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Toxicologist: Pledge who chugged liquor 'dead man walking'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:22am

A toxicologist has testified that a fraternity pledge was a "dead man walking" after chugging liquor during a hazing event.

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Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' faces sentencing in US case

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:18am

Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo go quietly?

ACLU asks judge to block Trump asylum rule as case is heard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:17am

Civil liberties groups are asking a federal judge for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration's effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Eric Garner's mother speaks out on anniversary of his death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:05am

Eric Garner's mother is urging the New York City police commissioner to fire the officer involved in her son's chokehold death.

5 new lawsuits filed in fatal school explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:42am

Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others.

Jurors deliberate in case of boy accused of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:34am

A jury is deliberating the case of a 13-year-old eastern Iowa student accused of trying to kill his social studies teacher.

Police, Baltimore man each blamed for security guard's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:25am

The fourth trial of a man accused killing a Baltimore security guard has started, and the defense's main argument points a finger at the city's troubled police department.

Ex-teacher admits hiding camera in summer camp bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:21am

A former New Jersey elementary school teacher has admitted recording boys with a hidden camera at a summer camp and taking an explicit photo of a student.

Texas town drops measure to be 'sanctuary city for unborn'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:13am

Leaders of a small town in Texas are abandoning a proposal that would have essentially banned abortions in their community.

Kentucky deputy shot during wellness check at a home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:07am

A sheriff's deputy in eastern Kentucky is in the hospital after being shot while conducting a wellness check at a home.

Spear fatally impales woman during argument with boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:44am

Authorities have arrested a man they say was arguing with his girlfriend when a spear she was holding snapped and went through her chest, killing her.

Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:38am

Dozens of pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water.

Woman pleads no contest in death of toddler found in toilet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 3:43am

A Virginia woman has pleaded no contest to charges in the death of her 1-year-old daughter who was found unresponsive lying in a toilet bowl.

Just like career, Martinez prepares for Cooperstown moment

Tim Booth, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 12:24am

Edgar Martinez trained for every aspect of his career.

Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 11:19pm

A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year.

Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:48pm

Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China.

House vote condemning Trump's tweets draws some GOP support

Alan Fram and Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 10:35pm

In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump's "racist comments" against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump's Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn't "a racist bone in my body."

John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court's liberal lion

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 8:03pm

John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice.

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Mark Sherman and Connie Cass, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 7:04pm

John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99.

The Supreme Court says former Justice John Paul Stevens, a leading liberal, has died at age 99

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 16th - 6:41pm

The Supreme Court says former Justice John Paul Stevens, a leading liberal, has died at age 99.