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In this scene from a video, a California Highway Patrol officer chases a chihuahua across the Bay Bridge in San Francisco Sunday, April 3, 2016. The dog was eventually captured unharmed. (AP / AP)

Chihuahua leads police on chase across Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A Chihuahua is in animal custody after leading police on a chase across the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge. The California Highway Patrol tweeted the small black dog “led us on quite a chase” Sunday and posted ...

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Gun Shop Project aims to decrease gun suicide rate

MONTROSE, Colo. – Keith Carey is a gunsmith in Montrose, a town with a frontier flavor set amid the mesas of western Colorado. He’s a staunch, though soft-spoken, defender of the right to bear arms. Yet now he’s a willing recruit in a fledgling effort to see if the gun community itself – sellers and owners of firearms, operators of shooting ranges – can help Colorado and other Western states reduce their highest-in-the-nation suicide rates.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., joined by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill on March 22. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Speaker Ryan, ‘young gun’ no more, struggles to lead GOP

When Rep. Paul Ryan took over as House speaker, it was supposed to signal a new era for Republicans – the arrival of a younger, more conservative visionary, who scrubbed the cigarette smoke stains from outgoing Speaker John Boehner’s Capitol office, and promised a fresh start. But five months in, Ryan finds himself with a familiar problem.

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Mom charged for making kids walk to school

WHITWELL, Tenn. – A Tennessee woman is facing child neglect charges after deputies found her driving ahead of her young daughters while making them walk to school. Marion County Sheriff Ronnie “Bo” Burnett said the mother told deputies her daughters ...

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Syria cease-fire at risk as heavy fighting erupts

Syria’s partial cease-fire appeared to be unraveling Saturday as fierce fighting between government forces and opposition fighters erupted outside the country’s second largest city of Aleppo and other parts in the country’s north.

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Residents wave national flags as they protest against plans to build a refugee camp under the new EU-Turkey deal, in Aegean resort of Dikili, Izmir, Turkey, Saturday, April 2, 2016, Under the new deal, refugees and migrants who arrived on Greek islands after March 20 will be sent back to Turkey starting on Monday. The banner reads: “We don’t want a refugee camp in Dikili!” (Mehmet Guzel / Associated Press)

Protests target migrants in Greece, Turkey

Protests against the presence, actual or impending, of migrants were staged in both Greece and Turkey Saturday, as the plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey is set to be implemented starting Monday.

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