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  • Profiles of the Little Rock Nine who integrated Central High

    2 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in September 1957 all went on to seek higher education. Eight remain alive. While they're most known for their collective story, they have their ...

  • California gang members found guilty of killing 5

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Two gang members have been found guilty of killing five people at a homeless encampment near Los Angeles. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office says jurors found David Ponce and Max Rafael guilty of five ...

  • Judge rejects probation for anti-drug activist in gun case

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A judge has rejected probation for a Pennsylvania man arrested last year outside New York with a vehicle full of weapons while heading to the city to rescue a teenage girl from a drug den. ...

  • Convicted killer investigated after cellmate's beating death

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man serving time on a drunken driving charge was beaten to death in an Idaho prison, and officials say his cellmate — who was convicted of killing his three small children more than a decade ...

  • Smaller pumpkin festival makes comeback after 2014 violence

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) KEENE, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire city is bringing back a pumpkin festival known for its record-setting jack-o-lanterns three years after violence forced its cancellation. Keene's mayor cast a tie-breaking City Council vote Thursday to bring back a smaller ...

  • The Latest: Deaf man's family calls for officer's arrest

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a deaf man by a police officer in Oklahoma City (all times local): 6:05 p.m. The family of a deaf man shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police ...

  • San Francisco unveils memorial to WWII "comfort women"

    5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A survivor of sexual abuse by Japan's World War II-era army has attended the dedication of a San Francisco statue commemorating the plight of Asia's so-called "comfort women." The memorial dedicated Friday outside San Francisco's Chinatown ...

  • Police: Mother fatally shoots 2 children, then herself

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman fatally shot her two children and then herself. The Miami Herald reports that the dead woman and children were discovered Friday. Miami-Dade police spokesman Argemis Colome says the woman's ex-husband discovered the ...

  • Report: Student found unresponsive had been drinking at frat

    5 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana State University student had spent the night drinking at a fraternity house before he was found unresponsive and later died at a hospital, according to a police report released Friday. LSU officials said ...

  • School board asks court to dismiss transgender teen's suit

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia school board has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender teen who sued for the right to use the boys bathroom at his high school. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court ...

  • The Latest: Police: Student died after night of drinking

    6 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Louisiana State University student in a possible fraternity hazing incident (all times local): 4 p.m. A police report says a Louisiana State University student who died last week ...

  • Robert E. Lee's name removed from Dallas park

    6 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Robert E. Lee's name has been removed from the Dallas park where a statue of the Confederate general had been a focal point until recently. The Dallas Park Board voted unanimously Friday to restore temporarily the name ...

  • Army: We've followed recommendations to prevent crashes

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A spokesman says the Army post where a helicopter crashed, killing two pilots, has implemented all of the recommendations of an investigative report in order to prevent similar accidents. Capt. Kristoffer L. Sibbaluca is a spokesman ...

  • The Latest: Right-wing commentator says Berkeley event is on

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on plans for a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he is still planning to hold a "Free Speech Week" at ...

  • Video captures California officer fatally shooting man

    6 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man was fatally shot by a police officer Friday after a struggle outside of a California convenience store that was captured on a bystander's video. The Huntington Beach police officer was speaking with the ...

  • New Mexico college bake sale charged prices based on race

    7 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A bake sale at the University of New Mexico set up by a nonprofit group to charge students based on race and ethnicity ended after outraged opponents disrupted it. The group, Turning Point USA, set up ...

  • Ex-police officer charged with giving drugs to addict-friend

    7 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former police officer in Vermont has been charged with taking heroin seized in a drug raid and giving it to an addict with whom he was having an intimate relationship. Former Royalton officer John Breault ...

  • As defendant signs plea deal, jury reaches guilty verdict

    7 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) YORK, S.C. (AP) — What happens when a defendant signs a plea deal as the jury is returning a guilty verdict? A judge in South Carolina answered that question on Thursday in the trial of a man charged with shooting ...

  • Court rules reporter must testify in voter suppression case

    7 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court says a former reporter could be forced to testify against a man accused of sending a bogus email announcing a House candidate was dropping out of the race. The Concord Monitor ...

  • US agency OKs demolition of lead-contaminated housing

    7 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has approved the demolition of a lead-contaminated public housing complex in northwestern Indiana. The Thursday announcement paves the way for the East Chicago Housing Authority to raze ...

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