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APNewsBreak: College Board to boost SAT security globally

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:30am

The firm that oversees registrations for the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.

Trail reopens after authorities say nails purposely placed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:27am

Authorities have reopened a popular North Carolina park closed after a runner impaled his foot on a nail that they believed was purposely placed.

Suspect arrested in slaying of east Mississippi family of 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:50am

Authorities have charged one person in the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old boy and his mother, grandmother and aunt at their home in eastern Mississippi.

Wrongfully imprisoned man could get $1.55M from Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:44am

A man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit could be getting $1.55 million from the state of Virginia.

Sheriff's office staffer who talked to FBI sues over firing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:31am

A former south Louisiana sheriff's office employee says the sheriff wrongly fired her for cooperating with the FBI in an investigation against him.

Documents: After Charleston, Roof went toward 2nd AME church

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 5:10am

Prosecutors in South Carolina say GPS evidence shows Dylann Roof drove toward a second black church the night he shot nine people to death during a Bible study.

Kentucky ark attraction adding biblical truth exhibit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:57am

Kentucky's massive biblical attraction the Ark Encounter is opening a new exhibit that promotes the message of the Bible.

Downstream communities brace for flooding as dams overflow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:54am

Communities downstream from a Northern California reservoir gushing water for the first time in 20 years braced for flash floods and evacuations after authorities warned them to prepare for rising rivers and creeks.

Fund gets $10 million grant for Vietnam education center

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:40am

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund has received a $10 million grant for its proposed education center in Washington.

South Carolina man indicted for threats against Obama, Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:40am

A South Carolina man has been charged with threatening then-President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump last year.

Gang member accused in officer's slaying was on probation

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:22am

A California criminal justice reform initiative played no role in the length of the prison sentence of a gang member who is accused of shooting two police officers, one of whom died, officials said Tuesday.

Conservative forces clash in Trump's early days

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:55am

Milo Yiannopoulos represented the conservative movement's struggle with powerful and conflicting forces in the early days of Donald Trump's presidency, even before he lost his job and speaking slot in this week's Conservative Political Action Conference.

GOP members of Congress face Trump foes at town halls

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:53am

Republican U.S. Rep. David Brat, who rode voter anger to a historic political upset nearly three years ago, was on the receiving end of constituent angst about the Trump administration as he held a town hall in Virginia.

Trump admin lays out new approach to illegal immigration

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:25am

Donald Trump the presidential candidate made no secret of his desire to crack down on illegal immigration, but once elected, he repeatedly offered varying interpretations of just how tough he would be in the White House.

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

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:01am

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.

Victim of double shooting in Casper dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:41am

Authorities say one of two people critically injured in a shooting at a residence they shared together in the northern part of Casper has died.

Officials: 4 ex-workers at boarding school molested students

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 11:20pm

A prestigious boarding and day school near Boston says four former workers engaged in sexual misconduct with several students decades ago.

Suspicious package causes evacuations in New Jersey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:40pm

A bomb squad has dismantled a suspicious package that led to the evacuation of two apartment buildings in New Jersey.

Judge blocks Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood

Steve Almasy, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:31pm

Texas authorities who accused Planned Parenthood of selling fetal body parts cannot withhold Medicaid money from the medical provider, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.

Second man arrested in fatal shooting of Rutgers student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:30pm

A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student last year.