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Judge hears motion for new trial in '91 killing of boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:30pm

A New Jersey judge heard arguments Tuesday from an attorney representing a Florida woman seeking a new trial after she was convicted of killing her 5-year-old son 25 years ago.

Mold leads district to shut schools during 1st week back

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

A mold outbreak has closed two central Pennsylvania schools during the first week of classes after summer break.

Haslam touts Tennessee Promise program at Columbia State

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday visited Columbia State Community College to welcome back students participating in his Tennessee Promise program that offers free tuition at the state's two-year colleges.

Man gets life without parole in day care killing retrial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

A man convicted of killing another man outside a suburban Atlanta preschool was sentenced Tuesday at retrial to life in prison without parole.

Rep. Brown's defense team allowed to withdraw in fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown is getting more time to find new lawyers after her attorneys asked to withdraw citing irreconcilable differences.

Coroner: Self-inflicted shot killed man in police gunfight

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:20pm

A car theft suspect who died after exchanging gunfire with police Sunday apparently killed himself after being wounded, the New Orleans coroner said Tuesday.

The Latest: State trooper manual has section on deaf people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:10pm

The Latest on a deaf man who was shot and killed by a state trooper (all times local):

Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was premeditated

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:00pm

In a vicious, premeditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Posting could elevate severity of man's charges in killing

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 4:00pm

A Twitter posting by an Arizona man who was arrested on suspicion of killing his roommate during a struggle could elevate the severity of charges he could face.

Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:50pm

A federal appeals court will decide whether Kansas has the right to ask people who register to vote when they get their driver's licenses for proof that they're citizens, a decision which could affect whether thousands have their ballots counted in November's election.

Police: 3 children, man die in Chicago apartment fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:50pm

A fire at a Chicago apartment building that appears to have been deliberately set killed four people Tuesday, including three children, police said.

Blacks in Texas face greatest pregnancy-related death risk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:50pm

Black women face the greatest risk for pregnancy-related death in Texas, according to a new report.

The Latest: 50 campers and other evacuated in Grand Teton

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:50pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in the West (all times local):

The Latest: Debate ignited after judge bows out of sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:50pm

The Latest on the California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail (all times local):

The Latest: Louisiana flood victim surprised by Obama visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:50pm

The Latest on Louisiana Flooding (all times local):

DOJ: Georgia schools violated disabled students' rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:40pm

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia over the treatment of students with disabilities.

Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:40pm

Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes.

Experts: NC case unaffected by Texas transgender ruling

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:40pm

Supporters of North Carolina's bathroom rules have urged a federal judge to closely consider a ruling in Texas that has temporarily blocked the Obama administration's ability to withhold federal money from schools that don't let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity.

School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:33pm

The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault conviction.