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Sexual harassment training required for Ohio state senators

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:32:48 GMT2017-10-19T12:32:48Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Ohio Senate president says all state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training after one of their members resigned this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior....



Teacher resigns over 'Make America Great Again' T-shirts

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:05:04 GMT2017-10-19T12:05:04Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing "Make America Great Again" T-shirts has given her resignation to school officials....



The Latest: Survivors of office park shooting still critical

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:25:14 GMT2017-10-19T11:25:14Z

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):...



Police kill armed, suicidal man at Florida apartment complex

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:00:59 GMT2017-10-19T11:00:59Z

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- A police officer in Florida fatally shot an armed, suicidal man during a confrontation at an apartment complex....



'Murder insurance' or protection in self-defense cases?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:27:48 GMT2017-10-19T10:27:48Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is offering insurance for people who shoot someone, stirring criticism from gun-control advocates who say it could foster more violence and give gun owners a false sense of security to shoot first and ask questions later....



10 Things to Know for Today

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:19:57 GMT2017-10-19T10:19:57Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



5 people hurt when small plane lands on road, 2 SUVs struck

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:02:35 GMT2017-10-19T10:02:35Z

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Firefighters say five people were hurt when a small plane made an emergency landing on a road in Florida and struck two SUVs....



Man accused of killing teen walking to mosque back in court

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:42:19 GMT2017-10-19T08:42:19Z

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- A northern Virginia man accused of killing a Muslim teen as she walked back to her mosque is scheduled to be back in court, where he now faces charges that could bring the death penalty....



New competency hearing for suspect in officer's death

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:37:54 GMT2017-10-19T08:37:54Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new mental competency hearing has been set for the defendant in a New Orleans police officer's 2015 death after he brought an abrupt end to jury selection by rubbing feces on his face....



Florida man set to plead guilty to threatening mosque

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:31:47 GMT2017-10-19T08:31:47Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Court records show a Florida man is scheduled to plead guilty to recording threatening phone messages at a mosque....



Alabama seeks to proceed with execution Thursday

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:14:17 GMT2017-10-19T08:14:17Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it execute an inmate convicted of killing a police officer two decades ago....



Black, female insurance exec on quest to mentor teen girls

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:55:09 GMT2017-10-19T07:55:09Z

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- Teresa White, the first woman and African-American president of Georgia-based insurance giant Aflac U.S., has the knack to inspire. So says Seychelle Hercules, a formerly bashful girl who went on to win Georgia's Miss Columbus pageant after hearing the trailblazing black executive speak....



Police capture shooter they say targeted 6 people he knew

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:29:33 GMT2017-10-19T07:29:33Z

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A sweeping multistate manhunt that kept the Mid-Atlantic region on high alert for more than 10 hours ended when law enforcement officers on foot chased down a man they say shot six people, killing three, in two separate shootings....



Older couples die together or cling to each other in fires

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:15:15 GMT2017-10-19T07:15:15Z

Some had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars....



Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:12:44 GMT2017-10-19T06:12:44Z

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A white former Oklahoma police officer has been convicted of first-degree manslaughter in his fourth trial for the 2014 fatal shooting of his daughter's black boyfriend....



Illinois man to be sentenced in internet-sting terror case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 05:07:15 GMT2017-10-19T05:07:15Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A suburban Chicago man snared in a 2013 internet sting is being sentenced for seeking to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad's regime in Syria....



Case dropped against man tried on hair evidence 32 years ago

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:32:43 GMT2017-10-19T02:32:43Z

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction even though the victim described her attacker as a man without any facial hair and he had a beard....



10 Things to Know for Thursday

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:12:15 GMT2017-10-19T01:12:15Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...



Divers removing 30-year-old junk reef off California coast

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:44:48 GMT2017-10-19T00:44:48Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Divers are removing hundreds of old tires, plastic jugs and other junk that was dumped off the Southern California coast nearly 30 years ago by a man who thought he was helping the ocean environment....



Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:56:33 GMT2017-10-18T22:56:33Z

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing....



Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl's suicide

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:44:23 GMT2017-10-18T22:44:23Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death should stand trial on a murder charge....



FBI arrests another Honolulu police officer

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:42:44 GMT2017-10-18T22:42:44Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The FBI says agents have arrested a Honolulu Police Department officer, but cannot confirm that the arrest was connected to an ongoing federal corruption investigation into the former Honolulu police chief....



List of missing people shrinking as California fires ease

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:41:10 GMT2017-10-18T22:41:10Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive....



Computers, notes seized at Louisiana slaying suspect's home

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:39:37 GMT2017-10-18T22:39:37Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Investigators seized computer equipment and a notebook containing "personal writings" from the Louisiana home of a white man suspected of killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home last month, according to court filings on Wednesday....



UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:38:55 GMT2017-10-18T22:38:55Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation as well as highlight the work of U.N. peacekeepers....



Rabbi who led police on mileslong chase pleads not guilty

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:35:18 GMT2017-10-18T22:35:18Z

CHELSEA, Vt. (AP) -- A New York City rabbi who kept driving when a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to a charge of attempting to elude police in a traffic stop his family called traumatizing....



Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop cheerleader protest

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:20:14 GMT2017-10-18T22:20:14Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A powerful lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff and recounted with pride how the two pressured a university president to take action after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game....



Guilty pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probe

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:10:05 GMT2017-10-18T22:10:05Z

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines, representing the first conviction in a sweeping international investigation....



US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:03:21 GMT2017-10-18T22:03:21Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend by another year the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria....



Court grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer's diagnosis

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:54:14 GMT2017-10-18T21:54:14Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free while challenging his conviction for trying to derail an FBI investigation into abuses at the jail system he ran, a federal appeals court said Wednesday....



Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:51:37 GMT2017-10-18T21:51:37Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Attorneys for the Mississippi governor say an African-American lawyer who sued the state failed to show he suffered harm because of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag....



Top 20 finishers in this year's Iditarod

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:51:07 GMT2017-10-18T21:51:07Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Here are the top 20 finishers in this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Iditarod officials said several dogs on a team tested positive for a prohibited drug, but officials are not identifying the team, saying they likely could not prove legally prove intent on the affected musher's part. Only the first 20 teams are tested in Nome, where the finish line is located....



Receptionist's family sues over fatal Minnesota school blast

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:41:14 GMT2017-10-18T21:41:14Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The family of a school receptionist is suing over an explosion that killed her at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis this summer....



The Latest: 2nd defendant pleads guilty to Indian-art fraud

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:36:49 GMT2017-10-18T21:36:49Z

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- The Latest on federal prosecution of fake Indian-art sales (all times local):...



SeaWorld cuts 350 jobs, mostly in Orlando and San Diego

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:36:26 GMT2017-10-18T21:36:26Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- SeaWorld is cutting 350 positions as the company's parks deal with declining attendance....



Romano's Macaroni Grill files for bankruptcy protection

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:36:22 GMT2017-10-18T21:36:22Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The owner of Romano's Macaroni Grill filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday, blaming its falling fortunes on the changing tastes of diners who increasingly don't want to eat at sit-down restaurant chains....



Lawsuit: Bighorn sheep threatened by domestic sheep grazing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:34:22 GMT2017-10-18T21:34:22Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service is illegally jeopardizing a small herd of bighorn sheep with deadly diseases by allowing thousands of domestic sheep to graze in eastern Idaho as part of agricultural research activities, environmental groups have said in a lawsuit....



The Latest: Execution for 'Tourniquet Killer' halted for now

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:25:37 GMT2017-10-18T21:25:37Z

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who confessed to four killings (all times local):...



Kansas to consider state compensation for wrongly imprisoned

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:06:21 GMT2017-10-18T21:06:21Z

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas legislators expect to consider proposals next year to make it easier for people wrongfully convicted of major crimes to win compensation from the state following the third recent high-profile release of men exonerated after years in prison....



At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:52:36 GMT2017-10-18T20:52:36Z

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States....



Man gets life without parole in killing of Florida priest

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:49:43 GMT2017-10-18T20:49:43Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- A man accused of killing a Florida priest in Georgia has pleaded guilty after reaching a deal with prosecutors to spare him the death penalty....



Police: Man who shot daughter's boyfriend in groin arraigned

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:39:56 GMT2017-10-18T20:39:56Z

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania police say a man accused of shooting his daughter's boyfriend in the groin after an argument at a motel over the weekend has been taken into custody....



Top GOP consultant charged with illegal lobbying, conspiracy

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:13:43 GMT2017-10-18T20:13:43Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A top Republican political consultant and two former state representatives were indicted Wednesday in a corruption scheme in South Carolina's Legislature that has now ensnared half a dozen lawmakers....



Students walk out from classes after racial incidents

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:12:46 GMT2017-10-18T20:12:46Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Hundreds of students at Boston College have walked out of their classes to protest recent instances of racism on campus, including two posters that were defaced to say "Black Lives don't Matter."...



Drugs suspected as Navy sailors die days apart at same home

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:04:23 GMT2017-10-18T20:04:23Z

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Investigators suspect drug overdoses killed two Navy submarine sailors whose bodies were found in the same coastal Georgia house four days apart, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman said Wednesday....



University chief: Security cost for Spencer speech 'unfair'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:02:53 GMT2017-10-18T20:02:53Z

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A day before white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida, its president affirmed his belief in free speech but said the security costs of holding such an event at a public university put an unfair burden on taxpayers....



Judge to hear arguments on tribe's pipeline contingency plan

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:47:36 GMT2017-10-18T19:47:36Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., will accept arguments over the next month on whether the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline must stage equipment near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota to respond to any oil spill under the Missouri River....



Texas to loan Houston $47M to replace bridges after Harvey

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:27:04 GMT2017-10-18T19:27:04Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- The state of Texas will provide a $47 million no-interest loan to Houston to replace eight bridges west of downtown that block the flow of floodwaters during heavy downpours, according to a newspaper report....



Records: Des Moines officer didn't warn man before shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:46:14 GMT2017-10-18T18:46:14Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The city of Des Moines is acknowledging that a former police officer falsely told investigators she warned an unarmed man who approached her patrol car to "get back" before she fatally shot him....



Latest: Analyst: Refinery fire unlikely to affect gas prices

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:45:58 GMT2017-10-18T17:45:58Z

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a refinery fire near Los Angeles (all times local):...



Verdict reached in trial over plot to behead blogger for IS

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:28:39 GMT2017-10-18T17:28:39Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group....



Police: 1 dead after man gives toddler gun to chase victim

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:28:04 GMT2017-10-18T17:28:04Z

WARRENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say they have charged a man with murder after he gave a 3-year-old boy a gun and told him to chase the victim around the yard of a South Carolina home....



Chicago's top cop back at work after kidney transplant

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:15:15 GMT2017-10-18T17:15:15Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is back at work after undergoing a kidney transplant seven weeks ago....



Blazes light up California pot farms ahead of legalization

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 17:11:48 GMT2017-10-18T17:11:48Z

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) -- Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards....



Law firm asks: Does Facebook friendship disqualify judge?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:46:46 GMT2017-10-18T16:46:46Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Is a Facebook friendship a reason to disqualify a judge?...



Security videos show concern before Minnesota mosque bombing

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:21:28 GMT2017-10-18T16:21:28Z

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- Newly released security videos from a Minnesota mosque where a bomb went off this summer show worshippers were clearly concerned just before the explosion....



Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:06:49 GMT2017-10-18T16:06:49Z

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Most of Kentucky's future public employees would not get guaranteed pension payments under a deal announced Wednesday by the state's Republican leaders who are trying to salvage one of the worst-funded public retirement systems in a country where many such plan are awash in red ink....



Coast Guard seeks cause of fire aboard ship in Mississippi

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:54:33 GMT2017-10-18T15:54:33Z

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) -- Officials are investigating why a U.S. Coast Guard ship briefly caught fire before dawn while docked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast....



Man gets life term after decade awaiting murder trial

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:11:34 GMT2017-10-18T15:11:34Z

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- A man who spent a decade in jail awaiting trial on a murder charge has been sentenced to life in prison....



Appeals court finds Bladensburg cross violates Constitution

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:34:23 GMT2017-10-18T14:34:23Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has found that a 40-foot-tall cross on a Maryland state highway median just outside Washington violates the U.S. Constitution....



Massachusetts Iwo Jima memorial vandalized again

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:59:44 GMT2017-10-18T13:59:44Z

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- Police in Massachusetts are investigating the latest case of vandalism to an Iwo Jima memorial....



For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:51:24 GMT2017-10-18T13:51:24Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out....



University professor dies years after mass shooting

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:45:23 GMT2017-10-18T13:45:23Z

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- A biology professor who survived being shot in the head during a massacre at the University of Alabama in Huntsville has died of natural causes....



Sheriff's cadet uses dad's patrol car to pull over his ex

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:00:53 GMT2017-10-18T13:00:53Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say the 22-year-old son of a Florida sheriff's lieutenant took his father's unmarked car and used it to pull over his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend....



Guilty plea but no jail for jewel thief Doris Payne, 87

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:57:30 GMT2017-10-18T10:57:30Z

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) -- A notorious jewel thief recently arrested at a Georgia Walmart store got no jail time during her latest court appearance....



Sherriff: Texas house fire kills 6, including 5 children

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:25:22 GMT2017-10-18T09:25:22Z

SILSBEE, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a house fire in eastern Texas has killed a woman and five children....



Trial delayed for 'cocaine cowboy' on the run for 26 years

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:42:41 GMT2017-10-18T08:42:41Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Trial has been delayed for a Florida man who eluded capture on drug charges for 26 years and is described by authorities as the last of Miami's "cocaine cowboys."...



Jefferson told lawyers to read these; now they'll be online

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:29:42 GMT2017-10-18T08:29:42Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Thick tomes on the laws of England. Half a dozen legal dictionaries. Books on Roman law and maritime law....



Up in smoke: Wildfires scorch California pot crop at harvest

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:34:04 GMT2017-10-18T07:34:04Z

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) -- Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards....



The Latest: Southern California fire partially contained

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:52:12 GMT2017-10-18T01:52:12Z

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a wildfire burning in mountains near Los Angeles (all times local):...



Colorado teen killed young siblings to be alone, police say

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:35:51 GMT2017-10-18T00:35:51Z

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- A 19-year-old accused of stabbing his two young siblings to death and wounding his father in Colorado told investigators he carried out the attack so he could be alone in the house, documents say....



Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:21:59 GMT2017-10-18T00:21:59Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause....



Kentucky city begins moving 2 Confederate statues

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:16:50 GMT2017-10-18T00:16:50Z

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's second largest city has begun moving statutes of two Confederate statues....



Lawyers drop out of landlord's appeal in fire that killed 6

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:06:32 GMT2017-10-18T00:06:32Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Lawyers for a Portland, Maine, landlord convicted of code violations following the city's deadliest fire in decades have dropped out of the case....



Case reveals legal rules of thumb tricky with iPhone sensors

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:34:12 GMT2017-10-17T23:34:12Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge in Chicago is the latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether law enforcement can order suspects to put their fingers on fingerprint sensors to unlock a smartphone, concluding it's not necessarily a violation of protections against self-incrimination....



The Latest: Police release man connected to missing sisters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:27:06 GMT2017-10-17T23:27:06Z

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) -- The Latest on three missing foster children in Kansas being found (all times local):...



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:09:19 GMT2017-10-17T23:09:19Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...



Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:38:57 GMT2017-10-17T22:38:57Z

A woman drowned her infant son and his 5-year-old half brother in a bathtub hours after she called police and told them she was worried about being deported, a Delaware police chief said Tuesday....



ACLU aims to stop transgender bathroom initiative in Montana

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:19:47 GMT2017-10-17T22:19:47Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The ACLU of Montana filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging the constitutionality of a proposed ballot initiative that would require transgender residents to use public bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sex at birth....



Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:11:18 GMT2017-10-17T22:11:18Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made a last-minute argument Tuesday that President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier - preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan....



Trial witness says he lied to police about teen's 1989 death

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:01:15 GMT2017-10-17T22:01:15Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A key witness says he lied during the 1992 trial of a man who spent 27 years in prison in Maine for a murder conviction in the killing of his teenage girlfriend....



Judge orders Indiana bombing suspect jailed until trial

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:38:34 GMT2017-10-17T21:38:34Z

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A federal magistrate Tuesday ordered a northwestern Indiana man to remain jailed until his trial on charges related to a pipe bomb explosion last month at a post office....



Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:34:07 GMT2017-10-17T21:34:07Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week....



Man sues airline, claims fellow passenger urinated on him

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:30:52 GMT2017-10-17T21:30:52Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man is suing United Airlines, claiming a drunken fellow passenger urinated on him as their cross-country flight was taking off....



Video of teen girls shouting racial slur under investigation

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:29:45 GMT2017-10-17T21:29:45Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A video that appears to show five teenagers shouting a racial slur and expletive while laughing is under investigation by Utah school officials, a school district said Tuesday, and the NAACP has called for harsh punishment....



Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:21:44 GMT2017-10-17T21:21:44Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A white man was indicted Tuesday on a hate crime charge for allegedly stabbing a black college student to death "because of his race," a Maryland prosecutor said....



Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:16:28 GMT2017-10-17T21:16:28Z

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Sixteen inmates have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and face life in prison if convicted in the death of a corrections officer during February's riot at Delaware's maximum-security lockup....



Murder charge filed in case of missing Nebraska student

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:16:27 GMT2017-10-17T21:16:27Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska's top prosecutor has announced a murder charge in the case of a missing Peru State College student who disappeared nearly seven years ago....



Judge: 'Breathtaking' lack of leadership on Flint water

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:33:05 GMT2017-10-17T20:33:05Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday ordered Flint, Michigan, to choose a long-term source of drinking water by next week, saying the City Council so far is showing a "breathtaking" lack of leadership....



Jury deliberates in trial of Liberian accused of war crimes

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:50:33 GMT2017-10-17T19:50:33Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jurors have begun deliberations in the Pennsylvania fraud trial of a Liberian man accused of committing war crimes and then lying about his past to enter the U.S....



Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:49:09 GMT2017-10-17T19:49:09Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Department of Aviation has fired two security officers who were involved in an incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat....



Attorney threatens to sue Ohio State over white nationalist

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:45:04 GMT2017-10-17T19:45:04Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- An attorney has set a new deadline for his threatened lawsuit against Ohio State University over a demand it allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus....



Stabbing, dismemberment conviction stands in Louisiana

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:40:43 GMT2017-10-17T19:40:43Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Louisiana Supreme Court says it won't hear an appeal from a man convicted of killing a French Quarter dancer and dismembering her body....



The Latest: Michigan judge rescinds order in custody case

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:25:53 GMT2017-10-17T19:25:53Z

SANDUSKY, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on hearing over joint legal custody given to convicted sex offender (all times local):...



The Latest: Hotel says wounded Vegas security guard is safe

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:55:21 GMT2017-10-17T18:55:21Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation of the Oct. 1 mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):...



Fire crews protect observatory on Southern California peak

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:13:25 GMT2017-10-17T18:13:25Z

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- A dozen aircraft dropped water and fire retardant as crews worked in steep terrain Tuesday to battle a blaze near an historic observatory and communications towers on Mount Wilson northeast of Los Angeles....



The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before trip

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:02:37 GMT2017-10-17T18:02:37Z

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The Latest on the case of a Nebraska man charged with assisting in his girlfriend's suicide (all times local):...



Official: Serial killer suspect's call to cops led to arrest

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 18:02:36 GMT2017-10-17T18:02:36Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff's office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth, according to a law enforcement official....



NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:54:11 GMT2017-10-17T17:54:11Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The pilot in the deadliest hot air balloon crash in U.S. history was likely impaired by opioids and sedatives when he ignored weather warnings and flew the ride into a power line, investigators said Tuesday....



Rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers' funds

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:32:50 GMT2017-10-17T17:32:50Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City rabbi has been sentenced to prison for stealing $5 million in funding intended for disabled preschoolers....