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South Carolina mother sues Secessionist Party over photo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:55pm

A black woman is suing the Secessionist Party of South Carolina, saying two of her children were subjected to social media ridicule after they were photographed holding Confederate flag images.

Lawsuit says Georgia prison guards beat 2 handcuffed inmates

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:54pm

A federal civil rights lawsuit says several guards at a southeast Georgia prison brutally beat two handcuffed inmates.

Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:53pm

A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care.

Judge not ready to free confessed killer with release deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:51pm

A judge in Ohio says she needs more information before deciding whether to release a man who confessed to a string of rapes and murders under a decades-old plea deal.

Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:51pm

Police say an Indiana man is facing charges after his 3-year-old daughter accidentally shot her pregnant mother with a gun he left in the woman's car.

Authorities investigate substance sent to Missouri lawmaker

Blake Nelson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:51pm

A mysterious green substance sent to a Missouri lawmaker who was censured by the Legislature last year for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump's assassination appears to pose no danger, officials said Thursday, and it's not yet clear whether the package was intended as a threat.

AP source: Fired FBI deputy chief facing criminal referral

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:49pm

The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral about fired FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to federal prosecutors in Washington, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday.

Dem lawmakers want to know legal basis for Syria strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:48pm

Two Democratic lawmakers are calling on President Donald Trump to provide records spelling out the legal basis for missile strikes in Syria last week and in April 2017.

House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayed

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:45pm

The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the South will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money.

Better weather should aid Oklahoma wildfire fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:41pm

Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico.

The Latest: Tall ships herald New Orleans' 300th anniversary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:40pm

The Latest on activities marking New Orleans' 300th anniversary (all times local):

Lawmakers seek tour of SC prison home to deadly riot

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:39pm

A handful of South Carolina lawmakers told state officials Thursday that they want to see firsthand the conditions inside a maximum-security state prison where a riot killed seven inmates.

Priest could be sent back to prison after failing drug tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:38pm

A Connecticut priest convicted of selling methamphetamine is facing the possibility of being sent back to prison after failing his drug tests.

Judge Kimba Wood a veteran of big cases long before Cohen

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:37pm

Sometimes it takes a colorful judge like no other to handle a colorful case like no other.

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:31pm

The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories.

Trump backs Marsha Blackburn in Tennessee GOP US Senate bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:26pm

President Donald Trump has endorsed Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat from Tennessee.

4 children found in rubble of Missouri home after a fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:25pm

Authorities say four children have been found dead inside a house destroyed by fire in Missouri.

Results of vote on Arizona teachers strike expected Thursday

Melissa Daniels, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:23pm

A grass-roots group that's organized weeks of protests by Arizona teachers is expected to give the results of a vote on whether educators should launch a first-ever statewide strike seeking increased school funding.

Lawyers seek medical reprieve for Guantanamo detainee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 1:18pm

Lawyers for a longtime Guantanamo detainee are seeking a specialized medical evaluation, saying that he was mentally ill long before his detention and that his psychological condition has deteriorated after years of imprisonment and interrogation.