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More counts expected against student charged with assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:12pm

A University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting and choking a woman was expected to face additional charges after investigators said they were contacted by dozens of other women.

Headmaster who fought with son over pot is returning to job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The headmaster of a suburban Philadelphia prep school who fought with his son over marijuana will return to his job after an assault charge was dismissed.

General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

U.S. intelligence has detected signs of Islamic State plotting against the West from their Syrian stronghold at Raqqa, adding urgency to coalition plans to encircle and eventually assault the city, a senior American general said Wednesday.

Ohio judge: Jury can hear about pot in slain man's car

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

An Ohio judge has ruled that jurors can be told about marijuana in the car driven by an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer after a traffic stop.

State trooper struck by vehicle on New York road is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:02pm

A veteran New York state trooper was hit by a vehicle and killed Wednesday while investigating a tractor-trailer parked in a median in front of his police station, authorities said.

Hurricane floods homeless housing in historic St. Augustine

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:01pm

When Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters surging through historic St. Augustine, it hit the homeless population especially hard by closing the city's only homeless shelter.

Judge dismisses suit challenging Idaho's 'right-to-work' law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:51am

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Idaho's so-called "right-to-work" law.

The Latest: Oregon ranching standoff defense says cut juror

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:41am

The Latest on the trial of seven defendants in a standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:41am

While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.

Oregon ranching standoff defense: Axe juror or call mistrial

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

A defense attorney for one of seven people on trial in Oregon for charges related to the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge asked a judge early Wednesday asking the judge to dismiss a juror over allegations of bias — or to declare a mistrial.

Police: Indiana mom found overdosed with baby in back seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:24am

Police in Indiana say a 25-year-old woman has been found passed out from an overdose with her baby in the back seat of the car.

Ex-judge's regrets could help cut sentence of drug kingpin

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:22am

A former judge's regret could lead to the early release of a drug kingpin whose case became well-known because of its connection to an organ transplant that saved Pennsylvania's ailing governor in 1993.

Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law.

Ex-Detroit council president pleads guilty in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

The former president of the Detroit City Council pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a teen more than a decade ago when he was a TV journalist.

Private service held for woman lost at sea in boat sinking

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:02am

A man whose mother is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean held a memorial service for her in Connecticut and said he still hopes she will be found.

Man pleads guilty to killing teen at Ohio sandwich shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

A young man formally charged last week in the fatal shooting of a teenage worker at a sandwich shop outside Cleveland has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and 14 other counts in an indictment handed up less than a week ago.

Layton may appeal to US Supreme Court over illegal search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:51am

Lawyers for the city of Layton say they may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after Utah's Supreme Court ruled that local police conducted an unconstitutional search of a home before arresting a suspect in a hit-and-run, DUI crash in 2013.

Google puts the brakes on Fiber, plans for layoffs

Seth Fiegerman  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:45am

If you've been waiting for Google to bring high-speed Internet to your city, don't hold your breath.

Bridgegate: Christie says he never knew, others say he did

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:31am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained for three years that he didn't know anything about the George Washington Bridge lane closures either before they happened or while they were going on.