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Quotations in the News

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:42:08 GMT2016-09-28T11:42:08Z

"There are few people who we share this world with, who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people." - President Barack Obama after the death of former Israeli leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres....



Martin Shkreli raffling chance to punch him in face

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:31:15 GMT2016-09-28T11:31:15Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is giving some people what they want - a chance to punch him in the face....



SeaWorld mixes virtual reality in roller coaster

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:24:29 GMT2016-09-28T11:24:29Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new virtual reality experience on a roller coaster, a new presentation on orcas, and a shareable entrance pass....



Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:17:21 GMT2016-09-28T11:17:21Z

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will appear before a judicial discipline panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he tried to block gay couples from marrying in the Deep South state....



Halloween masked men attack couple who thought it was a joke

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:16:19 GMT2016-09-28T11:16:19Z

ORINDA, Calif. (AP) -- A California couple is recovering after the woman was shot and her husband was assaulted following what they thought was an early Halloween prank by their son....



Sheriff: Shooter likely knew home targeted belongs to deputy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:15:51 GMT2016-09-28T11:15:51Z

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia sheriff says whoever drove by the home of one of his deputies and riddled it with bullets likely knew a law officer lived there because his marked patrol car was parked in the driveway....



NYC police question man in explosion that killed fire chief

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:10:07 GMT2016-09-28T11:10:07Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief....



Mother of 'Baby Doe' to testify against ex-boyfriend

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:05:15 GMT2016-09-28T11:05:15Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach last year plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend's trial in the toddler's death....



10 Things to Know for Today

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:41:53 GMT2016-09-28T10:41:53Z

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



Fliers on campus seek 'sugar daddies' for female students

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:17:00 GMT2016-09-28T10:17:00Z

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- University of New Hampshire officials are worried after fliers soliciting young women for "sugar daddies" have been appearing on campus and in downtown Durham....



NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:12:21 GMT2016-09-28T10:12:21Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn't matter because officers who confronted him didn't know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said....



Massachusetts trooper indicted in beating of chase suspect

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:02:41 GMT2016-09-28T10:02:41Z

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Massachusetts State Police trooper has been indicted in New Hampshire on charges that he beat a suspect in Nashua earlier this year....



Unanswered questions surround N. Carolina police shooting

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:57 GMT2016-09-28T10:00:57Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Unanswered questions still surround the fatal police shooting of a black man by a black police officer in North Carolina despite a week of rallies and marches calling for wider investigations and more transparency by law enforcement....



2 men charged in California killings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:56:06 GMT2016-09-28T09:56:06Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- An Army private and another young man were charged with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple's 6-year-old daughter called police....



Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:50:28 GMT2016-09-28T09:50:28Z

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said....



Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:13:44 GMT2016-09-28T08:13:44Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor....



Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:49:59 GMT2016-09-28T07:49:59Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A court is expected to hear arguments on whether New Orleans should be able to remove four Confederate monuments....



The Latest: Police: California man shot by officers has died

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:51:40 GMT2016-09-28T05:51:40Z

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the police shooting of a man in a San Diego suburb (all times local):...



Police say black man shot by officer in San Diego suburb has died

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:42:11 GMT2016-09-28T05:42:11Z

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Police say black man shot by officer in San Diego suburb has died....



Connecticut's 1st Mormon temple to serve growing church

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:07:52 GMT2016-09-28T05:07:52Z

FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- The first Mormon temple in Connecticut opens to the public this week and will soon host services for thousands of the faithful from a four-state area....



Sheriff: Man linked to 4 Ohio slayings can't name 1st victim

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:05:48 GMT2016-09-28T05:05:48Z

MARION, Ohio (AP) -- A sheriff says an Ohio suspect linked to the slayings of at least four women indicated he can't remember the name of the first victim, who died over a decade ago and hasn't been identified....



Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:04:39 GMT2016-09-28T05:04:39Z

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding....



School clinical aide charged with stealing students' pills

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:00:44 GMT2016-09-28T05:00:44Z

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- A clinical aide suspected of stealing prescription pills intended for students at an Ohio middle school has been indicted on a drug theft charge....



The Latest: Fire from trees spread to 13 homes California

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:15:34 GMT2016-09-28T04:15:34Z

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):...



List of 25 latest recipients of Carnegie Hero medals

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:14:10 GMT2016-09-28T04:14:10Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Wednesday:...



Attorney who stopped Vermont suspect 1 of 25 Carnegie Heroes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 04:02:30 GMT2016-09-28T04:02:30Z

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Vermont prosecutor who disarmed a woman accused of fatally shooting a social worker outside a state office building is one of 25 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism....



Suspect in Dallas-area shooting rampage arrested

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:26:38 GMT2016-09-28T03:26:38Z

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) -- A man suspected in a pair of Dallas-area killings was arrested Tuesday at an apartment about 150 miles to the south near Austin, police said....



10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:01:49 GMT2016-09-28T03:01:49Z

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



The Latest: Man charged in Charlotte parking deck assault

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:17:51 GMT2016-09-28T02:17:51Z

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):...



California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:01:42 GMT2016-09-28T02:01:42Z

MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) -- A grass fire along a Northern California highway spread to parched trees, and flying embers landed on nearby homes, setting at least eight homes on fire, authorities said....



NYC reaches $5.75M settlement in Rikers inmate death

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:09:15 GMT2016-09-28T01:09:15Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City reached a $5.7 million settlement with the family of Bradley Ballard, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died in 2013 after being locked in his cell for six days without care or medication....



Police shoot, wound man in San Diego area; protesters gather

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:01:37 GMT2016-09-28T01:01:37Z

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Police have shot and wounded a man they say was acting erratically in a San Diego suburb and an angry crowd has gathered, contending that the man was black and unarmed....



The Latest: Council president confident about police probe

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:52:55 GMT2016-09-28T00:52:55Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Latest on a news conference held by families of two people fatally shot by Columbus police this year (all times local):...



The Latest: 4 mall shooting victims ID'd

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:40 GMT2016-09-28T00:00:40Z

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- The Latest on the Washington state mall shooting (all times local):...



Governor signs bill targeting 'doctor-shopping' for opioids

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:47:22 GMT2016-09-27T23:47:22Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California doctors will be required to check a database of prescription narcotics before writing scripts for addictive drugs under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Tuesday that aims to address the scourge of opioid abuse....



Tulsa residents find common ground between police, slain man

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:41:53 GMT2016-09-27T23:41:53Z

TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Competing rallies over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Oklahoma police officer could have left residents with the difficult choice of who to support, but some said Tuesday it was possible to back both police and the slain man....



Families of 2 blacks shot by Ohio police want outside review

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:34:50 GMT2016-09-27T23:34:50Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The families of two black people fatally shot by city police renewed their requests Tuesday for independent investigations into the officers' actions while describing the emotional toll of losing their loved ones....



Man rescued at sea tells Coast Guard of search for mother

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:31:49 GMT2016-09-27T23:31:49Z

BOSTON (AP) -- A man who says he spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued told the Coast Guard he frantically looked for his mother as their fishing boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean, according to an audio recording released Tuesday. His mother hasn't been found....



Idaho county launches 'food truck' polls for early voting

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:27:47 GMT2016-09-27T23:27:47Z

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho election workers say it's no longer enough to encourage people to get out to the polls. Instead, they say, it's time to bring the polls to the people....



Sheriff's office: Oil pipeline protesters gather at 2 sites

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:20:20 GMT2016-09-27T23:20:20Z

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Authorities say people protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota gathered Tuesday at two construction sites on private property....



Advocates say hunts, slaughter threaten Yellowstone bison

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:11:10 GMT2016-09-27T23:11:10Z

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the national mammal....



Police say Arizona woman chased husband, caused deadly crash

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 23:05:16 GMT2016-09-27T23:05:16Z

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) -- Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges for chasing down her husband in her SUV, causing him to crash his Harley-Davidson into a light post....



Lawyer: Real estate heir Durst has been moved to Indiana

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:48:02 GMT2016-09-27T22:48:02Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- An attorney for New York real estate heir Robert Durst says he's been moved to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana....



Indiana woman accused in deaths of her children, 6 and 7

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:47:47 GMT2016-09-27T22:47:47Z

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- A northern Indiana woman has been arrested on two preliminary counts of murder after her two young children were abducted and found dead in a car belonging to a neighbor of hers who was shot to death, authorities said Tuesday....



Campaign fund allegations: North Carolina lawmaker indicted

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:45:37 GMT2016-09-27T22:45:37Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A veteran North Carolina state senator who once chaired a legislative ethics committee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations he spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit over several years....



Police drop charge against Arkansas lawmaker who filmed stop

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:09:59 GMT2016-09-27T22:09:59Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Little Rock police on Tuesday dropped a charge against an Arkansas lawmaker who was arrested when officers said he refused to leave a traffic stop he was recording....



Victim's family 'happy' with conviction of ex-police chief

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:50:52 GMT2016-09-27T21:50:52Z

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- The wife of a former South Dakota police chief said Tuesday she is pleased a jury convicted her husband in the death of her sister, to whom he was engaged at the time of the slaying nearly seven years ago....



Houston gunman killed after wounding 9 described as reserved

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:43:07 GMT2016-09-27T21:43:07Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- The man who authorities say randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood, injuring nine before he was fatally shot by officers, seemingly did his best to not stand out, according to friends and neighbors....



91-year-old ex-AIG boss Greenberg testifies at state trial

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:41:44 GMT2016-09-27T21:41:44Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A 91-year-old former chief executive of insurance company AIG seemed eager to defend himself Tuesday against civil fraud charges, insisting he had no reason to attempt to hide several hundred million dollars in losses from the auto warranty wing of a mammoth business operating in 137 countries....



Florida official charged with living in dead woman's home

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:23:15 GMT2016-09-27T21:23:15Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a central Florida city commissioner has been charged with illegally moving into a dead woman's home....



Police: Man who fired on officers was Border Patrol agent

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:23:10 GMT2016-09-27T21:23:10Z

MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) -- An Arizona man who shot at officers from a second-floor window of his home as they responded to a 911 call was later found dead and identified as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, police said Tuesday....



The Latest: Prosecutors: Mother of 2 slain kids cooperating

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:15:40 GMT2016-09-27T21:15:40Z

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- The Latest on the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in a vehicle in northern Indiana (all times local):...



Bomb suspect's sister: He was going to hit me with dumbbell

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:08:21 GMT2016-09-27T21:08:21Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The sister of a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York and injuring more than 30 people this month told police in August 2014 that he was getting ready to hit her with a dumbbell and stabbed another brother in the leg when he jumped in to help her, police reports show....



3 contractors picked for Penn Station overhaul

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:46:38 GMT2016-09-27T20:46:38Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three contractors have been picked to work on the expansion and transformation of Manhattan's Penn Station, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday, a key step in the construction of what he called a "world class, 21st-century transportation hub."...



Officials: 3rd man arrested in 2015 attack on Texas judge

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:44:33 GMT2016-09-27T20:44:33Z

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A third man has been arrested on allegations that he conspired to kill a Texas judge outside her home last year....



Video shows DC officers performing CPR on bleeding man

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:28:09 GMT2016-09-27T20:28:09Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A motorcyclist who was fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer bled heavily on the sidewalk next to a police car as an onlooker screamed and officers performed CPR on the wounded man for more than three minutes, a video released Tuesday shows....



Driver acquitted of charge in fatal hayride crash in Maine

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:11:30 GMT2016-09-27T20:11:30Z

BATH, Maine (AP) -- The driver involved in a fatal hayride crash nearly two years ago was acquitted Tuesday of a reckless conduct charge....



Prosecutor: No federal charges in police killing in Memphis

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:09:41 GMT2016-09-27T20:09:41Z

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man, the federal government announced Tuesday....



Attorneys clash over what happened before officer killed man

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:57:08 GMT2016-09-27T19:57:08Z

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Attorneys in Virginia clashed in court on Tuesday over whether a white police officer used excessive force when he shot and killed a mentally ill black man who was holding a knife....



The Latest: 2 men charged in California triple killing

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:54:32 GMT2016-09-27T19:54:32Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on suspects arrested in a California triple killing (all times local):...



Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:49:55 GMT2016-09-27T19:49:55Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions....



Houston transit police officer accused in beating resigns

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:20:01 GMT2016-09-27T19:20:01Z

DALLAS (AP) -- A Houston transit police officer resigned this week following the release of a surveillance video that shows him using a baton to repeatedly strike a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform....



Alabama lawmaker tweets Clinton's husband 'likely a rapist'

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:16:02 GMT2016-09-27T19:16:02Z

HARTSELLE, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama lawmaker unhappy with Hillary Clinton's allegations during the presidential debate that Republican Donald Trump is sexist expressed his disapproval by tweeting the Democratic nominee's husband is "likely a rapist."...



Zombie wars: State law aims to reduce blighted properties

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:04:08 GMT2016-09-27T19:04:08Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A new Ohio law is being viewed as a national model for eliminating zombies - zombie properties, that is....



Barriers used to protect soldiers now stopping floodwaters

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:44:46 GMT2016-09-27T18:44:46Z

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa's second-largest city has managed to keep flooding at bay largely because of barriers that were widely used to protect soldiers in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan....



The Latest: Bridge case witness testifies about cover-up

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:44:02 GMT2016-09-27T18:44:02Z

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The Latest on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):...



Flood barriers protect Cedar Rapids as river crests

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:38:14 GMT2016-09-27T18:38:14Z

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever....



The Latest: Coast Guard: 4 bodies found were Cuban migrants

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:02:12 GMT2016-09-27T18:02:12Z

MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. Coast Guard search for missing Cuban migrants off the Florida Keys (all times local):...



Lawyer: Texas officer protected by immunity in shooting

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:42:28 GMT2016-09-27T17:42:28Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A lawyer for a white police officer who shot and killed a black man about three years ago after a foot chase argued Tuesday to an appeals court that his client should be protected by federal immunity. But state prosecutors disagreed, saying the case never should have been dismissed by a lower court....



The Latest: Lawyer: Texas officer protected by immunity

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:42:19 GMT2016-09-27T17:42:19Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Latest on appeals court ruling on Texas police shooting (all times local):...



APNewsBreak: Another prep school finds sex abuse in its past

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:29:07 GMT2016-09-27T17:29:07Z

Another elite boarding school is reporting past sexual misconduct by teachers....



The Latest: 9 firefighters, 6 officers hurt in NYC explosion

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:28:49 GMT2016-09-27T17:28:49Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a house explosion that killed a New York City firefighter (all times local):...



Man found dead on guardrail had eaten up to $500K in heroin

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:18:16 GMT2016-09-27T16:18:16Z

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst....



Pastors question delay in St. Louis police shooting charges

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:56:28 GMT2016-09-27T15:56:28Z

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several members of the clergy in the St. Louis area are questioning why it took four years for murder charges to be filed against a former city police officer who fatally shot a suspect....



Authorities: Man accused of teen killings threatened a judge

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:53:04 GMT2016-09-27T15:53:04Z

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A man charged with killing two teens is facing additional charges after authorities say he threatened a judge....



The Latest: Slain club victims' estates to get $350,000 each

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:37:00 GMT2016-09-27T15:37:00Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on the distribution of $29.5 million to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida (all times local):...



Judge sets trial date in fatal school bathroom fight

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:34:51 GMT2016-09-27T15:34:51Z

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Three Delaware girls charged in a fatal school bathroom fight will go to trial nearly a year after a 16-year-old girl's death....



Attorney: Lawmaker denies assault allegations, won't resign

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:24:41 GMT2016-09-27T15:24:41Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- An attorney for a Virginia lawmaker says her client did not assault family members in his home and won't resign....



Parents sued after boy killed 8-year-old in puppy dispute

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:20:43 GMT2016-09-27T15:20:43Z

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- The parents of an 11-year-old boy who fatally shot an 8-year-old girl after she refused to show him her puppies are being sued for $10 million....



Exotic dancers: Breast and buttocks law denies their freedom

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:17:38 GMT2016-09-27T15:17:38Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jane Does I, II and III say the state of Louisiana is robbing them of their ability to express themselves, and doing so in a way that discriminates against their gender....



Colleges lavishing more financial aid on wealthy students

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:50:07 GMT2016-09-27T14:50:07Z

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Financial aid has traditionally been seen as a lifeline for poor students at public colleges. But it is increasingly being used to attract students from more affluent families....



The Latest: Man rescued after week at sea arrives in Boston

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:18:21 GMT2016-09-27T14:18:21Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a Vermont man who was rescued after being lost at sea for a week (all times local):...



The Latest: Forecasters expect lower crest on flooded river

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:13:54 GMT2016-09-27T14:13:54Z

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- The Latest on flooding in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the Cedar River is expected to crest Tuesday (all times local):...



Pulse survivor: Audit needed before $29 million is given out

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:58:19 GMT2016-09-27T13:58:19Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A patron who survived the Pulse nightclub massacre in Florida wants a temporary stop to the distribution of money raised for the victims until an audit is done....



Norwegian man pleads guilty to threatening Maine police

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:51:10 GMT2016-09-27T13:51:10Z

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Norwegian man charged with making threats against Maine police has pleaded guilty in federal court....



Debate Takeaways: Clinton gets under Trump's skin in debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:37:35 GMT2016-09-27T13:37:35Z

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump repeatedly clashed with Hillary Clinton during Monday's first presidential debate, interrupting her and appearing agitated at times as they tangled over the economy, her use of a private mail server and his unwillingness to release his income tax returns. Clinton maintained an even demeanor, smiling indulgently when Trump turned aggressive....



Man attacks victim inside university campus restroom

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:29:39 GMT2016-09-27T13:29:39Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia Commonwealth University police say two incidents of sexual violence have been reported on the school's Medical College of Virginia campus, including one in which an attacker pushed the victim against a restroom wall and attempted to unbutton the victim's pants....



Man convicted in rock-toss that hurt teacher nears release

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:58:07 GMT2016-09-27T12:58:07Z

SMITHFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A second man convicted in a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher is set to be released from prison....



College of Charleston fraternity closes, the 2nd this year

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:18:05 GMT2016-09-27T12:18:05Z

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Another fraternity at the College of Charleston has closed amid allegations of misconduct....



City rejects smoking ban for apartments in Omaha suburb

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:09:51 GMT2016-09-27T12:09:51Z

BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) -- The City Council has rejected a proposed ban on smoking and propane grills at apartments in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue....



Police: Naked man interrupts Maryland student's workout

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:27 GMT2016-09-27T11:45:27Z

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Police are looking for a man who showed up naked to a woman student's exercise routine on the University of Maryland campus....



Police identify tourist killed in Nashville shooting

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 11:14:50 GMT2016-09-27T11:14:50Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Metro Nashville Police have identified the 30-year-old California man who was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt while walking with a friend in downtown Nashville....



Swarm of minor quakes shakes part of Southern California

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:43:00 GMT2016-09-27T09:43:00Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A series of minor earthquakes has rattled a rural area of Southern California near the U.S.-Mexico border....



Analysis: In debate, Clinton was prepared, Trump was Trump

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 08:02:21 GMT2016-09-27T08:02:21Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- She was at her best. He was not at his worst....



Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:25:40 GMT2016-09-27T06:25:40Z

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym....



California bakes in triple-digit autumn heat wave

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:54:06 GMT2016-09-27T02:54:06Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean....



Former South Dakota police chief found guilty of murder

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:14:58 GMT2016-09-27T02:14:58Z

BURKE, S.D. (AP) -- A jury on Monday found a former South Dakota police chief guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009....



The Latest: Ohio district appeals ruling rejecting challenge

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:11:29 GMT2016-09-27T02:11:29Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Latest on a federal judge's ruling rejecting an Ohio school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms (all times local):...



Lawmakers' report finds crowded Airbnb rentals in New York

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:55:58 GMT2016-09-27T01:55:58Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A report on New York City Airbnb rentals has found cases of air mattresses in kitchens, bunk beds in a dining area and listings for up to 32 people, showing the need for tighter rules on the popular online home rental service, according to the two state lawmakers who issued the analysis....



Judge orders girls' bathroom access for transgender student

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:18:29 GMT2016-09-27T01:18:29Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is."...