled three Manhattan apartment buildings and investigators worked to piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.

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Internet outages reveal gaps in US broadband infrastructure

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation's Internet infrastructure: no backup systems in many places.

Gowdy: Clinton wiped email server clean, deleted all emails

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server “clean,” permanently deleting all emails from it, the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Friday.

Woman charged under new Colorado law in mom attack

The Colorado woman accused of cutting a baby from an expectant mother’s belly was charged Friday with attempted murder, assault and unlawful termination of a pregnancy — but not murder.

GOP celebrates good week on Hill, but sees challenges ahead

Republicans are looking like they’ve finally figured out how to govern.

Are the early primary states a big deal anymore?

Few states have shaped presidential politics like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.