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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.

Authorities: Stabbing of black student possible hate crime

Jessica Gresko and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:56am

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.

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.

Scientists: Hawaii coastal areas threatened by 'king tides'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

Scientists have issued a warning that Hawaii faces the threat of serious coastal flooding this week and in June because a rare convergence of rising sea levels and some of the highest tides of this year.

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation, a decision voting rights advocates said would boost challenges in other states.

Small sinkhole opens outside Trump's Florida getaway club

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:14am

A small sinkhole has opened on the road just outside President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

2 found dead in plane wreckage under snow in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 10:05am

Authorities have discovered the wreckage of a small plane buried in snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California and the bodies of a couple missing for more than a month inside it.

Body of Duke University student found in Massachusetts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:55am

The body of a missing Duke University student has been found in woods along a Massachusetts highway near his hometown.

Justices won't hear Indiana's appeal in triple murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1998 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son.

Parade organizers support honoring Puerto Rican nationalist

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:54am

Organizers of the Puerto Rican Day parade are standing firm on plans to honor a recently freed nationalist convicted for his role in a violent uprising amid boycotts and mounting criticism.