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Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina couples

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

People in same-sex relationships in South Carolina should get the same legal protections against domestic violence as heterosexual couples, the state's highest court ruled Wednesday, deeming a portion of the state's criminal domestic violence statute unconstitutional.

Annual wild pony swim between islands lasts 18 minutes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

The 92nd annual Chincoteague pony swim has finished up.

Minneapolis police to change officer body camera policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:30am

Minneapolis officials are planning changes to the police department's policy on body cameras following the shooting by an officer of an unarmed Australian woman this month.

Police fatally shoot teen outside Arkansas youth shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 8:20am

Police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old boy outside an emergency shelter for juveniles in eastern Arkansas and a criminal investigation is underway, state police said.

Prosecution misconduct alleged in Roy daycare killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:55am

A judge has postponed sentencing for a Utah woman who faces up to life in prison after she was convicted of child abuse homicide at a daycare center in Roy.

Review: In 'Brigsby Bear,' childlike wonder never grows old

Joseph Longo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:55am

Comedian Kyle Mooney excels at playing sheepish, oddball man children on "Saturday Night Live."

The Latest: Teen shot by police in Arkansas dies at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:16am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a teenager outside of an Arkansas youth shelter (all times local):

Man faces prison for hurling chairs at judge, court staff

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 7:00am

A man could be sentenced to six years in prison for hurling chairs at a judge and courtroom staff in central Indiana.

Illinois woman sentenced to prison in cancer fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:59am

A western Illinois woman accused of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Widow of slain NYPD detective gives birth to their daughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:59am

The widow of a slain New York City detective has given birth to their child more than two years after his death.

Texas officer hurt, suspect killed in early-morning gunfight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:40am

Authorities say a police officer is in serious condition after a fatal gunfight outside an apartment complex in San Antonio.

Investigator: Driver part of larger human-smuggling scheme

Frank Bajak, Nomaan Merchant and Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:20am

Investigators believe a truck driver accused in the deaths of 10 people found inside a packed, sweltering tractor-trailer is part of a larger organization involved in human smuggling that authorities are trying to identify and dismantle, a U.S. immigration official said.

Barricades in beach destination coming down after shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:12am

A South Carolina coastal city will begin removing barricades set up along a key street after six shootings in three days in June.

Police: Woman arrested after topless road rage attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 6:10am

Police say a Massachusetts motorist has been arrested after getting out of her sport utility vehicle, removing her shirt and charging topless while holding a knife toward another motorist.

Man accused of killing deputy, 7 others due in court

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:50am

A Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances is due in court on Wednesday.

Morrisey urges US Supreme Court to overturn gun ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:16am

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, joined by four other states, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling they say infringes on gun rights.

Police: Woman hears footsteps, learns man living in attic

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 5:00am

A woman in Virginia who heard noises in her home in the middle of the night soon learned that a man was living in her attic.

Stolen tortoise found and returned to animal shelter

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:45am

New York City police have found a rare tortoise that was stolen from an animal shelter.

Ohio execution of condemned man set; 1st in over 3 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 4:05am

Ohio is preparing to put a condemned child killer to death in the state's first execution in more than three years.