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Florida's latest Zika 'hot zone' not generating so much buzz

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:11am

Authorities in Florida went into damage-control mode when Zika-carrying mosquitoes began biting in the Miami area this summer, fearing the economy would suffer as pregnant women were warned to avoid the Wynwood art district and touristy South Beach.

At retrial in 1979 case, the (ex) jury is in _ the audience

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:01am

They spent four emotionally draining, inconclusive months on jury duty in one of America's most notorious missing-child cases. But over a year after hitting a deadlock, some jurors now feel a duty not to let it go.

Fiery multicar crash kills 5, including 2 kids, in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:01am

A fiery multicar crash on a highway in Tampa, Florida, has left five people dead, including two children, authorities said Thursday.

Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:01am

An outside prosecutor has been asked to determine whether an off-duty police officer in northeast Ohio should be charged criminally for accidentally firing a shot that lodged in a classroom wall at a day care center with children and teachers inside.

Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:53am

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.

Museum sale brings $1.2M despite protests from Cyprus, Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:52am

The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from an Ohio art museum that drew objections from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus has brought in $1.2 million.

3 plead guilty in death of 13-year-old Detroit boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:51am

Three people have pleaded guilty in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who prosecutors say was beaten and choked after he picked up about $70 that was dropped in May outside a convenience store.

Group: Somalia least likely to punish media murders

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:51am

For the second year in a row, Somalia topped the list of countries where the killing of journalists is most likely to go unpunished, a prominent media watchdog said.


Samsung still stumped by charred Note 7s; heir joins board

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:44am

Samsung Electronics is still trying to figure out why its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones were catching fire, the company said Thursday, as shareholders appointed the grandson of the company's founder to its board.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:43am

It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

Police officer shoots, kills Wyoming man at Billings hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:41am

A police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old Wyoming man at a Billings hotel early Thursday, Police Chief Rich St. John said.

Deliberations resume in Oregon standoff trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31am

An alternate juror arrived at the federal courthouse in Portland, allowing deliberations to resume in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants.

Latest: Competitor says ruling helps his medical pot plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:23am

The Latest on the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to disqualify one of two medical marijuana proposals from the November ballot (all times local):

Arkansas court disqualifies 2nd medical marijuana proposal

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:12am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot less than two weeks before the election and with thousands of votes already cast, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan.

Milwaukee cop who killed man facing trial for sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:02am

A Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man sparked a weekend of violent unrest in the city has been ordered to stand trial on unrelated sex assault charges.

Oklahoma officer fatally shoots man during disturbance call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:50am

Authorities say a police officer in northern Oklahoma fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Search continues for fugitive in Oklahoma 'rage killings'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:50am

The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where he is.

Betting on hepatitis C-infected kidneys to speed transplants

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:40am

A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option — getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:31am

Another folk medicine remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.