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Ole Miss donor's name being removed after racist comment

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:54am

A donor's name is being removed from the University of Mississippi journalism school after his Facebook post drew backlash for being racist.

Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:49am

Environmental groups filed another lawsuit Thursday challenging the Trump administration's use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas.

Officer deemed justified in fatal shooting of barricaded man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:48am

Prosecutors have concluded that a Maryland police officer was justified in fatally shooting a man who barricaded himself and his 3-year-old son inside his ex-girlfriend's townhouse and began lighting fires.

On video: Girl nearly hit by SUV passing stopped school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:48am

A 7-year-old New York girl was nearly struck by an SUV that passed a stopped school bus on an upstate road's right shoulder in a close call captured on video.

Dad charged sons' drownings can get treatment in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:13am

A judge says the father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river can get mental health and drug treatment while in custody, rather than be released to participate in a drug treatment program.

4-year-old boy shot, wounded in apparent case of road rage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:59am

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy has been shot and wounded an apparent case of road rage after one vehicle cut off another in a Kansas city.

Baltimore puts 230 desk officers on streets as murders mount

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:16am

A day after 11 people were shot in Baltimore, the troubled police department said it's shutting down its administrative functions so that more officers can hit the streets.

Texas authorities try to find woman who left boy on doorstep

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:59am

Authorities near Houston are trying to identify a woman who abandoned a toddler on a stranger's doorstep.

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:44am

The Washington Post has published a new column by missing Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi in which he warns that governments in the Middle East "have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate."

Biden: Trump 'coddles' autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:40am

Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles dictators.

Reward offered for wolf that escaped when hurricane hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:36am

An animal preserve is offering an $800 reward for the return of a wolf named Tahané that escaped as Hurricane Michael ripped through the Florida Panhandle.

Judge explains 'close your legs' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:03am

A New Jersey family court judge who told a woman she could "close your legs" to stop a sexual assault says he was trying to elicit more details from her.

Virginia kicks off 400th anniversary year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:44am

Virginia is officially kicking off its commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the House of Burgesses at Jamestown, the first arrival of African slaves in the British colonies, and other aspects of the state's colonial past.

TSA officers buy shirt for boy traveling to Denver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:37am

Transportation Security Administration officers in New York bought a shirt for a shirtless boy who was traveling to Denver.

19-year-old man arrested in triple slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:28am

A man who is facing charges in the fatal shooting of a man, a woman and her 10-year-old daughter in western Pennsylvania awaited arraignment Thursday.

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:39pm

Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers still must rent out the master bedroom for $800 a month.

Navy veteran in Utah to appear in court in ricin-letter case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 11:38pm

A Navy veteran in Utah accused of sending letters to President Donald Trump and other leaders containing substance from which the poison ricin is derived is set to appear in court.

Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:54pm

If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights?

Mitchell comes up big late as Jazz top Kings 123-117

Michael Wagaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:48pm

Donovan Mitchell wasn't happy with Utah's sporadic defense and neither was coach Quin Snyder.

Child of the storm: Homeless baby, family shelter at Walmart

David Goldman and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 10:44pm

Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.