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Bail, conditions set for man charged in fatal shooting

Aug. 14, 2018 3:24 PM EDT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge on Tuesday kept bond at $100,000 for a man charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a man who assaulted him outside a convenience store in a dispute over parking. Judge Joseph Bulone in the Pinellas County court on Tuesday said that if Michael Drejka posts...

State probe finds immigrant teens not currently being abused

Aug. 13, 2018 10:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A state review into the treatment of immigrant teens held at a Virginia detention center confirmed the facility uses restraint techniques that can include strapping children to chairs and placing mesh bags over their heads. Investigators concluded the current treatment of detainees at the...

Florida shooting: Man arrested in 'stand your ground' case

Aug. 13, 2018 9:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a white man with manslaughter Monday in the death of an unarmed black man whose video-recorded shooting in a store parking lot has revived debate over Florida's "stand your ground" law. Michael Drejka, 47, has been charged with the July 19 death of Markeis...

Reporter accused of assaulting man at mayoral debate

Aug. 10, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A reporter for Latino Public Radio has been accused of putting his hands around another man's neck during an altercation at a Providence mayoral debate and charged with simple assault. James Kuo says Reynaldo Almonte knocked a phone out of his hands and grabbed his neck during...

In Arizona's Senate race, Democrat seeks to flip a GOP seat

Aug. 9, 2018 8:00 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is a political rarity this year, one of the few places where Democrats have any hope of flipping a Republican Senate seat. In a year when the Senate map isn't favorable for Democrats, changing demographics could put the seat being vacated by Sen. Jeff Flake within reach. As three...

County to appeal ruling in lawsuit over Joe Arpaio's patrols

Aug. 7, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's most populous county plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a ruling that concluded it is liable in lawsuits over former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's crackdowns on immigrants during traffic stops. A judge said Arpaio, known for housing jail inmates in tents in triple-digit heat and...

'Charmed' makers defend reboot, tout its ethnic diversity

Aug. 7, 2018 12:07 AM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — A roundup of news Monday from the Television Critics Association summer meeting, at which TV networks and streaming services are presenting details on upcoming programs. GIVE 'CHARMED' A CHANCE, CREATORS SAY The cast and producer of CW's new "Charmed" are defending the reboot...

'Charmed' reboot cast, producers defend TV show's changes

Aug. 6, 2018 4:53 PM EDT

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The cast and producers of CW's new "Charmed" are defending the reboot as a story for its time. The drama series about three young half-sisters who are witches will confront modern issues including the MeToo movement, executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman told a TV critics'...

Poultry firm to pay $3.75M to settle discrimination lawsuits

Aug. 1, 2018 11:05 AM EDT

MORTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi poultry supplier will pay $3.75 million to Hispanic workers, ending an eight-year legal fight. The Clarion Ledger reports Koch Foods of Mississippi LLC agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by 11 workers at its Morton plant, as well as one filed by the U.S. Equal Employment...

A community that backed Trump says no to migrant detention

Jul. 30, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

GOSHEN, Indiana (AP) — The sermon had been preached, the last prayers offered. Now, Mike Yoder decided, the time had come to share unsettling news. As congregants at Silverwood Mennonite Church chatted around a Sunday potluck spread, Yoder, a county commissioner for 13 years and a dairy farmer for much...