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Operator of crematory where corpses found freed from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:21am

Authorities say the operator of a Georgia crematory where more than 330 decaying corpses were found stacked in outbuildings and scattered in nearby woods has been freed after serving more than a decade in prison.

Man convicted in beating caught on nanny cam gets life term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:11am

A New Jersey man convicted of beating a woman in a brutal home invasion caught on a nanny cam has been sentenced to life in prison plus five years.

2 women killed in shooting outside Arizona courthouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:11am

A shooting erupted outside a courthouse in eastern Arizona during a dispute over a custody hearing, leaving two women dead and another person wounded, officials said.

Deputy charged in boy's killing asks judge to move trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:01am

One of two deputy city marshals charged with murder in the killing of a 6-year-old boy is asking a judge to move his trial to a different Louisiana parish.

South Orange library closed because of bedbugs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:01am

The South Orange Library is closed because of bedbugs.

4 siblings in Miami shot in separate incidents in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:00am

A 16-year-old shot boy dead in a car was the fourth member of a Miami family to be shot this month.

Financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico survives Senate test vote, paving way for passage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 9:00am

Financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico survives Senate test vote, paving way for passage.

The Latest: Crews gaining control of central Arizona blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:50am

The Latest on a wildfires burning in the U.S. West (all times local):

71% of Americans believe economy is 'rigged'

Heather Long, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:40am

The overwhelming majority of Americans believe the economy is rigged.

Polar bear stretches her legs at new Detroit-area home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:30am

An elderly polar bear that spent years at an Indianapolis zoo is roaming around her new home at the Detroit Zoo.

NY-based explorers find 1868 schooner wreck in Lake Ontario

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:11am

The shipwreck of a Canadian schooner that sank off Lake Ontario's central New York shore nearly 150 years ago has been discovered, a team of underwater explorers announced Wednesday.

Cops: Man, 80, killed 81-year-old by graves over unpaid loan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:11am

Police say a dispute over an unpaid loan was the motive for an 80-year-old man to kill an 81-year-old man in a Rhode Island cemetery.

Idaho judge rejects plea deal in coach's sexual abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:10am

An eastern Idaho judge has rejected a plea deal for a former Blackfoot High School soccer coach charged with molesting a player.

New cameras keep electronic eye on Western wildfires

Haven Daley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:10am

As the summer wildfire season heats up in the West, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression.

Northern Idaho man pleads guilty to killing infant son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

A northern Idaho man has pleaded guilty to killing his 5-month-old son.

Temple University removes provost amid shortfall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

Temple University has removed its provost amid a $22 million shortfall in financial aid.

Greening of Detroit hires high school students for summer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

A group dedicated to supporting urban reforestation has hired more than 180 Detroit high school students for its summertime youth employment program.

Biden-hosted conference in Sioux Falls targets cancer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 8:00am

Scientists, oncologists, survivors and patients have gathered in Sioux Falls to participate in a cancer research conference remotely hosted by Vice President Joe Biden.

State's youngest students getting focus for higher scores

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 29th - 7:50am

Louisiana's latest push to improve student achievement will focus in part on why some of the state's youngest students are failing to master basic skills.