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ACLU: Army investigating Manning after suicide attempt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:41pm

The transgender soldier imprisoned in Kansas for sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks now faces possible punishment for offenses stemming from a suicide attempt, a civil rights group said Thursday.

Before cop shooting, 911 caller wrongly said man was armed

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:40pm

The tape of a 911 call shows that a passing driver wrongly told North Miami police that an autistic man was in the street threatening to kill himself with a gun.

Court rejects Ohio law that bans police from sex with minors

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:31pm

A divided Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors simply on the basis of their profession.

Car plows into Los Angeles house, killing 1 and hurting 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

Police searched Thursday for the driver of a car that plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of mostly elderly people were holding a Bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured.

Pokemon Go player slashes pair he says attacked him in Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:21pm

An overnight stabbing of two people during a cellphone theft from a Pokemon-Go player in Las Vegas marked the second case this week of violence involving players hunting for virtual creatures during overnight hours at closed public parks, police said Thursday.

Sparks police fatally shoot reckless driving suspect

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:11pm

Sparks police fatally shot a suspect who allegedly failed to comply with orders Thursday during a traffic stop for high-speed, reckless driving in a residential area in the northeast part of town, Reno police said.

Charter school supporters pour money into Supreme Court race

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:11pm

Major supporters of charter schools in Washington are spending heavily to defeat state state Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Madsen, who wrote last year's decision finding the institutions unconstitutional.

Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:11pm

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.

Mystery winner? $536M Mega Millions jackpot claimed

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:11pm

Someone has come forward with the winning ticket for the $536 million Mega Millions jackpot drawn this month, Indiana lottery officials said Thursday, but no details have emerged about the winner.

More time given for Arkansas medical marijuana petitions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 4:00pm

A campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas has been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to get its proposal on the November ballot.

Wounded officers struggle with news of Hinckley's release

Ben Nuckols and Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:51pm

John Hinckley Jr. shot four people outside a Washington hotel on March 30, 1981, but two of his victims understandably got most of the attention: President Ronald Reagan and his press secretary, James Brady.

Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Washington in September

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50pm

The White House says Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Washington in mid-September.

Troubled Nevada sports book operator, pioneer fined again

Sally Ho, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50pm

Nevada regulators said Thursday they'll let one of the state's largest sports book operators stay in business after years of underpaying winning gamblers because the Las Vegas company is ousting its CEO.

The Latest: Man who brought gun into theater was troubled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50pm

The Latest on a George man jailed on charges of bringing a stolen gun, ammunition into a Pennsylvania movie theater (all times local):

Man wanted in Florida for 1977 killing arrested in NC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50pm

A man wanted for the 1977 killing of a former immigration official and the shooting of a former mayor in Florida has been arrested in North Carolina, federal authorities said Thursday.

Suspect in college student's killing had hidden room in barn

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:50pm

Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, according to search warrants released Thursday.

The Latest: Biden tries to comfort slain officers' relatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:40pm

The Latest on a vigil ceremony for three law enforcement officers who were shot and killed by a lone gunman outside a Baton Rouge convenience store on July 17 (all times local):

Mayor: Black Lives Matter banner stays over police protests

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:40pm

The mayor of this largely white, historically working-class Boston suburb is promising not to remove a Black Lives Matter banner from City Hall despite complaints from police officers across the state.

3 black women's basketball players sue Missouri college

Margaret Stafford, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 3:40pm

Three black women's basketball players allege in a lawsuit that a small southwest Missouri college treated them differently than white students before expelling them without justification.