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White Maryland student to appear in stabbing of black man

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

The FBI is investigating the unprovoked stabbing of a black man at the University of Maryland as a possible hate crime after a white student who belonged to a racist Facebook group was arrested nearby with a knife in his pocket, police said.

Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A man arrested after leading police to the bodies of his two roommates told officers that he killed them because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

Judge denies bail for 3 men in 6-year-old's shooting death

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A judge has denied bail to three Mississippi people accused of killing a 6-year-old boy.

Man gets 10-year sentence for shooting Georgia officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A man who shot a Georgia police officer after luring him into an ambush with a 911 call has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Mom of twins killed in fire while she bought pot gets jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A New York woman whose twin toddler sons died in a fire while she went to buy marijuana has been sentenced to a year in jail.

Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:40am

A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because a Kentucky State Police detective and a former Kentucky sheriff lied to protect an accomplice who was related to the detective and bribing the sheriff.

California legalization lets pot convictions go up in smoke

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.

Cops: Man who cited extortion on child porn site is arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:29am

Authorities say an Ohio man who told police he visited a child pornography website and was now being extorted faces a child pornography charge.

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

Meredith Hoffman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:20am

Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.

Rep: Sorry for using 'lynch' over Confederate statue removal

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:05am

A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.

Jury selection begins for man accused of killing Baby Doe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:00am

Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island.

Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 11:00am

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during an outdoor fight traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida.

Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Evacuations lifted as crews advance on fire near San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

A criminal investigation has been launched into the origin of a brush fire that forced hundreds of people to evacuate over the weekend southeast of San Diego, authorities said.

Trump admin to extend protections for Haitians 6 months

Alicia A. Caldwell and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:36am

A humanitarian program that has allowed roughly 58,000 Haitians to live in the United States will be extended until at least January, a U.S. government official said Monday.

The Latest: Mississippi rep apologizes for lynching comments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

The Latest on comments made by a Mississippi lawmaker over the removal of Confederate monuments (all times local):

Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

In a story May 19 about a historical document related to the death of the former sheriff who is credited with killing Billy the Kid, The Associated Press, relying on information provided by Dona Ana County, erroneously reported the date of the coroner's jury report. The document is dated Feb. 29, 1908, not July 9, 1908.

Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:27am

An investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite prep school in New Hampshire has found substantiated claims of abuse involving 13 former faculty and staff.