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In this March 11, 2019, photo, Epic Charter Schools administrator Erin Barnes speaks during Virtual Charter School Day at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma investigators allege the founders of Epic, Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school, embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme involving the use of "ghost students" to inflate enrollment numbers. (AP Photo by Sean Murphy)
Probe: Oklahoma virtual charter founders embezzled millionsState investigators allege the founders of Oklahoma's largest virtual charter school embezzled millions of dollars in state funds through an illegal scheme involving the use of "ghost students" to inflate enrollment numbers
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FILE - This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo shows cannabis plants growing at a greenhouse at SLOgrown Genetics in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. California auditors have found that the agency overseeing the state's vast legal marijuana market is understaffed and struggling to do the job. A Finance Department audit in early July 2019 finds that about two-thirds of the Bureau of Cannabis Control's authorized positions remain unfilled. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
California pot regulators struggling with job, audit saysCalifornia auditors find the agency overseeing the state's vast legal marijuana market is understaffed and struggling to do the job
The Associated Press25 minutes ago
Court acts against judges for remarks in sex assault casesCourt acts against judges for remarks in sex assault cases
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
In this undated booking photo provided by the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is suspect Antonio Bratcher. Prosecutors Wednesday, July 17, 2019, have filed several charges against Bratcher, including first-degree reckless homicide in a road rage shooting that killed a 3-year-old girl in Milwaukee. (Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Man charged in road rage killing of girl, 3, in MilwaukeeProsecutors have charged a man suspected of killing a 3-year-old girl in what Milwaukee police say was an act of road rage
The Associated Press42 minutes ago
A sign and plaque are mounted on a wall at the sidewalk area where Eric Garner was apprehended by police in the Staten Island borough of New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2019.  Federal prosecutors won't bring charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the 2014 chokehold death of Garner. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The Latest: Protesters mark anniversary of Garner's deathSeveral hundred people marched in lower Manhattan to mark the five year anniversary of Eric Garner's death
The Associated Press43 minutes ago
Deloris Knight of Detroit, Mich., sits on her front porch, Wednesday, July 17, 2019, as she prepares for the heat wave that will descend upon Detroit and a wide section of the Midwest. Knight said she will keep the heat out of her Eastside Detroit home by keeping her doors and curtains closed while running the small window air conditioner in the living room. "We have a couple of big fans. We have ceiling fans," Knight, 63, said while enjoying Wednesday's more comfortable 80-plus degree weather from her front porch. (AP Photo/Corey Williams)
US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekendThe heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Gwen Carr, mother of chokehold victim Eric Garner, speaks outside the U.S. Attorney's office, in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, as Rev. Al Sharpton listens, center.   Federal prosecutors won't bring civil rights charges against New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo, in the 2014 chokehold death of Garner, a decision made by Attorney General William Barr and announced one day before the five-year anniversary of his death, officials said.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
De Blasio beats back calls to fire officer in Garner deathNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio beat back repeated calls for him to fire the police officer accused of using a fatal chokehold on Eric Garner five years ago
The Associated Press49 minutes ago
FILE - In this June 28, 2004, file photo, a customer looks over color chips at a Sherwin-Williams store in Columbus, Ohio. The nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly two-decade old lawsuit. The settlement announced Wednesday, July 17, 2019, comes after years of legal and legislative battling in California and other states. The settlement is with the Sherwin-Williams Company, ConAgra Grocery Products Company and NL Industries, Inc. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
Lead paint suppliers settle California lawsuit for $305MThe nation's major suppliers of lead paint have agreed to pay California's largest cities and counties $305 million to settle a nearly 20-year-old lawsuit
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
Spanish-language reporter Manuel Duran speaks during a news conference discussing the 15 months he spent at U.S. immigration detention facilities on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Memphis, Tenn. The native of El Salvador was released from immigration custody last week as his deportation case proceeds. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
Arrested reporter slams conditions at US detention centersA Spanish-language reporter who was recently released from immigration custody says he was held in detention centers that were plagued by insects and he had to bathe with cold water from water hoses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Florida inmate uses smuggled cellphone to capture beatingA video shot by an inmate using a cellphone smuggled into a Florida prison shows several correction officers beating another prisoner
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CORRECTS DATE AND BYLINE - Albert Flick, left, stands beside his defense attorney, Allan Lobozzo, as the jury delivers a guilty verdict at his murder trial in Superior Court on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in Auburn, Maine. A jury convicted Flick on Wednesday in the 2018 death of 48-year-old Kimberly Dobbie.  (Steve Collins/Sun Journal via AP)
Man convicted for killing woman in front of her childrenA Maine man who had served decades in prison for fatally stabbing his wife in front of her daughter has been convicted for fatally stabbing another woman while her twin children watched
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This file photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Andrea Christensen, the sister of former University of Illinois student Brendt Christensen who is convicted of killing a Chinese scholar, told a jury, Monday, July 15, 2019, deciding whether he should be executed that he was a "very gentle person" who never raised his voice. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Jury deliberates death penalty in Chinese scholar's slayingJurors have begun deliberations on whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be put to death for killing a young scholar from China
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