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Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

Bob Salsberg and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:07am

In a case that has attracted national attention, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Monday that judges in the state have the authority to order people to remain drug free as a condition of probation and under some circumstances order a defendant jailed for violating the drug-free requirement.

Delaware prison building to be demolished after deadly riot

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:01am

A building at Delaware's maximum-security prison that was the site of a deadly inmate riot and hostage-taking last year will be torn down, officials said Monday.

The Latest: Mother of previously slain officer speaks out

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:53am

The Latest on the shooting death of a Massachusetts police officer (all times local):

ACLU asks judge to slow deportations of reunified families

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:53am

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border.

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:51am

A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency says he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a man Saturday.

Family sues over deadly Tamarack Resort fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:42am

A wrongful death lawsuit says a fireplace inside an Idaho rental resort cabin exploded, causing the death of four people.

Texas ranch shows President Johnson's struggles and triumphs

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:41am

Fifty years ago, a depressed President Lyndon Johnson decided not to seek another term. Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been assassinated. Cities were burning in riots. College students marched against the Vietnam War.

Republican Senate hopeful calls Democrat parents intolerant

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:35am

A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Wisconsin on Monday called his parents' decision to support his Democratic opponent "an intentional personal blow" and a "true representation" of political intolerance.

Woman survived 7 days after driving off California cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:31am

A couple on a camping trip found a missing Oregon woman who had survived for nearly a week after her car went over a cliff in coastal California, authorities said.

Suspect in 1988 killing of Indiana girl, 8, appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:27am

A judge has given prosecutors until Thursday to formally charge a man who's being held in the 1988 slaying of an 8-year-old Indiana girl.

BYU-Idaho student, Meridian man drown in separate accidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:10am

A BYU-Idaho student drowned at an eastern Idaho swimming hole and a Meridian man drowned while whitewater rafting over the weekend.

Deadly fire near Yosemite National Park doubles in size

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:08am

Fire officials say a deadly wildfire burning near the west end of Yosemite National Park doubled in size overnight.

Police: Man killed was 'person of interest' in fatal robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 9:01am

Authorities say a man being investigated in the killing of an Indian college student was fatally shot by Kansas City police after wounding three officers.

US Naval Academy: New hair rules don't apply to midshipmen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:53am

A Navy rule change that lets servicewomen wear ponytails and other longer hairstyles won't apply to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Man, teenage boy indicted in child's shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:45am

A man and a teenager have been indicted on murder charges in a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead and his mother wounded.

Showdown looms as Washington Metro workers approve strike

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:43am

A showdown looms in Washington now that Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a potential transit system strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Woman who killed daughter in '80s granted parole on 7th try

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:32am

A New York woman convicted of killing her infant daughter in the 1980s and suspected of killing seven of her eight other children has been granted parole.

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:25am

Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania mother killed her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk.

7-year-old survives dad's drunk crash, killed by another car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:19am

Police say a 7-year-old girl was struck and killed as she tried to get help after her father drunkenly crashed into an abandoned vehicle on an interstate in suburban Detroit.

Group armed with baseball bats beats up man, steals his car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:08am

Police say a Rhode Island man was beaten up by a group of people armed with baseball bats, who then proceeded to steal his car.