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Naval Academy midshipman found dead in dorm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:05am

A Naval Academy midshipman was found dead in a dorm at the Maryland school.

North Carolina police charge mother in 1999 slaying of baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:25am

Authorities in North Carolina say they solved a 20-year-old cold case Thursday when they tracked down a woman accused of killing her newborn son and dumping his body along a road in 1999.

Maryland college cancels classes after racist graffiti found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:10am

Officials at a Maryland university canceled classes for a day after graffiti threatening black students with lynching was discovered scrawled in academic buildings.

Nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for harming infants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:50am

A nurse convicted of injuring nine infants at a Wisconsin hospital has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Weinstein rape trial jurors keep focus on 'Sopranos' actress

Tom Hays and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:51am

The name that keeps coming up more than any other at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial — Annabella Sciorra — was front and center again Friday as jurors began their fourth day of deliberations by listening to a reading of a large chunk of her testimony.

Hundreds of dams lack emergency plans in rain-soaked South

David A. Lieb, Michelle Minkoff and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:26am

known as MS04462 in a state database — had no official hazard rating, no record of state inspections and no formal emergency action plan mapping out the expected flood zone, whom to contact and whom to evacuate were it to fail. It's one of more than 1,000 dams in Mississippi that remain unclassified because of a backlog of work for state regulators.

Sanity hearing delayed for man who said God told him to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:05am

A sanity hearing was delayed for a Louisiana man who told authorities God instructed him to end his life before a fiery crash that killed another driver.

City that prayed, searched for missing girl to say goodbye

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:11pm

The South Carolina community that searched, prayed and then cried gets to say goodbye Friday to a 6-year-old girl who disappeared from her front yard and was found dead three days later.

Report: California prisoner confesses to killing 2 molesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:08pm

A California prison inmate confessed in a letter that he beat two child molesters to death with a cane while behind bars just hours after his urgent warning to a counselor that he might become violent was ignored, a newspaper chain reported Thursday.

Trump apparently not a fan of 'Parasite' movie

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:57pm

President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of “Parasite," his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.

Arizona governor, GOP lawmakers end sanctuary city ban push

Bob Christie, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:46pm

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and Republican lawmakers have pulled a contentious proposal to enshrine a ban on so-called “sanctuary cities” in the state constitution.

Woman pleads guilty to crash that killed white supremacist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:44pm

A Kentucky woman pleaded guilty on Thursday to manslaughter in a car crash that killed a white supremacist leader.

Police say 2 killed, 3 injured in Idaho shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:22pm

Idaho police say at least two people were killed and three were injured in a shooting at an apartment complex for senior citizens in Caldwell.

Sheriff: Customs agent kills 3 family members, then himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:15pm

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent killed three family members, including two juveniles, and then himself at his Florida home, authorities said Thursday night.

Intel officials say Russia boosting Trump candidacy

Mary Clare Jalonick and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:53pm

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, according to three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing.

A Tennessee man who killed a fellow prisoner becomes the fifth inmate to die in the electric chair in the past 16 months

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:35pm

A Tennessee man who killed a fellow prisoner becomes the fifth inmate to die in the electric chair in the past 16 months.

Police search for man after 3 bodies found in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:38pm

Authorities are seeking an “armed and very dangerous” man who is believed to have killed three men and left their bodies in a Southern California cemetery, the Riverside County sheriff said Thursday.

Florida Legislature passes abortion parental consent bill

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:10pm

Girls under the age of 18 will have to get a parent's permission before having an abortion under a bill passed by the Florida Legislature on Thursday that Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign.

Bloomberg's unusual 2020 strategy turns to Utah post-debate

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:52pm

New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg’s presidential campaign strategy is unprecedented, and his choice of rally location on Thursday to bounce back from an unsteady debate performance was unusual: Salt Lake City.