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N Carolina US House candidate faces questions over choices

Feb. 21, 2019 1:17 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When the Republican narrowly leading the country's last undecided congressional election asks North Carolina elections officials to overlook ballot manipulation in a rural county and declare him the winner, he'll have to overcome testimony from a compelling witness — his son....

Florida school shooting suspect due back in court

Feb. 21, 2019 1:04 AM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz is due back in court for a status hearing on his death penalty case. The hearing is set Thursday afternoon in Broward County Circuit Court. A number of matters could come up ranging from the pace of defense interviews of witnesses to...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Feb. 21, 2019 12:06 AM EST

Where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump also plays a central role in a...

'Empire' actor goes from victim to accused felon in 3 weeks

Feb. 21, 2019 12:03 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The whispers about "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett started with reports that he had not fully cooperated with police after telling authorities he was attacked in Chicago by two men who hurled racist, anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. Then detectives in a city bristling with...

Today in History

Feb. 21, 2019 12:02 AM EST

Today in History Today is Thursday, Feb. 21, the 52nd day of 2019. There are 313 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Feb. 21, 1972, President Richard M. Nixon began his historic visit to China as he and his wife, Pat, arrived in Beijing. On this date: In 1613, Mikhail Romanov, 16, was...

Kingman man sentenced to life in prison for 2015 killing

Feb. 20, 2019 11:59 PM EST

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A Kingman man faces natural life in prison after being sentenced in the killing of a real estate agent whose body was buried on a ranch. The Daily Miner reports that Alfredo Gerardo Blanco was sentenced Tuesday in Mohave County Superior Court after being convicted Jan. 25 of...

Texas border county, nonprofit sue Trump over 'emergency'

Feb. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A West Texas border county and a nonprofit civil rights group have jointly filed a lawsuit in federal court aiming to overturn President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. Trump issued the declaration Friday to circumvent Congress and finance his border wall project along...

Gambling regulators authorize settlement to end Wynn lawsuit

Feb. 20, 2019 10:16 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A settlement is pending in casino mogul Steve Wynn's lawsuit seeking to block the release of Massachusetts' investigation into allegations of sexual assault against him. The Massachusetts Gaming Commission voted Wednesday to authorize its legal counsel to finalize an agreement with Wynn to...

Woman pleads no contest to boyfriend's fatal stabbing

Feb. 20, 2019 9:59 PM EST

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death at a home near Great Falls has pleaded no contest to mitigated deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence. The Great Falls Tribune reports 41-year-old Linda Christianson entered her plea Tuesday for the March 5, 2017, death...

Brothers in Smollett case are bodybuilders, aspiring actors

Feb. 20, 2019 9:57 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney representing the brothers at the center of an investigation into the attack reported by Jussie Smollett said Wednesday that her clients "manned up" and testified in front of a grand jury, before prosecutors charged the "Empire" actor with filing a false police report. Gloria...