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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on legislation that critics say discriminates against transgender people by limiting their bathroom choices. Supporters say it protects privacy and safety. (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an executive order...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Republicans said Wednesday that they are likely to grant a portion of President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion request to combat the Zika virus but they will probably wait until September to do so. Congressional Republicans have succeeded in forcing the...
CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who took his 5-year-old son from his mother in Alabama nearly 14 years ago and raised him under a new identity was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Bobby Hernandez, 53, apologized and broke down as he tried to explain why he took his son. "...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck must serve nearly two years in jail, a judge ordered Wednesday. Ethan Couch, who turned 19 Monday, was making his first appearance in adult court. Initially, state...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman used a social media app to livestream the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl, an Ohio prosecutor said Wednesday as a grand jury indicted the woman and a co-defendant on several charges including rape and kidnapping. The case came to light when...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a pair of Russian Su-24 attack planes buzzed a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea multiple times on Monday and Tuesday. The Russian planes appeared to be unarmed but did not respond to attempts by the crew of the USS Donald Cook to contact...
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense for a fatal drunken-driving wreck will remain in jail, for the time being. Ethan Couch, who turned 19 on Monday, appeared in adult court for the first time Wednesday before state District Judge Wayne...
ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A maximum-security prison in Louisiana once notorious for its violence is experimenting with a novel way to keep criminals out of trouble: Murderers and other "lifers" are now mentors, teaching job skills and morals to nonviolent offenders, preparing them for...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators say five of the biggest banks in the U.S. failed to develop adequate plans for how they might reshape themselves in case of bankruptcy, which could leave them unable to survive without another taxpayer bailout. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America...