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Justice Democrats Helped Make Ocasio-Cortez. They’re Already Eyeing Their Next Targets.

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:38 AM ET U.S. The New York Times  

The small grass-roots organization wants to replace more centrist Democrats with liberal candidates — and that has made some lawmakers …

Incarcerated girls are letting their voices soar with poetry

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:34 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - "guidance was a lack hurt was a fact My mother was a loss and my family turned they back." - Stone Cold, R.T. There were seven …

Grand jury indicts suspended sheriff on 2 additional counts

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:33 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A suspended Greenville County sheriff already facing criminal charges has been indicted on two additional counts. A grand …

Kentucky deputy taken to hospital after being shot

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:25 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

GLASGOW, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a deputy in Kentucky was taken to a hospital after he was shot during an altercation with a man. Kentucky State …

Man takes stand to deny flipping woman to her death in river

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:23 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) - A man accused of hurling a woman to her death in a northeastern Pennsylvania river two years ago has taken the stand to deny …

Truck inspection turns up suspected cocaine; 2 men arrested

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:23 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

TOWANDA, Ill. (AP) - Two California men have been arrested after police in eastern Illinois found more than 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of suspected …

Sheriff wants weapons taken from owners who lose gun rights

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:20 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart wants to make sure the public is better protected from people who lose the right to carry guns. Dart …

Domestic assault activists to detail priorities to lawmakers

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:20 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

BOSTON (AP) - Domestic assault activists are planning to gather at the Massachusetts Statehouse this week to talk to lawmakers about their …

Indiana bill proposes felony charge if doctor misuses sperm

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:17 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Indiana doctors could face felony deceptions charges under a legislative proposal that follows the case in which a fertility …

Mississippi man pleads guilty in 2014 wounding of 2 deputies

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:09 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) - A man who wounded two sheriff's deputies in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated assault on a law …

Train stabbing suspect may use 'mental disease' defense

Feb 23, 2019 • 10:00 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An attorney for the man accused of fatally stabbing two men on a Portland light-rail train may use an insanity defense. KGW-TV …

Dakota Access developer sues Greenpeace in state court

Feb 23, 2019 • 9:56 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline is going after the environmental group Greenpeace in state court in North …

Manafort sentencing memo not public as Friday deadline passes

Feb 23, 2019 • 9:42 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

A critical document that could spell out Paul Manafort's cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller was not publicly filed before its midnight …

Mother guilty of murder in death of 2-year-old son

Feb 23, 2019 • 9:23 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of murder in the beating death of her 2-year-old son. Keona Owens of Buffalo also was …

Special unit to move mental patients under consideration

Feb 23, 2019 • 9:18 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Overhauling how South Carolina handles mental patients who must be brought to hospitals under the order of a doctor or a court …

How did police catch 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett? Lots and lots of cameras

Feb 23, 2019 • 9:18 AM ET U.S. USA TODAY  

Dozens of security cameras played a key role in helping police unravel “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged hoax attack, authorities say.         …

Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

Feb 23, 2019 • 8:47 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has not made a single public comment since his appointment in May 2017. But he has spoken loudly, if …

Driver injured, charged after slamming into house

Feb 23, 2019 • 8:31 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

JAFFREY, N.H. (AP) - A Jaffrey man faces multiple charges after police say he led them on chase and crashed his car into a house. Police say a car …

Russia says it will probe Jehovah's Witnesses torture claim

Feb 23, 2019 • 8:06 AM ET U.S. The Washington Times  

MOSCOW (AP) - An official of Russia's main criminal investigative body says it is probing allegations that its officers tortured members of the …

High syphilis rates linked to drug use, CDC report says

Feb 23, 2019 • 7:30 AM ET U.S. The Washington Post  

Results suggest that use of meth, heroin, other injection drugs may be driving some of the increase in the STD among …