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'Make Clemson Great Again': Alt-right conservative invited

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:20am

An unofficial student group at Clemson University has rankled some by inviting alt-right conservative provocateur and Breitbart.com tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos to speak at the school during an event called "Make Clemson Great Again."

Dozens of Baltimore County schools closing for heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:10am

Dozens of Baltimore County schools that do not have air conditioning are closed Friday because of the heat.

Virginia TV station marks 1 year since fatal on-air shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 5:00am

A Virginia television station is marking a year since two journalists were fatally shot during a live broadcast watched by thousands of viewers.

Man sentenced for firing at deputy during 2015 chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:30am

A man has been sentenced to serve at least 18 years in prison for firing upon a deputy in North Carolina and crashing into another deputy's car in a high-speed chase last year.

Mold keeps East Pennsboro schools closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:10am

All schools remain closed in a central Pennsylvania district while officials work to clean mold from the buildings.

Facebook 'like' gets Florida man a return trip to jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 4:00am

A Florida man is back in jail after clicking "like" on a Facebook photo posted by a witness in a case against him.

Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwest in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:10am

Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwestward in the Atlantic with no change in strength.

Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:21am

Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado.

9 injured after balloons cause Orlando mall shooting scare

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:51am

Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

Judge in Stanford swimmer case switching to civil court

Paul Elias and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:30am

A judge whose six-month sentence in the sexual assault case of a former Stanford swimmer has removed himself from handling criminal matters, but efforts to recall him remain.

Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:30am

It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts.

Cody lawyer suspended over theft charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10pm

The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a Cody lawyer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his local bar association.

Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:52pm

A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents.

What's in a name? Governments recast anti-extremism efforts

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:44pm

Government efforts to prevent violent extremism from taking root in the U.S. are getting new, less polarizing names.

Judge over Stanford sex assault leaving criminal cases

Paul Elias and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10pm

A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.

2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:58pm

Two defendants became the first to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada.

2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51pm

Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday.

New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:31pm

On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:11pm

In a swift ending to a long legal battle, a California toddler who had been declared brain-dead has died after being taken off life support.