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Frat president testifies against brothers in pledge's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:30pm

A Pennsylvania college fraternity president says he and four others charged in a pledge's death during a hazing ritual in the Poconos tried to "cover it all up" when they met weeks later.

The Latest: Another day of protests over Chicago shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:30pm

The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and the online threat that led the University of Chicago to cancel classes on Monday (all times local):

Dad of missing boy held after human remains found in barn

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:10pm

A Kansas bail bondsman was charged Monday with assaulting his wife and abusing his missing son, and a prosecutor said the case "escalated into a much larger investigation" when police found unidentified human remains in a barn on the man's property.

Boot camp possible for Canadian teen charged in shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 7:00pm

Florida prosecutors are considering a boot-camp program that could significantly reduce jail time for a Canadian diplomat's teenage son charged in a fatal shooting.

Planned Parenthood clinic damaged in hatchet attack reopens

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:52pm

A Planned Parenthood clinic in New Hampshire reopened Monday nearly six weeks after police say it was badly damaged by a hatchet-wielding boy.

The Latest: Husband remembers wife killed in clinic attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:50pm

The latest on the shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic (all times local):

California mother convicted of killing 3 daughters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:50pm

A Southern California woman who slit the throats of her three children and left their bodies on her bed was convicted Monday of first-degree murder.

Suspect in Planned Parenthood attack makes 1st appearance

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:40pm

The man accused in the shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic made his first court appearance Monday and learned that he will face first-degree murder charges in the deaths of three people killed in the standoff with police.

University to dedicate building to Parren Mitchell

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:30pm

The University of Maryland will dedicate a building in College Park to Parren Mitchell, the first black person elected to Congress from Maryland.

Hawaii officials ask public to help stop dengue fever spread

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:30pm

The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus.

The Latest: Demonstrators rally for justice for Freddie Gray

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:20pm

The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local):

Ex-speaker, once a major powerbroker, is convicted in NY

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:11pm

Former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was convicted Monday in a $5 million corruption case that took down one of New York's most powerful politicians and stunned a capital that had become accustomed to scandal.

2 UNR students from Las Vegas killed in crash near Tonopah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 6:00pm

Authorities say two students from the University of Nevada, Reno died in a car crash about 7 miles outside of Tonopah.

Special prosecutor confirms Bland case nearly complete

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:50pm

A team of special prosecutors has nearly completed its investigation of the arrest and subsequent death of a black woman in a Texas jail, and it plans to finish presenting its evidence to a grand jury by the end of December, one of the prosecutors said Monday.

Montana woman sues Costco, supplier in E. coli outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:50pm

A Montana woman is suing Costco and its California vegetable supplier because of the E. coli illness she contracted after eating chicken salad she bought at the company's Bozeman store.

Bad weather delays recovery of climber's body

Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:42pm

Efforts to recover the body of a climber who died after falling into a crevasse were temporarily halted Monday because of severe weather on Mount Jefferson in Oregon, authorities said.

Test scores for new Arizona test reveal many students fail

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:41pm

The Arizona Department of Education released scores for the state's new standardized test Monday, showing what many already expected: a very low percentage of students passed English and math subjects.

Jury picked for cop charged with kicking black man in head

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:40pm

A white Delaware police officer charged with kicking a black suspect in the head during an arrest two years ago rejected a plea deal on a lesser charge, lawyers said Monday as a jury was seated in his felony assault trial.

GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Nov 30th - 5:30pm

A Republican congressional leader on Monday defended a House investigation of Planned Parenthood's provision of fetal tissue to researchers, offering no suggestion that last week's shooting deaths at one of the group's clinics will cause the GOP to retreat from that probe.