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Former autism therapist jailed for embezzlement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:43pm

A former Idaho autism therapist accused of embezzling from her clients has been sentenced.

Lawsuit: Florida think-tank fired worker over military duty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:39pm

A former employee of a Tallahassee conservative think tank says he was fired because he had to spend time on military duty with the U.S. Air Force Reserve.

As a gov't shutdown looms, here's a look at the border wall

Nomaan Merchant and Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:34pm

President Donald Trump and Democratic lawmakers are in a standoff over funding the government, and the main sticking point is Trump's demand for $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Lawmaker tweets to GOP legislative aide: 'Kill yourself!'

David Klepper, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:19pm

A New York state senator apologized Tuesday for what he called a "poor choice of words" after sending a tweet to a legislative staffer urging her to kill herself.

Activists concerned by prosecutors joining police union

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:18pm

Supporters of criminal justice reform are questioning a move by assistant prosecutors in St. Louis County to join a police union, as well as the timing of the vote just weeks before a change-minded prosecutor takes office.

Forrest family alleges grave desecration in Tennessee suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:16pm

Descendants of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest are claiming that the graves of the former Ku Klux Klan leader and his wife were desecrated when a statue of him was removed from their burial site at a Tennessee park.

Nevada officials say death row inmate trying to kill himself

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:14pm

Prison officials say Nevada death row inmate Scott Dozier has gone to great lengths to kill himself while awaiting execution, including attempting to obtain drops of a deadly drug on a piece of paper sent through prison mail.

Sex assault case dropped, judge cites drunken prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:55am

An Iowa judge cited the courthouse arrest of a drunken prosecutor in dismissing charges against a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy.

Judge postpones verdict in Chicago police cover-up trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:52am

The judge presiding over the trial of three Chicago police officers accused of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald has postponed issuing her verdict.

Judge considers motion to bar execution in cookout slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:34am

A judge said he will "seriously" consider a motion to bar the death penalty in the case of two men accused of killing five people and an unborn baby at a Pennsylvania cookout.

Removal of disputed Los Angeles school mural put on hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:32am

Amid growing objections, the Los Angeles Unified School District has paused plans to paint over a campus mural of actress Ava Gardner that Koreatown activists contend resembles the Japanese imperial battle flag.

Idaho, US ink logging and forest restoration agreement

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:31am

Idaho has signed an agreement with federal authorities to increase logging and restoration work on millions of acres of U.S. Forest Service lands that experts say are increasingly plagued with insect infestations and destructive wildfires.

Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:24am

The Utah County Commission and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert agreed to end their legal fight.

Writer seeks records of probe into Pentagon Papers leak

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:16am

A Harvard University professor and writer for The New Yorker is asking a court to order the release of documents related to two grand juries that sat in Boston nearly 50 years ago to investigate the leak of the Pentagon Papers.

Florida raises estimate for the state's manatee population

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:14am

It's been a deadly year for manatees, but Florida wildlife officials believe there are more of the threatened marine mammals than they previously thought.

Federal judge delays sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:06am

Federal judge delays sentencing for former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Police: Officers save infant after dad said he drowned her

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:05am

Two Missouri officers saved the life of a 6-month-old girl whose father walked into their police station and said he had just drowned his daughter, authorities say.

Juvenile convict's life term stands after parole added

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 11:03am

A North Carolina appeals court says a life prison sentence for a man who was a teenager when he participated in a murderous stickup is constitutional because he now has a chance to earn parole.

Attorneys for Michael Flynn request postponement in sentencing hearing to allow him to continue cooperating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:56am

Attorneys for Michael Flynn request postponement in sentencing hearing to allow him to continue cooperating.