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Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:56am

As Deep South communities debate the propriety of Jim Crow-era monuments to Confederate figures, another sign of changing views is evident in plantation country.

83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:51am

An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving a family member, police said Friday.

University of Wyoming plans to build new residence halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

The University of Wyoming hopes to have at least two new residence halls built or under construction by 2022 as part of a five-year housing plan.

Slaying suspect nabbed after stiffing cabbie, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

Authorities say a man wanted for a fatal shooting in New Jersey has been captured in New York after stiffing a cab driver on a 160-mile (257-kilometer) fare.

Twins' mom dies days after their birth and their dad slain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

A Florida woman died of an infection shortly after giving birth to twins and on the same day of the funeral of her slain boyfriend — the father of the babies.

More charges filed against 'AK-47 bandit' suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

Federal charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," accused of robbing banks in five states.

Ruff day: 12-year-old dog rescued after falling into bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:55am

Call it Junior's lucky day.

Trump headed to Long Island to trumpet MS-13 crackdown

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:50am

Trumpeting his administration's crackdown on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump is traveling to Long Island to urge Congress to dedicate more funding to the fight.

White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

A presidential aide's explosion of profanity while talking to a reporter about his new White House colleagues tested newsroom leaders Thursday, forcing decisions about whether to use the graphic language or leave much of what he said to the imagination of readers and viewers.

Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

The University of Alabama is now a defendant in a lawsuit by the parents of a Texas woman who killed herself after reporting that she was sexually assaulted while attending the school.

High court affirms new trial for man imprisoned for 36 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

A Massachusetts man who won a new trial after spending 36 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit has earned another legal victory.

Woman charged with attacking husband with ax as kids fled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman attacked her husband with an ax as their terrified children fled their home and called for help.

Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:51am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Scaramucci tirades ignite smoldering White House tensions

Julie Bykowicz and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:11am

President Donald Trump's new communications director exploded the smoldering tensions at the White House into a full-fledged conflagration Thursday, angrily daring Trump's chief of staff to deny he's a "leaker" and exposing West Wing backstabbing in language more suitable to a mobster movie than a seat of presidential stability.

Remains of 24 US servicemen recovered from WWII battlefield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 5:40am

The remains of what are believed to be 24 American servicemen killed on a Pacific island during World War II have been returned to the U.S. for identification.

Tennessee tourism launches new website to recruit retirees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 4:23am

Tennessee tourism officials are launching a website that aims to recruit retirees to settle down in the state.

Man charged with fatal Oakland warehouse fire seeks bail

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 2:07am

One of two men charged with involuntary manslaughter for last year's Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people is seeking his release from jail on bail.

Psychologists fight blame for CIA's interrogation tactics

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 1:41am

The two psychologists who helped design the CIA's harsh interrogation methods used in the war on terror are battling with a civil liberties group over their responsibility for detainees being subjected to waterboarding and beatings following the Sept. 11 attacks.

Trump heads to New York towns hit hard by gang violence

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 12:30am

A wave of gang killings in New York's Long Island suburbs, many involving teenage victims, has caught the attention of President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to travel Friday to one of the towns hit hardest by the violence.