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Report: Alabama prison homicide rate highest in nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 2:02pm

A new report suggests that Alabama has the deadliest prisons in the country.

Police, FBI probe suspected white supremacist attack on DJ

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:51pm

Authorities say the FBI is helping investigate an attack by several suspected white supremacists on a black disc jockey at a tavern in Washington state over the weekend.

ACLU settles suit over governor's censored Facebook page

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:31pm

The Facebook page of Maine's Republican governor will no longer block critics, according to a settlement reached last week with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and the operators of the Facebook page.

Customs officers searching more travelers' devices

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:16pm

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are searching the electronic devices of travelers more often, and did not always follow proper protocol, a new watchdog report has found.

The Latest: Teacher apologizes for hairstyle rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:54pm

The Latest on a music teacher's letter on student hairstyles (all times local):

Man reaches plea deal in double murder, mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:54pm

A Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, as well as wounding four others, as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty.

US sanctions 3 North Korean officials for human rights abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:52pm

The Trump administration has imposed sanctions on three senior North Korean officials for human rights abuses in the isolated country.

Breast cancer testing guidelines out of date, missing genetic screening, says study

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:48pm

The current guidelines for genetic testing of breast cancer patients limit the number of women who can get tested. Because of these restrictions, these tests miss as many patients with hereditary cancers as they find, according to a study published Monday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Claims of fear to return home spike at US-Mexico border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:32pm

U.S. immigration authorities say the number of people expressing fear of returning home when they are stopped at the Mexican border spiked in the last year.

Admitted killer sentenced to 3 life terms plus max 230 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:15pm

A Nebraska man convicted of killing his wife has pleaded guilty to killing his parents and a niece and will spend the rest of his life in prison.

No jail time for Baylor fraternity president accused of rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:19am

A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape to avoid serving jail time, prompting outrage from the former Baylor student who filed the complaint and her parents.

The Latest: Coroner IDs 5 children killed in Ohio house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:15am

The Latest on an Ohio house fire that killed five children (all times local):

Record count reported for mysterious paralyzing illness

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:08am

This year has seen a record number of cases of a mysterious paralyzing illness in children, U.S. health officials said Monday.

Bond denied for suspect in North Carolina teenager's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:04am

A judge has denied bond for the man accused in the death of a North Carolina teenager.

West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near NV-UT line

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:53am

Elko County sheriff's deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend on the Nevada-Utah line.

Man accused of plotting large-scale attack at Ohio synagogue

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:47am

Federal authorities said they've charged two people involved in planning separate large-scale attacks — one who wanted to carry out a shooting at a synagogue and another who had been plotting a bar shooting and blowing up a pipeline.

The Latest: Jury debates sentence for man who hit protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:39am

The Latest on the sentencing of James Alex Fields Jr. for the murder of Heather Heyer (all times local):

Paul to the people: Tell McConnell to allow sentencing vote

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:15am

Seeking to stir support for a federal criminal justice bill, Sen. Rand Paul on Monday called on voters in the hometown of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to prod him to hold a vote on the measure.

The Latest: Defender urges NYC to drop charges in video case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:11am

The Latest on a video showing New York City police officers violently yanking a toddler from his mother's arms (all times local):

Texas school district's enrollment drops after mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:06am

A growing number of students are leaving the Houston-area school district where 10 people were killed in a mass shooting in May.