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  • Coroner: Child killer's son hangs himself in state prison

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say the son of a notorious child killer hanged himself in a California prison at age 32. The Sacramento County coroner's office said Wednesday that Curtis Dean Anderson Jr. died by suicide Monday in California ...

  • Illinois ends participation in multi-state voter database

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois State Board of Elections has voted to end the state's participation in a multistate voter registration system that critics have said is inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers. The board voted 8-0 Tuesday at its ...

  • Police called to shutdown protest at McConnell office

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky were called to a protest by a group of federal government workers at a field office for Sen. Mitch McConnell. The protestors arrived at the Lexington office in hopes of handing off some ...

  • Judge lets Arkansas law against Israeli boycotts stand

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has let stand an Arkansas law requiring contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel, ruling that such a boycott is not protected by the First Amendment. U.S. District Judge Brian Miller on ...

  • W.Va. Senate passes free tuition bill for community colleges

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia residents could attend community and technical college for free under a bill passed by the state Senate for the second straight year. The bill approved unanimously Wednesday now moves to the House of Delegates, ...

  • Florida's 2018 youth vote swells over previous midterm

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — They rallied hundreds of thousands to march for gun reform, landed on the cover of Time magazine and raised millions of dollars from celebrities like Oprah and George Clooney. But could the teenage survivors of ...

  • Police: Man arrested after opening fire inside Florida bank

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a man who fired shots inside a Florida bank. The Sebring Police Department posted on Facebook that officers responded to a SunTrust Bank branch Wednesday afternoon. Officials didn't immediately say if anyone ...

  • St. Bernard survives 17 days in Minnesota cold

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ZIMMERMAN, Minn. (AP) — A St. Bernard dog that ran away from a foster home in Minnesota has been found alive after surviving 17 days in freezing temperatures. Ruff Start Rescue director Azure Davis says she wasn't sure the 10-year-old ...

  • Police: Florida man arrested after threat to blow up bus

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man who they say claimed to have a bomb on a transit bus in central Florida. The two-hour standoff Wednesday morning caused the evacuation of a high school and nearby businesses ...

  • Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work. A network of rescue groups in the U.S. works with the National ...

  • Police: Mother of dead baby denied knowing she was pregnant

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a worker accused of putting her newborn in a bathroom trash can at an Amazon distribution center in Phoenix, where the child was found dead, told investigators she didn't know she was pregnant. Samantha Vivier ...

  • Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats

    4 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia's House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party regain control in this year's election. The judges ordered a ...

  • Police capture pair of runaway emus in coastal Texas

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — Police in coastal Texas have captured a pair of runaway emus that had been on the lam for a day after escaping from their owner's backyard. Emus aren't permitted in Galveston, but police say a man ...

  • SC officer wants rehearing in shooting conviction appeal

    5 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys have asked an appellate court to reconsider its ruling upholding the conviction and 20-year sentence of a former South Carolina policeman in the shooting death of an unarmed motorist who was running away from a ...

  • White supremacist pleads guilty to NYC sword killing

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A white supremacist has pleaded guilty to killing a black man with a sword as part of a racist plot that prosecutors described as a hate crime. James Jackson admitted to fatally stabbing 66-year-old Timothy Caughman ...

  • Hundreds of schools closed, delayed amid Midwest snowstorm

    7 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit's main airport has been shut down as a major snowstorm crawls across the region. The National Weather Service issued weather advisories and warnings Wednesday across several northern U.S. states, ...

  • Furloughed worker tries to raise money to buy insulin

    8 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A furloughed Kentucky IRS worker with Type II diabetes says she's struggling to buy insulin because of the shutdown and so has started a GoFundMe to raise the needed cash. The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday that ...

  • Parrot rescued after nearly 3 nights in storm drain

    9 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — An African Grey parrot is home after being trapped for nearly three nights in a storm drain in Los Angeles. Arturo Vasquez tells KABC-TV he turned to YouTube parrot advocate Marlene Mc'Cohen when no one would ...

  • Judge hearing testimony on 2020 census citizenship question

    10 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal trial began Tuesday for lawsuits challenging the Trump administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a plan that a different court blocked last week. Former U.S. Census Bureau director John Thompson, ...

  • Police charge man with kidnapping missing woman found alive

    10 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Boston police have charged a man with kidnapping in connection to the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman outside a bar. Authorities arrested the 38-year-old man after finding Olivia Ambrose inside his apartment Tuesday afternoon. Boston Police Commissioner ...

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