Former President Jimmy Carter said Monday that he thought he had just a few weeks to live during his battle with cancer a year ago.
Carter and his wife Rosalynn spoke at a news conference at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Memphis. The 91-year-old Carter, a worldwide ambassador for the charity, is being joined by about 1,500 volunteers during a weeklong effort to build 19 homes in a low-income neighborhood near the city's downtown.
A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex crimes case.
Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky filed a statement with the court saying that some people might doubt his impartiality, The Mercury News reported
The judge is the target of a recall campaign that started in June after he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman who passed out behind a trash bin after a fraternity party.
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In a victory for teacher unions, a divided California Supreme Court decided Monday to let the state's teacher tenure law stand. The high court decided 4-3 not to review a lower court ruling that upheld tenure and other job protections for teachers. That ruling came in a lawsuit by a group of students who claimed that incompetent teachers were almost impossible to fire because of tenure laws and that schools in poor neighborhoods were dumping grounds for bad teachers.
The Maryland attorney general's office says an alibi witness for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in the popular "Serial" podcast told classmates more than 20 years ago she would lie to help him. Officials wrote in court filings Monday that two sisters who were classmates of the witness at Woodlawn High School approached the attorney general's office this summer, after a judge ordered a new trial for Adnan Syed. The sisters gave sworn statements saying they got into a 1999 argument with the witness, Asia McClain.
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A man accused of raping a woman at knife-point in Hollywood, Florida, was arrested after he left his wallet at the crime scene, police said.
Christian Alexa Londono Castro, 25, was arrested Sunday on charges of sexual assault with a weapon and aggravated battery, according to the arrest report.
American swimmer Ryan Lochte lost two sponsorships on Monday and won't have a third one renewed in the wake of his late-night altercation at the Rio Olympics, which he initially reported as an armed robbery. Swimsuit maker Speedo USA and mattress maker Airweave announced that they are dropping Lochte days after the 12-time Olympic swimming medalist apologized for his actions, which resulted in two teammates with him in the altercation to be pulled from a flight back to the United States to be interviewed by local police. The Americans' story of an alleged robbery that police found did not take place overshadowed the final week of the Rio de Janeiro Games.
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The father of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World last June reached into the animal's mouth in an attempt to free his son's head from the reptile's jaw, according to a final report on the death released Monday by Florida's wildlife agency. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report said that the 7-foot alligator bit 2-year-old Lane Graves' head as the boy bent down at the edge of a lagoon at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and that the boy died from a crushing bite and drowning. Separately, the Orange County Sheriff's Office released its report on the death.
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Hillary Clinton has refused to open her fundraisers to journalists, reversing nearly a decade of greater transparency in presidential campaigns and leaving the public guessing at what she's saying to some of her most powerful supporters.
It's an approach that differs from the Democratic president she hopes to succeed. Since his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama has allowed reporters traveling with him into the backyards and homes of wealthy donors to witness some of his remarks.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state's Supreme Court.
McAuliffe's announcement Monday came nearly a month after the court ruled that governors cannot restore rights en masse, but must handle them on a case-by-case basis. That ruling invalidated a previous executive order that had restored the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons who had completed their sentences.
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One of Delaware's most famous athletes took home gold at the Rio Olympics and that means each baby born Saturday in her hometown hospital is taking home a pair of sweet sneakers.
WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne and the U.S. basketball team took home gold in dominating fashion Saturday – beating Spain by 29 points — and in honor of that big win, the parents of every child born at Christiana Hospital in New Castle County, Delaware, on the gold medal day got a special gift Sunday.
The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will not face prosecution upon his return home and will have "a heroic welcome," a government spokesman said Monday. But it was not clear whether the runner would go back.
Feyisa Lilesa told reporters on Sunday that he may be killed or imprisoned if he ever returns to the East African country. He called protesting inside Ethiopia "very dangerous."
The silver medalist crossed his wrists in an attempt to draw global attention to recent deadly protests in his home region, Oromia. He told reporters that Ethiopia's government is killing his people.
Republican Donald Trump promised Monday to be "fair, but firm" toward the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally, a shift in tone that raised questions on whether he's backtracking from previous pledges to push for mass deportations.
The billionaire businessman, whose hard-line approach to immigration and fierce rhetoric propelled him to the GOP presidential nomination, insisted that he's not "flip-flopping" on the divisive issue as he works to broaden his support two-and-a-half months before the general election.
In a chilling moment captured on video Sunday night, a would-be suicide bomber, just 14 years old, is stripped of his explosive belt in front of a crowd, NBC News reports. Officials say the teen tried and failed to detonate explosives in northern Iraq's city of Kirkuk. Video shows the teenager quivering as Kurdish security forces hold his arms and carefully lower what appears to be an explosives belt from his waist. The boy's shirt lies discarded on the road nearby. The dramatic video was first aired by local television channel Kurdistan24. Military officials in Iraq told NBC News the boy in Kirkuk was 14. Two other attacks hit the same city that evening, and a child suicide bomber was initially blamed for killing more than 50 at a wedding in Turkey the day before, though Turkish officials said Monday they don't know if the bomber was a child or an adult.
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A federal judge in Texas is blocking for now the Obama administration's directive to U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. Hundreds of school districts Monday woke up to news of the order by U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor on the first day of class in Texas and elsewhere. The decision dated Sunday comes after Texas and 12 other states challenged the Obama directive as unconstitutional during a hearing in Fort Worth last week. It applies to schools nationwide, as many districts reopen this week after the summer vacation.
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A simple plastic cup of beer has made history by being the first alcoholic drink sold in the small town of Bridgewater, Connecticut, in 81 years.
The affluent bedroom community had been the last dry town in the state until residents approved alcohol sales in 2014.
The News-Times reports that the first booze sold in town since 1935 was a cup of beer purchased Friday at the Bridgewater Country Fair.