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Indianapolis police officer shot, suspect killed after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:22pm

Indianapolis police say an officer has been shot and another officer is injured following a chase and exchange of gunfire between police and a suspect, who was killed.

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Mom of slain Florida teen warned son of nightclub shootings

Terry Spencer and Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:19pm

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."

The Latest: Fire crews make gains in massive blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:11pm

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Groups seek to help veteran held as motel hostage for years

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:02pm

Veterans' organizations have reached out to help a Korean War-era veteran who authorities say was held hostage in a motel room for four years by a man who stole his benefit checks.

Carbon monoxide forces hotel evacuation; 2 hospitalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 8:01pm

Two people have been hospitalized and a Detroit-area hotel was evacuated after high carbon monoxide levels were recorded.

Prosecutors urge speedy jailing of 2 convicted legislators

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:30pm

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling reversing the conviction of a former Virginia governor is no reason to let two former top New York legislators remain free pending appeals of their convictions, federal prosecutors on Monday told judges overseeing the cases.

The Latest: California colleges to post sex assault policies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:11pm

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Man touted as one of biggest drug dealers ever gets 35 years

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:11pm

A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday by a Manhattan judge who called the scope of his crimes "staggering."

The Latest: 6 Oahu sewage spills from heavy Darby rains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 7:01pm

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Longtime UCLA med school dean Sherman Mellinkoff dies at 96

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:51pm

Dr. Sherman Mellinkoff, who took the newly created UCLA School of Medicine and turned it into a powerhouse of medical research and academics, has died at age 96.

Pilot avoided home before ditching jet after Obama speech

Thomas Peipert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:50pm

A Thunderbirds pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before he ejected safely into a field.

Top California official's essay, posts lack citations

Juliet Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:41pm

An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely initially appeared elsewhere, while several of the Democratic politician's Twitter and Facebook posts from the last month lack citations to their original sources.

Board of Education sets score levels on new Mississippi test

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:41pm

Mississippi will remain a hard grader of its students, as state officials adopted test-score standards that mirror those used on a multi-state test students took in 2015.

Alabama Supreme Court presides over sheriff's impeachment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:22pm

An Alabama sheriff went on trial Monday before the Alabama Supreme Court on impeachment charges accusing him of corruption and neglect of duty, including that he let an inmate run a drug enterprise from within the jail.

Congressional committee seeks gunman's VA record

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:21pm

The chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs has requested all VA medical records for the former Marine who killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Activists protest no charges for Arizona officer in shooting

Beatriz Costa-Lima, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 6:11pm

A small group in Arizona on Monday protested a decision not to charge a police officer in the shooting death of a woman accused of shoplifting and threatening the lawman with scissors.

ASU police investigating discovery of dead body on campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:51pm

Arizona State University police say they're investigating the discovery of a body found on the Tempe campus.

Jury: Seattle police chief retaliated against officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:51pm

A jury on Monday found that the Seattle police chief retaliated against two police officers who were transferred to a different precinct amid a dispute about overtime pay.

November trial set for cases over North Carolina LGBT law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 25th - 5:40pm

A federal court has set a November trial date for dueling lawsuits over a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people.