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Police: Officer shoots knife-wielding man VirginiaPolice say an officer in Virginia shot a man wielding a knife who said he strangled his wife
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FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010 file photo shows an armrest in the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. California corrections officials expect to meet a Wednesday, April 26, 2017, deadline to submit revised lethal injection rules to state regulators, trying again with technical changes after the first attempt was rejected in December. While California has long been what one expert calls "a symbolic death penalty state," the nation's most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
California moves - slowly - toward resuming executionsCalifornia has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," but it might be easing back toward allowing executions, prodded by voters and lawsuits
The Associated Press1 hour ago
College student killed during hammer throw at track meetAn Illinois college student has died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a track meet in suburban Chicago
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In this photo taken Thursday, April 20, 2017 Mark Dorosin, managing attorney at the UNC Center For Civil Rights poses for a photo in his office in Chapel Hill, N.C. The center founded at the University of North Carolina by a fearless civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest target of the conservatives who are remaking higher education in their image as part of their management of the state this decade. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ireA center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state's higher education system
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this April 13, 2017 photo, signs guide gamblers through construction at the Ho-Chunk Nation's casino in Wittenberg, Wis. The Ho-Chunk is adding a hotel and restaurant to the site, stoking fears from rival tribe Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans that the expanded facility will hurt business at that tribe's casino 17 miles away. (AP Photo/Todd Richmond)
Wisconsin tribes clash in casino expansion fightTwo American Indian tribes are going head-to-head in a fight over casino expansion in northern Wisconsin
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this Sept 30, 2013, photo provided by Mel and Tim Photography, Zehra Patwa poses for a picture, in Atlanta. Zehra Patwa learned a few years ago that at 7 years old, she was taken from her home in England to India for a wedding, and was circumcised in a procedure widely known as female genital mutilation. She doesn't remember, but was no less outraged. Patwa, 46, now lives in the U.S. and campaigns against the practice performed among certain cultures of different faiths and widely within her community called the Dawoodi Bohra, a small, prosperous Shiite Muslim sect of more than a million people based in India with a global presence. (Mel and Tim Photography via AP)
Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisionsThe case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old Minnesota girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2015, file photo, Eric Frein is led away by Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the Pike County Courthouse after his preliminary hearing in Milford, Pa. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against Frein, who they said targeted state police because he was trying to foment an uprising against the government. Frein’s lawyers want the jury to sentence him to life without parole. (Butch Comegys/The Times & Tribune via AP, File)
Police ambush killer's strategy to avoid death: Blame DadAs Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, defense lawyers are suggesting they intend to raise questions about the father's influence on the gunman
The Associated Press4 hours ago
North Carolina civil rights center faces conservative ireA center founded at the University of North Carolina by a civil rights attorney to help the poor and disenfranchised is the latest institution to come under fire from conservatives seeking to leave their mark on the state's higher education system
The Associated Press4 hours ago
This photograph taken Friday, April 21, 2017, shows the scarred hand of crime victim Tiffany Lawson as she puts on her watch in Birmingham, Ala. Lawson's ex-friend is imprisoned after dousing her with hot grease, but information identifying Lawson and providing contact information is available on the state of Alabama's online court filing system. Lawson said having so much identifying information available to the public makes her feel less safe. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Crime victims: Alabama is wrong to post personal info onlineCrime victims are calling for personal information such as addresses and telephone numbers to be removed from Alabama's court records website
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, Raymond Murray gets a visit from his lawyer, Robert Seewald, left, at his home in New York. What Murray believed was a mortgage restructuring was actually a sale, meticulously documented in the paperwork, making the fight to undo it a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homesA new breed of fraudsters, often targeting the elderly and vulnerable, aims to take victims' homes and not just their money
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Feb. 1, 2017, photo, Raymond Murray gets a visit from his lawyer, Robert Seewald, left, at his home in New York. What Murray believed was a mortgage restructuring was actually a sale, meticulously documented in the paperwork, making the fight to undo it a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Scams push foreclosure fraud to limit, taking victims' homesA new breed of fraudsters, often targeting the elderly and vulnerable, aims to take victims' homes, not just their money
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this April 15, 2017, file photo, provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April licks her new calf. The baby's birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. Owners of the animal park won’t say exactly how much profit they’ve pulled in from all April-related ventures, but internet marketing experts conservatively estimate the haul in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. (Animal Adventure Park via AP, File)
Baby bump: Birthing giraffe becomes a cash cow for tiny zooApril the giraffe has become a cash cow for a tiny zoo in upstate New York, thanks to a livestream of her pregnancy and birth that enthralled viewers around the world
The Associated Press4 hours ago
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