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US prosecutors: No bond for suspect in Jamaican lottery scam

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:05pm

U.S. prosecutors want a Jamaican man who's accused of masterminding a multimillion-dollar lottery scam to be held without bond pending trial in North Dakota.

The Latest: Autopsy: Officer on back when fatal shot fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:05pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local):

Wife of slain California mayor gets 3 months jail in killing

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:01pm

The wife of a suburban Los Angeles mayor has been sentenced to three months in jail for killing him in their home.

Maryland reducing operations at 75-year-old prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:51am

Maryland's prison agency is downsizing the 75-year-old Maryland Correctional Institution near Hagerstown to increase safety and efficiency, a move that reflects an 11 percent decline in the state's inmate population since 2012.

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Trump takes charge: Sworn in as nation's 45th president

Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:45am

Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

Judge won't toss charges against Wisconsin college student

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:43am

A judge refused on Friday to dismiss four charges against a suspended University of Wisconsin student accused of sexually assaulting and harassing several women, despite his attorneys' claims that some of his actions were no worse than "Happy Days" television character Arthur Fonzarelli's antics.

Correction: Police Shoot Teen-California story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting. Two officers were put on leave, not seven.

Man who pleaded guilty to killing 4 gets life without parole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A man who pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015 has been sentenced to four consecutive terms of life in prison without parole.

The Latest: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in a town outside New Orleans (all times local):

Physician assistant jailed for selling $710K in painkillers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A New York physician assistant who pocketed $710,000 by illegally selling the painkiller oxycodone has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Correction: Police Shoot Teen-California story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

In a Jan. 19 story about police officers shooting and killing a teenager in Salinas, California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the number of officers placed on leave following the shooting. Two officers were put on leave, not seven.

Wyoming student CPR bill wins Senate committee endorsement

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:41am

A Senate committee on Friday endorsed a bill that would require Wyoming students to receive basic instruction in CPR before they graduate high school, with one proponent saying that the bill would create "generations of life-savers" if it becomes law.

Sheriff: Officer, woman killed; search on for boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:31am

An off-duty police officer and a woman he was helping were shot and killed Friday in a New Orleans suburb, and agencies were searching for a man who had been involved with the woman, authorities said.

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close

David Eggert and Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:31am

Michigan on Friday ordered the closure of 38 chronically underperforming public schools in Detroit and other communities, marking the first time that traditional schools will be closed explicitly for academic reasons under state law.

UW president opposes bill allowing concealed guns on campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

University of Wyoming Laurie Nichols says the school is opposing a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campuses of public colleges.

Western drought watchers keep wary eye on Lake Mead level

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

In a new report about an ongoing problem, an advocacy group is projecting the effects in places that depend on the Colorado River if the water level at drought-stricken Lake Mead continues to fall.

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:21am

President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl's attorneys said Friday.

Prosecutor: Extradition of El Chapo is milestone for justice

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:11am

Saying they were bringing the world's most notorious drug lord to justice, U.S. prosecutors on Friday described Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman as the murderous architect of a 3-decade-long web of violence, corruption and drug addiction and announced they were seeking a $14 billion forfeiture from him.

School district to handcuff students only as last resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 11:03am

A Kentucky school district has reached a settlement with the Justice Department to change how unruly students are subdued.