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On 6th day, teen carrying brother reaches Michigan Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy and his disabled younger brother finished a 111-mile walk Monday, reaching the steps of the Michigan Capitol after the teen carried his sibling on his back for all but the last half-mile. It was the third and longest journey for...

Storms on Tuesday could bring powerful tornadoes to Plains

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — School districts and authorities are bracing for the possibility of a severe weather outbreak that could bring powerful, long-track tornadoes and large hail Tuesday to the Great Plains. The most dangerous weather – heavy winds, tornadoes and hail...

Blowing dust closes I-10 stretch between Arizona, New Mexico

PHOENIX (AP) — Blowing dust caused the closure of a 62-mile stretch of Interstate 10 between southeastern Arizona and New Mexico for about two hours. The eastbound lanes between U.S. 91 in Arizona and Lordsburg, New Mexico were reopened about 6:30 p.m. Monday. Arizona...

Tourist in yoga airplane altercation allowed to fly to Korea

AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist whose desire to do yoga on a plane led to his arrest is being allowed to leave Hawaii and return home to South Korea. U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang previously allowed Hyongtae Pae to be released on bond, but...

North Carolina LGBT law spurs demonstrations, arrests

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Demonstrations encircled North Carolina’s statehouse Monday, for and against a Republican-backed law curtailing protections for LGBT people and limiting public bathroom access for transgender people. At least 18 protesters opposing the law were...

ACLU: Two-thirds of new Kansas voter registrations on hold

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Voting rolls in Kansas are in “chaos” because of the state’s proof-of-citizenship requirements, the American Civil Liberties Union has argued in a court document, noting that about two-thirds of new voter registration applications...

Oklahoma bill tying abortions to doctor licenses criticized

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Of the pieces of anti-abortion legislation that Oklahoma lawmakers have considered this session, one that would strip doctors of their license to practice has abortion rights activists and the state’s medical association balking. The bill would...

Feds issue new standards for Medicaid insurance plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is setting new standards for Medicaid private insurance plans, now the main source of coverage for millions of low-income people. The rules issued Monday address insurers operating as Medicaid middlemen in 39 states. Each state...

A look at the men accusing Dennis Hastert of sexual abuse

AP Photo/Christian K. Lee CHICAGO (AP) — When he steps before a judge Wednesday, Dennis Hastert will learn whether he goes to prison for breaking federal banking rules in a scheme to cover up sexual abuse. The banking charges, punishable by up to five years behind bars, are...

‘Individual A’ sues Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

AP Photo/Christian K. Lee CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and later promised $3.5 million to stay quiet filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit on Monday, saying he’s owed more than half of the money...