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VW exec appears in court on charges related to emissions scandal
Oliver Schmidt is charged with conspiracy, other crimes in Volkswagen’s scheme to sell vehicles that didn’t meet pollution standards
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:42:41 -0500)

Attorney General indicates feds will reverse course on using private prisons
The Obama administration had begun reducing the federal government's use of private prisons; but Jeff Sessions rescinded the August 2016 memo written by Sally Yates
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:29:13 -0500)

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor accused of sexual assaults enters plea
Dr. Larry Nassar was charged Wednesday with 22 crimes involving molesting teen-age gymnists
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:01:30 -0500)

Date set for Lance Armstrong's $100M legal fight
Armstrong’s legal team had asked to postpone trial until 2018
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:29:01 -0500)

Man lends stranger his car keys to get to a funeral
Facebook post about a 74-year-old stranger's act of kindness goes viral
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:14:56 -0500)

Sculptor whose art withstood 9/11 attack dead at 92
Fritz Koenig's work "The Sphere" became symbol of resilience after 9/11 attacks in New York
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:44:58 -0500)

Rare newborn bongo antelope makes debut at Los Angeles Zoo
The newborn is one of fewer than 100 bongos left on Earth
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:29:21 -0500)

Justice Ginsburg defends media, praises protests
The Supreme Court justice comes to the defense of the press after attacks by the Trump administration
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:10:49 -0500)

Cold case slaying suspect's courtroom outburst
New York man Kwauhuru Govan, charged last year in connection with a teen's 2004 death, has now been arrested in a second cold case killing in the same Brooklyn neighborhood. Govan was combative in court Feb. 22, refused to be fingerprinted and screamed that he was bring framed.
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:11:09 -0500)

Houston teen shot dead defending mother in robbery at Subway
Family members have identified the deceased as Javier Flores, a student at Cesar Chávez High School in Houston
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:40:31 -0500)

Police arrest three dozen Dakota Access pipeline protesters, clearing camp
Over 200 officers searched the camp and arrested the last of the protesters at the North Dakota site
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:22:31 -0500)

Disabled veteran, beaten for trying to save turtle's life, gets surprise
Man receives generous gift a week after police said he was injured while trying to stop men from torturing an animal
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:02:24 -0500)

Man attempts to copy girlfriend's suicide hours later
California Highway Patrol says two vehicles went over side of highway in related suicide attempts
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:40:35 -0500)

Family sues over man's drowning death in Demi Moore's pool
The 21-year-old man's parents are suing the hosts of a party that took place while Moore was away from home
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:16:17 -0500)

Arkansas Supreme Court makes move against LGBT rights
The Supreme Court of Arkansas unanimously reversed a judge's decision about an anti-discrimination ordinance
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:11:36 -0500)

Sheriff defends giving tablets to inmates
Under the program, inmates in a county jail in New York can pay to talk, text, stream music or play games
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:20:55 -0500)

U.S. city hails fiscal buzz from controversial soda tax
Advocates of sugary drinks levy say it helps raise government revenue, while beverage makers warn of job losses
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:14:14 -0500)

Supreme Court sides with girl, 13, in dispute over service dog
Ehlena Fry, a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy, has battled school officials for the right to bring her service dog to class
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:06:21 -0500)

Conservative activist posts tapes targeting CNN
James O'Keefe releases what he says are 119 hours of raw audio secretly recorded inside CNN's headquarters
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:51:56 -0500)

Alan Colmes, liberal voice at Fox News, dead at 66
Fox News commentator, radio host dead after brief illness, family says in statement to network
(Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:26:08 -0500)