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Former US Sen. Zell Miller dies; he was 2-term governor

Russ Bynum and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:11pm

As Georgia's governor, Zell Miller successfully championed selling lottery tickets to fund scholarships in a Bible belt state and lost a fight to change the Confederate-themed state flag. As a U.S. senator, he enraged fellow Democrats with a primetime convention speech endorsing the re-election of President George W. Bush.

Lawsuit: Kindergartener sexually assaulted by classmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:10pm

A federal lawsuit alleges a Michigan boy was sexually assaulted by his kindergarten classmates who photographed the abuse with school-issued iPads.

Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:04pm

A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff's office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight.

Michigan man accused of streaming shooting on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:01pm

The trial is underway for a Michigan man accused of breaking into a home and shooting a woman while streaming the attack on Facebook Live.

Expert: Coolers made it worse in nursing home where 12 died

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 1:00pm

A Florida nursing home where 12 elderly patients died of overheating after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning made matters worse by using portable units that were not properly ventilated and increased temperatures in most of the facility, an engineer testified in a deposition.

Investigators say missing Iowa family found dead in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:54pm

Investigators say the bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children have been found in a rented condo in Mexico.


Trump signs $1.3 trillion budget after threatening veto

Jill Colvin, Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:53pm

President Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending measure Friday, averting a midnight government shutdown just hours after declaring he was considering a veto.

Man who posted photos online of dead wife and child on trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:53pm

Prosecutors say the pictures of his dead wife and daughter posted to Facebook are proof a North Carolina man is guilty of murder.

Former water park executive charged in Kansas slide death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:49pm

A former executive with the Kansas water park where a 10-year-old boy died on a giant waterslide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

The Latest: Experts are inspecting strained California dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:47pm

The Latest on California storms (all times local):

Man convicted in killing of Muslim cleric and his assistant

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:46pm

A New York City man has been convicted of first-degree murder for the broad daylight killings of a Muslim cleric and his assistant.

Ex-Indianapolis officer sentenced for shooting detective

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:46pm

A former Indianapolis police officer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for shooting a detective who was investigating a domestic violence dispute between the officer and his estranged wife.

First lady recognizes 10 women with global courage awards

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:45pm

Melania Trump is helping recognize 10 women from around the world for acts of courage.

Senate OKs bill to expand child alert system to tribal land

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:41pm

The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that expands a child abduction alert system to tribal land.

The Latest: NAACP leader wants alleged confession released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:39pm

The Latest on the Austin bombings investigation (all times local):

Doctor says pledge may have lived if help was called sooner

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 12:17pm

A forensic pathologist testified Friday that injuries that killed a Penn State fraternity pledge last year might not have been fatal if fraternity members had summoned help more quickly.

The Latest: Senate leader proposes tougher anti-hazing rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:59am

The Latest on a preliminary hearing for Penn State fraternity members charged in a hazing death (all times local):

Olympic gymnast criticizes Michigan State interim president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:55am

Olympic gymnast Jordyn Wieber criticized Michigan State University's interim president during a speech at the school, saying he needs to work with the girls and women abused by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Fallout from cyberattack on Atlanta computers still unclear

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:23am

More than 24 hours after a ransomware cyberattack targeting the city of Atlanta's computer network was discovered, the fallout still wasn't clear.

Missouri attorney general subpoenas Greitens charity

Summer Ballentine, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 23rd - 11:17am

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley on Friday said his office has issued 15 subpoenas as part of an investigation into a veterans charity founded by indicted Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.