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Friend of alleged Charleston church shooter entering plea

Meg Kinnard and Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:40am

A friend of the man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study in a South Carolina church is appearing before a judge to plead guilty to federal charges.

Hawaii police make arrest in attack on endangered seal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:30am

Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video.

University Place man sent to prison for killing roommate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 12:00am

A man who fatally shot his roommate at the Pierce County home they shared together in 2014 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:40pm

A memorial is being dedicated in Italy to 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.

Police in Washington state fatally shoot man with knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 11:11pm

Three Spokane officers fatally shot a man outside a homeless shelter after he approached them with a knife, police said.

Bus catches fire on Illinois highway, delaying field trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:30pm

Students from a Champaign high school on their way to a field trip had to evacuate the bus that was shuttling them to Chicago after it started smoking and eventually caught fire.

Senator: New York schools need federal funds to test water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:30pm

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing new legislation that would help school districts across New York state test their drinking water for potential lead contamination.

Graduating nursing students to take part in disaster drill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:30pm

Graduating nursing students and faculty are going to be taking part in a mock disaster event at Rivier University in Nashua.

Ex-Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; influenced energy policy

Matthew Brown and Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:10pm

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns, a former cattle auctioneer whose folksy demeanor and political acumen earned him three terms and the bitter disdain of his opponents, died Thursday. He was 81.

Girl testifies in Hawaii high school rape trial

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 10:00pm

Lawyers defending Hawaii's public school system in a lawsuit alleging a special education student raped his female classmate called the girl to testify in the trial Thursday, but didn't ask her any questions about the 2013 incident.

Nampa man sent to prison for sexually abusing 6 children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:51pm

A Nampa man convicted of sexually abusing children in his home for several years has been sentenced to serve 15 years to life in prison.

New test ordered for woman accused of leaving baby in trash

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:43pm

A Utah woman accused of leaving her newborn in the trash will undergo a new psychological test to see if she has any underlying mental illness that could be treated at the Utah State Hospital, authorities said Thursday.

Police: Car crashes into daycare, pins child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:41pm

Billerica police say a driver having a medical episode struck several cars and crashed through the wall of a daycare center, pinning a toddler beneath her vehicle.

Brother, others related to San Bernardino shooters arrested

Amanda Lee Myers and John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:20pm

Three people with close family ties to the couple responsible for the San Bernardino terror attack were arrested Thursday in an alleged marriage-fraud scheme involving a pair of Russian sisters.

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; set course for energy development, land management in West

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:11pm

Former Montana Sen. Conrad Burns dies; set course for energy development, land management in West.

Repeat shoplifter faces up to 12 years in DVD theft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 9:01pm

A shoplifter faces up to 12 years in prison because of a Tennessee prosecutor's aggressive new approach to repeat offenders.

Boehner calls Cruz 'Lucifer in the flesh'

Tom Lobianco and Deirdre Walsh, CNN  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:54pm

Former House Speaker John Boehner called Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh," in a withering interview at Stanford University published Thursday.

Chicago testing water at small number of schools for lead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:51pm

Chicago has begun testing water at more than two dozen public schools for lead.

DEA to collect unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 28th - 8:51pm

Indiana residents who have prescription drugs they no longer want or need can get rid of them on Saturday.