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In this Jan. 23, 2020 photo, the new $52 million Southwell Hospital opened its doors in Adel, Ga. In 2017 officials shut down the old hospital after it had trouble recruiting doctors, had an outdated building and a sizable patient population with no health insurance. The new hospital opened its doors in October. But there was one catch: there was no emergency room, a major financial drain on the old hospital. (AP Photo/ Sudhin S. Thanawala)

Rural Georgia hospital is reborn but without its costly ER

Feb. 25, 2020 6:05 PM EST

ADEL, Ga. (AP) — For years, the hospital in this small, south Georgia city was in grave financial trouble. Like other rural American hospitals, Cook Medical Center was saddled with an outdated building, trouble recruiting doctors and a patient population short on health insurance. In 2017, hospital...

Judge declares mother legally insane in 2017 family stabbing

Feb. 24, 2020 7:04 PM EST

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — A woman charged with fatally stabbing her 5-year-old son and wounding her husband at an on-campus housing complex at the University of North Carolina was found legally insane on Monday. A judge committed Ebony Olowu, 37, to a state forensic hospital after she was found not guilty...

File-This Sept. 18, 2019, file photo provided by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel McMahon, 31, of Brandon, Fla. McMahon, charged with making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia, is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. (Pinellas County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Man accused of racist threats expected to plead guilty

Feb. 21, 2020 6:19 PM EST

A white man charged with cyberstalking and making racist online threats against a black activist in Virginia is expected to plead guilty next month, according to court records and a spokesman for federal prosecutors. Brian McGinn, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office for the Western District of Virginia,...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2018 file photo, police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.   Judge Allen Baddour ruled Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 that the Sons of Confederate Veterans didn’t have standing to bring the lawsuit that led to the hastily arranged deal that gave them possession of the statue known as Silent Sam, along with $2.5 million to maintain it. He  vacated the deal and also dismissed the underlying lawsuit brought by the SCV.  Critics had questioned how the deal was quietly struck with the UNC Board of Governors and approved just before Thanksgiving.  
  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Judge voids deal giving UNC statue to Confederate group

Feb. 12, 2020 3:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of a Confederate statue torn down by protesters was thrown back into uncertainty Wednesday when a judge overturned a settlement by the University of North Carolina's governing board that gave the monument to a Confederate heritage group along with money to preserve it. Judge...