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Teen accused of stabbing grandmother pleads not guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:43am

A Kentucky teenager accused of slashing his grandmother's throat and repeatedly stabbing her before calling authorities has pleaded not guilty.

Texas couple accused of enslaving Guinean girl for 16 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 6:22am

A suburban Fort Worth couple accused of enslaving a Guinean woman for 16 years has been indicted on federal charges that include forced labor.

3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:51am

Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded courtroom have been released from hospital, officials said Thursday.

Journalism school's namesake posts racist comment online

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:03am

A University of Mississippi official says the man after whom its journalism school was named has shared a post on social media with an "unjustified racial overtone."

Police: Teacher urged preschoolers to fight, posted video

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 5:02am

Authorities say a teacher encouraged young children to fight at an Ohio preschool and posted a video of the brawls online.

Police: Woman stabbed while running was likely random target

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:35am

Police say an avid runner who was killed in a residential neighborhood in the nation's capital after recently getting engaged was likely a random target.

Court to consider if sex offender can be alone with own kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 4:01am

The Kentucky Supreme Court has been asked to decide whether a convicted sex offender can spend time alone with his own children.

Correctional officers accused of smuggling drugs into prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 3:14am

Two correctional officers in South Carolina are accused of smuggling drugs including cocaine and synthetic marijuana into a prison.

Family of student killed by campus police to sue university

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:39am

The family of a Georgia Tech student killed by a campus police officer last year says it's going to sue the university.

Florida man charged with setting woman on fire after dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 20th - 2:20am

Authorities say a Florida man set a woman on fire, leaving her in critical condition.

Police: 2 officers wounded in Maryland shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:38pm

Two Maryland police officers were shot while serving a drug-related search warrant at an apartment building late Wednesday, according to a police department spokeswoman.

1 death during Florence: A hunter keeping watch on his dogs

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:24pm

Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton's hunting beagles were howling in their backyard kennel. So he was up in the middle of the night doing what he knew would quiet the pack of more than a dozen hounds: parking his pickup nearby and shining the headlights into their pen.

Relatives: Texas victims more than the troubles they endured

Susan Montoya Bryan and Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 11:14pm

Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn't home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had.

Report: One-third of households struggle to pay energy bills

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:40pm

Nearly a third of U.S. households have trouble paying their energy bills, and the problem mainly impacts racial minorities, according to a report released Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration.

Prosecutors to present more evidence in Chicago cop's trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:23pm

Prosecutors will continue to present evidence in the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke who is charged in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald.

GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh's accuser to talk

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:19pm

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP's sharpest attacks on her credibility.

North Korea's offer of concessions comes with a catch for US

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:17pm

A better-than-expected outcome of the summit between the two Koreas immediately kick-started stalled negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, boosting President Donald Trump's high-stakes push to get the North to give up its nuclear weapons by the end of his first term in office.

Family of woman killed in Las Vegas shooting starts college fund for other victims' families

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:13pm

After their daughter died in the Las Vegas shooting, Chris and Debbie Davis, along with their other daughter Mynda Smith, wanted to help other youths who were affected by the massacre get to college.

Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 10:09pm

A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down point-blank, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share.