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  • Ex-student who sparked campus lockdown won't face charges

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities won't seek criminal charges against a former Mississippi State University student who sparked a campus lockdown last Thursday. Mississippi State University officials previously said they'd file misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges against Phu-Qui Cong "Bill" Nguyen ...

  • Georgia parole board releases transgender inmate who sued

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's parole board has released a transgender inmate who had sued alleging mistreatment. Records show Ashley Diamond was released Monday after serving about a third of her 12-year sentence for burglary and other convictions. The Southern Poverty ...

  • Hiker lost 9 days in forest says she regrets leaving group

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A hiker found alive after enduring nine days in the California wilderness with no food and broken bones says she regrets her decision to leave her group and return to their base camp alone. Miyuki Harwood ...

  • Covered wagon overturns, snarls traffic on Arkansas highway

    40 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — History bumped into modern times when a covered wagon overturned on a busy Arkansas interstate, snarling traffic for a short time. Arkansas State Police say the wagon being pulled by Karen Robertson of El Dorado ...

  • Questions and Answers about Kentucky's gay marriage case

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in June, but no one in Rowan County, Kentucky, has been able to get married since then. Here's why: WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT KENTUCKY? County clerks issue marriage licenses in ...

  • NY mom accused of killing baby released; evidence lacking

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman who was accused of murder and living with her dead baby daughter's body for three months has been released from custody because of a lack of evidence. Authorities this weekend said they ...

  • 'Jurassic National Monument' proposal gets local support

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposal from two congressmen to convert a central Utah dinosaur fossil quarry rich in Jurassic-period bones into a national monument gained a key endorsement Tuesday from county officials. The Emery County public lands council ...

  • A look at couples suing over marriage licenses in Kentucky

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Six couples, including four gay couples and two straight couples, have sued a county clerk in Kentucky for refusing to issue marriage licenses after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned bans on same-sex marriage nationwide. Rowan County ...

  • 7 accused of planning to join Islamic State still charged

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge said Tuesday that he won't dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to fight with the Islamic State group, saying the defense arguments have no merit. U.S. District ...

  • Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Pentagon team is coming to South Carolina this week to evaluate whether the Navy brig near Charleston could be suitable to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Tuesday. Officials with ...

  • Family, doctor say injured firefighter making slow progress

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — The firefighter severely injured in a Washington wildfire flare-up that killed three of his comrades is making progress, but he's not out of danger yet. His doctor and parents said at a news conference in Seattle on ...

  • Slain cameraman remembered with jokes, goofy stories

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The funeral for the cameraman killed during a live broadcast sparked more laughter than tears during a service filled with jokes and recollections of a bullied kid who grew into a beloved goofball. Adam Ward, 27, ...

  • Evergreen man facing charges for shooting bear cubs in trash

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) — A homeowner is facing charges after shooting two bear cubs rummaging through his trash. One cub was killed instantly in Tuesday morning's shooting in Evergreen. The other was wounded and later euthanized. The mother black bear ...

  • White House staffer indicted on assault and other charges

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say a White House staffer has been indicted on assault and other charges following a dispute with a U.S. Capitol Police officer at her home. Prince George's County officials say officers were called to ...

  • New Jersey town wants to be its residents' designated driver

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MARLTON, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey town hopes to end drunken driving by being its residents' designated driver. Evesham Township will operate a shuttle system to take people home from bars on weekends as part of a 30-day ...

  • Judge drops case against prominent gay-rights activist

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed sex-crimes charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean after the alleged teenage victim refused to testify against him. Lane County Circuit Court Judge Jay McAlpin gave prosecutors the option to ...

  • The Latest: No prison for ex-chief in black man's death

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The latest on a white former police chief who pleaded guilty to misconduct in office in the shooting death of an unarmed black man (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A judge has sentenced a white former ...

  • White South Carolina police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of unarmed black man

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — White South Carolina police chief sentenced to home detention in killing of unarmed black man.

  • Senator with son named McKinley decries mountain name change

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state senator has personal reasons for opposing the name change of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. Republican Sen. L. Scott Frantz says all his children are named for mountains, ...

  • Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally filed legal claims against San Francisco and federal officials. The family alleges that a Bureau of Land Management ...

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