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Georgia man charged with possession of ricin, a deadly toxin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:36am

Federal prosecutors have charged a north Georgia man with possession of the deadly toxin ricin.

$3.3M settlement for family of black teen killed by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:20am

Relatives of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot by a police officer in Madison, Wisconsin, say they have settled a federal civil rights lawsuit for $3.3 million.

95-year-old WWII vet gets Bronze Star, other overdue medals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:20am

A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ohio has received his combat medals that were mistakenly withheld.

Progress made on reducing Yellowstone bison herd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:17am

Wildlife managers estimate that more than 570 Yellowstone National Park bison have been killed so far this winter.

Winning ticket for $435 million Powerball sold in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:50am

An Indiana lottery official says the sole winning ticket for an estimated $435 million Powerball jackpot was sold in an Indiana city.

Disabled vet beaten by accused animal abusers given car

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:47am

A disabled Navy veteran who says he was beaten up when he tried to get three young men to stop torturing a turtle got a nice surprise from a Florida car dealership.

Judge: Mentally ill murder suspect can be forcibly medicated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:45am

A Connecticut judge has ordered a mentally ill man charged with killing a Yale University doctor to be forcibly medicated so he can stand trial.

Prison for 2 ex-cops in scheme to rob drug dealers, get cash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:35am

Two men have been sentenced to prison for conspiring to rob drug dealers when they were Detroit police officers.

Officer shoots suspect in central Kansas triple homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:20am

Authorities say a police officer has fatally shot a man suspected in a triple homicide in rural central Kansas.

End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise

Sadie Gurman and Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:10am

Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback.

The Latest: Evancho wants to 'enlighten' Trump on policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04am

The Latest on the Trump administration's decision on public school bathrooms and transgender students. (all times local):

Woman says billboard's message slams gender equality

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04am

Women are planning to protest a North Carolina billboard with a message they say is a slam on gender equality.

Barricaded man dies after 4-hour standoff with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:55am

A man is dead following a four-hour standoff with law enforcement that ended with a SWAT team blowing a hole in the side of his central Florida house.

NYC lowers cost estimate for presidential protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:40am

New York City has lowered its cost estimate for guarding President Donald Trump, his family and their Manhattan residence.

Officer receives honor for heroism after apartment explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:23am

The Montgomery County police officer who was the first to respond to a gas explosion and fire that killed seven people and injured dozens of others at an apartment complex last year has received his department's highest honor.

Philadelphia doctor admits selling prescriptions to addicts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:20am

A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts.

Rusty reptiles: Orange turtles pop up in Carolinas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:40am

More rusty reptiles are popping up in the Carolinas.

Protests erupt after off-duty LA officer clashes with teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:22am

Dozens of people, including children, were arrested early Thursday after clashing with Southern California police outside a home where a Los Angeles policeman fired a single round during an off-duty tussle with a 13-year-old boy.

DNC race tight as Democrats seek gains against Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:12am

Just days before Democratic activists pick a new party chair, the contest to head the Democratic National Committee remains fluid, as national leaders grapple with how to turn an outpouring of liberal protest against President Donald Trump into political gains.