Should 16- and 17-year-olds be prosecuted as adults?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When potential employers conduct a background check on Olivia Brown, they see a 17-year-old who was cited for assault and having a weapon on school grounds — both misdemeanors from when she pepper-sprayed a girl during a fight at school last year.


  • Written by By CHRISTINA SANDIDGE , Associated Press

Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered more money and a bigger role for private companies in designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S.

  • Written by By LAURIE KELLMAN , Associated Press

Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs captured after 1 year


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday while apparently living out of his pickup truck at a marina in southeast South Dakota following nearly a year on the run after his escape from home confinement in Utah pending trial on food stamp fraud charges.


  • Written by By BRADY McCOMBS and JAMES NORD , Associated Press