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    Voters Raise Concerns About Voting Machines, Poll Access

    By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and ALINA HARTOUNIAN, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz...

    Time on Retreat This Weekend in US with Standard Time Return

    By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Time marches ahead, usually. It's in retreat this weekend in the United States. At 2 a.m. local time Sunday, daylight saving time is ending, and standard time returns for...

    Man Pleads Guilty in Racketeering Case, Admits Killing Girl

    By The Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a man pleading guilty in a racketeering case has admitted killing a 3-year-old Baltimore girl struck by a stray bullet on her front porch in...

    Man Says He Attacked Police Station Because He Wanted to Die

    By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the friendly-fire shooting death of an undercover police detective testified Wednesday that he was trying to get himself killed when...

    Police Search for Clues in Slayings of 2 Aspiring Rappers

    By The Associated Press MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida are trying to determine who killed two aspiring rappers whose bodies were riddled with gunshot wounds when a friend drove them to a hospital's...

    Teen Charged in Fatal High School Shooting Appears in Court

    By TOM FOREMAN Jr., Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The teenager accused of fatally shooting a fellow student at a North Carolina high school appeared before a judge Tuesday as his public defender requested a...

    Football Player Charged With Hitting Driver Who Struck Mom

    By The Associated Press DOVER, Del. (AP) — A University of Delaware football player is charged with assaulting a 77-year-old driver who struck his mother. Lt. Andrew Rubin with Newark police tells news outlets the man's...

    Tampa Man Kills Girlfriend and Her Son Because She Tried to Change Channel From...

    By Perry Green, AFRO Sports Editor A Tampa, Florida man killed his girlfriend and her child last Sunday because she wouldn’t let him watch a football game on TV, according to reports. Per Fox News, 42-year-old Tyrone...

    Official: Pipe-Bomb Suspect Had Hit List of Targets

    By CURT ANDERSON, AP Legal Affairs Writer MIAMI (AP) — The man suspected of sending pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and other opponents of President Donald Trump kept a list of elected officials and others who...

    Police Halt 2nd Migrant Group Trying to Enter Mexico

    By SANTIAGO BILLY, Associated Press TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — Several hundred migrants tried to cross the Suchiate River from Guatemala to Mexico en masse on Monday, but were met by ranks of Mexican federal police...

    Guns Send Over 8,000 US Kids to ER Each Year, Analysis Says

    By LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer Gun injuries, including many from assaults, sent 75,000 U.S. children and teens to emergency rooms over nine years at a cost of almost $3 billion, a first-of-its-kind study found. Researchers called...

    Anger Toward Media Spreads Into Local Communities

    By DAVID BAUDER, AP Media Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The hostility she's felt from the public recently wasn't necessarily the last straw in television news photographer Lori Bentley-Law's decision to quit the business after 24...

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