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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.

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.

North Carolina police charge mother in 1999 slaying of baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:25am

Authorities in North Carolina say they solved a 20-year-old cold case Thursday when they tracked down a woman accused of killing her newborn son and dumping his body along a road in 1999.

Maryland college cancels classes after racist graffiti found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:10am

Officials at a Maryland university canceled classes for a day after graffiti threatening black students with lynching was discovered scrawled in academic buildings.

Nurse sentenced to 13 years in prison for harming infants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:50am

A nurse convicted of injuring nine infants at a Wisconsin hospital has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

GOP attorneys general seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:59am

Five Republican attorneys general are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment is adopted into the U.S. Constitution.

US, Taliban to begin a countdown to Afghan peace deal

Kathy Gannon and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:48am

The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29.

Weinstein rape trial jurors keep focus on 'Sopranos' actress

Tom Hays and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:51am

One name that keeps coming up in deliberations at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial — Annabella Sciorra — was front and center again Friday as jurors started their fourth day without a verdict by listening to a reading of a large chunk of her testimony.

Hundreds of dams lack emergency plans in rain-soaked South

David A. Lieb, Michelle Minkoff and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:26am

known as MS04462 in a state database — had no official hazard rating, no record of state inspections and no formal emergency action plan mapping out the expected flood zone, whom to contact and whom to evacuate were it to fail. It's one of more than 1,000 dams in Mississippi that remain unclassified because of a backlog of work for state regulators.