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Impeached W.Va. justice retires in time for…

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis has announced her retirement just hours after her impeached by the House of Delegates

Nebraska poised to carry out first execution…

Nebraska set to carry out its first execution since 1997 and first-ever lethal injection using a never-before-tried combination of drugs

Firefighter Dies Battling Largest Fire In…

He's the first person to die from the Mendocino Complex fire.

Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife

Georgia police chief: Officer justified in using Taser on 87-year-old woman who didn't obey commands to drop a knife

In Connecticut Town, an Alleged Lunch-Lady Scheme

Marie Wilson says "the only thing she is guilty of is feeding a child who had no money or giving somebody a cookie." New Canaan officials say otherwise—about Wilson and her sister, Joanne Pascarelli. The two women have been charged with larceny after allegedly stealing $478,588 in lunch...

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Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex…

Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, is defending himself ahead of a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses that he says will be critical of his actions as Pittsburgh's bishop

West Virginia Impeaches All 4 State Supreme Court…

The state's House Judiciary Committee approved 14 articles of impeachment against the four judges last week.

Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl's murder conviction

Ohio Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's…

A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty

Possible evidence in missing girls case found at…

Authorities investigating the decades-old disappearances of several girls say they've found possible evidence during a search of an abandoned suburban Detroit warehouse

President Trump Signs $717 Billion Defense…

The legislation will increase active-duty recruits by more than 15,000 and give troops a pay raise, among other things.

Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

Drivers for ride-hailing services lined up for hours to register their cars before New York City enacts a temporary cap on new licenses

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Trump: I Never Used 'Terrible, Disgusting' Word

The long-rumored "Trump Tapes," alleged Apprentice outtakes in which the host uses the n-word, are in the news again—and President Trump is insisting that they don't exist. Trump tweeted Monday night that Apprentice executive producer Mark Burnett had called him "to say that there are NO TAPES of the...

2 on trial in killing of Chicago teen days after…

Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities

Florida AG Files Manslaughter Charges In 'Stand…

A shooting that was initially thought to be justified under Florida's stand your ground law is now headed for a criminal trial.

GOP Candidate Vows to Stay in Race After Fake Diploma

It wasn't fake news , but a fake diploma: A Florida GOP candidate has admitted she lied about having a degree from Ohio's Miami University, though she says she didn't mean to dupe the public. "It was not my intent to deceive or mislead anyone. I made a mistake in saying...

10 Things to Know for Today

Among 10 Things to Know: Car crashes into pedestrians outside British Parliament, primary season comes to Wisconsin and Minnesota, Trump threatens Cuomo

The Latest: Compound defendants to be released…

A judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound in jail as they await trial on child abuse charges

Study: 1 Million Borrowers Default On Federal…

New research suggests nearly 40 percent of borrowers will default on their loans by 2023.

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Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story

Correction: Ohio Governor's Race-Ad Dispute story

Strzok Fundraiser Pulls in More Than $190K in…

Peter Strzok, fired by the FBI and insulted by President Trump, still apparently has a few allies. A GoFundMe fundraiser that friends started for the 21-year agency veteran raked in more than $190,000 in a matter of hours Monday, the Hill reports. Strzok, "his work, and his character have...

Court date set for man charged in videotaped…

White man charged with manslaughter in death of unarmed black man whose shooting revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law facing scheduled first court appearance