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  • Recorded arrest of St. Paul man under review

    24 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Cellphone video of a black Minnesota man's arrest in a St. Paul skyway by officers who appear to be white is attracting attention eight months after it was recorded. Chris Lollie says he was doing ...

  • Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic 14-year-old daughter after describing in an online blog the family's struggles to raise her pleaded guilty Tuesday to first-degree child abuse. Kelli Stapleton, 46, ...

  • Los Angeles jury convicts man of 3 serial murders

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has convicted a career criminal in the serial killings of three women in the 1980s. The jury on Tuesday found 74-year-old Samuel Little guilty of three counts of murder. The victims were ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles jury convicts 74-year-old career criminal in 3 serial murders from 1980s.

  • 911 calls show efforts to save firearms instructor

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — People at a northern Arizona gun range where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot an instructor with an Uzi desperately tried to keep him alive as they urged 911 dispatchers to send a medical helicopter. Recordings of emergency ...

  • 3 fatally shot in south Kansas City

    1 hour, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say three adults have been shot to death and two others critically wounded in a residential neighborhood in the southern part of the city. The shootings occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. ...

  • APNewsBreak: NYC shuts 9 pre-k centers

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Two days before the start of school, Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced it's shuttering nine pre-kindergarten centers and delaying the start dates of 36 others. Administration officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday that safety ...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,202

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) As of Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at least 2,202 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is ...

  • 2 NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge has overturned the convictions of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence ...

  • Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old in South Carolina sued the state's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday because the agency won't allow the teen to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup. Chase Culpepper, who was born male, regularly ...

  • New England's tallest lighthouse sells for $78,000

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) YORK, Maine (AP) — New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000. A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. The winning bidder is Portland, ...

  • Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Television ads in the Alaska U.S. Senate race have been pulled by both parties' candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims. U.S. Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, began airing an ad last week trying ...

  • Family of girl who killed instructor devastated

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for the parents of the 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an Arizona shooting range instructor with an Uzi says that the family is devastated. Kevin G. Walsh, a Newark, New Jersey, attorney, said in ...

  • AP Top News At 3:44 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins Video purports to show beheading of US journalist A look at dangers posed by the Islamic State group AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough 6 ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:38 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) Historic bankruptcy trial begins Detroit; city hopes to wipe out billions in debt Internet video purports to show beheading of US reporter Steven Sotloff by Islamic State group A look at the Islamic State group and the threat it poses ...

  • Chicago Arab leader in court on immigration case

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A Chicago-area Arab leader accused of covering up her conviction in a fatal terrorist bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned ...

  • Jenny Sanford wants psych exam for US Rep. Sanford

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce. She also wants the court to appoint ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 2:10 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers? US: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin Mom of ...

  • Coroner: Indiana teen killed by asphyxiation

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A coroner says a high school freshman whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard Sunday died of asphyxiation. Marion County Chief Deputy Coroner Alfarena Ballew on Tuesday ruled the death of 15-year-old Dominique Allen ...

  • A guide to the trial over Texas' Voter ID law

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A major election year in Texas largely has overshadowed the trial to determine the fate of the state's tough new voter identification law, but U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos in Corpus Christi is presiding over ...

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