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Virginia Republicans propose their own redistricting map

Sep. 18, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Republicans have filed their own redistricting proposal they say will fix what a court found were unconstitutionally gerrymandered districts. GOP Del. Rob Bell introduced a remedial map Tuesday that Republicans say alters 30 House districts, including the 11 that the...

Police release video of fatal shooting in California

Sep. 18, 2018 6:17 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Body camera footage of a fatal police shooting in Oakland shows an officer firing her weapon into a car after police tried to rouse the occupant by using a loudspeaker and firing a round from a beanbag gun. Other officers are seen breaking the driver's side window. In the two video s...

Alabama prison system faces hearing on mental health

Sep. 18, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge will decide if Alabama's prison system is making adequate progress to comply with a court order to increase mental health staff. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson began a hearing Tuesday on why the Alabama Department of Corrections should not be held in contempt of...

The Latest: GOP mulls having lawyers question nominee, Ford

Sep. 18, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Republicans are considering whether to hire outside attorneys to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault. Ford has...

Mother of LeSean McCoy's son alleges he was abusive

Sep. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

The mother of LeSean McCoy's son said in a court filing Tuesday that she agreed to defend the Buffalo Bills running back against an allegation he abused the boy even though she says she knew the accusation was true. In a three-page document filed in Fulton County State Court in Georgia, Stephanie Maisonet says...

Chicago cops reluctantly testify against 1 of their own

Sep. 18, 2018 6:14 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn't bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do. But one after another — whether...

Suspect in California deputy's killing has past gun charges

Sep. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 38-year-old man on probation for a gun crime has been accused of killing a sheriff's deputy and wounding another in a shootout that started with an argument at an auto parts store in the Sacramento area, authorities said Tuesday. Anton Lemon Moore of the city of Rancho Cordova,...

Police: Man threatens to shoot child after losing video game

Sep. 18, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man was arrested Tuesday after threatening to shoot an 11-year-old boy after losing to him in the video game "Fortnite," according to police. Suffolk County Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said Michael Aliperti, 45, of Long Island, threatened to go to the boy's...

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

Sep. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The 520-room hotel project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake on property just inland from the Xcacel...

Carter, Abrams: Georgians from 2 eras chase rural votes

Sep. 18, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

PLAINS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams. Despite their starkly different biographies — he the 93-year-old peanut farmer who entered...