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Florida judge tosses charges in fraternity pledge's death

May. 19, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is dismissing felony hazing charges against four men in the death of a university student. The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Circuit Judge Martin Fitzpatrick ruled Friday that prosecutors have not shown clearly how the actions of the four men were connected to...

Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

May. 19, 2018 1:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen Beal's wife died in what a coroner deemed a "mysterious case." Christine Beal's death in 2008 came a few weeks after she fell down a flight of stairs in their Long Beach home while...

Arizona 'Dreamers' struggle after losing cheaper tuition

May. 19, 2018 12:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona's lower in-state tuition as he labored through years of college. Now a senior with the goal of becoming a teacher nearly in sight, the 29-year-old Mexico-born immigrant who arrived in the U.S. at age 11 faces a...

NRA appeals ruling that it must use real names in lawsuit

May. 19, 2018 12:52 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is appealing a ruling that required it to disclose the names of two teenagers that it wants to include in a lawsuit challenging Florida's new gun law. This latest legal move has resulted in a judge putting the group's lawsuit on hold while the appeal...

The Latest: Affidavit: Gunman didn't shoot students he liked

May. 19, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Investigators say a 17-year-old admitted to authorities that he went on a shooting rampage at a Southeast Texas high school that left 10 dead, most of them students. According to a probable...

Judge rejects lawsuit against Fox by ex-host Andrea Tantaros

May. 18, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge threw out a New York lawsuit Friday against Fox News by former host Andrea Tantaros, citing her "vague, speculative and conclusory allegations." The lawsuit U.S. District Judge George Daniels dismissed had alleged Fox tried to torment Tantaros after she complained about sexual...

The Latest: Missouri lawmakers outline impeachment rules

May. 18, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Rules proposed in the Missouri House would let the public watch hearings leading to the potential impeachment of Gov. Eric Greitens but would prohibit his attorneys from questioning...

Plaintiff in North Carolina same-sex marriage case dies

May. 18, 2018 8:14 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Pearl Berlin, who challenged North Carolina's refusal to recognize same-sex marriages, has died. She was 93. Berlin died Thursday, said Matt Hirschey, head of special projects for Equality NC. Berlin married Ellen Gerber in a synagogue in Greensboro in 2013 and followed with civil...

2 Arkansas judges issue contradictory orders on election ads

May. 18, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas judges issued contradictory orders Friday on efforts to halt a conservative group's attack ad against a state Supreme Court justice, with one judge ordering several stations to stop airing the spot and another judge allowing other stations to run it. The conflicting...

Correction: Hepatitis A-San Diego story

May. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — In stories May 17, April 3, Jan. 23 and Jan. 10, 2018, as well as Dec. 19, 2017, about San Diego's Hepatitis A outbreak, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the outbreak, with 20 deaths and 577 cases, was the worst in the U.S. in 20 years. An outbreak of Hepatitis A in Michigan...