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Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:51:00 EDT

An unarmed black man fatally shot by an officer in a San Diego suburb was unjustly killed and the police department and chief prosecutor are trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from...


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California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:49:00 EDT

A wildfire in a mostly remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains has now destroyed eight homes and sent a firefighter to the hospital, officials said Thursday.


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The Latest: Trump denies doing business in Cuba

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:29:00 EDT

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):


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New Jersey train station crash kills 1 dead; over 100 hurt

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:59:00 EDT

A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed...



Researchers sample unusually rich deep-sea area off Hawaii

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:49:00 EDT

Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich deep-sea ecosystem off the coast of Hawaii's Big Island.



Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:42:00 EDT

A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax.


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Officer's lawyer: Jury should hear about auditory exclusion

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:21:00 EDT

A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot...


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The Latest: Train engineer identified as 29-year employee

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:09:00 EDT

The Latest on a commuter train that crashed into a station in New Jersey, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others (all times local):



Brain freeze? Gary Johnson can't name favorite world leader

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:09:00 EDT

Call it a brain freeze or another "Aleppo moment," but Gary Johnson has stumbled again in his quixotic presidential campaign.


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The latest: Mayor defends releasing image of shooting video

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:43:00 EDT

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):


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Police reviewing gun store video in mall shooting case

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:40:00 EDT

Detectives are investigating a tip that the suspect in a deadly mall shooting north of Seattle may have tried unsuccessfully to purchase a handgun just hours before the slayings occurred.



More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:40:00 EDT

When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.


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The Latest: Superintendent: Training saved students' lives

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:20:00 EDT

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):


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Yosemite chief, facing staff claims of harassment, to retire

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:49:00 EDT

The head of Yosemite National Park will retire after employees complained that he created a hostile workplace by allowing bullying, harassment and other misconduct - allegations that have been made in other national parks,...



Warm Pacific Ocean 'blob' facilitated vast toxic algae bloom

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:49:00 EDT

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from...



Signoff creates savings funds for private California workers

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:39:00 EDT

Nearly 7 million California workers will be automatically enrolled in a retirement savings account under legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed Thursday in an attempt to address growing fears that many workers will be...



Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:19:00 EDT

Despite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business.


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In Prince estate case, blood relation may be unnecessary

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:19:00 EDT

A legal wrinkle in Prince's estate case shows you might not have to be a blood relative to inherit some of the late rock superstar's sizable fortune.


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White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:19:00 EDT

The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The...



California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 18:09:00 EDT

Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.



Zika travel advisory issued for 11 Southeast Asia countries

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:59:00 EDT

U.S. health officials are advising pregnant women to postpone travel to 11 countries in Southeast Asia because of Zika outbreaks in the region.



US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:19:00 EDT

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.



Rescue at sea turns new attention on unsolved 2013 killing

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 16:19:00 EDT

It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his home, shot three times with a rifle.



Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:49:00 EDT

Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but lawmakers and presidents of both parties may have set the stage for the startling prices that have consumers on edge.



Hotel workers seek new safety measures after freezer death

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:39:00 EDT

Federal regulators and hotel employees are calling for new safety measures after a worker was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta.


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Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:11:00 EDT

A student who was sexually assaulted after an Iowa State University party confronted her assailant at his sentencing hearing Thursday, telling him the attack had scarred her forever.


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Ex-doctor faces Omaha trial for alleged revenge killings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:51:00 EDT

It was a mystery that many thought might never be solved: Who savagely stabbed to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors and the family's housekeeper in 2008 in one of Omaha's most affluent neighborhoods?


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Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:49:00 EDT

A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate change because if more isn't done, global temperatures will likely hit dangerous warming...


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Cellphones spill into Yellowstone's wilds despite park plan

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:39:00 EDT

Adventure seekers encounter untamed wilderness when they enter the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Howling wolves. Deadly grizzly bears. Steam-spewing geysers as seen nowhere else on earth.


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APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:19:00 EDT

California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on...



Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:20:00 EDT

The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms...


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Imam: Pulse shooter prayed at mosque 4 days before attack

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:12:00 EDT

An imam has released video footage of Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen praying in a central Florida mosque four days before the attack that killed 49 people and injured 53 others on June 12.



Teen's mother 'shocked and saddened' by school shooting

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:39:00 EDT

The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is "shocked and saddened."


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Suspect in killings of 4 women called charmer with dark side

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:59:00 EDT

An occasional drifter linked to the slayings of at least four women in little over a decade could always find a place to stay and someone to give him a lift. Even with little money to his name and a string of arrests in...


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Commissioner criticizes officers' appearance at gala

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 09:49:00 EDT

Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing the decision of three officers charged but not convicted in the death of Freddie Gray to attend a conservative group's gala where they were honored for their service.



Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:59:00 EDT

More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely beneficiary, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide.


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Driver of van charged after woman falls off mattress, dies

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:09:00 EDT

Authorities in Virginia have charged the driver of a van after a woman fell to her death while riding atop a mattress the two women were trying to move.



Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavor

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:51:00 EDT

Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air - the annual wine harvest is underway.


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The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:39:00 EDT

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S....


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Alabama chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping job

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 04:00:00 EDT

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore - famously removed from office 13 years ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments display - appeared before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he urged...


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California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 03:59:00 EDT

The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was...


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FDA approves 'artificial pancreas' to manage diabetes

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:49:00 EDT

Federal regulators have approved a first-of-a-kind "artificial pancreas," a device that can help some diabetes patients manage their disease by constantly monitoring their blood sugar and delivering insulin as needed.


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Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 01:19:00 EDT

A teenager who killed his father at their home Wednesday was stopped by a volunteer firefighter as he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.



Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:49:00 EDT

Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their fight against a wildfire that is burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of...


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Missouri fraternity suspended over reports of racial slurs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:19:00 EDT

The University of Missouri temporarily suspended a fraternity on Wednesday over accusations of racial slurs directed toward black students, in the latest incident of racial tension that has roiled the campus for nearly a...



The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 23:19:00 EDT

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S....



The Latest: Grandparents of school shooter found father dead

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:10:00 EDT

The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):



Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:09:00 EDT

Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans to listen to others' concerns and not...



Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:39:00 EDT

Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump renewed his attacks against a former Miss Universe winner on Wednesday, showing no sign of making big changes to his message or debate preparation before his second...


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Officer involved in deadly confrontation was sex-suit target

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:38:00 EDT

One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague.



US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:19:00 EDT

The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.


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The Latest: Trump says he saved Machado's job

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:48:00 EDT

The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):


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Cautious approval, skepticism for Penn Station overhaul plan

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:19:00 EDT

Horrible. Dirty. A dump.



Union launches boycott of Trump companies amid Vegas dispute

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:18:00 EDT

Union members are calling on the public to boycott Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's businesses nationwide because he isn't negotiating a contract with the more than 500 eligible workers at his...



Minnesota police shooting probe goes to prosecutors

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:18:00 EDT

Minnesota investigators looking into the July shooting of a black man by a suburban St. Paul police officer announced Wednesday that they've turned their findings over to a county prosecutor who will review the case...



Friend: Starbucks shooting victim became US citizen in 2004

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:59:00 EDT

The man killed in a weekend shooting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Las Vegas was a naturalized U.S. citizen from the country of Georgia, where he served in the military and learned not to back away from conflict, a...


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California governor signs bill dumping rape reporting limit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:29:00 EDT

The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape and...



After 170 years, remains of US troops return from Mexico

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:09:00 EDT

Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a military mortuary in Delaware in an effort to determine whether they belonged to militia members of a Tennessee regiment...



APNewsBreak: Freezer where woman found dead had faulty exit

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:09:00 EDT

An exit button inside a walk-in freezer in a downtown Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out, a...



Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:49:00 EDT

A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat...



Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather's slaying

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:42:00 EDT

A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the still-unsolved 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather, adding to the multitude of...


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Witness says he told Gov. Christie's aides about bridge plot

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:39:00 EDT

Republican Gov. Chris Christie's senior staffers and advisers were told about the political revenge plot involving the George Washington Bridge at a time the governor has said he was still largely in the dark, the...


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Feds change signage on trailhead named after black cowboy

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:39:00 EDT

Though local officials decided not to change the name of eastern Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, federal land managers have decided to mark the trail by less controversial name.



Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:09:00 EDT

Michelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."


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Alabama justice faces possible ouster over gay marriage

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:39:00 EDT

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should be removed from office again, this time for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, lawyers for a disciplinary commission argued on Wednesday.


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Pro-Assad Syrian pleads guilty in US to role in hacking

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:18:00 EDT

A Syrian national pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges for his role in a scheme that hacked computers and targeted perceived enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.



FBI head: Extremism apparent influence in Minnesota attack

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:49:00 EDT

FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in...



Friend: 'No hate' in Charlotte officer who shot black man

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:59:00 EDT

Before he became known as the police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking days of protests in North Carolina's largest city, friends knew Brent Vinson as someone who naturally ascended into leadership, a...


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Feds say a lick of the envelope helped them nab bank robber

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:58:00 EDT

By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press A man charged in a fatal bank robbery 13 years ago was captured with the help of a tipster and DNA secretly collected from an envelope when he coincidentally filed a...



New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:48:00 EDT

New Orleans has the right to remove Confederate monuments that are the center of a heated debate, the city's attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday, but opponents who want a delay said removing them could cause...



Migratory bird struggles for shelter as chimneys torn down

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:41:00 EDT

A crowd of several hundred people gathered in the growing darkness outside Chapman Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, before the first Vaux's Swift darted into view high above.


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The Latest: 5 sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:18:00 EDT

The Latest on the locations of Zika-infected mosquitoes in Miami Beach (all times local):



Correction: Cuban Migrants-Search story

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:58:00 EDT

In a story Sept. 27 about the search for missing Cuban migrants, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the boat left Cuba on Sept. 21. It left Sept. 20 and capsized Sept. 21.



The Latest: Chemical board drafts West Virginia spill report

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:39:00 EDT

The Latest on the U.S. Chemical Safety Board releasing its report on the 2014 West Virginia chemical spill (all times local):



Conservative group honors officers in Freddie Gray case

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:09:00 EDT

The conservative Media Research Center has honored the Baltimore police officers who were charged but not convicted in the 2015 death of a young black man whose fatal neck injury in the back of a police van touched off...



Marijuana measures on the ballot in 9 states on Nov. 8

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:58:00 EDT

By The Associated Press Voters on Nov. 8 will decide ballot measures in nine states that would expand legal access to marijuana. Here's a rundown:



Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:18:00 EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a group of Cuban migrants reported missing from a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys.



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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:48:00 EDT

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...


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9 states to vote soon on expanding legal access to marijuana

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 02:30:00 EDT

From California, with its counterculture heritage, to the fishing ports and mill towns of Maine, millions of Americans in nine states have a chance to vote Nov. 8 on expanding legal access to marijuana. Collectively, the...


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

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:58:00 EDT

The Latest on the police shooting of a man in a San Diego suburb (all times local):



Attorney who stopped Vermont suspect 1 of 25 Carnegie Heroes

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:30:00 EDT

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.



AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with...


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Disabled man gets license, shows driverless tech's potential

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:28:00 EDT

Former Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt has done a lot in the 16 years since an accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He runs a racing team and a foundation. He's raced a sailboat using his chin. But the...


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The Latest: Man charged in Charlotte parking deck assault

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:18:00 EDT

The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):


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California heat wave intensifies wildfire threatening homes

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:08:00 EDT

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.


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Mom arrested after disabled son, 27, dies of malnourishment

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:58:00 EDT

A Colorado woman has been arrested in the death of her 27-year-old disabled son, who investigators say was undernourished and weighed about 90 pounds when he died.



Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:38:00 EDT

Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling.


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Court document: Black man killed by cop had threatened wife

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:28:00 EDT

The black man killed by Charlotte police had a restraining order filed against him a year ago when he threatened to kill his wife and her son with a gun, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.


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Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 21:28:00 EDT

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.



3 Legislature seats filled for possible Vegas stadium vote

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:58:00 EDT

Three people whose votes could determine whether a nearly $2 billion stadium is built to lure the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas were appointed Tuesday to vacant seats in the Nevada Legislature.


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2 men charged in California killings

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:58:00 EDT

An Army private and another young man were charged Tuesday 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.


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Reason to cringe: Female voters react to Trump

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:48:00 EDT

When Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton's stamina on the debate stage, Pennsylvania voter Patricia Bennett said she heard a "dog whistle" that smacked of unmistakable sexism.


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Man rescued at sea tells Coast Guard of search for mother

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:29:00 EDT

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...



Tulsa residents find common ground between police, slain man

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:00:00 EDT

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...


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Governor signs bill targeting 'doctor-shopping' for opioids

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:58:00 EDT

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.



SpaceX chief envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:28:00 EDT

On a personal quest to settle Mars, SpaceX founder Elon Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet well within the next century, "Battlestar Galactica" style.



Judge's ruling weakens Election Day registration in Illinois

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:19:00 EDT

Voters in highly populated areas of Illinois will have fewer options to register on Election Day this November after a federal judge on Tuesday temporarily halted broader registration rules that Republicans call...


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Driver uses cardboard Trump head in carpool lane

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:19:00 EDT

A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning.



Not guilty plea planned for California mayor pie protest

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:58:00 EDT

A man charged with hitting Sacramento, California, Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a coconut cream pie plans to plead not guilty.



West Coast dockworkers, employers to talk contract concept

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:58:00 EDT

Representatives of dockworkers who load and unload cargo at 29 West Coast sea ports will meet with their employers to discuss the concept of extending their contract, even though it doesn't expire until 2019.