• Fake schools draw scrutiny of federal investigators

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal investigators are cracking down on what they say are sham universities that exploit the visa system for foreign students. At least half a dozen schools have been shut down or raided by federal authorities in recent years over allegations of immigration...

  • Oregon focus of effort to expand background checks for guns

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Fresh off a victory in Washington state, a leading gun control group backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg is hoping to make Oregon its next prize in a campaign to require gun sales to go through universal background checks. Everytown for Gun Safety backed a...

  • Sept. 11-era security unveiled for latest NYC terror trial

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — As a terrorism trial gets underway for a lone defendant in twin bombings of U.S. embassies nearly two decades ago, fears over the terror attacks in Paris and unrest a world away have raised security at the city's federal courthouses to levels not seen since the days...

  • New Mexico tribes discuss proposed gambling compact

    Yesterday

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders from a handful of tribes are seeking support for a new gambling compact negotiated with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez's administration. The proposed agreement comes after years of discussions. It will require the approval of the state...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — McDonough; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — McDonough; Sens. John...

  • 2 Marine die when military helicopter crashes in California

    Yesterday

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing chopper was carrying just the two when it went down late Friday afternoon at the base in Twentynine...

  • DC says it worked with subway on radio changes for 2 years

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia is pushing back against a claim that firefighters had difficulty using radios during a fatal accident on the Metro subway system because of changes fire officials allegedly made to the radio system without notifying transit officials. Metro...

  • Man wrongly convicted 4 decades ago freed from prison

    Yesterday

    WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the third time in less than six months, a North Carolina inmate was exonerated by DNA evidence and freed after spending decades in prison for a wrongful murder conviction. This time, 70-year-old Joseph Sledge was set free on Friday after a three-judge panel...

  • California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

    Yesterday

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Supreme Court has voted to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts of America on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. The court says its seven justices unanimously voted Friday to heed a recommendation by its ethics...

  • After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

    Yesterday

    WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the first time in nearly 40 years, Joseph Sledge woke up behind bars with a chance of becoming a free man. The 70-year-old man needed one more win at an innocence hearing. As three judges listened to closing statements Friday about how Sledge was wrongfully...

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