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The Latest: Kemp says Georgia race over, state to look ahead

Nov. 16, 2018 9:05 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Georgia governor's race (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Republican Brian Kemp says the Georgia gubernatorial election is over with Democratic rival Stacey Abrams' acknowledgement that she can't win the race, and he is urging the state to look forward. Kemp made the comments in...

Militia men convicted of bomb plot try to bar Somali videos

Nov. 15, 2018 4:58 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Attorneys for three Kansas militia members convicted of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali immigrants in a western Kansas meatpacking town have asked the court to bar at sentencing any victim impact statements, arguing no one was actually hurt in the plot....

Latest: Father: No 'justice' in threats to driver's family

Nov. 15, 2018 12:17 PM EST

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana driver who is accused of striking and killing three children as they prepared to board a school bus (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The father of a 9-year-old Indiana girl who was struck and killed by a pickup truck as she crossed a road to board a school bus...

'No remorse': Judge sends teen shooter to juvenile detention

Nov. 14, 2018 4:30 PM EST

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy has shown no remorse for shooting his teacher and a classmate at his Indianapolis-area school, and he should be held at a state juvenile detention center until he is 18 or deemed rehabilitated, an Indiana judge ruled Wednesday. Hamilton County Circuit Court Judge...

Judge: Waffle House shooting suspect liable in death lawsuit

Nov. 14, 2018 11:19 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says the man charged with killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House is liable in a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by a victim's mother. News outlets report a Davidson County Circuit Court judge last week found 29-year-old Travis Reinking liable for the death...

George Zimmerman gets 1 year probation after no contest plea

Nov. 13, 2018 5:01 PM EST

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge agreed to let former neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman serve probation for a year after his attorney entered a no contest plea Tuesday to resolve a misdemeanor charge of stalking a private investigator associated with a documentary on the black teenager...

The Latest: Photographer: Controversial photo ill-timed shot

Nov. 13, 2018 9:50 AM EST

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the photo of Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute (all times local): 8:50 a.m. A parent who took a photo that shows about 60 Wisconsin high school boys giving what appears to be a Nazi salute says he simply asked the youths to wave goodbye to...

'Magic' campaign lands 17 black women on Houston courts

Nov. 10, 2018 10:48 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston area's courts are going to be a lot more diverse thanks to a group of 17 African-American women and their "magic." The women, who were part of an effort dubbed the "Black Girl Magic" campaign, all won races Tuesday to be judges in various Harris County courts in an election that...

The Latest: Judge orders county to accept late ballots

Nov. 9, 2018 8:21 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the race for governor in Georgia (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A judge in Dougherty County has ordered the county to accept absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day and received by Friday. The ruling was a result of a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party of Georgia. Abrams...

The Latest: Palm Beach, Broward judges side with Scott

Nov. 9, 2018 6:34 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida election (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Judges in Palm Beach and Broward counties have sided with Florida Gov. Rick Scott against two supervisors of elections. Circuit Judge Krista Marx on Friday ordered Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher...