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Courts make photo ID less likely in N Carolina 2020 voting

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's newest voter photo identification law seems flawed by “discriminatory intent” and should have been blocked months ago, a state appeals court ruled on Tuesday,...
Feb. 18, 2020

Hat's off: Court reverses trooper firing over lost headgear

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina state trooper shouldn't have been fired for losing his hat and lying about it, an appeals court ruled Tuesday in a case that's...
Feb. 18, 2020

Peru gas workers unearth centuries of history in Lima's soil

LIMA, Peru (AP) — For nearly two decades, workers for a company building gas lines across Peru’s capital have found themselves unearthing a treasure trove of history. On one recent...
Feb. 18, 2020

Correction: Elderly Bank Robber story

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a story February 14, 2020, about an elderly man who robbed a Florida bank because he missed his deceased wife, The Associated Press...
Feb. 18, 2020

Mom, daughter plead not guilty to slaying 5 close relatives

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A mother and her adult daughter pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing five of their close relatives, including three children, at an apartment outside Philadelphia. Forty-six-year-old...
Feb. 18, 2020

Texas man pleads not guilty to killing 2, including officer

MCKINNEY, Texas (AP) — A 28-year-old Texas man pleaded not guilty during the first day of his capital murder trial for the 2018 killings of a Dallas-area police officer and...
Feb. 18, 2020

Suspended sheriff in SC faces 13 more corruption charges

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A suspended South Carolina sheriff already indicted on domestic violence charges now faces 13 additional criminal charges including giving alcohol to someone under 21 and using...
Feb. 18, 2020

Is the new virus more 'deadly' than flu? Not exactly

What's more deadly — the flu, SARS or the new coronavirus discovered in China? There are different ways to look at it and even knowledgeable folks sometimes say "deadly" when...
Feb. 18, 2020

MIT to caption online videos after discrimination lawsuit

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has agreed to provide captions for more of its publicly available online videos as part of a settlement announced Tuesday in a...
Feb. 18, 2020

Afghan president wins vote, opponent says he's the winner

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Ashraf Ghani won a second term as president of Afghanistan, the country's independent election commission announced Tuesday, but his closest opponent refused to recognize the results,...
Feb. 18, 2020

Transgender athletes seek to become defendants in lawsuit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two transgender high school runners want to become defendants in a federal lawsuit that seeks to block them from participating in girls sports in Connecticut. Terry...
Feb. 18, 2020

Videos used by schools question minimum wage, climate change

The federal judge's message to an assembly of social studies students at a Virginia high school seemed straightforward: Courts too often meddle in the affairs of private commerce. The senior...
Feb. 18, 2020

Men linked to white supremacist group plead not guilty

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two men accused of being members of a violent white supremacist group called The Base pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges in a federal indictment in...
Feb. 18, 2020

Tennessee inmate moved to death watch as execution looms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee death row inmate Nicholas Sutton was placed on death watch early Tuesday ahead of his scheduled execution on Thursday. Inmates on death watch are placed...
Feb. 18, 2020

Soggy neighborhoods under flash-flood warning in Mississippi

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — Forecasters expected more heavy rains in parts of the flood-ravaged South on Tuesday, prolonging the misery in neighborhoods surrounded by water. Some of the hardest-hit areas...
Feb. 18, 2020

1 person dead when high speed train hits car in Florida

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One person died Tuesday morning when a car was hit by a high speed train in South Florida, officials said. The Brightline train, which operates...
Feb. 18, 2020

Jury begins deliberating in Harvey Weinstein's rape trial

NEW YORK (AP) — Jurors at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial began deliberating Tuesday in a case pitting accusers’ often-harrowing testimony against the defense’s contention that the acts were consensual, surrounded...
Feb. 18, 2020

US border clampdown forces Venezuelan teen into Mexico alone

HOUSTON (AP) — A Venezuelan teenager has been forced back to Mexico by U.S. government authorities who denied her claims that she was fleeing political repression and violence, even after...
Feb. 18, 2020

Misguided virus fears hitting Asian American businesses

NEW YORK (AP) — In Arizona, a burgeoning Asian American community fields xenophobic calls about a planned night market featuring Asian street foods. In New York, a dim sum restaurant...
Feb. 18, 2020

Fitch Ratings: Lebanon finances point to debt restructuring

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's financial situation points to a likely restructuring of the country's massive debt and financial sector to preserve declining foreign currency reserves, Fitch Ratings said Tuesday. The...
Feb. 18, 2020

Trump pardons Edward DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in gambling fraud scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump pardons Edward DeBartolo Jr., former San Francisco 49ers owner convicted in gambling fraud scandal.
Feb. 18, 2020

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