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Judge won't toss charges against Wisconsin college student

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:43am

A judge refused on Friday to dismiss four charges against a suspended University of Wisconsin student accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several women, despite his attorneys' claims that some of his actions were no worse than "Happy Days" television character Arthur Fonzarelli's antics.

Correction: Police Shoot Teen-California story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting. Two officers were put on leave, not seven.

Man who pleaded guilty to killing 4 gets life without parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015 has been sentenced to four consecutive terms of life in prison without parole.

The Latest: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):

Physician assistant jailed for selling $710K in painkillers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A New York physician assistant who pocketed $710,000 by illegally selling the painkiller oxycodone has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Correction: Police Shoot Teen-California story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting. Two officers were put on leave, not seven.

Wyoming student CPR bill wins Senate committee endorsement

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A Senate committee on Friday endorsed a bill that would require Wyoming students to receive basic instruction in CPR before they graduate high school, with one proponent saying that the bill would create "generations of life-savers" if it becomes law.

Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:31am

An off-duty police officer and a woman he was helping were shot and killed Friday in a New Orleans suburb, and agencies were searching for a man who had been involved with the woman, authorities said.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:31am

Michigan on Friday ordered the closure of 38 chronically underperforming public schools in Detroit and other communities, marking the first time that traditional schools will be closed explicitly for academic reasons under state law.

UW president opposes bill allowing concealed guns on campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

University of Wyoming Laurie Nichols says the school is opposing a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campuses of public colleges.

Western drought watchers keep wary eye on Lake Mead level

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

In a new report about an ongoing problem, an advocacy group is projecting the effects in places that depend on the Colorado River if the water level at drought-stricken Lake Mead continues to fall.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl's attorneys said Friday.

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Prosecutor: Extradition of El Chapo is milestone for justice

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:11am

Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him.

School district to handcuff students only as last resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:03am

A Kentucky school district has reached a settlement with the Justice Department to change how unruly students are subdued.

President Obama shortens sentences of 3 Utah drug offenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:01am

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of three Utah drug offenders in one of his final acts in office.

1 student hurt, another in custody in Ohio school shooting

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:51am

A male student who was shot and wounded at an Ohio school was hospitalized Friday, and another student suspected in the shooting was in custody, officials said.

Land swap for school trust land in Bears Ears on hold

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:35am

A land swap for 109,000 acres of state school trust land within the newly created Bears Ears National Monument won't happen before President Barack Obama leaves office and is on indefinite hold, federal and state officials said this week.

Woman charged in teen's shooting says she felt unsafe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:22am

A central Georgia woman charged with shooting a teenage boy in the head said she and her husband had been terrorized by young people throwing rocks for days before she opened fire.

Decorated officer accused of beating girlfriend's 5-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:21am

A decorated Massachusetts police officer has been charged with beating his girlfriend's 5-year-old son.

Maryland reducing operations at 75-year-old prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 10:21am

Maryland's prison agency says it's reducing operations at the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown.