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Trucker accused of keeping sex slaves in semi due in court

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 4:00am

A Utah trucker accused of keeping women as sex slaves in his semi-trailer as he drove across the country is set for a change for plea hearing.

US Park Police to discuss drone restriction ahead of July 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 3:20am

U.S. Park Police have a message for people planning to attend the July Fourth festivities in Washington: Leave your drones at home.

State denies requests to remove school board members

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:40am

Maryland officials have denied requests to remove three school board members who ousted a superintendent in Queen Anne's County.

Vilsack, McAuliffe, Haslam convene on drug abuse issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:30am

The governors of Tennessee and Virginia will be in Abingdon along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to talk about the drug abuse epidemic in Appalachia.

Knox County settles lawsuit for $100K after photo of arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:30am

Eastern Tennessee taxpayers will pay $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after a photo appeared to show a deputy choking a college student who was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest.

Man gets 7 years in plot to shoot up Connecticut schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 2:00am

A Connecticut man is headed to prison for his role in a 2014 plot to shoot and blow up two high schools.

Zika virus a concern for poor urban areas along Gulf Coast

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:50am

The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of some of the neighborhoods in Latin America hardest hit by Zika.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:10am

Ali Batur, whose brother died in the Istanbul airport attack.

In New Mexico, New Deal legacy gets a second look

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:10am

Amid the misery of the Great Depression, Rupert Lopez gratefully worked for $1 a day for the Civilian Conservation Corps, making adobe-block walls for a new regional National Park Service administration building in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 1:00am

The Ku Klux Klan is trying to make a comeback and reshape itself for a new era.

Kennewick teacher accused of sending nude photos to students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:50am

A Kennewick middle school teacher has been charged with sending sexually explicit images of herself to students.

Judge faces deadline for decision on Indiana abortion law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 30th - 12:10am

A federal judge is facing a deadline for deciding whether to block a new Indiana law banning abortions sought because of fetal genetic abnormalities.

Owner faces sentencing in fatal dog attack on Detroit boy, 4

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:50pm

The owner of four pit bulls that killed a 4-year-old Detroit boy faces sentencing on an involuntary manslaughter conviction.

Police: Man plotted armed mannequin, bomb attack on officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:50pm

Police in Ohio have arrested a man who they say was plotting to attack a police station using armed mannequins and explosives.

Layton driver gets probation after teen struck, killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:20pm

The second of two drivers charged in a case involving a teenage girl who was struck and killed in a Layton crosswalk has been sentenced to 18 months of probation.

Beach in Heber Springs closed due to high E. coli levels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:11pm

A swim beach in Heber Springs is being closed indefinitely because of high E. coli levels that officials believe is a result of bacteria from a large amount of goose droppings.

Suspects shoot at North Las Vegas officer during chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 11:01pm

Police say a North Las Vegas officer has escaped injury after being shot at during a vehicle pursuit.

8 rescued after Oklahoma City roller coaster gets stuck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:40pm

Oklahoma City firefighters have escorted eight people — including seven children — from a roller coaster that became stuck.

Ex-Navy serviceman admits to enticing minors online

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 10:20pm

A former Navy serviceman from Connecticut has admitted to recording underage girls performing sex acts during video chats.