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Court won't reconsider making public family slain autopsies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:15am

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected requests to reconsider its decision shielding complete autopsy reports in the slayings of eight family members from the public.

SC corrections employees charged in contraband ring

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:15am

Multiple South Carolina corrections employees are facing federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state's institutions a week after a deadly prison riot.

Judge wants fertility clinic lawsuits merged to single case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:12am

A judge in Cleveland says dozens of lawsuits should be condensed into one case against a fertility clinic that had a storage tank malfunction that destroyed over 4,000 eggs and embryos.

Georgia deputies investigating fatal shooting of man, woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:09am

Hours after the local sheriff described efforts to contain gun violence, two more bodies were found early Wednesday on a street littered with shell casings — Macon's 13th and 14th homicides this year.

Court ends lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:07am

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled juveniles cannot be placed on the state's sex offender registry for life.

Maine sheriff's deputy investigating robbery fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:04am

A sheriff's deputy investigating a report of a robbery at a convenience store in Maine was fatally shot on Wednesday morning, according to a county sheriff.

Sheriff: Deputy investigating robbery at convenience store in Maine fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 8:00am

Sheriff: Deputy investigating robbery at convenience store in Maine fatally shot.

Ohio school district allows teachers, staff to carry weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:46am

A school board at a southwest Ohio district where a student shot and wounded two classmates has voted to allow teachers and staff to carry weapons.

Elko man gets 5 years prison for attempted casino stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:23am

A 41-year-old Elko man convicted of trying to stab another man in a hotel-casino parking lot last fall has been sentenced to up to five years in prison.

Settlement reached in lawsuit over disabled man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:09am

The family of a Maryland man with Down syndrome who died from asphyxiation in 2013 when three sheriff's deputies tried to forcibly remove him from a movie theater has settled a lawsuit against the state and others.

Florida Republicans may be forced to act on voting rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:07am

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has called an extraordinary late-night meeting of top state officials to respond to a federal court ruling on voting rights.

Florida mayor charged with official misconduct, corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:04am

A Florida mayor accused of failing to disclose $335,108 in outside income has bonded out of jail on charges of official misconduct, perjury and misuse of public office.

Gunman wounds 2 Dallas police officers, store employee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:43am

A man who shot and critically wounded two Dallas police officers and hurt an employee at a home improvement store led law enforcement on a high-speed car chase before he was captured in a late-night arrest.

APNewsBreak: Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:42am

U.S. officials say reports of sexual assaults across the military jumped by nearly 10 percent in 2017, a year that saw a massive online nude-photo sharing scandal rock the services, triggering greater awareness of sexual harassment and other similar complaints.

Police: 9-year-old found in Maine river, brother missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:38am

Police in Maine say a 9-year-old boy who fell into a river along with his younger brother has been found and is in critical condition. Rescuers are searching for his 5-year-old brother.

2 college students accused of rape; fraternity suspended

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:33am

A University of Central Florida fraternity has been placed on interim suspension after a woman told authorities she was gang-raped during a party near the campus.

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:29am

Attorneys for a prisoner sentenced to death for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a 9th birthday party in Fort Worth have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution, which is scheduled for Wednesday.

Video: Former Port Authority ethics chair swore at officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:22am

A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey commissioner who abruptly resigned last week has been caught on camera delivering an expletive-laced tirade to police officers during a traffic stop.

Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:07am

enough, perhaps, to make even technophobes think hard about the security of their passwords. Indeed, many are — especially older Americans, a new survey shows.