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  • Police: 3 found dead at Virginia home, suspect in custody

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) CHESTER, Va. (AP) — Police have taken a suspect into custody after finding three people slain at a central Virginia home. Chesterfield County Police said in a statement that officers responded to the house in Chester late Thursday night. Lt. ...

  • Horse-drawn buggy driver, 85, killed in traffic collision

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) — The 85-year old driver of a horse-drawn buggy has died after colliding with a pickup truck on a Pennsylvania roadway. State police said Elam King died in the Friday morning crash in Lancaster County, about 65 ...

  • Arkansas woman who used county cash for dog tuxedo sentenced

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas County employee who fraudulently spent more than $366,000 using a county credit card to buy personal items, including a tuxedo for her dog, has been sentenced to 20 years of probation. Court ...

  • Sheriff Arpaio pursued case to hurt Sen. Flake, lawsuit says

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — A lawsuit set to go to trial next month marks the latest legal action brought against former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio over allegations he pursued a trumped-up criminal case to get publicity and embarrass an adversary. U.S. ...

  • Man on death row will get to argue for new trial

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) A man on death row for killing three siblings in Pennsylvania will get a chance to argue that his conviction was based on a flawed hair analysis. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that 62-year-old David Chmiel will have the ...

  • Parents of NYC bike path victim take step toward lawsuit

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a New Jersey man killed in a truck attack on a New York City bike path have filed a notice that they intend to sue the city and others in connection to his ...

  • 2 hurt when woman tries to smoke while using oxygen tank

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) — Officials in Maine say a woman's oxygen mask caught fire while she was attempting to light a cigarette. WLBZ-TV reports Waterville Fire and Rescue responded to the incident on Thanksgiving at about 2 p.m. The fire ...

  • Wildlife officials hoping to capture bear that killed goat

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BLAIRSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — State environmental officials say a black bear that killed a goat at a New Jersey home will be euthanized if it's captured. The Blairstown homeowner tells The New Jersey Herald that she heard noises coming from ...

  • 8-year-old hurt when car crashes while child is steering it

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old child is hospitalized with serious injuries after a car crashed as the child steered the vehicle while sitting on a New York man's lap. State police say 36-year-old Brett Reynolds, of Whitehall, ...

  • The Latest: Man charged in Texas trooper's shooting death

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BRYAN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Texas state trooper on Thanksgiving Day (all times local): 11:10 a.m. The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Texas state trooper during a Thanksgiving Day traffic stop ...

  • Aircraft weight, air density cited in fatal '16 NY crash

    5 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ESPERANCE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal investigators say overloading and failure to account for thinner air were likely factors in the fatal crash of a single-engine aircraft in upstate New York in 2016. The National Transportation Safety Board says the Piper ...

  • Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, Abbott

    5 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A Texas woman is accused of sending homemade bombs to President Barack Obama and Texas Governor Greg Abbott that prosecutors say could have maimed or killed the two leaders. Court documents filed in district court ...

  • Missouri dismemberment suspect charged in California killing

    5 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man who was arrested after sleeping in a Kansas storage unit with his two children and his dismembered wife's remains has been charged in a California killing. The Desert Sun reports that Justin Tod ...

  • Teacher accused of removing girl's hijab going back to work

    6 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BURKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was suspended after being accused of pulling off a student's hijab will be returning to work next week. WTOP reports Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand told parents in a letter that ...

  • Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

    6 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — An attorney for a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister says prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her. A defense motion seeks to dismiss the murder ...

  • Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

    6 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. It's called Confederate Avenue. Running 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometers) from the leafy edges of gentrified Grant ...

  • Miami's iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

    6 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Stiltsville, a relic of Miami's less-glitzy, pioneering past, has survived Hurricane Irma, much to the surprise of the landmark's caretakers. Perched on concrete pilings where Biscayne Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, the cluster of wooden shacks had ...

  • US appeals court agrees Jordanian woman faces threat at home

    6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A recent U.S. appellate court ruling offers a window on "honor killings," an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending family reputation by slaying female relatives who violate traditional taboos. Three 6th U.S. Circuit Court ...

  • Police: Hunter fatally shoots woman walking dogs in NY field

    6 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SHERMAN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old woman has been accidentally shot to death by a hunter while walking her dogs in a rural field in western New York. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office says Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, ...

  • Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

    7 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a Columbus, Ohio, home. Police have identified the woman as 34-year-old Adrian Scott. She was pronounced dead at a ...

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