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ACLU slams proposal to close many polls in Georgia county

Brinley Hineman, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:31pm

Civil rights advocates are objecting to a proposal to close about 75 percent of polling locations in a predominantly black south Georgia county.

Idaho county employees in hot water after surplus auction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:29pm

Northern Idaho authorities have asked the state to investigate for possible wrongdoing after county employees and their families bought items at a county surplus auction.

Court document details moments before fatal police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 12:00pm

Investigators say a man fired gunshots into a bedroom wall and pointed a gun at his roommate before he was fatally shot by St. Paul police.

Charges dismissed against man imprisoned for 2003 slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:47am

Charges have been dismissed against a man imprisoned about 15 years for a fatal shooting in Detroit.

Design flaw in state-issued IDs may cause issues at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:46am

Utah residents without a star on their state-issued driver's licenses may soon be turned away by airport security.

Attorney: Indicted ex-officer will seek release from jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:39am

The attorney for a former Baltimore police officer indicted on assault charges for punching a man says his client says he is innocent and will try to gain release from jail.

Murrieta district pays $11M over boy's school pool death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:37am

A Southern California school district will pay $11 million to the parents of a 13-year-old boy who died after being pulled unresponsive from a high school pool.

How to design a school in the era of mass shootings

Eric Levenson, CNN  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:25am

For school designers and architects, the current debate about how to make schools safer focuses too much on add-on measures.

Trump to headline Republican state dinner in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:03am

President Donald Trump will return to Ohio later this month to headline the Ohio Republican Party's state dinner.

3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:59am

Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail.

Man disputes abortion protester's claim he pointed rifle

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:59am

A Missouri man accused of pointing a rifle at an anti-abortion protester near a southwestern Illinois abortion clinic says it was unloaded and he only lifted it up for the man to see.

Confederate Avenue: Possible new name to be focus of hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:57am

About nine months after a panel recommended the immediate renaming of Confederate Avenue in Atlanta, city officials are planning a public hearing.

2nd Florida university cuts ties with Confucius Institute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:56am

Another Florida school is cutting ties with a language and culture institute that's supported by the Chinese government but criticized by some U.S. lawmakers and security officials.

Cause of seal die-offs still unknown as more wash ashore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:53am

Rehabilitation facilities are reaching full capacity in Maine as investigators are still trying to determine what's causing dead or stranded seals to wash ashore.

Trial moved for man accused in massive 2017 Utah wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:53am

A Utah man charged with accidentally starting a massive wildfire last year won't go on trial in a southern Utah county torched by the blaze.

Potential new coal plant operator offers few new details

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:47am

A Chicago-based company in negotiations to take over a coal-fired power plant in northern Arizona said it would run the generating station at less than half its existing capacity to ensure it’s economical, a company official said Tuesday.

AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:41am

Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget but not be forgotten.

The Latest: APNewsBreak: Mexico officials in US on cartels

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:39am

The Latest on announcement in Chicago of new plans to battle Mexican cartels (all times local):

Report on clergy sexual abuse in Pennsylvania says church brushed off complaints

Marc Levy and Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 10:32am

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while he was visiting her in the hospital after she'd had her tonsils removed. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually abused him.