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'Sovereign citizen' given 7 years in prison

Cherron Phillips seemed to waver moments after a federal judge sentenced her to seven years in prison Tuesday for filing a series of bogus multibillion-dollar liens on top court officials.<p>Phillips, a devotee of the sovereign citizen movement that doesn't accept court rules, told U.S. District Judge …

Gunshot residue found on St. Louis teen

Lab results are back in the case of a teenager who died in a police shooting in St. Louis last week, and they show gun residue on the clothing and body of Vonderrit Myers, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The residue was found on Myers' shirt, jeans and hand, according to a release from St. Louis …

US Supreme Court blocks Texas abortion restrictions

<b>The US Supreme Court has blocked key parts of a controversial Texas law enforcing restrictions on abortion.</b><p>The court suspended a lower appeals court ruling requiring state clinics to spend large sums of money installing hospital-level upgrades.<p>A lower court is still considering the overall …

U.S. Supreme Court

Afghan official and guard killed in ambush

A senior government official and his security guard have been shot dead in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province.<p>Local government officials said Mohammad Anwar Khan, district administrative chief of Nad-e-Ali district, was shot dead on Tuesday.<p>Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the provincial governor of …

Prisoners Throw Guards From Roof in Brazil Riot

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Latin America

Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘we feel like a pariah nation’

Sluggish courtrooms, swamped clinics and parents forgoing food are becoming the norm as Ebola opens cracks in Sierra Leonean society<p>Ebola outbreak response: a breakdown of the key funding pledges<p>On Monday, AdvocAid, an NGO that works with women and children in detention in Sierra Leone, was called …

Nurses at Dallas hospital describe poor safety measures with Ebola victim

Nurses at a Texas hospital where a Liberian man died of Ebola described a confused and chaotic response to his arrival in the emergency room, alleging in a statement Tuesday that he languished for hours in a room with other patients and that hospital authorities resisted isolating him.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> …

Disease

Melvin Gordon looking like Melvin Gordon vs. Bowling Green

Melvin Gordon hasn’t looked like Melvin Gordon in Wisconsin’s first two games. The star running back and preseason Heisman Trophy contender looked …

Iowa QB, Penn State in the polls & much more in Tuesday's Big Ten links

You notice all of the former Michigan State quarterbacks in the NFL? There’s Drew Stanton in Arizona; Brian Hoyer in Cleveland; Nick Foles (who later …

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel out for the season

It appears it'll be the Teddy Bridgewater show the rest of the season for the Minnesota Vikings.<p>The team put quarterback Matt Cassel on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday because of the bones he broke in his left foot during last weekend's loss at New Orleans.<p>That means Bridgewater – the …

Jameis Winston's Attorney Reportedly Claims Extortion in Sexual Assault Case

<b>Updates from Friday, Oct. 10</b><p>In response to a letter sent by Florida State defending their investigation into Jameis Winston's alleged sexual assault, a lawyer for the victim issued a statement, according to Illiana Limon Romero of the <i>Orlando Sentinel</i>:<p>“Florida State knows that there is a big story …

College Football

Jordan Staal breaks his right leg in preseason game against Sabres

Carolina Hurricanes centre Jordan Staal broke his lower right leg in a preseason game at Buffalo on Tuesday night, general manager Ron Francis said.<p>Staal is scheduled to return to Raleigh, North Carolina, with the team Wednesday after its preseason game against the New York Islanders, and will be …

NHL

Derrick Rose donates $1 million to Chicago charity

That's right, $1 million.<p>Derrick Rose grew up in Chicago and now he's giving back in a big way. The Bulls point guard is donating a cool $1 million to a local nonprofit that provides out-of-school programs for teenagers.<p>"After School Matters" helps kids who are almost exclusively minorities living …