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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana judge accused by a rights group of running a modern-day debtors prison agreed Monday to temporarily stop jailing defendants for nonpayment of fees and assessing certain costs on defendants, according to a court filing. The court filing outlines an...
FOLCROFT, Pa. (AP) — A police officer who was shot seven times during a drug investigation exchanged salutes with cheering colleagues as he left a Philadelphia hospital Monday, just three days after the confrontation. Folcroft Officer Christopher Dorman has endured at least two...
DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of military veterans have come to Detroit to rebuild neglected areas of the financially distressed city. It marks the latest — and largest — effort undertaken by St. Louis, Missouri-based The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that encourages and aids...
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) — A 4-year-old girl was the only member of her family to survive after their minivan was hit by an Amtrak train at a crossing with a history of problems in southern Colorado. The girl was hospitalized with serious injuries after the Southwest Chief train...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion providers celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court striking down major Texas abortion restrictions Monday also begrudgingly acknowledged a daunting reality: The damage is done, and no time soon are women likely to see new clinics replacing about 20...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves' ruling blocks the state from enforcing part of a...
DETROIT (AP) — Dozens of military veterans have come to Detroit to rebuild neglected areas of the financially distressed city. It marks the latest — and largest — effort undertaken by St. Louis, Missouri-based The Mission Continues, a nonprofit that encourages and aids...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The sentencing of a New York man who used a fake Facebook account to prey on two New Jersey teenagers was briefly halted after he bit the inside of his mouth and spit blood at one of them. Clifford Wares eventually was sentenced Monday to life in prison. He...
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A former college student who gave birth in her sorority house was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole for killing the newborn by throwing her in the trash. Emile Weaver, 21, was found guilty by a jury last month of aggravated murder, abuse...