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Loose pigs wander near interstate in Florida following crash

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:03:03 GMT2017-11-23T21:03:03Z

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida drivers are being warned to watch out for the possibility of escaped pigs on a busy interstate following a crash between two trucks that let the livestock loose....



Governor's staffer resigns after sexual misconduct claim

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:49:19 GMT2017-11-23T19:49:19Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A staff member in Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' office is denying any wrongdoing after being accused of sexual harassment....



Thanksgiving feasts in Texas cater to refugees, the homeless

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:33:21 GMT2017-11-23T19:33:21Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Seven years ago, Samira Page and a small group of fellow refugees sat around her table where the guests experienced their first traditional American Thanksgiving Day feast....



3 get prison in strangling death of alleged overdose victim

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:11:14 GMT2017-11-23T19:11:14Z

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Three people who pleaded guilty in the death of a man strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent overdose are headed to prison....



Corrections officer severely hurt in Kansas City jail attack

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:04:28 GMT2017-11-23T19:04:28Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Police in Kansas City, Missouri, say a corrections officer was assaulted by a prisoner at the Jackson County Regional Correctional Center and is in critical condition....



TransCanada: Over 24K gallons of oil recovered from spill

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:41:57 GMT2017-11-23T17:41:57Z

AMHERST, S.D. (AP) -- TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota....



Christie could be last caught on beach closed to the public

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:06:38 GMT2017-11-23T17:06:38Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Future New Jersey governors couldn't be caught like Gov. Chris Christie enjoying the July Fourth holiday on a state beach while it was closed to the public during a government shutdown under a proposal advancing through the Democrat-led Legislature....



New police head appoints No. 2 amid leadership shake-up

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:19:17 GMT2017-11-23T16:19:17Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The new head of the Massachusetts State Police has appointed a deputy, shoring up the agency's leadership after a shake-up triggered by revisions to a police report about a judge's daughter....



Residents affected by Harvey prepare for Thanksgiving

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:06:30 GMT2017-11-23T07:06:30Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- The kitchen where George and Arva Dorsey prepare an 18-dish feast every Thanksgiving has been stripped of everything but its granite countertops, standing on their own with no appliances below. The house they renovated and expanded over three decades has been gutted down to its wooden beams....



Retailers look to woo shoppers from rivals as Amazon grows

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 05:06:05 GMT2017-11-23T05:06:05Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Toys and TVs at J.C. Penney, Barbies at Best Buy, kitchen appliances like wine refrigerators at B.J.'s. As the holiday shopping season officially kicks off Thursday, shoppers may find some surprises at their favorite stores....



Georgia boy whose transplant was delayed gets new kidney

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:22:44 GMT2017-11-23T02:22:44Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A potentially life-saving kidney transplant has given a Georgia family a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving, nearly two months after the operation was controversially delayed....



California governor pardons man following advanced DNA test

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:04:07 GMT2017-11-23T02:04:07Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A 70-year-old California man convicted nearly four decades ago of killing his ex-girlfriend and her 4-year-old son walked out of prison Wednesday after DNA tests showed he was wrongfully convicted....



Judge finds Oklahoma bomb plot suspect mentally competent

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:43:21 GMT2017-11-23T01:43:21Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A man accused of trying to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank in August has been found mentally competent to face trial....



Crew of Air Force jet that crashed in West Texas identified

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:34:48 GMT2017-11-23T01:34:48Z

DEL RIO, Texas (AP) -- The Air Force has identified the two crew members of a jet trainer that crashed earlier this week, killing one and injuring the other....



UN envoy: sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:25:58 GMT2017-11-23T01:25:58Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the U.N. envoy on sexual violence in conflict said Wednesday....



DirecTV to pay $9.5M to settle hazardous waste allegations

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:19:41 GMT2017-11-23T00:19:41Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- DirecTV will pay $9.5 million to settle allegations that its California facilities unlawfully dumped hazardous waste....



Baltimore police officer won't face disciplinary hearing

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:19:03 GMT2017-11-23T00:19:03Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's police commissioner has dismissed a disciplinary hearing against an officer involved in the 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray, a young black man who died from a spinal cord injury he sustained in a police van....



Man charged in police pursuit crash that killed 3-year-old

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:13:49 GMT2017-11-23T00:13:49Z

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A teenage driver who authorities say crashed his car at an intersection while fleeing police, killing a 3-year-old and injuring four other people faces charges....



Border agent injured in West Texas incident out of hospital

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:08:02 GMT2017-11-23T00:08:02Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent injured in an incident that left a fellow agent dead has been discharged from an El Paso hospital....



Border Patrol spokesman: Agent injured in an incident that left fellow agent dead is disch...

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 00:06:53 GMT2017-11-23T00:06:53Z

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Border Patrol spokesman: Agent injured in an incident that left fellow agent dead is discharged from Texas hospital....



Man charged in pit bull's fatal beating, stabbing

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:47:24 GMT2017-11-22T23:47:24Z

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say they've made an arrest in the case of a young pit bull that eventually died after being beaten, stabbed and stuffed into a suitcase....



1 escaped inmate captured, 2 others suspected in ATM robbery

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:30:08 GMT2017-11-22T23:30:08Z

ROCKWELL, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities in North Carolina say they've captured one of three inmates who escaped from a Florida county jail, and the two others are suspected in an ATM robbery....



Russia says expert body on Syria chemical attacks 'is dead'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:22:09 GMT2017-11-22T23:22:09Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's U.N. ambassador said Wednesday the expert body that has determined responsibility for chemical weapons attacks in Syria "is dead" - but Moscow is ready to discuss "a new mechanism."...



Federal judge blocks Texas ban of common abortion procedure

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:57:05 GMT2017-11-22T22:57:05Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A federal judge on Wednesday blocked a new Texas law seeking to ban a commonly used abortion method, the latest in a string of court defeats to the Legislature's attempts to make getting an abortion as difficult as possible in America's second most-populous state....



Oklahoma appeals court tosses life sentence in rape case

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:53:09 GMT2017-11-22T22:53:09Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma appeals court on Wednesday tossed the life-without-parole sentence for a man convicted of raping an elderly woman, citing "alarming" prosecutorial misconduct during closing arguments in the case....



Woman raises more than $60K for homeless man who helped her

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:37:12 GMT2017-11-22T22:37:12Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $60,000 for the good Samaritan....



Sexual harassment inquiry delayed by uncooperative witnesses

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:08:34 GMT2017-11-22T22:08:34Z

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Some state workers are refusing to cooperate with an investigation of a secret sexual harassment settlement involving four Republican lawmakers....



APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:55:25 GMT2017-11-22T21:55:25Z

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they've gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor....



Police union chief who endorsed Trump ousted in member vote

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:42:49 GMT2017-11-22T21:42:49Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland police union president criticized for having his organization endorse Donald Trump's presidential candidacy and incendiary comments about NFL player protests has been ousted....



Exonerated man: Point of Baltimore lawsuit was to clear name

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:25:03 GMT2017-11-22T21:25:03Z

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Sabein Burgess spent nearly two decades behind bars for a murder he always insisted he had nothing to do with....



Police seek man just released from prison in fatal shooting

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:03:36 GMT2017-11-22T21:03:36Z

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Police in western Maryland are looking for a man they say shot and killed a woman two days after he was released from prison....



State attorneys general bash plan to hike national park fees

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:53:58 GMT2017-11-22T20:53:58Z

A group of state attorneys general is urging the National Park Service to scrap its proposed entrance fee hike at 17 popular national parks....



UN hopes sex misconduct cases buoy efforts to help women

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:28:58 GMT2017-11-22T20:28:58Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction - until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world....



Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:23:00 GMT2017-11-22T20:23:00Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Insurers for American Airlines, United Airlines and other aviation defendants have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks....



Thousands pay respects to officer slain during traffic stop

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:01:55 GMT2017-11-22T20:01:55Z

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Thousands of police officers from around the country turned out to pay respects Wednesday to a rookie Pennsylvania police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop last week....



White nationalist Spencer banned from 26 European nations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:51:16 GMT2017-11-22T19:51:16Z

A leading figure in the U.S. white nationalist movement said Wednesday that he hasn't received government confirmation of his reported ban from entering more than two dozen European countries....



FBI takes lead in probe of shooting by Park Police officer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:41:10 GMT2017-11-22T19:41:10Z

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The FBI is taking the lead in an investigation of a shooting by a U.S. Park Police officer in northern Virginia that left a driver critically wounded....



A look at what some stores have planned for Black Friday

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:57:21 GMT2017-11-22T18:57:21Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- With Black Friday having stretched into a November full of deals, stores will be stepping it up as holiday shopping begins in earnest....



Ski resort owner reaches tentative deal in fraud case

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:34:40 GMT2017-11-22T18:34:40Z

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The owner of Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a fraud case....



MLK symposium scheduled in Memphis on death anniversary

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:02:10 GMT2017-11-22T18:02:10Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's National Civil Rights Museum and the University of Memphis are planning a two-day symposium about civil rights and economic equality on the 50th anniversary of the killing of Martin Luther King Jr., with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder scheduled as a keynote speaker....



Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:58:39 GMT2017-11-22T16:58:39Z

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition....



Frat found guilty in pledge's 2013 hazing death in Poconos

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:40:18 GMT2017-11-22T16:40:18Z

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Baruch College fraternity has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and other offenses for the 2013 hazing death of a pledge in a rented home in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains....



Report: NYPD needs more LGBTQ interaction protocols in place

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:33:03 GMT2017-11-22T16:33:03Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A new report says the New York Police Department has not done enough to roll out protocols that govern interactions with the LGBTQ community....



Police: Man fatally stabbed in birthday cake argument

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:32:37 GMT2017-11-22T16:32:37Z

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say an argument about birthday cake led to a fatal stabbing in Connecticut....



Pledge deaths at US colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:14:09 GMT2017-11-22T16:14:09Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on hazing, alcohol abuse and other unwelcome aspects without disbanding organizations that have loyal members and alumni....



City settles with dispatcher who slept through a 911 call

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:09:47 GMT2017-11-22T16:09:47Z

PEABODY, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts city has reached a settlement with a former fire dispatcher who slept through a 911 call....



Florida university grapples with white supremacist student

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:59:16 GMT2017-11-22T15:59:16Z

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida university says a 37-year-old self-proclaimed Nazi will be allowed to stay in school, but remains banned from campus at least for the time being....



Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:31:32 GMT2017-11-22T15:31:32Z

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Internet gambling in the United States has been limited to just three states since it began in 2013, but it could soon get a big boost from an unlikely source: the U.S. Supreme Court....



The Latest: Law firm says Uber faces legal claims over hack

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:13:10 GMT2017-11-22T15:13:10Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the data breach at Uber (all times local):...



Council narrowly approves long-term Flint water deal

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:56:40 GMT2017-11-22T14:56:40Z

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still recovering from a lead-tainted water crisis....



Search resumes for remains of missing at charred senior home

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:52:33 GMT2017-11-22T14:52:33Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Investigators are back at the charred shell of a Pennsylvania senior living community, searching for remains of the last two missing residents who are presumed dead....



Delaware police citations for good deeds carry turkey reward

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:51:02 GMT2017-11-22T12:51:02Z

MIDDLETOWN, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware police department slapped 15 people with citations this week - a write-up carrying not a fine, but a reward of a free turkey....



South Carolina county votes to sue utility over reactors

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:38:49 GMT2017-11-22T12:38:49Z

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina county has voted to sue one of the utilities that abandoned construction on two nuclear reactors, calling the company decision a breach of contract....



Sheriff: Inmate caught after 2nd jail escape within 3 weeks

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:00:07 GMT2017-11-22T12:00:07Z

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same county jail in Alabama twice within a three-week span....



10 Things to Know for Today

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:42:15 GMT2017-11-22T11:42:15Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 05:09:32 GMT2017-11-22T05:09:32Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers....



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:34:04 GMT2017-11-22T03:34:04Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...



California shooter was frequent subject of police calls

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 02:15:18 GMT2017-11-22T02:15:18Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- For months before a shooting rampage that killed five people, a violent feud brewed among the gunman and his neighbors on a dirt road in a tiny rural community in Northern California....



John Hall, director of AP's State Photo Center, dies at 74

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:26:41 GMT2017-11-22T01:26:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Hall, who ended a 41-year journalism career as director of The Associated Press' State Photo Center, has died. He was 74....



U of Michigan says safety paramount in possible Spencer talk

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:05:35 GMT2017-11-22T01:05:35Z

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel says the school has opened discussions with white supremacist Richard Spencer on his request to speak on campus but says there's no certainty it'll occur....



4 children, 2 adults killed in rural northern Illinois fire

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:35:47 GMT2017-11-22T00:35:47Z

DIXON, Ill. (AP) -- Four children and two adults from the same family died in a house fire early Tuesday in rural northern Illinois, according to the local sheriff....



Federal judge grants stay in South Carolina execution

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:33:19 GMT2017-11-22T00:33:19Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A federal judge has granted a stay of execution for a man on South Carolina's death row, a day after officials said they couldn't secure the drugs needed for lethal injection....



Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 23:21:49 GMT2017-11-21T23:21:49Z

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure....



11 jail workers treated with Narcan after fentanyl exposure

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 22:19:14 GMT2017-11-21T22:19:14Z

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana sheriff says 11 of his jail employees were treated with the overdose antidote Narcan after being exposed to smoke containing the opioid painkiller fentanyl....



Louisiana man accused of killing ex-wife with an ax indicted

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:26:08 GMT2017-11-21T21:26:08Z

CHALMETTE, La. (AP) -- A grand jury has indicted a man accused of attacking his ex-wife in front of her home with an ax as she was leaving for work, killing her....



Activists file lawsuit challenging Trump immigration changes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:26:04 GMT2017-11-21T21:26:04Z

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) -- Nurimaro Park, 26, is one of about 800,000 people who had benefited from an Obama-era program that extended protections to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children....



Man who killed ex-girlfriend, 3 others avoids death penalty

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 21:19:10 GMT2017-11-21T21:19:10Z

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend, her new boyfriend and her parents has avoided the death penalty....



Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 20:43:09 GMT2017-11-21T20:43:09Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI....



UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:59:18 GMT2017-11-21T19:59:18Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday....



Caregiver accused of trying to suffocate 88-year-old patient

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:52:14 GMT2017-11-21T19:52:14Z

LEBANON, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire nursing assistant has been charged with pouring water over the head of a skilled nursing center patient and trying to suffocate her....



Execution date set for Missouri inmate with rare condition

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:43:13 GMT2017-11-21T19:43:13Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday set a March execution date for Russell Bucklew, a convicted killer who narrowly escaped execution three years ago because of a rare medical condition that raised the possibility that the lethal drug could cause him to suffer....



Diary: Inmate got over-the-counter drugs before cancer death

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:31:33 GMT2017-11-21T19:31:33Z

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont inmate who died of cancer at a Pennsylvania prison wrote in a diary that he repeatedly asked for medical care but was denied and given ibuprofen and Tylenol for his pain....



Virginia store postpones rare sneaker release over crowd

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:14:09 GMT2017-11-21T19:14:09Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The first exclusive release of a rare sneaker that was postponed in Virginia after police were called to help control the crowd has gotten underway....



The Latest: No decision yet on hate crime in roommate flap

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:56:05 GMT2017-11-21T18:56:05Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Latest on a former Connecticut college student accused of contaminating her roommate's belongings with body fluids (all times local):...



The Latest: Agent's mom says she doesn't know how he died

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:45:03 GMT2017-11-21T18:45:03Z

DALLAS (AP) -- The Latest on the death of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent in Texas (all times local):...



Fired official seeks to clear record of sex-related crime

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:24:07 GMT2017-11-21T18:24:07Z

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- A fired Maryland court official is seeking a judge's reconsideration to clear his record of a sex-related crime, a nonprofit victim rights group said Tuesday....



Police: Motorist found dead in overturned vehicle in creek

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:20:37 GMT2017-11-21T18:20:37Z

MARION, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say a motorist has been found dead inside his vehicle more than 15 hours after he crashed off a rural New York road and landed in a creek....



1st lawsuit filed over missing South Carolina seal

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:17:06 GMT2017-11-21T18:17:06Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The first legal challenge has been filed following the discovery that more than a hundred South Carolina laws are missing the state seal....



Lawsuit over decades of illegal arrests faces roadblock

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:16:19 GMT2017-11-21T18:16:19Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal investigation revealed last year that authorities in a rural Louisiana parish routinely used illegal "investigative holds" to arrest hundreds of people for questioning, secretly keeping them jailed for days on nothing more than a "hunch."...



Settled: Suit says woman was paid less than men for same job

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:15:44 GMT2017-11-21T18:15:44Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A hotel in New Jersey has agreed to pay a female former housekeeper $35,000 to settle allegations that it paid male workers, including her son, more for performing the same job....



People hurt in cosmetics factory explosions, fire

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:09:19 GMT2017-11-21T18:09:19Z

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) -- As the number of people reporting injuries from deadly explosions at a cosmetics factory jumped to more than 125, investigators on Tuesday tried to determine what caused the blasts at a plant with a checkered history that includes fines for safety violations earlier this year and a fatal workplace shooting 12 years ago....



Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:37:20 GMT2017-11-21T16:37:20Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia death row inmate who came within two days of being executed before his sentence was commuted decades ago amid questions about his guilt was granted parole....



The Latest: Informants helped locate accused cop shooter

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:03:08 GMT2017-11-21T16:03:08Z

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on suspect arrested in Pennsylvania police officer shooting (all times local):...



Airman's dog tags returned 50 years after he was shot down

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:00:51 GMT2017-11-21T15:00:51Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Air Force Col. Richard A. Kibbey's dog tags have been returned to his family some 50 years after his helicopter was shot down over Vietnam....



More charges filed against woman in Missouri teen's suicide

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:58:28 GMT2017-11-21T14:58:28Z

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- More charges have been filed against the former manager of a small-town Missouri Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee who later killed himself....



Connecticut man charged in infant's death held on $1M bond

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:42:10 GMT2017-11-21T13:42:10Z

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man facing charges for allegedly failing to seek medical care for his 1-month-old son when he realized the infant was unresponsive and possibly dead has been held on $1 million bond....



Huge gas line fire forces evacuations in suburban Detroit

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 09:39:50 GMT2017-11-21T09:39:50Z

ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Detroit called for evacuations following a massive gas line fire....



Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:22:35 GMT2017-11-21T08:22:35Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet he has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil, even in an age in which mass shootings leave dozens dead at a time....



The Latest: Body recovered from NY factory explosion, fire

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:14:48 GMT2017-11-21T03:14:48Z

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) -- The Latest on the explosions and fire at a cosmetics factory in upstate New York (all times local):...



2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 02:11:44 GMT2017-11-21T02:11:44Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the United Nations General Assembly....



California balcony fall victims settle with building owner

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:23:09 GMT2017-11-21T01:23:09Z

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Relatives of six college students who died when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California, have reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it....



Ex-Chicago officer who shot at teens gets 5-year sentence

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:13:04 GMT2017-11-21T00:13:04Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced a former Chicago police officer who was convicted of civil rights violations after he opened fire on a car full of teenagers to five years in prison on Monday, telling the officer that when he pulled the trigger 16 times he was acting more like a violent criminal than someone sworn to uphold the law....



10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:01:52 GMT2017-11-21T00:01:52Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...



Nursing home tells Congress Irma deaths not staff's fault

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:59:48 GMT2017-11-20T23:59:48Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida nursing home under investigation for the deaths of 13 patients after Hurricane Irma says in a letter to Congress that staff members did everything possible but couldn't overcome a lack of power to the central air conditioner....



Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:51:11 GMT2017-11-20T23:51:11Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In summer 1969, a scruffy ex-convict with a magnetic hold on young women sent some of his disciples into the night to carry out a series of gruesome killings in Los Angeles. In so doing, Charles Manson became the leering face of evil on front pages across America and rewrote the history of an era....



Attorney: Video contradicts Kansas shooting police account

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:12:45 GMT2017-11-20T23:12:45Z

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- The widow of a Kansas man killed last month by an undersheriff has asked a court to release video and audio recordings of the encounter that her attorney says show her husband was unarmed and trying to obey instructions when he was shot....



Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits with 450 plaintiffs

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:11:18 GMT2017-11-20T23:11:18Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las Vegas Strip filed four new negligence cases Monday on behalf of more than 450 victims....



3 dead after medical helicopter crash in eastern Arkansas

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:04:45 GMT2017-11-20T23:04:45Z

DEWITT, Ark. (AP) -- A pilot and two medical personnel were killed when a medical helicopter that was flying to a hospital in eastern Arkansas crashed in a rural area Sunday night. No patients were on board at the time....



Britain loses seat on world court for first time since 1946

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:53:23 GMT2017-11-20T22:53:23Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Britain lost a seat on the International Court of Justice on Monday for the first time since the tribunal started work in 1946, a setback seen by some diplomats and commentators as the result of waning international influence following its vote to leave the European Union....



Fire burns Navy dental clinic in San Diego, 4 injured

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:14:20 GMT2017-11-20T22:14:20Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Officials say four people are being treated for burns after a fire broke out at a dental clinic at San Diego's Navy hospital....