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Syracuse Police Chief Kenton T. Buckner speaks during a news conference about Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim, in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate late Wednesday night as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle, police say. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
Syracuse coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highwayPolice say Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a man along an interstate as he tried to avoid hitting the man's disabled vehicle
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, leaves federal court after his sentencing in New York. Federal prosecutors have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of Cohen, the U.S. attorney's office in San Francisco said, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, file)
IRS employee charged in leak of Trump attorney recordsFederal prosecutors in San Francisco have charged an IRS employee with leaking banking records of President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, Gloucester County High School senior Gavin Grimm, a transgender student, listens to a speaker during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Grimm is continuing to sue the Gloucester County School Board in Virginia over a policy that banned him from using the boys' bathrooms. He's now trying to amend the suit to include the matter of his unchanged transcripts. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia school board delays ending transgender bathroom banA school board in Virginia says it won't take immediate action to overturn its transgender bathroom ban after some community members spoke in favor of keeping it
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019 file photo, Gov. Bill Lee answers questions from the media during a visit to Gestamp Inc., in Chattanooga, Tenn. Lee raised almost $2.5 million and spent nearly $1.8 million for his inauguration. The list of hundreds of donors from the Republican's inaugural disclosures includes prominent politicians, Lee administration figures, top companies, political action committees and more. Lee finished with more than $441,000 left in his inaugural fund.  (Doug Strickland/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP, File)
Tennessee gov. says he regrets wearing Confederate uniformTennessee Gov. Bill Lee says he regrets wearing a Confederate uniform as part of "Old South" parties while attending Auburn University in Alabama
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Mark Harris, Republican candidate in North Carolina's 9th Congressional race, prepares to testify during the fourth day of a public evidentiary hearing on the 9th Congressional District voting irregularities investigation Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at the North Carolina State Bar in Raleigh, N.C.  (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, Pool)
New election ordered in disputed North Carolina House raceNorth Carolina's elections board has ordered a new election in the nation's last undecided congressional race after reviewing evidence that it was tainted by absentee ballot fraud
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2014, file photo, the angel Moroni statue sits atop the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. The Mormon church won't stand in the way of a proposal to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in its home base of Utah, a position that advocates heralded as a milestone in the conservative state. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
GOP lawmakers push to ban LGBT conversion therapy in UtahTwo Republican lawmakers are pushing to ban gay conversion therapy for minors in conservative Utah with a proposal that's being hailed as a milestone by advocates and won't be opposed by the influential Mormon church
The Associated Press12 hours ago
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson speaks during a press conference at police headquarters, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, in Chicago, after actor Jussie Smollett turned himself in on charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report. The "Empire" staged a racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy about his salary and wanted to promote his career, Johnson said Thursday.  (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Smollett reactions epitomize polarized state of US politicsReactions to police assertion that Jussie Smollett staged the attack on himself reflect the polarized state of political discourse in US
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michael Scott Moore, author of "The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast," poses for a portrait at Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles. Abdi Yusuf Hassan,  a U.S. citizen who has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of Moore. He was held for nearly three years before his family paid a ransom for his release. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
US citizen charged in kidnapping of journalist in SomaliaA U.S. citizen has been charged with kidnapping and other counts for his alleged role in the abduction of a freelance journalist who was held hostage in Somalia for nearly three years
The Associated Press13 hours ago
This undated booking photo released by Johnson County Sheriff's Office shows Nicholas Bridgmon. The Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the department in 2015. Court records tie Bridgmon, a Seward County deputy, to the additional women but he hasn't yet been charged in those cases. The investigation began when a polygraph test administered by another department he was seeking to join showed deception on his part. (Johnson County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaultsA Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other victims before he joined the department in 2015
The Associated Press14 hours ago
U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, center, of the District of Maryland, speaks as Art Walker, left, special agent from the Coast Guard investigative service, and Gordon Johnson, special agent in charge of the FBI's Baltimore office, listen during a news conference about Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, outside the federal courthouse in Greenbelt, Md. Hasson is suspected of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and network TV journalists spent hours on his work computer researching the words and deeds of infamous bombers and mass shooters while also stockpiling weapons, federal prosecutors said Thursday.  (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman)
Threat allegations keep Coast Guard officer jailedFederal authorities say a Coast Guard officer who espoused white supremacist views and dreamed of mass murder drew up a computer-spreadsheet hit list of Democratic politicians and TV journalists
The Associated Press14 hours ago
This Feb. 21, 2019 photo released by the Chicago Police Department shows Jussie Smollett. Police say the "Empire" actor turned himself in early Thursday to face a charge of making a false police report when he said he was attacked in downtown Chicago by two men who hurled racist and anti-gay slurs and looped a rope around his neck. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
Chicago police chief angry over alleged Smollett hoaxChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says he's angry and offended that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett allegedly lied about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Teachers and supporters march outside of Manzanita Community School in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. Teachers in Oakland, California, went on strike Thursday in the country's latest walkout by educators over classroom conditions and pay. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Oakland teachers walk off the job in latest teacher strifeTeachers in Oakland, California, have gone on strike demanding smaller class sizes and a 12 percent retroactive raise
The Associated Press15 hours ago
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