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Judge extends hospitalization of truck attack plot suspect

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 12:08pm

A federal judge has extended the court-ordered hospitalization of a Maryland man deemed mentally unfit for trial on charges he planned an Islamic State-inspired attack at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C.

The Latest: Texas conservative wanted Guard to `kill ’em'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 10:13am

Civil rights groups have sued to block a North Carolina city from enforcing an ordinance that requires permits for protests.

As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side

Kate Brumback and Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:42am

Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a Georgia mountainside — may outlast them all.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:10am

and perhaps, too, a moment when the chance for justice felt nearer than ever before.

In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusion

Ted Anthony, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:08am

and perhaps, too, a moment when the chance for justice felt nearer than ever before.

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

Anna Liz Nichols/ Report for America, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 7:04am

Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing.

AMERICAN DIARY: July 4 hurts, until I remember my WWII uncle

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 6:54am

The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in "Rocky." Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless The U.S.A." doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage of those exclusive, one-day mattress sales.

Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 6:10am

Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag. Later this year, the state's voters will decide whether to dump a statewide election process that dates to the Jim Crow era.

Governors stress 'personal responsibility' over virus orders

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 6:05am

Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered what then was its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Bill Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response.

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 4:29am

A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials said.

Officer shot and killed, suspect found dead in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 3:41am

An officer who was responding to a call in a store parking lot was shot and killed early Saturday morning by an intoxicated man holding a beer, police said.

1 killed, 3 wounded in shooting at Mississippi sports bar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 2:35am

A man was fatally shot and three others were wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a nightclub in Mississippi's capital, an official said.

Police: 8-year-old killed in Hoover, Alabama, mall shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 7:59pm

Police: 8-year-old killed in Hoover, Alabama, mall shooting.

Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple drew guns

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 7:54pm

Several hundred protesters made a peaceful return trip Friday to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support.

5 killed, 3 injured in North Carolina highway crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 7:18pm

Five people were killed and at least three others seriously injured after a highway crash in Charlotte, North Carolina, on Friday evening.

Autopsy: Man died of drug overdose after fight with deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:58pm

A Black man died of an accidental drug overdose shortly after a confrontation with deputies at a Florida airport in April, according to an autopsy report released Friday.

Lawsuit by student against ex-OU official settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:28pm

A lawsuit filed by a former University of Oklahoma student who accused a former top school administrator of groping and kissing him inappropriately on several occasions has been settled, a newspaper reports.

Dog in Georgia tests positive for virus that causes COVID-19

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 6:10pm

A dog in Georgia is believed to have been the second canine in the U.S. to test positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, health officials said.

California surgeon charged in $52M sober living fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 3rd - 4:49pm

A Beverly Hills, California, surgeon and his girlfriend have pleaded not guilty to taking part in a $52 million insurance fraud scheme that involved recruiting patients at Southern California sober living homes to undergo unnecessary surgeries and other procedures, prosecutors said Friday.