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South Sudan rival leaders agree to form coalition government

Maura Ajak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:15am

South Sudan’s rival leaders on Thursday announced they have agreed to form a coalition government, just two days before the latest deadline.

South Sudan’s rival leaders say they have agreed to form a coalition government, just 2 days before the latest deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:09am

South Sudan’s rival leaders say they have agreed to form a coalition government, just 2 days before the latest deadline.

Lawsuit over Virginia Tech hazing suspension settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:03am

A lawsuit has been settled between Virginia Tech and a former student who was accused of overseeing a ceremony that violated the school's hazing policy.

Woman struck and killed by Mardi Gras float during parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 12:03am

A womanwas struck and killed by a parade float in New Orleans as the city celebrated Mardi Gras.

Mississippi man accused of killing 8 tears up during trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:46pm

Testimony from a woman whose son and nephew were killed in a shooting rampage that claimed eight lives in a small Mississippi community was so emotional that the defendant ended up in tears.

Dayton gunman's friend to be sentenced on unrelated charges

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:42pm

A friendof a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio, is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on unrelated federal firearms charges.

Tennessee man to be electrocuted for killing fellow inmate

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:37pm

A Tennessee inmate is scheduled Thursday to become the fifth to die in the state's electric chair in the past 16 months. Each of those inmates chose electrocution over the state's preferred execution method — lethal injection.

Bolton: Testimony wouldn't have changed impeachment outcome

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:57pm

Former national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday denounced the House's impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump as ”grossly partisan” and said his testimony would not have changed Trump's acquittal in the Senate, as he continued to stay quiet on the details of a yet-to-be-released book.

Utah man found in freezer exonerated wife of death with note

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:23pm

A Utah man whose body was found in a freezer exonerated his wife by leaving a typed, notarized note saying she bore no responsibility in his death.

LA man charged with killing ex, prominent family therapist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:50pm

A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder.

California governor seeks to expand involuntary treatment

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:00pm

Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves.

Racist comment stirs emotion for black Rhode Island lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:58pm

A Rhode Island lawmaker who is accused of calling another black female lawmaker a term that disparages their culture says she's ready to have a private conversation with her colleague so they can heal and discuss issues that the state's black and brown communities face.

Judge nixes claim that Bronx Zoo elephant is 'imprisoned'

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:21pm

Animal rights advocates have lost a bid to get a Bronx Zoo elephant declared to have human-like rights and transferred to a sanctuary, though a judge said the case for sending the pachyderm to a sanctuary was “extremely persuasive.”

DOJ to investigate wrongful arrest of black man in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:00pm

A federal civil rights investigation will be launched into the 2017 wrongful arrest of an African American man who says he was targeted because he complained about a racially hostile work environment at a Portland, Oregon, towing company.

Mom of man slain in home robbery arrested on drug charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:51pm

Awoman whose son was fatally shot during a home invasion has been arrested after officers found more than $1 million worth ofdrugsin theGeorgiahome.

Minnesota US Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:36pm

Minnesota freshman Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn said Wednesday he is being treated for cancer but still plans to run for re-election this year.

Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:29pm

Detectives believe they've found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said.

Panel advances proposal to limit gubernatorial pardon powers

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:25pm

Responding to an outcry over some of the previous governor's pardons, a Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposal to put limits on the pardon powers of his successors.

Alabama lawmakers advance bill aimed at transgender athletes

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:47pm

Transgender students would be required to play sports under their “gender assignment at birth" instead of how they live under a bill approved Wednesday by a committee in the Alabama House of Representatives.