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Man arrested in shooting of 13 people at Chicago house party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:50am

A man has been charged with attempted murder in a December shooting at a Chicago house party that left 13 people wounded, Chicago police said Saturday.

Florida ex-mayor gets 4+ years in prison for charity fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:31am

The former mayor of a Florida city has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for defrauding a United Way charity while he ran the organization.

Winter storm brings heavy snow, ice to Midwest, Northeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:12am

A winter storm that has already caused trouble at airports in Chicago and Kansas City was expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Plains and Midwest on Saturday and could dump up to a foot of snow in parts of the Northeast on Sunday.

Records reveal concerns of deceased GOP redistricting expert

David A. Lieb and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:38am

Republican victories in state legislative and gubernatorial elections in 2010 put them in a commanding position the next year to draw new voting districts for the U.S. House and state legislatures that helped fortify Republican power for much of the following decade.

Justices taking up bans on state money to religious schools

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:21am

A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states.

Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

Alan Suderman and Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:20am

Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia's picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what's expected to be an unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists.

Ohio State doctor abuse investigation, suits have cost $9.8M

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 4:28am

The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school.

Over 1,000 Central American migrants try to enter Mexico

MarÍa Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 10:02pm

More than a thousand Central American migrants on Saturday surged onto a bridge spanning the Suchiate River between southern Mexico and Guatemala as Mexican National Guardsmen attempted to impede their journey north.

Navy to name aircraft carrier for Pearl Harbor hero Miller

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 8:19pm

The U.S. Navy is expected to honor a World War II hero when a new aircraft carrier is named for Mess Attendant 2nd Class Doris Miller.

A dog gives birth to a green puppy, now named 'Hulk.' Here's the science behind it

Alaa Elassar, CNN  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:43pm

When a North Carolina family's beloved dog went into labor, everything seemed to be going well. That is until one of her puppies came out green.

Alabama court won't reconsider Confederate monument ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:34pm

The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday refused to reconsider a ruling that prohibits Birmingham from obscuring, or taking down, a Confederate monument in a city park.

US couple found dead in Tijuana, son-in-law charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:00pm

A United States couple missing for a week in Tijuana were found Friday buried on the property of one of their homes in this border city, Mexican authorities said.

Colorado teen sentenced to 30 years in Xbox killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 6:32pm

A 16-year-old boy was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Friday for fatally shooting a man while trying to steal an Xbox he had arranged to buy.

No jail time for distracted driver who killed 2 cyclists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:41pm

A Florida woman who ran her car into a group of bicyclists in 2018, killing two people, will avoid jail time.

Ex-USA Gymnastics trainer has sexual assault count dropped

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:26pm

Texas prosecutors on Friday dropped a sexual assault charge against a former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch.

Louisiana, Alaskan tribes file UN climate change complaint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:05pm

Four coastal Louisiana tribes and one in Alaska that say the U.S. government violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change have submitted a formal complaint to the United Nations in Switzerland.

Virginia Supreme Court upholds weapons ban for pro-gun rally next week, rejecting appeal from gun-rights groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:51pm

Virginia Supreme Court upholds weapons ban for pro-gun rally next week, rejecting appeal from gun-rights groups.

Implosion back on for partially collapsed New Orleans hotel

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:38pm

Plans are on again to implode a New Orleans hotel building that partially collapsed last fall, killing three workers, city officials said Friday.

Hoverboarding dentist convicted of Medicaid fraud in Alaska

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 4:35pm

An Alaska dentist, who gained notoriety after he was seen in a video riding a hoverboard and pulling teeth, was convicted Friday of defrauding the Alaska Medicaid program.