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Kansas lawmaker's post says black protester can go 'home'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:11pm

A Kansas legislator has criticized a black performer's public protest by saying in a Facebook posting that she should go back "home."

Utahn finds bottled message sent out to sea 5 decades ago

Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:07pm

A bottled message sent out to sea by a New Hampshire man more than five decades ago has been returned to his daughter.

Legendary pilot, air show performer Bob Hoover dies at 94

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 6:01pm

Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his flying skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in air shows, has died at age 94.

Body found in Coeur d'Alene National Forest

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

Authorities say a body has been found in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest.

Arizona sheriff officially charged with criminal contempt

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:51pm

The longtime sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix was charged Tuesday with criminal contempt-of-court for ignoring a judge's order in a racial-profiling case, leaving the 84-year-old lawman in a tough spot two weeks before Election Day as he seeks a seventh term.

Jury begins deliberations in medical school killings case

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:41pm

A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the case of a former medical resident accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school, including a young boy.

The Latest: Judge weighing how to handle juror notes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:01pm

The Latest on jury deliberations in the trial of Ammon Bundy and others involved in the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Missouri candidate accused of sex assault won't be charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 5:01pm

A Missouri House candidate accused of sexual assault by another candidate running for a different district will not be charged because evidence does not support the allegation, a special prosecutor announced Tuesday.

2 killed in police confrontation outside Maryland motel room

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:50pm

Officers fatally shot a fugitive couple on a motel balcony Tuesday when they refused to drop their weapons, which turned out to be BB guns that looked like real firearms, authorities said.

APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:50pm

A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Patrick Whittle and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:21pm

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:12pm

A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are expected to make a full recovery.

The Latest: Police: Couple killed by officers had BB guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:11pm

The Latest on two people shot to death by police as officers were serving warrants at a motel room, according to authorities (all times local):

Aaron Schock agrees to pay $10,000 fine to settle FEC case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

Documents show that former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has agreed to pay a $10,000 Federal Election Commission fine for a campaign finance violation.

Little Rock police fatally shoot man pointing gun at uncle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

Little Rock police say an officer fatally shot an armed man while investigating a reported disturbance.

Officials investigate claim of noose around student's neck

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

A south Mississippi high school student has been disciplined following allegations that one or more white students put a noose around the neck of a black football player, a lawyer for the school district said Tuesday.

Authorities searching for suspect in Oklahoma killings

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:52pm

Authorities have been hunting for nearly two days for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts, and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads.

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause'

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:51pm

National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability.

The Latest: Investigators mum on search for Oklahoma suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:33pm

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing of his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers and armed vehicle thefts (all times local):