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Confederate group sues Georgia city over rebel flag removal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:08pm

A Confederate heritage group is suing a Georgia city over the removal of rebel flags and flagpoles from a historic cemetery where more than 500 Confederate soldiers are buried.

Cornell widow sues Soundgarden members over solo recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 1:00pm

The widow of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is suing the remaining band members and business associates over royalties from some of his solo records.

Arkansas woman gets 40 years in prison in plot to kill judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:24pm

A northwestern Arkansas woman was sentenced to 40 years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill a judge and another man in exchange for thousands of dollars in electronics and art.

Newspaper criticizes film's take on Olympic bombing reporter

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:18pm

After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was transformed into a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles played by law enforcement and the media in the guard's ordeal.

Officers shot in New Jersey standoff; school on lockdown

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:17pm

Police officers were shot Tuesday in a standoff marked by heavy gunfire reverberating through a Jersey City neighborhood, authorities said.

Supporters of Missouri inmate petition state for his release

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:16pm

Advocates for a Missouri man imprisoned for nearly 25 years for a murder he claims he didn't commit are stepping up their efforts to free him, starting with the delivery Tuesday of petitions urging the state attorney general to stop blocking a new trial.

Police: Packages stolen from Wyoming homes, 3 arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 12:13pm

Wyoming authorities have arrested three people suspected of stealing after dozens of packages went missing from homes over the weekend.

Bail denied for Maryland officer charged with sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:58am

A Maryland police officer charged with sexually assaulting at least three women was denied bail.

Judge to consider delaying trial start in Parkland massacre

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:55am

The judge overseeing the case of Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz said Tuesday she will consider a defense request to delay the start of trial beyond late January.

Georgia gov ordered to answer questions in election lawsuit

Ben Nadler, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:37am

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp will have to sit for questioning about comments he made that seemed to express concern about minority voter registration, a federal judge has ruled.

Employees fired after Tennessee juvenile detention escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 11:34am

Four employees at a Tennessee juvenile detention center where four teenagers escaped on Nov. 30 are being fired, according to Nashville's juvenile court administrator.

Chinese migrants found hiding in appliances at US crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:58am

Eleven Chinese migrants were discovered hiding in furniture and appliances inside a truck stopped by agents as it entered the U.S. from Mexico at a Southern California border crossing, federal officials said.

Border tunnel found in Arizona after 4 migrants caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:26am

Another border tunnel from Mexico to the United States has been discovered in Arizona after the U.S. Border Patrol arrested four migrants.

Mexican ex-security chief charged in US in drug conspiracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:12am

Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges alleging he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico.

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 10:03am

Genaro Garcia Luna, Mexico’s former public security secretary, arrested in US, charged in drug trafficking conspiracy.

Florida GOP Rep. Yoho announces retirement from Congress

Bobby Caina Calvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:58am

Republican Rep. Ted Yoho of Florida announced Tuesday that he will not seek another term, saying he never meant to spend more than eight years in Congress. Democrats seized upon the news as a sign of weakening morale among the GOP.

Immigrant advocates sue US over yanked detention hotline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:17am

Immigrant advocates sued the Trump administration Tuesday for ending a free hotline that allowed detained immigrants to report concerns about custody conditions after it was featured on the show “Orange Is the New Black."

Democrat Andy Beshear sworn in as Kentucky governor

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 9:04am

Calling on Kentucky to set a national example of casting aside political divisions, Democrat Andy Beshear took his oath of office as governor early Tuesday in a private ceremony in the Governor's Mansion.

Flasher costume may cost schools director pay cut, demotion

Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 10th - 8:31am

An administrator for Broward County schools faces a demotion and a nearly $44,000 pay cut because she showed up for work on Halloween dressed as a flasher.