Maryland's prison agency is downsizing the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown to increase safety and efficiency, a move that reflects an 11 percent decline in the state's inmate population since 2012.
Julie Pace, Associated Press | Posted Jan 20th - 11:45am
Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.