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North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ire

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 8:01am

A center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives as they work to leave their mark on the state's higher education system.

Police ambush killer's strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:43am

As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers at their barracks, defense lawyers are suggesting they intend to raise questions about his father's influence on the gunman.

Tight, tense French presidential vote echoes around world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:31am

As French voters cast ballots for president Sunday, they're making a choice that will resonate far beyond France's borders, from Syrian battlefields to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council.

Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homes

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:20am

The phone call came as Raymond Murray neared the bottom of his luck. His wife had died, his career had been ended by injuries, and struggling to get by on his disability check, he had scraped together just enough to pay a lawyer to avoid imminent foreclosure on his modest Brooklyn home.

With Supreme Court seat filled, GOP looks to lower courts

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 7:04am

Republicans have put President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee on the bench, and they're now in a position to fill dozens more federal judgeships — and reshape some of the nation's highest courts.

Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 23rd - 4:41am

Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:50pm

The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week.

1 dead after police shooting at Ohio city apartment complex

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:30pm

Authorities say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted him with a butcher knife at an apartment complex in an Ohio city.

Man, 71, faces attempted murder charge in stepson's shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:20pm

A 71-year-old Florida man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of his step-son.

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:04pm

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.

AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:33pm

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday along a border fence with Mexico, Sessions offered no evidence that 'sanctuary jurisdictions' or immigrants are responsible. And he failed to mention that the federal government has held up Escondido as a model for cooperation with immigration authorities.

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:21pm

Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters a period of reflection.

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:04pm

The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday.

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:55pm

The Blackfeet Indian Reservation rolls across the plains just east of Glacier National Park. There's a hotel and casino. There are gas stations, a few eateries and a museum to learn about the culture and history of the people that have occupied the territory long before the arrival of the U.S. Cavalry and the hordes of modern-day visitors who roll into the nearby mountains.

Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:54pm

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.

Charleston church shooter on federal death row in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:32pm

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is now on federal death row in Indiana.

Democrats could tighten grip on California political control

Michael R. Blood, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:21pm

Republicans have a lock on power in Congress and the White House. But far across the country in California, the party of Reagan is seeing yet another threat to its fraying relevance.

College student killed 5 more injured in upstate NY crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:23pm

A car filled with college students has crashed into an upstate New York highway median and rolled over, killing one person and injuring five.

Minor quake shakes Rangely, Colorado, area

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:14pm

A minor earthquake has rattled homes in northwestern Colorado.

American Airlines investigates after video shows mom in tears

Faith Karimi and Joe Sutton CNN  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:35pm

American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and a flight attendant aboard one of its flights.