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  • Round 2: Downstream South Carolina towns brace for flooding

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — Things are starting to return to normal in South Carolina after days of devastating rains, with the weather clearing and electricity largely restored. But some residents are still worried about a second round of flooding from ...

  • Woman punched by patrol officer detained on same LA freeway

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A bipolar woman who was punched by a California Highway Patrol officer as she walked on a Los Angeles freeway has been taken into custody after being spotted on the same stretch of road. The Los ...

  • Trial to begin for teen charged in teacher's rape, killing

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A jury will be chosen to hear the case of Philip Chism, a Massachusetts teenager accused of raping and killing his math teacher. Chism, who's being tried as an adult, was 14 when he was charged ...

  • 3 people sought for questioning in hiking trail killing

    4 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — Detectives are looking for three persons of interest in the killing of a man found shot to death on a Northern California hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand. Marin County ...

  • Golden Gate Park slaying victim was a Canadian tourist

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young Canadian woman whose body was found in Golden Gate Park over the weekend was on her first solo backpacking trip that would have taken her all the way to Europe, her relatives said Tuesday. ...

  • Mother-son bond over guns links Oregon, Connecticut slayings

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The school shooting in Oregon last week has similarities to a Connecticut elementary school massacre three years ago. Both killers had mental health issues, an interest in mass murders and were loners living with protective mothers ...

  • Shooter tackled by teacher in school to be tried as juvenile

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LACEY, Wash. (AP) — A 17-year-old accused of firing two shots into the air at a high school in Lacey will be tried in juvenile court. The Olympian reports ( ) in Thurston County Court Tuesday Deputy Prosecutor Wayne Graham ...

  • Cartel enforcer admits 9 murders but won't name associates

    5 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) VISALIA, Calif. (AP) — Once Jose Manuel Martinez acknowledged a vast killing spree that included nine people in California, officials set out to decide whether the self-described cartel enforcer actually carried out the horrific crimes. Details the 53-year-old Martinez provided ...

  • 12-year-old arrested for bringing inoperable gun to school

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has been arrested for bringing an inoperable gun to a middle school about 40 miles northeast of Seattle. Officials with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that a ...

  • Southern California woman alleges excessive police as force

    6 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California woman is suing the city of Carlsbad, alleging that police in the San Diego suburb unjustly beat her after she was pulled over for a seat belt violation. Cindy Hahn's attorneys have released ...

  • Supreme Court to hear capital cases roiling Kansas politics

    8 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing to consider reinstating death sentences for two brothers convicted in the notorious slayings of four people in Kansas, capital cases that roiled the state's politics and have prompted calls to ...

  • Inmate put to death for killing man in $8 robbery in Houston; 11th Texas execution this year

    9 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Inmate put to death for killing man in $8 robbery in Houston; 11th Texas execution this year.

  • Man who killed ex-wife, daughter scheduled to die Oct. 29

    9 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida convicted of killing his daughter, his ex-wife, his former mother-in-law and his former sister-in-law is scheduled to die Oct. 29. Gov. Rick Scott signed a new death warrant Tuesday for 59-year-old Jerry ...

  • Golden Gate Park slaying victim was a Canadian woman

    9 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relatives of a young Canadian woman found dead in Golden Gate park say she was on her first solo backpacking trip that would have taken her all the way to Europe. Audrey Carey's great uncle, Rejean ...

  • Company that built Ten Commandments monument still unpaid

    9 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A company that built a granite Ten Commandments monument that was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds says it still hasn't been paid for its work. Wilbert Memorials sales manager Gary Mosier said Tuesday the company ...

  • Judge blocks Montana from using drug in executions

    10 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday blocked Montana from using a particular drug in lethal injections, effectively halting executions in the state until an adequate substitute can be found or lawmakers change the law. The barbiturate pentobarbital does ...

  • Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

    10 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A group of New York inmates has toppled Harvard's prestigious debate team. It took place at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison in Napanoch. The Ivy League undergrads were invited last month to debate ...

  • Ex-lieutenant fired over gorilla Facebook post plans appeal

    10 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A white Newark, New Jersey, police lieutenant fired over a Facebook exchange that referred to the city's black mayor as a gorilla is appealing the decision and wants to return to the force. ( ) ...

  • Friend badly burned after being set on fire in challenge

    10 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old Florida boy is recovering from burns after he asked a friend to ignite his clothes in a social media stunt called "the fire challenge." The Orange County Sheriff's Office reported Tuesday that the teen ...

  • Man gets 3 years for importing fake parts for nuclear subs

    10 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to three years in prison for importing counterfeit electronic components from China and Hong Kong for use by American customers, including builders of the U.S. Navy's nuclear submarines. Peter Picone ...

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