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Arkansas governor signs bill reinstating voter ID law

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

Arkansas' governor signed a measure Friday requiring voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot, reinstating a voter ID law that was struck down by the state's highest court more than two years ago.

Black man arrested in South for writing racist graffiti

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

Police in South Carolina say a 19-year-old black man spray-painted racist, misogynistic and anti-gay graffiti on three buildings, including a library named for one of the black victims of the Charleston church shootings.

Man accused of keeping women to work in strip clubs indicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 1:09pm

A grand jury has indicted a man accused of holding women against their will in a million-dollar home near Atlanta and forcing them to dance in strip clubs.

Polygamists in food stamp fraud case avoid prison time

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:45pm

Another suspect has accepted a plea deal in a food stamp fraud case brought against 11 polygamists on the Utah-Arizona border last year that marked a major government effort to try to crack down on the sect.

Police fatally shoot man threatening kids with butcher knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:39pm

A SWAT officer fatally shot a man who was threatening two young children with a butcher knife in a Baltimore home, police said Friday.

Ohio suit on community-based options for disabled advances

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:39pm

A lawsuit claiming Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities experience segregation when forced to receive services from institutions due to fewer community- or home-based options will be allowed to proceed.

Trial of 2 psychologists over CIA torture pushed back

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:26pm

Disputes over access to top secret information have led a federal judge in Washington state to push back the civil trial of two psychologists who developed harsh interrogation methods in the government's war on terror.

APNewsBreak: California to free 9,500 inmates in 4 years

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:26pm

Corrections officials adopted new criminal sentencing rules on Friday that aim to trim California's prison population by 9,500 inmates after four years.

Police: Beaten man arrives at hospital with mouth glued shut

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:26pm

Police say a man arrived at a Missouri hospital with his lips apparently glued together after coming under attack from several people in an ongoing dispute.

General favors more aggressive approach in Somalia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:20pm

The commander of U.S. Africa Command says he would like to be granted more authority to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia.

Beats behind bars: Carnegie Hall musicians back at SC prison

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:17pm

Musicians from one of America's top concert halls have returned to South Carolina this week, making beautiful music in one of the state's most dangerous prisons in a collaborative process that helps the inmates with more than just harmony.

2 killed, 18 students hurt when big rig strikes school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 12:00pm

Two drivers were killed and more than a dozen students injured when a tractor-trailer veered into oncoming traffic and struck a passenger car and a bus carrying a Texas high school track team, law enforcement said Friday.

London attack: Muslim group raises $25,000 for victims in 48 hours

James Griffiths, CNN  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:56am

A crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in London has met its goal twice-over in under two days.

Trump campaign chair offers to talk to House panel on Russia

Eileen Sullivan and Chad Day, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:51am

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia, has volunteered to be questioned by lawmakers as part of a House probe of the Kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.

North Dakota governor signs concealed carry bill into law

James MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:47am

Republican Gov. Doug Burgum has signed legislation that will allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit, making North Dakota one of about a dozen "constitutional carry" states.

Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:46am

A Missouri mother has been convicted of repeatedly poisoning her son with prescription medications, risking his life in what authorities described as an effort to win attention and possibly inheritance payments.

New Hampshire leads effort to view overdoses as crime scenes

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:35am

A New Hampshire training program that teaches police officers and prosecutors how to treat drug overdoses as crime scenes is emerging as a model for other states grappling with the opioid crisis.

Recent discrepancies prompt review of Idaho's sunshine law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:35am

Officials with the Idaho secretary of state's office say they want to review the state's entire sunshine laws after finding discrepancies in how lobbying requirements are enforced.

Suspect identified in quadruple Wisconsin shooting

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 24th - 11:27am

The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer.