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Police: 3 dead, 1 injured in central Texas stabbings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:48am

A man fatally stabbed three people, including a 13-year-old girl, in a small central Texas city early Friday before leading officers on a car chase and eventually being arrested, police said.

Florida woman guilty in torture death of adopted daughter

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:28am

A Florida woman pleaded guilty Friday in the torture death of her adopted 10-year-old daughter nine years ago in a deal handing her a life prison sentence in exchange for testimony against her husband.

Inmate dubbed the 'Starved Rock Killer' freed after 59 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:24am

An 80-year-old man who spent nearly 60 years in prison after being convicted of killing one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park walked out of prison Friday.

Bond set at $750,000 for man accused of killing woman, girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:16am

A $750,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Milwaukee man accused of strangling his girlfriend and her two young daughters.

Florida homeless group helps top chefs prep food festival

Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:06am

From Rachael Ray to Bobby Flay, celebrity chefs are in town this weekend for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival, where fine-palated foodies might not know that some of their dishes have been prepared at one of Florida's largest homeless shelters.

Man admits shooting helicopter piloted by state trooper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:04am

A Georgia man told investigators he shot a helicopter piloted by a state trooper because he didn't like it flying near his home, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Security video captures jail inmate's fall through ceiling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:59am

A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can.

Groups want cows corralled to protect jumping mouse habitat

Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:58am

Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found only in the Southwest.

Parent to plead guilty in college admissions scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:53am

A Canadian charged in the college admissions scandal is expected to plead guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit.

Judge asked to decide permanent fate of Georgia abortion law

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:18am

After a federal judge temporarily blocked Georgia's restrictive abortion law, lawyers for the state and for opponents of the measure are battling in court over whether the law should be permanently barred from taking effect.

US: Man threatened impeachment whistleblower's lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:09am

Federal prosecutors charged a Michigan man with threatening the life of an attorney for the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Coverage of track coach's ban wins AP story of the year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:02am

Associated Press national writer Eddie Pells won two awards, including story of the year, in the annual sports journalism contest judged by the Associated Press Sports Editors.

Oahu had hottest year on record in 2019, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:59am

Oahu experienced its hottest year on record in 2019, according tofederal officials and municipal authorities.

Brother testifies about man charged with killing 8 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:58am

A Mississippi man on trial in the 2017 shooting deaths of eight people had previously helped two of those who were killed, his brother testified Thursday.

Cancer-linked chemical found inside Kansas aircraft hangar

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:56am

More than 50 personnel at McConnell Air Force Base in Kansas may have been exposed to dangerous levels of a compound linked to cancer that was found inside an aircraft hangar last year, according to internal memos.

Caroline Kennedy resigns from Harvard Kennedy School board

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:15am

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of President John F. Kennedy, has stepped down as honorary chair of an advisory board of an institute at a Harvard University graduate school named in honor of her father, the school confirmed.

Kansas man forced to take part in triple killing enters plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:54am

A Kansas man who was forced to participate in the killing of his good friend to save his own life during a violent rampage in which two others died pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree murder.

College investigating reports of coronavirus-themed party

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:53am

A New York college is investigating whether an off-campus coronavirus-themed party violated the student code of conduct.

Naval Academy midshipman found dead in dorm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 8:05am

A Naval Academy midshipman was found dead in a dorm at the Maryland school.