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College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:00pm

The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:47am

A caretaker at an assisted living center who police say was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident was doing it as a prank and trying to make the man feel good, her attorney said.

Milwaukee police chief denies stop-and-frisk allegation

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:46am

Milwaukee's police chief denies that the police department has a stop-and-frisk policy, though he maintains that traffic stops in "high crime areas" reduce crime.

Bill to allow armed school staff goes to Senate floor

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:30am

A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would allow K-12 school personnel to carry concealed guns.

House speaker getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:25am

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border wall.

Emails: EPA's Pruitt cozy with fossil fuel industry

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:17am

While serving as Oklahoma's attorney general, new Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt was in frequent contact with fossil fuel companies and special interest groups working to undermine federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions.

Flight school plane crashes in swamp near runway, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:17am

Authorities say a plane from a local flight school has crashed in a swampy area near the end of a runaway at a Connecticut airport, killing one occupant and seriously injuring the other.

2 men face sentencing for Kansas hate crime attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:17am

Two Kansas men are due to be sentenced for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali men.

Police release audio of suspect in Indiana girls' deaths

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:16am

A teenage girl turned her cellphone on and recorded a man saying "down the hill" before she and a friend were killed along a northern Indiana hiking trail last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Death in Mississippi: Man held in quadruple slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 11:10am

Mississippi authorities have arrested a man on charges that he killed his romantic partner, her child, her mother and her sister.

Orrin Hatch: Trump's court pick is 1 of US's best judges

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:57am

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch says Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is one of the best judges in the country and will protect religious liberties is he's confirmed to the high court.

Missing skier found alive near Jackson Hole resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:57am

A skier missing in Grand Teton National Park since Monday has been found alive.

Death lawsuit: Jail shower 'seemingly designed' for suicide

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:57am

The sister of an inmate who hanged himself in New Orleans' new jail last year has filed a federal lawsuit, saying her mentally ill brother hanged himself in a jail shower that was "seemingly designed to facilitate suicides."

Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:50am

An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.

Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:45am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate whose death sentence may have been tainted by disturbing references to race.

Lawyer says she failed prep school grad at sex assault trial

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:40am

An attorney arguing that a New Hampshire prep school graduate received ineffective counsel during his sexual assault trial says she failed him.

Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:32am

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

Teens accused of plot to rob, kill girl found shot in ditch

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:32am

Two teenage boys charged with shooting a 14-year-old girl in the back of the head and leaving her wounded in a ditch lured her to the spot in a small Utah town with a plan to rob and kill her, prosecutors said.

Minnesota man gets 2 year sentence for lying in terror case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 10:30am

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for lying to the FBI about his contact with a terror suspect linked to the Somali militant group al-Shabab.