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Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at 99

Jul. 16, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Paul Stevens, the bow-tied, independent-thinking, Republican-nominated justice who unexpectedly emerged as the Supreme Court's leading liberal, died Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after suffering a stroke Monday. He was 99. During nearly 35 years on the court, Stevens stood for...

Florida Democrats complain of Trump 'ballot bias' in 2020

Jul. 16, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Still reeling from a string of high-profile razor-thin election losses in Florida, national Democrats are asking a federal judge to discard a longstanding state law that reserves the top slot of next year's presidential ballot for the party of the state's governor. Assuming he...

Police chief retiring after criticism in slain student case

Jul. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah police chief is retiring months after his department came under fierce criticism for its handling of a student's increasingly urgent reports about her ex-boyfriend before the man killed her on campus. University officials said Tuesday Police Chief Dale Brophy...

The Latest: USC trustee pulls Caslen support over protests

Jul. 16, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the University of South Carolina's search for a new president (all times local): 6:15 p.m. A University of South Carolina trustee who once would have voted for a retired Army general as the school's new president says he can't cast that vote now. Trustee Chuck Allen said...

McMaster: Idea of impropriety in leader search preposterous

Jul. 16, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It's preposterous to suggest Gov. Henry McMaster did anything improper during the search for a new University of South Carolina president, a spokesman for McMaster said Tuesday. University trustee Charlie Williams said last week that McMaster was pressuring board members to hire...

Father of Indiana teen killed in pursuit crash sues police

Jul. 16, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — The father of a 15-year-old boy who was killed in a car crash during a police pursuit is suing two police departments and an officer, alleging that "careless and negligent acts" on their part led directly to his son's death. Travis L. Abston Jr. of Battle Ground died in a two-car crash...

Police: 2 homicide suspects escape jail, crash stolen car

Jul. 16, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

TROY, Mo. (AP) — Two high-profile homicide suspects are being treated for injuries after using a makeshift saw to escape from a Missouri jail , carjacking a vehicle and leading police on a chase before crashing. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the federal inmates were being housed at the Lincoln...

Students bused from LSU during Barry to finish at Rice

Jul. 16, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About 125 visiting students who evacuated from Louisiana State University to Texas as Tropical Storm Barry approached will stay in Houston to finish their three-week summer program. Shawna Young with the Duke University Talent Identification Program said Tuesday that the youths, from middle...

Lawsuit accuses Florida of shortchanging teachers on bonuses

Jul. 16, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Department of Education is being sued over allegations it shortchanged teachers when it paid bonuses awarded by the Legislature, costing the state's best educators hundreds of dollars each. The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in Tallahassee alleges that the...

School seeks protective order in suit over student expulsion

Jul. 16, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A private school in Connecticut being sued for allegedly expelling a teenager for his conservative views is seeking a protective order against the teen's family. Cheshire Academy in West Hartford says Theodore and Sonia Mancini have been improperly contacting students to get...