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Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:50am

A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation's toughest gun laws.

Inmate who fled from work crew in Reno back in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:50am

An inmate who walked away from a work crew in Reno has been located.

2 dead, several hurt after Fort Worth dance studio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 6:50am

Two people were killed and several others injured following a shooting at a nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth, Texas, police said Saturday.

Texas police say 2 dead, several injured after shooting at nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 5:50am

Texas police say 2 dead, several injured after shooting at nonprofit dance studio in Fort Worth.

Couple unveils unique homemade library

Matt Armstrong, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 5:10am

The newest library on Revillagigedo Island doesn't have late fees or strict operating hours, and patrons don't necessarily have to return the books they check out.

Alumnus donates gunshot detection system to UConn

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 4:50am

The University of Connecticut is launching a pilot program for a gunshot detection system that can identify the acoustic wave form of a gunshot.

Newspaper: Man given clemency in murder case faces new probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:20am

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that a Montana man who was granted clemency by the governor after he spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit is now under investigation on allegations that he asked a female to perform sex acts.

Therapy dogs make difference 1 wag at a time

Craig Handel-Press, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:10am

The minute Laura Diachenko hands Jack's leash to Roger Wieland, they are off on their daily adventure at Cape Coral's Gulf Coast Village.

Creating canoes: Craftsman finds inspiration in curves

Susan Dunlap, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:12am

After Dan Cornell mastered the straight line, he wanted to look at how curves are made.

Crowds, tight security expected for Cincinnati pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:10am

Organizers expect big crowds and authorities plan tight security for Cincinnati's parade and festival events celebrating Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.

Maryland authorities say 3 killed, 2 hurt following shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:20pm

Maryland authorities say three people have been killed and two others wounded in a shooting in the eastern suburbs of Washington D.C.

23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:51pm

As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia - a disaster that killed at least 23 people - Ronnie Scott's wife called him and told him their house was filling up with water. She fled to the attic with two dogs and a cat and waited. She smelled natural gas.

A year after Taiwan water park explosion, recovery continues

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:31pm

A year ago and far away from his hometown in New Hampshire, Alex Haas was fighting for his life after suffering burns to over 90 percent of his body at a water park party in Taiwan.

Police charge mother of 4-year-old shot in Philadelphia home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 10:11pm

Philadelphia police have charged the mother of a 4-year-old girl who died after being shot with third-degree murder.

Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:41pm

A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.

Report: Lead levels higher in Flint kids after water switch

Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:20pm

Flint children under the age of 6 had significantly higher blood-lead levels after the city switched its water source in 2014 to save money, according to a report released Friday by U.S. disease experts.

Teen pierced in eye by javelin flown to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:11pm

Officials say a teen was taken to a hospital in a helicopter after he tripped and was stabbed in the eye by a javelin at a Portland track meet.

Former IG fired by Obama over investigation dies at 84

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:10pm

Gerald Walpin, a former inspector general for the federal AmeriCorps program who was fired by President Barack Obama over his handling of an investigation into a California mayor and Obama supporter, has died. He was 84.

Judge: Lawyers can have Michael Brown juvenile records

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:01pm

Attorneys for the city of Ferguson and other defendants in a wrongful-death lawsuit brought by Michael Brown's parents can have access to juvenile records involving the black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in 2014, a judge ruled.

The Latest: Kansas lawmakers end special session on schools

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate on school funding (all times local):