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13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:12pm

A man has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to firing a shotgun at three black men in an act of racially motivated violence following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Arkansas justices challenge ethics charges over judge's case

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:01pm

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday challenged efforts to sanction them over the court's decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.

Vegas shooting videos show casino haven, injured in pickups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:58pm

Police have released officer body-worn camera video showing injured people packed into pickup truck beds and hundreds of people sheltering with blankets on the floor of a casino ballroom hours after last year's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:43pm

If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights?

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:59pm

A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school's admissions process on Wednesday: that money and pedigree can open doors that academics alone might not.

The Latest: Treasury adviser appears in court on leak charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:39pm

The Latest on a Treasury Department employee charged with leaking confidential reports to a journalist (all times local):

Officer who told group he was 'trigger happy' is fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:36pm

A white Connecticut police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was "trigger happy" has been fired.

4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:29pm

Four women want the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to bring their sexual assault cases to court.

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:10pm

Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal's extinction in violation of federal law.

Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:05pm

A teenage boy has admitted in court to causing a catastrophe in connection with a fire that burned eight homes in Moab four months ago.

Man pleads no contest in killing of future mother-in-law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:46pm

A man accused of fatally stabbing and shooting his future mother-in-law five days before he was supposed to marry her daughter pleaded no contest Wednesday in her death.

Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:33pm

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels.

Sessions bound for Chicago to speak to anti-crime group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:27pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver a speech in Chicago on the heels of a Trump administration decision to oppose a proposed plan to overhaul Chicago police under close court supervision.

Idaho official: Only public voter records were on dark web

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:23pm

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says Idaho voter records that were offered for sale on the dark web contained only publicly available information.

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in 2014 'celebgate' hacking

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:05pm

A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

Houston emergency personnel rescue pony from storm drain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:57pm

Emergency responders have rescued a pony that was found trapped in a storm drain in southwest Houston.

Woman: Michigan pharmacist refused to give miscarriage drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:47pm

A woman says a Michigan pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to help her complete a miscarriage, telling her it was against his religion.

Idaho man pleads guilty to child enticement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:35pm

A southern Idaho man was sentenced to a therapeutic prison program after pleading guilty to child enticement.

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in hack of celebrities, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:33pm

A former Virginia high school teacher has agreed to plead guilty in a hacking scheme that allowed him to obtain nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.