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Bond reduction denied for woman accused of torturing toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 20th - 1:33am

A West Virginia judge has declined to reduce bail for a Fairmont woman accused of locking her 3-year-old son in a closet, torturing him and depriving him of food and water.

Georgia man's sexual extortion case to go before grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:39pm

A grand jury is set to hear the case of a Georgia man accused of threatening to share explicit photos of several Alabama women if the women didn't meet him for sex.

In defining consent, there's a gap between the law, culture

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:12pm

It may sound simple: You either consent to sexual activity or you don't.

It's not just soda: Drinking too much fruit juice linked to premature death risk

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted May 19th - 8:03pm

Many sugar-sweetened beverages have little to no nutritional value and lots of calories, and their harmful health effects have been well-documented. Now, a study links drinking too many sugary beverages — and even 100 percent natural fruit juices — to an increased risk of early death.

China's ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:47pm

The halt on China's imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables.

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal years after girl's rescue

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 6:10pm

An Alaska man has received the U.S. Coast Guard's second-highest civilian honor for saving a girl from drowning when they were both children more than 20 years ago, a report said.

Graduation speaker pledges to pay class of 2019 student debt

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 5:01pm

A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says he will provide grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire graduating class at Morehouse College - an estimated $40 million.

Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: 'My body, my choice!'

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 4:05pm

Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!"

Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims is set ablaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 1:01pm

A wooden temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting was set ablaze Sunday in a symbolic gesture of healing.

Oprah gives $500,000 to high school after-school program

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:50pm

Oprah Winfrey announced she's giving $500,000 to an initiative at a New Jersey high school that's aimed at keeping kids off the streets.

Woman passenger dies after vehicle hits horse in Utah County

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:37pm

Utah County authorities say a woman is dead after the vehicle she was riding in hit a horse.

Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to Florida

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:36pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday denied reports that hundreds of migrants would be flown from the Mexican border to Florida and other areas in the U.S. interior to lessen the workload at crowded Border Patrol facilities.

Schiff: Amash criticism not enough to push Trump impeachment

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 12:26pm

A key Democrat said Sunday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash's sharp criticism of what he called President Donald Trump's "impeachable conduct" in the Russia investigation isn't enough to count as bipartisan support to launch impeachment proceedings.

Missing red panda found safe in tree outside Fargo zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:37am

A red panda who escaped his compound at a zoo in North Dakota has been found, grooming himself in a tree outside the facility.

Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:12am

Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van.

Child puts car in reverse, accidentally runs over mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 11:08am

Police in Massachusetts say a mother has been struck by her own car and seriously injured after her child accidentally put the car into reverse while she was loading the vehicle.

Trayvon Martin's mom announces run for office in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:57am

A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami.

Man charged in abduction of 8-year-old Texas girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:48am

A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth, Texas, as she walked with her mother.

Police: Man killed in overnight shooting; suspect in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 19th - 10:44am

Authorities say an overnight shooting in Ogden has left one man dead.