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Georgia's Abrams to testify on effect of 2013 voting ruling

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:37pm

Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams is set to testify before a congressional panel about the effect of a 2013 Supreme Court opinion that gutted portions of the Voting Rights Act.

New group calls for end elective to abortions in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:21pm

A new anti-abortion group is launching a push to end all elective abortions in Utah.

APNewsBreak: Man 'mad as hell' Kansas shuts racial bias case

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:19pm

A black man who was detained by police while moving into his home said Wednesday that Kansas regulators investigated his racial bias complaint and closed the case with no further action.

The Latest: Family says Dallas court shooter wanted to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:17pm

The Latest on the shooting at a federal courthouse in Dallas (all times local):

Ex-officer shown kicking suspect gets a year in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 2:11pm

A former Ohio police officer has been sentenced to a year in prison after a cellphone video showed him kicking a handcuffed suspect in the head.

2 National Guard soldiers, semi driver injured in collision

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:49pm

Authorities say two Illinois National Guard soldiers in a cargo truck and a man driving a semitrailer were injured when the two vehicles collided on a South Dakota highway.

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:44pm

A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses.

Immigrants sue over wait for files to fight deportation

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:40pm

Immigrants accused the U.S. government in a lawsuit Wednesday of failing to promptly give them their own immigration documents, hampering their ability to fight deportation and apply for citizenship.

Sheriff: Arrest made in 3 apparently random shooting deaths

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:18pm

A 22-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb. And authorities say those shootings may be linked to a fourth death.

The Latest: Sniper says Navy SEAL fired at civilians in Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:12pm

The Latest on the trial of a decorated Navy SEAL charged with killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care (all times local):

Chicago panel clears 2 white police in black man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:10pm

A review board has cleared two white Chicago police officers in the fatal shooting of an African American man that led to racially charged demonstrations.

The Latest: 2 dead in semi explosion on I-94 in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 1:08pm

The Latest on a fiery semi crash on I-94 in Wisconsin (all times local):

Anti-abortion ballot drives to start within days in Michigan

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:52pm

Groups backing two anti-abortion ballot drives in Michigan said Wednesday that they will begin collecting signatures within days after clearing procedural steps at the state elections board following a debate over what abortion-rights advocates complained are misleading and inaccurate summaries atop the petitions.

Boxing body near bankrupt, facing 2020 Olympic exclusion

Graham Dunbar, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:51pm

The International Boxing Association is near bankruptcy, days before a decision to formally exclude the body from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Police: Attorney's wife killed spouse, burned his body

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:36pm

Police say the wife of an Atlanta attorney shot him and then burned his remains in a wooded area on their property.

2 arrested in gun death of 5-year-old boy in Wisconsin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:35pm

Two family members who dropped a 5-year-old boy off at a Wisconsin hospital and left him there with what turned out to be a fatal gunshot wound were arrested Wednesday, police said.

Man arrested for slapping reporter's hand at Trump's rally

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:34pm

Authorities in Florida say a man was arrested outside the arena where President Donald Trump made his reelection announcement for trying to slap a cellphone out of a journalist's hand.

Senate panel focuses on missing, slain indigenous women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:24pm

A key congressional committee is holding a hearing on a slate of legislation aimed at addressing the deaths and disappearances of Native American women.

Phone of Kevin Spacey accuser sought by defense is missing

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 19th - 12:16pm

A man who says Kevin Spacey groped him at a bar on a resort island cannot find the cellphone he has been ordered to turn over to the defense, the accuser's attorney said Wednesday.