Louisiana teacher speaks out after arrest at board meeting

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana teacher who was ejected from a school board meeting and handcuffed after speaking out about salaries — a video-recorded arrest that sparked outrage — said Wednesday her treatment was appalling and encouraged others to speak out.

  • Written by By KEVIN McGILL and GERALD HERBERT , Associated Press

Author of Trump dossier had concerns about Russian blackmail

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former British spy who compiled a dossier of allegations about Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia brought the document to the FBI in July 2016 because he was worried about "whether a political candidate was being blackmailed," according to a congressional interview transcript released Tuesday.

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Death toll hits 15 in California mudslides; 24 missing

MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — The death toll from the mudslides that struck Southern California climbed to 15 on Wednesday, with 24 people unaccounted for, as rescue crews searched for anyone trapped, injured or dead in the onslaught that smashed homes and swept away cars.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and ANDREW DALTON , Associated Press

North Carolina ordered to redraw voting maps set by GOP

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges have ruled that North Carolina's congressional district map drawn by legislative Republicans is illegally gerrymandered because of excessive partisanship that gave the GOP a rock-solid advantage for most seats and must quickly be redone.

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  • Written by By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press