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  • California farmers reap record sales in record drought
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 3:00 pm
    A new state report shows California farmers reaping record sales despite the epic drought, thriving even as city-dwellers have been forced to conserve water, household wells have run dry and fish have died.
  • The Latest: Jury sent home for day in NYPD officer's trial
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:44 pm
    The Latest on the trial of a New York City police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in a dark stairwell in 2014 (all times local):
  • Flint counsel says manslaughter charge harshest possible
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:44 pm
    Flint's water crisis, after a switch in the source allowed dangerous levels of lead and potentially caused deadly cases of Legionnaires' disease, could result in criminal charges as serious as involuntary manslaughter, a top investigator said Tuesday.
  • Man, woman out on bond after arrest with Los Angeles inmate
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:40 pm
    Las Vegas police say a man and woman accused of harboring a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month are out on bond.
  • Officers oppose delay of their trials in Freddie Gray case
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:36 pm
    Two Baltimore police officers charged in the Freddie Gray case are opposing the state's motion to delay their trials until appellate courts decide whether another officer can be compelled to testify against them.
  • Judge urges president to commute harsh sentence he imposed
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:28 pm
    A former federal judge who gave a Utah music producer 55 years in prison for bringing guns to marijuana deals asked the president to commute the sentence Tuesday, the latest appeal in a case held up as an example of problems with mandatory minimum sentencing laws.
  • Cosby's ex-lawyer dismissed from lawsuit
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:24 pm
    A judge on Tuesday dismissed model Janice Dickinson's defamation claim filed against Bill Cosby's former lawyer for denying her allegations that the comedian had drugged and raped her in 1982.
  • ACLU files lawsuit seeking video from fatal police shooting
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:09 pm
    The Minnesota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Minneapolis NAACP filed a lawsuit Tuesday in hopes of forcing authorities to release video footage from the night a black man was fatally shot by police.
  • Alabama bill could stop removal of Confederate monuments
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:08 pm
    As some southern cities mull taking down the Confederate monuments that dot the Old South, an Alabama legislator wants to stop their ability to do so.
  • Md. legislature overrides veto on felon voting
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:04 pm
    The Maryland General Assembly on Tuesday overrode Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's veto of a bill with the help of a lawmaker who was allowed to vote twice: once as a member of the House and again as a senator.
  • The Latest: Texas man in nanny imprisonment case given bond
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 2:04 pm
    The Latest on a Houston-area couple accused of forcing a Nigerian woman to care for their children and home without pay: (all times local):
  • Cleric arrested during Ferguson protest acquitted
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:52 pm
    A cleric arrested during a protest in Ferguson has been found not guilty of willfully disobeying a police order to disperse.
  • California's top 10 farm commodities
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:44 pm
  • CDC sends Florida 950 kits to test for Zika virus antibodies
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:40 pm
    Federal health officials have sent the state of Florida an additional 950 kits to test for viral antibodies in people who have shown Zika symptoms after traveling to affected countries.
  • Jury begins deliberating in cop's stairwell shooting trial
    Associated Press | February 09, 2016 1:36 pm
    Jurors began deliberating Tuesday on whether a rookie police officer who shot an innocent man in a dark public housing stairwell accidentally discharged his weapon, as he says, or whether he acted out of recklessness and did little to help the dying victim, as the prosecution contends.