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ACLU to make case sexual assault activist suspension unfair

Oct. 21, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Maine is expected to begin making the case that a school district in the state should not have suspended a student over activism about sexual assault. The ACLU's looking for a temporary restraining order to stop Cape Elizabeth Schools from...

APNewsBreak: US takes step to require asylum-seekers' DNA

Oct. 21, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said. The Justice...

Illegal vapes traced to California woman who was CBD pioneer

Oct. 21, 2019 1:05 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Some of the people rushing to emergency rooms thought the CBD vape they inhaled would help like a gentle medicine. Others puffed it for fun. What the vapors delivered instead was a jolt of synthetic marijuana, and with it an intense high of hallucinations and even seizures. More...

1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution

Oct. 21, 2019 12:35 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland. The counties are looking for money to help them fight and fix the epidemic, while families who...

Witness deadline delayed in fatal Arizona campus shooting

Oct. 21, 2019 12:11 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Flagstaff judge has given lawyers for a former Northern Arizona University student charged in a fatal 2015 campus shooting more time to collect their witnesses and build their case. But the January date for defendant Steven Jones' retrial still stands. According to the Arizona...

Guam clergy sex abuse survivors may receive payments in 2020

Oct. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Officials say Guam's clergy sex abuse survivors could begin receiving compensation from the Catholic Archdiocese of Agana in the first half of 2020. The Pacific Daily News reported a U.S. District Court judge has given the archdiocese more time to calculate payment amounts to nearly...

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2019. There are 71 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1892, schoolchildren across the U.S. observed Columbus Day (according to the Gregorian date) by reciting, for the first time, the original version of "The Pledge of...

Australian papers redact front pages to expose govt secrecy

Oct. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's major newspapers published redacted front pages on Monday in a coordinated campaign to highlight government secrecy that is often justified on national security grounds. Rival media businesses first banded together to fight for press freedom in June after police...

South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of ex-minister's wife

Oct. 20, 2019 11:37 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors said Monday they are seeking to arrest the wife of South Korea's former justice minister, who resigned last week amid allegations of financial crimes and academic fraud surrounding his family that sparked huge protests and dented the popularity of President Moon...

Steelers LB Anthony Chickillo facing misdemeanor charges

Oct. 20, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers backup linebacker Anthony Chickillo is facing multiple misdemeanor charges after being arrested early Sunday. According to court documents, Chickillo was arrested by Pennsylvania State Police and charged with simple assault, property damage and harassment. The...