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Ole Miss apologizes to black protesters arrested in 1970

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:51pm

The University of Mississippi has apologized to dozens of African Americans who were arrested in 1970 for protesting racial inequality on the mostly white campus where Confederate images were a deeply ingrained part of campus culture.

Female coaches say they were punished for raising concerns

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 12:13pm

volleyball could use the gym only when the men's teams did not want to use it,” her lawsuit states.

Supervised drug injection site in US is almost ready to open

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:21am

A Philadelphia nonprofit group detailed plans Wednesday to open next week what would be the nation's first medically supervised injection site to combat overdose deaths, despite outrage from neighbors and opposition from the local federal prosecutor.

DA: 69 convicted on possible false evidence by ex-Texas cop

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:17am

Prosecutors announced Wednesday they believe 69 additional people might have been convicted on false evidence from a former Houston police officer whose cases are being reviewed following a deadly drug raid.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to hold rally in Utah ahead of Super Tuesday

Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:10am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is considered a frontrunner in the Democratic presidential race, will be in the state the day before Super Tuesday.

Court OKs Texas winner-take-all presidential elector system

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:57am

The winner-take-all system Texas and 47 other states use to assign Electoral College presidential votes is constitutional, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

Police: 3 fire shots into Chicago store; 1 dead, 4 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:29am

Two men and a woman fired nearly 20 shots into a convenience store on Chicago's South Side, killing an 18-year-old woman and wounding four other people, police said.

Chief: Suspect in Michigan deaths had been paid informant

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 10:25am

A convicted felon charged in two Michigan homicides and suspected in at least four others once was paid $150 as a police informant, Detroit's police chief said Wednesday.

Neo-Nazi leaders face conspiracy charges on both coasts

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:50am

Leaders of a neo-Nazi group have been arrested and charged in a pair of federal investigations with conspiring to harass journalists, churches and a former Cabinet official, among others, with phony bomb threats and other forms of intimidation.

Louisiana governor: Judge should resign after racial slurs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:38am

Gov. John Bel Edwards called Wednesday on a Louisiana judge to step down after she admitted to using racial slurs in angry text messages. The Democratic governor said the “state deserves better.”

Woman accused of leaving her boyfriend in suitcase to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:37am

Authorities in Florida have arrested a woman accused of zipping her boyfriend into a suitcase, recording his repeated cries for help and leaving him locked inside until he died, according to sheriff's office documents.

Off-duty Florida deputy shoots man who broke into her house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:15am

An off-duty Florida sheriff's deputy shot and wounded a man who broke into her home using an ax.

Court sides with Trump in 'sanctuary cities' grant fight

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:14am

The Trump administration can withhold millions of dollars in law enforcement grants to force states to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday in a decision that conflicted with three other federal appeals courts.

Missing toddler's mother and grandmother are in same jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 9:01am

The mother and grandmother of a missing 15-month-old girl are now in the same Tennessee jail after giving conflicting accounts about the toddler's disappearance.

Former Baltimore mayor awaits sentence in book deals case

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:47am

Years before taking the office she'd resign from in disgrace, Catherine Pugh had a vision to see Baltimore “prosper and grow.”

Grandfather to plead guilty in toddler's cruise ship death

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:42am

An Indiana man charged in his young granddaughter’s fatal fall from a cruise ship’s open window in Puerto Rico agreed to plead guilty in her July 2019 death, explaining that he was doing so “to try to help end part of this nightmare for my family.”

Driver in fatal highway school bus crash faces sentencing

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:34am

The driver of a school bus who veered across Interstate 80 in New Jersey after missing an exit and crashed into a dump truck, killing a teacher and a student and injuring dozens of others, faced sentencing Wednesday.

Woman charged after mom's life support is briefly turned off

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 8:11am

A woman has been charged with attempted murder after telling police that she cut tubes and turned off her mother's ventilator at a Michigan medical facility because she couldn't watch her “in all the pain,” a news organization reported.

Man sentenced for sending white powder to feds

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

A Massachusetts man who sent threatening packages containing white powder to federal officials, including one that had a death threat against President Donald Trump, has avoided additional time behind bars.