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Suspected Serial Rapist Held on $5000 Bond in Volu...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:57

Alleged serial rapist Markeith Martin had his first appearance at the Volusia County Jail Saturday morning.

LiFT University in Seminole Serving Young Adults w...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:56

The nonprofit university opened four years ago with three students enrolled. In 2019, 20 students are enrolled, ranging in age from 17 to 22.

St. Pete Actor Stars in Film Featured in Sunscreen...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:56

The Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg is showcasing more than a hundred independent films from all over the world.

FBI kept successful hacking secret from Florida el...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

Florida elections officials were caught off-guard by Robert Mueller’s vague suggestion that the FBI believes Russian hackers gained access in 2016 to a county voter-registration network because federal investigators kept … Click to Continue »

Court to hear former death row inmate’s appeal

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear the appeal of former death row inmate Lazale Ashby, who says he was wrongly convicted of murder and sexual assault in the … Click to Continue »

Savannah awards controversial contract to manage n...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

Officials in Georgia's oldest city have awarded a contract to manage a new arena despite claims from the second-place bidder that it was treated unfairly. New outlets report the Savannah … Click to Continue »

North Dakota could soon set up invasive species pr...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

North Dakota's Game and Fish Department could soon administer a new program to prevent the spread of invasive species in the state's waterways after a proposal to fund the project … Click to Continue »

Judge to rule on prison suicide claims

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

A federal judge says he will rule next week on a request to intervene after a rash of suicides in Alabama prisons. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson on Thursday said … Click to Continue »

Nicholls State to create new coastal studies cente...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

Nicholls State is creating a new coastal studies center. The Courier reports the center will focus its studies on the Terrebonne and Atchafalaya basins, creating models to aid coastal protection … Click to Continue »

Kansas man sentenced for not paying employment tax...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

A 62-year-old Kansas man has been sentenced to three years of probation — including eight months of home detention — for not paying payroll taxes to the government. Federal prosecutors … Click to Continue »

USD: ‘Hawaiian Day’ issue didn’t violate student f...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

An investigation into a University of South Dakota student group's decision to rename their "Hawaiian Day" party to avoid backlash has found that administrators who advised the name change didn't … Click to Continue »

Prayers for Bangladeshi boy killed in Sri Lanka at...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

More than 1,000 people gathered in Bangladesh's capital on Saturday to remember an 8-year-old Bangladeshi boy who was killed in one of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka. They raised … Click to Continue »

Sales and property tax collections falling short i...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

A Mississippi mayor says officials might have to consider raising tax rates or cutting spending because the city's tax collections are dropping. The Enterprise-Journal reports that McComb Mayor Quordiniah Lockley … Click to Continue »

Department of Defense awards deal for new polar ic...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a Mississippi-based shipbuilder a roughly $745.9 million contract to construct a Polar Security Cutter to bolster the defense's Artic presence. KTVA-TV reports the … Click to Continue »

Ohio agency meant to cut red tape clears its own b...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

The lieutenant governor says an Ohio agency that was designed to cut through bureaucracy but ironically found itself backlogged has caught up on its work. Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (HYOO'-sted) … Click to Continue »

French protests mark 24th week despite Macron’s pl...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

Yellow vest protests are taking place in France's main cities for the 24th consecutive week to challenge economic policies that President Emmanuel Macron stood by while unveiling measures intended to … Click to Continue »

Democrats candidates vying to show solidarity with...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

Six Democratic presidential candidates are promoting their solidarity with workers and focusing on wages and other issues of importance to labor as they hope to win support from one of … Click to Continue »

Lynching memorial adds new monument honoring 1950s...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

The nation's first memorial to lynching victims is adding a new monument to remember people killed during the 1950s in racially motivated attacks that often targeted early civil rights leaders. … Click to Continue »

Box Elder City Council expels alderman for alleged...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 20:30:55

The Box Elder City Council has expelled one of its members for alleged misuses of power, disorderly conduct and conflicts of interest. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that the … Click to Continue »

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's torrent of twisted claims o...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:06

AP FACT CHECK: Little truth to be found in Trump's torrent of remarks on Russia

More Charges for Serial Arsonist in Umatilla

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:04

A Umatilla-area serial arson suspect is now accused of setting at least two blazes as a diversion for a pawn-shop break-in in February, police said.

Autism Speaks Walk to Raise Awareness, Funds

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:03

Thousands of people are participating in Tampa's Autism Speaks Walk Saturday to raise awareness and funds for people living with Autism.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:03

The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with Bay Area law enforcement agencies to collect unused or expired medications.

Portland to name new bike, walking bridge after co...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:03

Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly says she plans to name a new bike and pedestrian-only bridge spanning Interstate 84 after U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Eudaly, the city's transportation … Click to Continue »

Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:03

A transgender woman whose address to the Armenian parliament caused an uproar says she has received death threats and is avoiding leaving her home because of security concerns. Lilit Martirosian, … Click to Continue »

Budget leads major issues in Florida Legislature’s...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

The Florida Legislature careens into its final scheduled week with a host of major issues still to be settled, including a roughly $90 billion state budget that is the only … Click to Continue »

Sri Lanka militants set off bombs during raid, kil...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

Militants linked to Easter suicide bombings opened fire and set off explosives during a raid by Sri Lankan security forces on a house in the country's east, leaving behind a … Click to Continue »

St. Johnsbury board expected to vote on tobacco us...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

Town officials in St. Johnsbury are expected to vote next month on a ban on tobacco use in public parks and other town-owned property. The Caledonian Record reports the board … Click to Continue »

Sudanese protesters demanding civilian rule meet w...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

The organizers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power said they met Saturday with the ruling military council for talks on forming a transitional government. The … Click to Continue »

House Republicans taking new approach to Louisiana...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

As they craft next year's budget, Louisiana's House Republicans are looking to the past, burrowing into agency spending trends. GOP members of the House Appropriations Committee are trying to determine … Click to Continue »

GOP “seawall”? Ohio’s congressional map under fire...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

The Nagels' home is a house divided. Mindy Nagel usually votes Democratic, while husband Tom usually goes Republican. But that's only part of it — their bedroom is in Ohio's … Click to Continue »

Seeds of hate in Sri Lanka: Fiery leader, wealthy...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

An impatient little girl in a pretty dress pulls on the hand of a man, possibly her grandfather, as they cross a brick courtyard outside St. Sebastian's Church on Easter … Click to Continue »

The state ethics commission is fining Andrew Gillu...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 18:31:02

There was Frank Peterman, Jr., a state agency secretary whose excessive travel between Tallahassee and his St. Petersburg home cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. And Renee Lee, a Hillsborough County … Click to Continue »

Weather Forecast: Beautiful Weekend Ahead For Outd...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:57

A beautiful weekend is ahead for your outdoor plans.

A fan was so overwhelmed by 'Avengers: Endgame' sh...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:56

The 21-year-old reportedly felt short of breath after leaving the movie theater.         

10Weather: Staying dry and warm through the weeken...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:56

While slightly breezy to start, less humidity and more warmth take over both Saturday and Sunday.         

Weather Forecast: Low Humidity, Sunshine in Store...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

High pressure will be in control of the weather this weekend, keeping the wind on the lighter side and humidity levels low.

Sudanese protesters meet with army to negotiate tr...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

The organizers of the protests that drove Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir from power say they are meeting with the ruling military council for negotiations on forming a transitional government. The … Click to Continue »

Taiwan’s president reaffirms anti-nuclear stance a...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reaffirmed her opposition to nuclear power before marching with anti-nuclear protesters. Tsai said at a news conference Saturday that her administration was taking efforts to … Click to Continue »

AP Explains: Polarized and undecided, Spain heads...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

An uncertain outcome and the likelihood of the far-right entering Spain's Parliament looms over national elections on Sunday, when nearly 37 million Spaniards are called to cast ballots in the … Click to Continue »

Yakima mayor drives SUV into Rite Aid building, no...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

Authorities say Mayor Kathy Coffey wasn't injured after driving her SUV into the Rite Aid building in Yakima. The Yakama Herald-Republic reports Yakima Police Lt. Chad Janis said Coffey mixed … Click to Continue »

Florida House passes bill that could stop cities f...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

In late 2018, Miami commissioners for the first time passed a ordinance that requires developers in a small 30-block area north of downtown to set aside a percentage of units … Click to Continue »

Putin raises possibility of meeting Ukraine leader

Posted On: 2019-04-27 16:30:55

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday raised the possibility of meeting Ukraine's president-elect in a sign Moscow might want to improve relations that soured after its 2014 annexation of Crimea. … Click to Continue »

Bee crisis: Pollinators endure countless threats i...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 14:30:50

Tim Gould by now is well attuned to all the buzz beneath his roof. "I don't know why they're picking on me," Gould says, as wildlife trapper Leo Cross climbs … Click to Continue »

Underground wastewater pipelines a big, unregulate...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 14:30:50

Equitrans Midstream Corp. is in the gas pipeline business and a little bit in the water pipeline business. There are lots of reasons to grow that little bit, promised Thomas … Click to Continue »

Volunteers aid “overwhelmed” child welfare system

Posted On: 2019-04-27 14:30:50

A few months into Vince Wohlheiter's assignment as the Court-Appointed Special Advocate for a 14-year-old Allentown boy, officials suddenly moved the teen to a new foster home. When Wohlheiter showed … Click to Continue »

More colleges forming esports programs

Posted On: 2019-04-27 14:30:50

Computer mice, monitors, headsets and keyboards are not the typical gear used for sports. Yet kids who grew up playing video games online and on gaming consoles are finding their … Click to Continue »

Another North Carolina system to close for teacher...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 14:30:50

One more North Carolina school system is closing down next month for a teacher rally, raising the total to 30. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports that Lee County Schools announced Friday … Click to Continue »

Xi: China wants to expand sprawling infrastructure...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 14:30:50

President Xi Jinping called Saturday for more countries to join China's sprawling infrastructure-building initiative in the face of U.S. opposition to a project Washington worries is building Beijing's strategic influence. … Click to Continue »

Cyprus protest vigil held for officer’s 7 assumed...

Posted On: 2019-04-27 12:31:05

Hundreds of people turned up for a protest vigil outside Cyprus' presidential palace Friday to mourn seven women and girls who police say a military officer confessed to killing and … Click to Continue »