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Florida man gets 8 years for fatal hate-crime attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:21pm

A Florida man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to a lesser charge in the hate-crime beating death of a Guatemalan man.

Karen Pence stops in Utah to file Trump 2020 papers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:21pm

Karen Pence has visited Salt Lake City to file paperwork to put President Donald Trump on the state’s GOP primary ballot in the 2020 presidential race.

Trump intervenes in military justice cases, grants pardons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 5:07pm

President Donald Trump has issued a full pardon for a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder, undermining military justice proceedings.

A fresh batch of producers selected for the 92nd Oscars

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:53pm

The 92nd Oscars is getting some fresh faces behind the production.

College president wants founder’s name removed from building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:51pm

The president of a private liberal arts college in Minnesota is asking his board of trustees to remove the school founder’s name from a campus building over concerns about his racist and sexist views in the 1800s.

California governor pardons 3 in bid to block deportations

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:47pm

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday announced that he is pardoning three men who separately committed crimes when they were each 19 years old and now are attempting to avoid being deported to Cambodia or Vietnam.

Judge rules school shooting suspect incompetent for trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:31pm

A judge has ruled the teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school mentally incompetent to stand trial.

AP sources: Epstein jail guards had been offered plea deal

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:22pm

Federal prosecutors offered a plea deal to two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein on the night of his death, but the officers have declined the offer, people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

Romney backs paying college athletes to help poor players

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:20pm

Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says he supports efforts to allow college athletes to profit from their name and image because he wants to help poor students who may never become professional athletes.

Minneapolis officials discover 1,700 untested rape kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:09pm

Minneapolis officials say they have discovered the city has roughly 1,700 rape kits that have never been tested, with some dating back 30 years.

Little Rock teachers looks at options after one-day strike

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 4:01pm

Little Rock teachers could strike again or take other action to protest Arkansas’ takeover of the local district and the loss of collective bargaining rights, the head of the city’s teachers union said Friday, a day after hundreds of educators walked out for the first time in more than three decades.

The Latest: Texas appeals court blocks Rodney Reed execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:59pm

The Latest on the scheduled execution of Rodney Reed (all times local):

Texas appeals court blocks execution of Rodney Reed amid new questions about evidence in murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:57pm

Texas appeals court blocks execution of Rodney Reed amid new questions about evidence in murder case.

December sentencing date set for ex-Trump aide Rick Gates

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:55pm

A judge has set a sentencing date for next month for former Trump campaign official Rick Gates.

Last survivor of the Hindenburg disaster dies at age 90

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:28pm

The last remaining survivor of the Hindenburg disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner, has died at age 90.

WV library cancels drag queen event after violent threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:27pm

A West Virginia library says violent threats prompted it to cancel an event where drag queens were going to read to children.

2nd victim identified in fatal Indiana mobile home fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:22pm

Authorities have identified a second person among three people who died in a mobile home fire in central Indiana.

Man who shot, wounded school bus driver sentenced to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:15pm

A Minnesota man who shot and wounded a school bus driver on a Minneapolis freeway during a snowstorm has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison.

Planned Parenthood awarded $2.3 million for secret videos

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 3:08pm

A federal jury found Friday that an anti-abortion activist illegally secretly recorded workers at Planned Parenthood clinics and is liable for violating federal and state laws. The jury ordered him, the Center for Medical Progress and other parties to pay nearly $2.3 million in damages.