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Wisconsin court: Judge's Facebook friendship could show bias

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 9:19am

A Wisconsin judge's decision to become Facebook friends with a woman whose child custody case he was hearing created at least the appearance of bias, a state appeals court ruled Wednesday in ordering the case to be re-heard by another judge.

Earthquake reported in mountains in south-central Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:56am

Seismologists say a moderate earthquake occurred early Wednesday morning in a mountainous area of south-central Utah.

3 inmates charged in beating death at West Virginia jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:53am

West Virginia authorities say they have charged three Southern Region Jail inmates with murder in the beating death of a fourth inmate.

Wisconsin school ends cheerleading awards for body parts

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:58am

A Wisconsin school district official says its high school will no longer hand out cheerleading awards that are based on a girl's physical attributes, including largest breasts or buttocks.

High school student Nick Sandmann files lawsuit against the Washington Post

An Phung, CNN Business  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:18am

Attorneys for a Kentucky high school student who was at the center of a viral video controversy are suing the Washington Post, seeking $250 million in damages.

2 endangered Florida panthers found dead days apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:50am

Two endangered Florida panther deaths have been reported in the past week.

Body of teen who disappeared after witnessing slaying found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:47am

Florida authorities have found the body of a 14-year-old boy who disappeared in 2017 days after he witnessed a man's slaying.

Heavy rains swamping Deep South

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:40am

Heavy rains are causing problems in parts of the Deep South.

Walkout by West Virginia teachers enters 2nd day

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:38am

West Virginia public school teachers are striking for a second day even though legislation they loathed was tabled in the House of Delegates.

Autopsy: Pen not properly closed when lion killed intern

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:00am

An autopsy report says an intern at a North Carolina animal preserve was killed by a lion whose pen wasn't properly closed.

NYC mayor has his police detail pull over texting driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:50am

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he was happy to be a "citizen patrol" when he directed his police detail to pull over a texting driver.

Prosecutors: Man had more than 56,000 child porn files

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:34am

A Philadelphia man who worked at a suburban pediatric center has admitted collecting thousands of child pornography videos and images.

Police call officer's shooter a suspect in missing-wife case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:29am

Police in Alabama say a suspect killed during a shootout with police was a suspect in the disappearance of his wife seven years ago.

Teen seen beaten by police in video is released from custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:01am

A teen seen beaten by Delaware police in a video of his arrest has been released from custody.

Authorities suspend search for missing man amid winter storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:55pm

Authorities in Idaho say they are suspending the "missing person" search for a 32-year-old man who left his car to get help after getting stranded with a woman and their infant.

Nurse charged in fatal drug-swap error to appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:10pm

A Tennessee nurse charged with criminal homicide after a medication error killed a patient is scheduled to appear in court.

Wounded sergeant attends NYPD detective's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:08pm

The wounded supervisor of a New York City police detective killed by friendly fire last week is among the mourners attending his funeral.

Woman says man told her to kill fiancee before fatal beating

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:34pm

After urging a woman he was having an affair with for months to kill his fiancee, investigators say a Colorado man did it himself on Thanksgiving Day, bludgeoning her to death with a baseball bat.

US steps up winter-warfare training as global threat shifts

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:28pm

Hunkered down behind a wall of snow, two U.S. Marines melt slush to make drinking water after spending the night digging out a defensive position high in the Sierra Nevada. Their laminated targeting map is wedged into the ice just below the machine gun.