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  • Dozens of pilot whales beach themselves on Georgia shore

    ST. SIMONS, Ga. (AP) — Dozens of pilot whales beached themselves on a Georgia shore and most were rescued by authorities and onlookers who pulled the animals further into the water. News outlets report Dixie McCoy streamed on Facebook the Tuesday stranding and rescue at St. Simons Island. Video shows people splashing the whales as […]
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOUSE VOTE CONDEMNS TRUMP’S TWEETS The Democratic-led U.S. House votes to denounce Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by the president’s GOP congressional allies. 2. HOW ELECTORATE VIEWS TRUMP’S TWEETS Democrats mainly […]
  • Woman pleads no contest in death of toddler found in toilet

    ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman has pleaded no contest to charges in the death of her 1-year-old daughter who was found unresponsive lying in a toilet bowl. The Roanoke Times reports 30-year-old Tabitha Danielle Amos entered the plea Tuesday to charges including child cruelty with injury and felony possession of narcotics. Gabriella […]
  • Court hearing scheduled in Maryland newspaper shooting case

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on pretrial matters in the case of a man accused of killing five people at a Maryland newspaper last year. The hearing in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court is set for Wednesday in Annapolis. Prosecutors have asked Judge Laura Ripken to order the release […]
  • Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ faces sentencing in US case

    NEW YORK (AP) — Will the notorious Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” go quietly? For Joaquin Guzman, that’s the biggest question at his sentencing in New York City on Wednesday. The highly-anticipated hearing could be his last chance to speak publicly before spending the rest of his life behind bars at a maximum […]
  • Closings at death-penalty phase in slain scholar case

    PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys are delivering final arguments to jurors on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be sentenced to death for killing a young scholar from China. Closing arguments Wednesday come after testimony in the death-penalty phase of 30-year-old Brendt Christensen’s case. Jurors will begin deliberating after […]
  • House vote condemns Trump’s tweets, draws some GOP support

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four congresswomen of color, despite protestations by Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.” Two days after Trump tweeted that four Democratic freshmen should “go […]
  • John Paul Stevens evolved into Supreme Court’s liberal lion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice. That’s how the bow-tie wearing Republican from the Midwest emerged as the leader of the high court’s liberal wing and a strong proponent of abortion rights, consumer protection and limits on […]
  • The Latest: Data shows spread of 76 billion opioid pills

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on opioid data allowed to be made public by judge (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Newly public federal data shows how drug companies increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as a national addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. The data reported Tuesday by The Washington Post shows […]
  • Rep. Cleaver, civility ally, abandons House gavel amid fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mr. Civility had had enough. “We don’t ever, ever want to pass up, it seems, an opportunity to escalate,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., said from the House speaker’s chair Tuesday afternoon after a fight broke out over a resolution to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist tweets.” The House went silent as […]