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Civil rights prosecutors urge charges in Garner death

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:34pm

Federal civil rights prosecutors have recommended charging a New York police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. But it's unclear if that will happen.

Ex-Baltimore County school leader sentenced in perjury case

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:32pm

A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to serve six months behind bars after pleading guilty to perjury charges.

Teen shot, grenade thrown into Baton Rouge home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:29pm

Authorities in Baton Rouge have recovered and safely detonated a live grenade that was thrown into a house where a teenager was shot.

Woman steals ID to get six-figure job, but can't do the work

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:07pm

Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a senior position with a six-figure salary, but her scheme had a flaw: She couldn't do the work.

Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:03pm

The driver of a big rig involved in the deaths of 10 smuggled immigrants in Texas last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison.

Democratic leader announces new acceptance of marijuana

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 12:01pm

The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.

The Latest: Public viewing of Barbara Bush begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:54am

The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):

Texas appeals court dismisses 'revenge porn' law

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:45am

A Texas appeals court has ruled unconstitutional a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent.

4 plead not guilty in drinking death at Louisiana State

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:37am

Four young men pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge.

Authorities: Teen suspect was in relationship with victim

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:35am

Investigators have learned there was a romantic relationship between a 16-year-old boy and the 17-year-old boy he is suspected of fatally stabbing in suburban Los Angeles, authorities say.

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:33am

Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.

1 wounded in Florida school shooting; suspect in custody

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:33am

Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.

Baltimore mayor signs bill banning plastic foam containers

Courtney Columbus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:33am

Carryout food and drink containers made from plastic foam are no longer welcome in the city of Baltimore.

Investigators look for suspect who spray-painted tortoise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:33am

Authorities in Florida are trying to determine who is responsible for spray-painting a tortoise and putting concrete on its legs.

US calls out Syria, Russia, China on human rights abuses

Matthew Lee and Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:31am

The top U.S. diplomat is calling out Syria, Russia and China as among the worst offenders last year on human rights.

Mourners lining up to pay final respects to Barbara Bush

Juan A. Lozano and John L. Mone, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:29am

A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to pay their final respects.

Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around for assault

Michael R. Sisak and Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:21am

Jurors got a look at Bill Cosby's travel records on Friday as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.

Judge sets May 24 for next date in Cohen-government showdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:20am

A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office.

Idaho man sentenced to prison for 2016 shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 11:12am

A Pocatello man was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for the shooting death of a man and for hitting a police officer with his pickup truck.