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  • Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers are cheering a move by the U.S. Supreme Court that temporarily halts part of a Texas law that would close more than half of the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. They are also studying ...

  • Oklahoma, Florida move quickly to resume lethal injections

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma and Florida are moving quickly to resume lethal injections after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the use of a sedative that has been used in several problematic executions. Attorneys general in both states asked courts ...

  • Man in wheelchair robs bank in New York, makes getaway

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It may not have been the fastest getaway, but police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in New York City. It happened at the Santander bank in Queens shortly after ...

  • Convicted killer thought fellow escape was slowing him down

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided he'd make better time without the ...

  • Fire chief says blaze destroys historic stadium in Oregon

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A fire official in Oregon says a spectacular fire has destroyed Eugene's historic Civic Stadium and prompted the temporary evacuation of a nearby two-block area. Eugene-Springfield Fire Chief Randy Groves said the stadium's dry, seasoned lumber ...

  • Wisconsin teen accused of killing parents pleads insanity

    6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) RHINELANDER, Wis. (AP) — A teenager accused of killing her mother and stepfather has pleaded insanity in a northern Wisconsin courtroom. Seventeen-year-old Ashlee Martinson pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect in Oneida County court Monday. WSAW-TV ...

  • Report gives harrowing detail of Nebraska prison 'rampage'

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A deadly rampage by several hundred inmates at an understaffed Nebraska maximum security prison in May started when too many prisoners were allowed to leave their cells at once to get medication, according to an investigative ...

  • Fight over gumbo spices leads to fatal stabbing in Florida

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Police say a fight over gumbo spices ended with the fatal stabbing of a Florida restaurant worker and former Florida State mascot. Panama City police say 33-year-old Caleb Joshua Halley was working at Buddy's Seafood ...

  • Families, Arizona settle suit in deaths of 19 firefighters

    8 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona settled a lawsuit Monday brought by a dozen families who lost loved ones when a Hotshot firefighting crew was overcome by a wildfire near the small community of Yarnell. The settlement announced by ...

  • Jury rejects conservative's bias claim against U. Iowa dean

    9 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A jury has ruled that the former dean of the University of Iowa law school didn't commit political discrimination when she passed over a conservative lawyer for teaching jobs. The federal jury in Davenport on ...

  • Judge tosses feds' terrorism allegation against Florida imam

    9 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge says prosecutors took snippets of information out of context to create a nonexistent terrorism plot by an Islamic scholar in Florida. U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell last week ordered the imam, Marcus Robertson ...

  • Crashes in Alaska brought safety steps for tourism flights

    9 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Officials say webcams have been installed and other measures have been taken in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes. Federal documents reviewed Monday state that weather cameras had been installed at ...

  • Bird camera fans watch eagle steal osprey chicks from nest

    10 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) BREMEN, Maine (AP) — Followers of a popular live bird camera are reeling from a rare glimpse of nature in the raw after witnessing an eagle pluck two osprey chicks from a nest. Bird fans watch the ospreys on a ...

  • University of California sued over sex assault claims

    10 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three current and former University of California, Berkeley students have filed a lawsuit accusing school administrators of not doing enough to investigate their sexual assault claims and issue punishment. In the lawsuit filed Monday, the three ...

  • Survey: Confederate flag push reaches key milestone in SC

    10 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there's enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote. The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The ...

  • Survey: South Carolina Legislature has enough votes to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse

    10 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Survey: South Carolina Legislature has enough votes to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse.

  • Agreement neared to release Fla. doctor tied to Menendez

    11 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez appear to be nearing an agreement to allow his release from jail. Though a hearing for Dr. Salomon Melgen ended Monday ...

  • Trial for 5 white police supervisors moving to black suburb

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — The trial for five white Cleveland police supervisors charged with failing to control a high-speed car chase that ended in the deaths of two unarmed black people is moving to a mostly black suburb. It won't be ...

  • Recent spike in shark attacks reported off Carolinas coast

    11 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Shark experts have a not-so-reassuring explanation for a recent spate of attacks along the coast of the Carolinas: It's mainly because so many people are getting in the water. Six shark attacks were recorded in June in North Carolina waters. ...

  • Kentucky clerks object to ruling, halt all marriage licenses

    11 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A few court clerks in Kentucky were refusing to issue marriage licenses to any couple Monday as an objection to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis said his Christian ...

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