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2 charged in attack on Spanish-speaking woman, daughter

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 3:07pm

Two women were charged Friday with beating a woman and her daughter, who say they were targeted for speaking Spanish in public, prosecutors in Boston said Friday.

Missouri man charged with murder in wife's presumed death

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 3:07pm

A grand jury on Friday indicted a Missouri man on first-degree murder and other charges in the disappearance of his Chinese wife, who is presumed dead.

Ex-bus driver gets jail time for assaulting disabled student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:55pm

A Mississippi judge has sentenced a former school bus driver to prison for assaulting a disabled student.

US, Taliban set peace signing for America's longest war

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:33pm

America's longest war may finally be nearing an end.

Dad gets 72 years in death of boy found encased in concrete

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 2:32pm

The father of a 7-year-old boy whose body was found encased in concrete in a storage unit in 2018 was sentenced to 72 years in prison on Friday in his death.

After obesity surgery, more patients returning for another

Candice Choi& Health Writer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:41pm

As more Americans turn to surgery to lose weight, more of them are also returning for a second operation because the first isn't working.

Prosecutors: Hawaii man led meth ring while councilman

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:39pm

U.S. prosecutors asked a judge Friday to deny bail for an elected Hawaii councilman accused of running a drug-trafficking organization, supplying guns, conspiring with a gang leader, requesting sexual favors as payment for drugs and assaulting a law enforcement officer in a case that highlights the hold methamphetamine has on some people in the state.

Sheriff: Florida man fatally shot during police standoff

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:06pm

An armed man was fatally shot during a police standoff in Florida, authorities said.

Panel seeks censure, coaching for foul-mouthed Kansas judge

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 1:03pm

A foul-mouthed Kansas judge who cursed at courthouse employees so often that a trial clerk kept a “swear journal” documenting his outbursts should be publicly censured and receive professional coaching, but not kicked off the bench, a disciplinary panel recommended Friday.

University of Michigan says school hotline has received more than 100 unique complaints of sex abuse by late doctor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:43pm

University of Michigan says school hotline has received more than 100 unique complaints of sex abuse by late doctor.

13 suspected immigrants rescued from ocean off California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:43pm

Southern California lifeguards rescued 13 people and were searching for others believed to have been dropped off early Friday by Mexican migrant smugglers in the Pacific Ocean, authorities said.

Judge acquits Amtrak officer in fatal Chicago shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:38pm

A judge on Friday acquitted an Amtrak police officer of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Minnesota man at a major train station in Chicago.

Liberal gun owners face dilemma in 2020 field

Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:32pm

Like many liberals, Lara Smith considers herself a feminist, favors abortion rights and believes the nation’s immigration policies under the Trump administration have just been “vile.”

Lady Gaga's father cites homelessness for his bar's woes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 12:01pm

Lady Gaga's father is refusing to pay $260,000 in rent and fees for his restaurant at New York City's Grand Central Terminal, saying the homeless population is hurting his business.

Gov. Northam-backed gun control bills pass in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:55am

Parts of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's sweeping gun control legislation have won final passage in the General Assembly.

Immigration courts seek steep fee hikes for appeals, filings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:16am

U.S. immigration courts on Friday proposed raising fees on filings and appeals by hundreds of dollars in a move that immigrant advocates said would block their clients' ability to access justice.

Report: Los Angeles deputies shared Kobe Bryant crash photos

Stefanie Dazio, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 11:04am

Authorities are investigating whether deputies shared graphic photos of the helicopter crash scene where Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others were killed, according to a newspaper report.

Court temporarily halts Trump’s ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:57am

Dealing a significant blow to a signature Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court ruled Friday that the government can no longer make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through the U.S. immigration courts.

Appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while cases wind through US.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 28th - 10:48am

Appeals court temporarily halts Trump’s policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while cases wind through US.