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March 30, 2015 - 11:40am
20 hours 42 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a North Carolina sex offender should have a chance to challenge a requirement that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life.

The justices ruled Monday that the state's highest court should have considered Torrey Dale Grady's argument that having to wear the ankle bracelet violates his constitutional rights.

Grady was convicted of a second-degree sex offense in 1997 and later convicted in 2006...

March 30, 2015 - 11:32am
19 hours 32 min ago

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The University of Mary Washington has suspended activities for its men's rugby team after officials there said an audio recording captured some team members chanting a song with violent and sexually explicit lyrics.

In an email to the university community on March 19, president Rick Hurley said the school imposed sanctions because the team's actions violated its code of conduct for club sports.

According to the school, the...

March 30, 2015 - 11:20am
20 hours 42 min ago

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Officials say an American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone has improved to fair condition at a federal hospital.

The National Institutes of Health announced Monday that the patient had been upgraded from serious condition. He was in critical condition earlier.

He is being treated at the NIH hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, where he arrived March 13.

The patient's name...

March 30, 2015 - 11:18am
20 hours 42 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against prominent Wall Street executive Lynn Tilton and her investment firms. They are accused of concealing the poor performance of fund assets linked to risky securities.

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the action Monday against Tilton and her Patriarch Partners group of investment firms, based in New York. The SEC said Tilton and the firms have misled investors and wrongly collected...

March 30, 2015 - 11:18am
20 hours 42 min ago

MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Highway Patrol says eight people died and 10 were injured when an overloaded van from a church ran through a stop sign, crossed four lanes of a rural highway and nosedived into shallow waters of a canal in Florida.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. Monday in Glades County at an intersection. Glades County is west of Lake Okeechobee.

Lt. Gregory S. Bueno says the van was heading back to Fort Pierce, which is...

March 30, 2015 - 11:17am
21 hours 2 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S.-Israeli relationship needs to return to "constructive footing," according to a prominent Jewish leader who spoke to the ex-secretary of state.

Clinton said the U.S. and Israel need to get back to shared concerns and interests, including a negotiated two-state solution, according to the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

Clinton spoke Sunday with Malcolm Hoenlein (...

March 30, 2015 - 11:10am
21 hours 2 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to new research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples.

The findings underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness.

The proverb is thought to have originated in Wales in the 1800s. Apples have a long shelf life and were likely one of the few fruits that...

March 30, 2015 - 10:47am
18 hours 42 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a minivan has collided with a New York City bus, injuring 14 people, two of them seriously.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say the minivan struck the side of the bus at an intersection just before 9 a.m. Monday in Brooklyn's Canarsie neighborhood.

The Fire Department says the patients were taken to Brookdale Hospital.

March 30, 2015 - 10:38am
21 hours 22 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a Michigan man convicted of murder and armed robbery does not deserve a new trial even though his lawyer was absent for 10 minutes during the original trial.

The justices ruled Monday in favor of Michigan officials who want to stop a new trial for Cory Donald, one of three defendants convicted in the 2005 shooting death of Mohamed Makki.

Michigan state courts rejected Donald's claim that his lawyer was...

March 30, 2015 - 10:38am
21 hours 22 min ago

There were more than 70 proposals to name a state symbol nationwide in 2015. Here are some of the more unique categories and the nominees:

ALASKA: hostess, Miss Alaska

CONNECTICUT: pioneering aircraft, Gustave Whitehead's Number 21

FLORIDA: honey, Tupelo honey

KANSAS: stone bridge capital, Cowley County

KENTUCKY: cycling capital of the commonwealth, London

MAINE:...

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