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S. Carolina college apologizes for blackface yearbook photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:35am

The University of South Carolina's president is apologizing after pictures of white students wearing blackface were found in old yearbooks.

NYC to pay back over $5 million in Superstorm Sandy funds

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:32am

New York City has reached a tentative settlement to pay back $5.3 million obtained through fraudulent claims to the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy.

Kentucky Senate passes bill to outlaw child sex dolls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:27am

The Kentucky state Senate has passed a bill to make possessing a "child sex doll" illegal.

Reward offered for info on vet accused of rape, faking death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:24am

The U.S. Marshals Service is offering $5,000 for information on a U.S. Army veteran accused of raping and impregnating his 14-year-old stepdaughter and then faking his death to avoid charges.

Park ranger furloughed during shutdown wins lottery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:04am

A park ranger furloughed during the partial federal government shutdown has claimed a $29.5 million lottery jackpot.

School bus driver revived with Narcan after crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:29am

Police in New Jersey's largest city used Narcan to revive a school bus driver after her bus, with a dozen children on board, hit a tree.

Georgia college to form commission to review racist photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:53am

Emory University in Atlanta says it's forming a commission to review racist photos that appear in past yearbooks.

Deputy fined for off-duty crash that left woman comatose

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:48am

A Florida deputy has been fined $500 and had his driver license suspended for three months for causing an off-duty crash that left a young woman comatose for more than a month.

Louisiana woman charged in shooting of her pet llama, Earl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:34am

A Louisiana woman is accused of shooting her pet llama named Earl who she says attacked her.

Sheriff: Woman died in accidental fall at Georgia party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:29am

The sheriff's office of Forsyth County, Georgia, says a woman found dead in the backyard of a Cumming home died in an accidental fall.

N. Carolina transgender inmate denied move to women's prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:22am

A transgender woman convicted of insurance fraud is serving time at a men's prison in North Carolina despite her repeated requests to transfer to women's housing.

Ale from 1886 shipwreck yields new brew and conflict

Mary Esch, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:19pm

News that an upstate New York brewer planned to recreate ale from a bottle salvaged from a 133-year-old shipwreck took the wind out of the sails of a scuba-diving Long Island brewer who has already done it.

2-day teacher strike over in West Virginia: School to resume

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:12pm

Unions for West Virginia teachers ended their two-day strike Wednesday night after lawmakers did not act on a doomed, broad-based education bill.

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:06pm

Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for a status hearing on his death penalty case.

Advocates say US still separates migrant families needlessly

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 11:04pm

Months after the Trump administration announced an end to its widescale separation of migrant parents and children, the policy remains a heated issue in the courts and at the border as critics contend the government is still needlessly breaking up immigrant families.

Oregon on track to be 1st state with mandated rent controls

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:42pm

Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, Oregon is on track to become the first state to impose mandatory rent controls, with a measure establishing tenant protections moving swiftly through the Legislature.

Democrats prepare resolution against Trump's declaration

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:08pm

House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.

Woman dead after driver plows into family in suburban NY

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:12pm

Police say an enraged driver plowed his car into a family of eight, including a baby and five children, outside a store in Rockland County Wednesday, killing a 32-year-old woman and injuring several others.

Texas border county, nonprofit sue Trump over 'emergency'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:52pm

A West Texas border county and a nonprofit civil rights group have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court aiming to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration.