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  • Defense cites Stand Your Ground law in theater shooting case

    9 minutes ago

    (AP) DADE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is hearing evidence to determine whether a retired police officer acted in self-defense when he shot a man in a movie theater in 2014. Pinellas-Pasco Circuit Judge Susan Barthle is being asked ...

  • Police probing death of Charlotte teen shot at house party

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school student shot after an argument at a Charlotte house party. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they found Chris Allen outside a home suffering from a ...

  • The Latest: Autopsy to be performed on Russian UN ambassador

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sudden death of the Russian ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 10:55 a.m. The New York City medical examiner is performing an autopsy on Russia's ambassador to the United Nations ...

  • The Latest: Security Council has moment of silence for envoy

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations (all times local): 10:15 a.m. The United Nations Security Council has held a moment of silence for Russia's ambassador, who died suddenly after falling ...

  • The Latest: Evacuation order remains after levee breach

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the storms in California (all times local): 7:10 a.m. An evacuation order remains in place Tuesday morning though San Joaquin County crews have stabilized a breached levee and at least temporarily halted the ...

  • Delaware prison warden placed on leave after inmate uprising

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) DOVER, Del. (AP) — The warden of a Delaware prison where inmates staged an uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed has been placed on leave. Department of Correction officials said Tuesday that David Pierce, warden ...

  • Funeral planned for teen whose remains found last year

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — A funeral is planned for a North Carolina teen whose remains were found in South Carolina last year. News outlets report Saturday's public funeral at First Baptist Church in Salisbury is taking place one day after ...

  • 2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) CALABASH, N.C. (AP) — For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/2mhVXP1 ) Tuesday that some residents of a Calabash, North Carolina, neighborhood have named ...

  • 2 jail deputies wounded in off-duty gun-cleaning accident

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) HILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say two county jail deputies are recovering from gunshot injuries suffered in an off-duty gun-cleaning accident. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says Dale Fair and Robert Thorpe had stripped and cleaned ...

  • Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't empty trash

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package. Eighteen-year-old Connor Cox tells WHTM-TV (http://bit.ly/2l3BugR ) that his mother sent two ...

  • Woman visiting husband's grave dies after cemetery crash

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman visiting her husband's grave died after she had an asthma attack that caused her to crash her car in the cemetery. The Berks County coroner says 68-year-old Nancy Heist died about four hours ...

  • Police say 12-year-old boy was fatally shot in Arkansas home

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy at a home in southwestern Arkansas. Texarkana Police Department spokeswoman Kristi Bennett says officers found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound Saturday afternoon at the ...

  • Massachusetts police end visits to schools to greet kids

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools one day a week to high five and fist bump students has been ended because some people complained. Northampton Chief Jody Kasper says "High Five ...

  • Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Thousands protesting against President Donald Trump on issues including immigration, climate change and the environment rallied in cities around the U.S. on Presidents Day, calling their opposition outpouring Not My President's Day. The protests on Monday's federal holiday didn't draw ...

  • Police: Pair killed landlord, lived with her body 2 weeks

    5 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose of it. Clearwater police said in ...

  • Man who discussed Dylann Roof attack set to be in court

    7 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) A white supremacist who authorities say illegally bought a gun he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings is scheduled to appear in court. A preliminary hearing for 29-year-old Benjamin McDowell is set for ...

  • Groups, individuals helping white extremists shed hate

    7 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez's leg gives away her past. A victim of sexual assault at age 14 and never quite able to meet her parents' expectations, Martinez sought out other angry teens. By ...

  • Dozens of headstones toppled at Missouri Jewish cemetery

    8 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were damaged at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lAG5dB ) the vandalism was reported early Monday at the Chesed Shel ...

  • Police: Gunman robs man of 'grandma's favorite' chocolates

    9 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police in Rhode Island say a group of teens stole a man's cellphone and box of chocolates, with one suspect saying the chocolates were his "grandma's favorite." Providence police Lt. Luis San Lucas tells The Providence ...

  • Connecticut home invasion killer seeks new trial

    10 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — One of two men serving a life sentence in the killing of a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home a decade ago is asking the state's highest court for a new trial. ...

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