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Seaside man's murder convictions overturned

Mar. 23, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

SEASIDE, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals has overturned the murder convictions of a Seaside man who was found guilty of killing his girlfriend's toddler, ruling that bite-mark testimony should not have been allowed as evidence at his trial. The Daily Astorian reports Randy Roden was sentenced to...

Georgia's legislative session nears end

Mar. 23, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's legislative session is almost over. Friday was legislative day 35 of 40. With just a few days left, lawmakers are working quickly to push through high-profile bills. The week saw movement on bills that would authorize Republican Gov. Brian Kemp to pursue a Medicaid waiver and allow...

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

Mar. 23, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of an oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park have filed their initial legal arguments in state court. Here's a look at the dispute over the $800 million Davis Refinery being...

Pope replaces Santiago bishop accused of sex abuse cover-up

Mar. 23, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Saturday replaced Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati, the embattled archbishop of Santiago, Chile, after he became embroiled in the country's spiraling sex abuse and cover-up scandal. Francis accepted Ezzati's resignation and named a temporary replacement to govern Chile's most...

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws

Mar. 23, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. The survey was conducted both before and...

Nation awaits key findings as Mueller wraps up Russia probe

Mar. 23, 2019 8:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his long and contentious Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency. The Justice Department was expected to release the main findings as soon as Saturday. Even with the details...

AP FACT CHECK: McCain can't respond but his record speaks

Mar. 23, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says John McCain failed his fellow veterans, stained public policy and took anti-Trump fake news to the FBI before the 2016 election. McCain can't respond but his record speaks. Trump misrepresented it, on matters stretching from McCain's school days to his funeral,...

Guilty plea in western New York debt collection fraud ring

Mar. 23, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A 40-year-old Niagara Falls woman has pleaded guilty to fraud for her role in a debt collection scheme based in western New York that brought in more than $3 million through illegal tactics. The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says Shauniqua Rodriguez faces up to 20 years in prison...

Budget, guns in schools and felon voting ahead in Florida

Mar. 23, 2019 8:23 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — If Florida lawmakers are trying to break a record for fewest bills passed during their annual session, they're on a pretty good pace. So far only one bill has been sent to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis — the repeal of a smokable medical marijuana ban that DeSantis signed into...

Teens charged in attack in which victim's hair was set afire

Mar. 23, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — Three 19-year-olds from New Hampshire have been charged with holding another teen against his will during an assault in which his hair was set on fire. A grand jury indicted them on charges of felony criminal restraint and simple assault for the episode that was watched and videotaped...