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Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:38am

Dozens of pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water.

Woman pleads no contest in death of toddler found in toilet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:43am

A Virginia woman has pleaded no contest to charges in the death of her 1-year-old daughter who was found unresponsive lying in a toilet bowl.

Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:19pm

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:12pm

Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as "El Chapo" go quietly?

Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:48pm

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China.

House vote condemns Trump's tweets, draws some GOP support

Alan Fram and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:35pm

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."

John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court's liberal lion

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:03pm

John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

The Supreme Court says former Justice John Paul Stevens, a leading liberal, has died at age 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:41pm

The Supreme Court says former Justice John Paul Stevens, a leading liberal, has died at age 99.

Colorado woman convicted of poisoning father found in cement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:43pm

A Colorado woman has been convicted of poisoning her father and encasing his body in concrete in a crawl space under his home.

AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

Elliot Spagat, Karl Ritter and Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 5:27pm

A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country.

Divided House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist' tweets against Democratic congresswomen of color, over GOP opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:53pm

Divided House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist' tweets against Democratic congresswomen of color, over GOP opposition.

Ex-officer who fatally shot 911 caller appeals convictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:52pm

Attorneys for the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman after she called 911 about a possible assault have filed an appeal.

FBI report: Mailed pipe bomb devices wouldn't have worked

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:45pm

An FBI analysis of crudely made pipe bombs mailed to prominently critics of President Donald Trump has concluded they wouldn't have worked, according to a report made public Tuesday.

Police chief retiring after criticism in slain student case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:40pm

The University of Utah police chief is retiring months after his department came under fierce criticism for its handling of a student's increasingly urgent reports about her ex-boyfriend before the man killed her on campus.

No bail for Mexican megachurch leader in child rape case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:31pm

The leader of Mexican megachurch La Luz del Mundo will be held without bail on charges of child rape and human trafficking, a move that came after a historically-high $50 million bail was set earlier in the case.

USDA: 40% of transferred ag researchers to move to Midwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:24pm

The Department of Agriculture says fewer than 40% of the researchers whose jobs are being transferred from Washington, D.C., to Kansas City will make the move to the Midwest.

The Latest: Epstein says foreign passport needed for safety

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:13pm

The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein. (all times local):

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs moved out of Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 4:12pm

A man who admitted to kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents has been moved to a facility outside Wisconsin.