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Female wrestler wins North Carolina high school championship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:34am

A female wrestler has made history by winning a state high school wrestling championship in North Carolina.

Ocasio-Cortez, Miranda use star power to promote NYC census

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:23am

all considered hard-to-count populations. In the 2010 census, less than 62% of city residents answered the census questions on their own, compared with the national average of 76%.

Court sides with family of man shot by police in Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 8:03am

A federal appeals court has ruled that jurors should be allowed to decide whether a police officer in Kansas used excessive force nearly eight years ago when he fatally shot a man as he was lying face down in a parking lot.

Relatives sue Alabama prisons over 4 inmate suicides

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:46am

Relatives of four inmates who killed themselves inside Alabama prisons are suing the state over the men's suicides, adding to the legal problems for an agency already in court over its treatment of prisoners.

Towson student group: Rename buildings honoring slave owners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:40am

A group of Towson University students is calling on school officials to rename two campus buildings that honor prominent Maryland politicians who owned slaves.

Salt Lake City vows transparency, frugality in Olympic bid

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 7:04am

Leaders of a new Salt Lake City Olympic bid committee vowed Wednesday to be transparent and frugal as they design a plan based around existing venues and experience from hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics but that will also include new, modern ideas.

Vexed by how to contain virus, countries take tough steps

Matt Sedensky and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:52am

Saudi Arabia cut travel to Islam’s holiest sites, South Korea toughened penalties for those breaking quarantines and airports across Latin America looked for signs of sick passengers Thursday as a new virus troubled a mushrooming swath of the globe.

US House passes bill to help eradicate invasive swamp rodent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:30am

A measure to grant funding to eradicate the invasive swamp rat known as nutria has passed the U.S. House with the help of a large, stuffed rodent.

New trial on tap for Wisconsin man convicted of killing wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 6:02am

A Wisconsin appellate court has ordered a new trial for a man convicted in the 1998 poisoning death of his wife.

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 27th - 3:34am

About 4 in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers said Thursday.

No one to vote? Nevada Democrats puzzle over empty precinct

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 11:23pm

What if a neighborhood precinct was voting in Nevada's presidential caucuses and nobody came?

Author Edwidge Danticat wins $20,000 Story Prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:30pm

Edwidge Danticat had an eventful Wednesday, praised for work both past and current.

Cuomo says Trump is punishing New York for being too blue

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 7:08pm

New York's governor says he believes President Donald Trump is punishing his home state for being too liberal.

Court: Migrant child with head injury can see neurologist

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:59pm

A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that a 5-year-old Guatemalan child in U.S. custody must be allowed to be seen by a pediatric neurologist for a head injury he suffered before his family was arrested.

Lawyers: New evidence backs Loughlin, Giannulli's innocence

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:58pm

Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California.

New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

Robert Jablon and Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 6:38pm

A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the U.S. that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the virus is spreading in a U.S. community, health officials said.

Police identify Molson Coors attacker as 51-year-old Milwaukee man, company employee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:53pm

Police identify Molson Coors attacker as 51-year-old Milwaukee man, company employee.

Victims' families testify in Mississippi death penalty trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:33pm

The widow of a sheriff's deputy testified Wednesday that she lost the love of her life when he was shot to death in 2017 while responding to a call about a domestic disturbance.

Tribal leader: Work to build border wall hurts sacred land

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 26th - 5:13pm

A Native American leader from Arizona grew emotional Wednesday as he told a congressional committee about the pain members of his tribe feel about U.S. officials blasting through land they consider sacred to build part of President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.