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Trump Calls on Americans to Honor Dr. King

ATLANTA (AP) - Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering around the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. In a message sent on Twitter on Monday, Trump said: "Celebrate Martin Luther King Day and all of…

Prosecutors Charge Man in Saudi College Student's Death

MADISON (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a Minnesota man with killing a Saudi Arabian college student in a northwestern Wisconsin city. Cullen Osburn faces one count of felony murder and one count of aggravated battery in connection with UW-Stout student…

Newborn Kidnapped 18 Years Ago Found Alive

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A newborn girl stolen form a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive, and overwhelmed, in South Caroline, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said, Friday,…

Health Care Group Demands More Money for Opioid Prevention

MADISON (AP) - A health care advocacy group wants Governor Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers to devote more money into a program to screen high school students for drug abuse. Walker has called a special legislative session to pass 11…

Trump Holds First News Conference Since Winning the Election

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump held his first full news conference on Wednesday, since winning the 2016 presidential election. The last time Trump held a news conference, he was plunging into a heated general election campaign with Hillary Clinton and…

Dylann Roof Sentenced to Death by Federal Jury

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ The Latest on the federal sentencing trial of convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof (all times local): 5:45 p.m. The brother of a woman slain by Dylann Roof at Emanuel AME Church says jurors made the…

Bill Would Take Midwest, Wyoming Wolves Off Endangered List

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Some members of Congress are making another run at taking gray wolves in the upper Midwest and Wyoming off the endangered list. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service had tried to take wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin,…

Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared Endangered

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - For the first time, federal regulators are designating a bee species in the continental United States as endangered after suffering a dramatic population decline over the past 20 years, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S.…

Mother Accused in Teen's Dismemberment was Child Welfare Worker

EASTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman charged along with her boyfriend with dismembering her adoptive daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy, previously worked as an adoption supervisor for a children's welfare agency. Allentown's The Morning Call…

Michigan Sheriff Puts Self Behind Bars to Learn about Jail

MASON, Mich. (AP) - A new Michigan sheriff has put himself behind bars to help learn more about how his county jail works. Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth and Undersheriff Andrew Bouck checked themselves into the Ingham County Jail in…

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