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  • Trial of NY nursing home employees in patient death begins

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Five employees of a suburban New York nursing home are defending themselves against charges they disregarded alarms for more than two hours, leading to the death of a 72-year-old bedridden patient who was not connected to ...

  • Topeka man charged with conspiracy in Fort Riley bomb plot

    2 hours ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been charged with conspiracy in a plot to bomb the Fort Riley military base. A court document unsealed Tuesday but initially filed April 23 alleges Alexander Blair conspired with John T. Booker ...

  • Man admits pointing laser at aircraft near New York airport

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A man who aimed a laser pointer at planes near New York's LaGuardia Airport has pleaded guilty to a federal charge. Elehecer Balaguer (behl-ah-GWEHR') entered the plea Tuesday in Manhattan federal court. He told a judge ...

  • Man accused of shooting Idaho officer, stealing patrol car

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, police officer. 26-year-old Jonathan Renfro made his initial court appearance Tuesday afternoon and was charged with attempted murder, theft of ...

  • Capital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and now faces the prospect of the death penalty. An indictment announced Tuesday in Virginia's Albemarle County adds ...

  • Man accused in abduction, death of University of Virginia student charged with capital murder

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man accused in abduction, death of University of Virginia student charged with capital murder.

  • Hawaii bill for birth certificate gender change passes

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Legislature has passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates. Right now, people in Hawaii are required to undergo gender reassignment surgery ...

  • Utah law allows gun owners to use deadly force in many cases

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say two Utah men fatally shot would-be criminals a few miles apart over the weekend, but neither shooter is expected to face charges in a gun-friendly state that was one of the first to ...

  • 2 Michigan officers suspended after man's videotaped beating

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers have been suspended without pay after the videotaped beating of a black man during a January traffic stop southwest of Detroit in Inkster. WXYZ-TV reports ( ) Tuesday that officer Chuck Randazzo is ...

  • Officer charged in Gray death contends arrest was legal

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying it was an illegal weapon. The city's top prosecutor, ...

  • Woman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial

    5 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge has determined that a woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial. Dynel Lane appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder on Tuesday. She is charged ...

  • Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 ...

  • UPS driver saves man who jumped into river in Illinois

    5 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are praising the heroism of a UPS driver who risked his life to rescue a man who jumped into a river in Illinois. When 40-year-old Jeff Hermanson of Rockford saw the man in the Rock ...

  • Latest in police corruption case: Lawyer defends cops' work

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) 3:45 p.m. A defense attorney says that six accused Philadelphia drug officers did the kind of dangerous work that keeps people safe on the streets of Philadelphia. Attorney Jack McMahon said Tuesday in closing arguments that the Justice Department "has ...

  • Michael Brown's friend sue Ferguson, Wilson, police chief

    5 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A friend who was with Michael Brown when the 18-year-old was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer is suing the city, the officer and the former police chief. Dorian Johnson contends in his lawsuit ...

  • Authorities find fake skeletons in underwater lawn chairs

    6 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) CIENEGA SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in far west Arizona have found two fake skeletons in the Colorado River sitting on lawn chairs and wearing sunglasses. The La Paz County Sheriff's Office says they got a call from a man ...

  • Rangers take hands-off approach to yearly rush across river

    6 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — National park rangers and other federal law enforcement officers kept watch without intervening as dozens of antler hunters in western Wyoming gathered for what turned out, for some, to be an ill-fated rush to cross an ...

  • Contract battle brewing over $14M Blackbeard 'treasure'

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 300 years after the pirate Blackbeard's flagship sank off the North Carolina coast, a shipwreck-hunting company and the state are battling over treasure linked to the vessel. However, they're fighting with legal filings, not cutlasses, ...

  • Funeral set Friday for NYPD officer who was shot in head

    6 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Funeral arrangements have been made for the New York City police officer who was shot in the head on duty. About 50 people, including colleagues from Officer Brian Moore's Queens precinct, awaited as a procession carrying ...

  • US reprimands agents for man forgotten in San Diego cell

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has issued reprimands and suspensions of up to seven days to agents involved in the detention of a college student who was handcuffed and forgotten in a San Diego cell for ...

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