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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 »

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 »

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 »