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3 Oregon Occupiers Apparently Surrender; 1 Refusing to Go

Three of the four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon apparently turned themselves in Thursday, a day after authorities moved in to the property nearly six weeks ...


Chicago Man Sues to Try to Get on Mississippi Primary Ballot

The Mississippi Supreme Court is considering a challenge by a Chicago businessman who's trying to get listed on the state's March 8 Democratic primary ballot for president.


Feds Accuse Prison Guards of Taking Bribes, Drug Trafficking

More than 40 prison guards and officers in Georgia have been indicted on charges of accepting bribes and drug trafficking, the latest in a federal effort to crack down on ...


Breakthrough: Scientists Detect Einstein-Predicted Ripples

In an announcement that electrified the world of astronomy, scientists said Thursday that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a ...

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Several States Seek to Block 2nd Trimester Abortion Method

Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a ...


Occupiers at Oregon Refuge Say They'll Turn Themselves In

The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.


Senate Panel Seeks Appointed Local School Superintendents

Mississippi lawmakers are making a fresh push to have 55 elected local school superintendents appointed by school boards instead, with the Senate Education Committee approving such a bill Wednesday.


Government Sues Ferguson After City Tries to Revise Deal

The federal government sued Ferguson on Wednesday, one day after the city council voted to revise an agreement aimed at improving the way police and courts treat poor people and ...


Former Columbus Police Officer Sues Over Firing

Former Columbus policeman Canyon Boykin is suing the city in the wake of his firing.


Judge: New Order Against Enforcing Louisiana Abortion Law

A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing an abortion law that he says would prevent most women from getting abortions.


Ferguson is Defiant Again in Deal with Justice Department

Defiance has often defined Ferguson in the 18 months since a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown and provoked an examination of how poor people and minorities are treated in ...


Appeals Court Tosses Order Blocking Mississippi Executions

A federal appeals court has reversed a stay that had blocked the state of Mississippi from carrying out executions.


Michigan Governor Plans $360M for Flint, Infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update infrastructure, including lead water pipes, in the city and ...


French Lawmakers Approve Divisive Citizenship Bill

French lawmakers have approved a divisive bill aimed at making it possible to revoke the citizenship of people convicted on terrorism charges.


3 Running for Vacant Seat in Mississippi Senate

Three candidates are running for a Mississippi Senate seat in parts of Hinds and Madison counties.