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Minneapolis police: Update coming in shooting investigation

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:32pm

Minneapolis police planned to give an update Friday on an investigation tied to the fatal police shooting of a black man last year that sparked weeks of protests and resulted in no criminal charges being filed against the officers involved.

Death sentence upheld in 1st case under 1994 Kansas law

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld the death sentence of the first prisoner condemned in the state in three decades.

University hires monitor for police reform after fatal stop

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside monitor to oversee reform of its police department after the fatal 2015 shooting of an unarmed black motorist by one of its police officers.

Landlord acquitted of manslaughter in fire that killed 6

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

The owner of a building where six people were killed in a fire was acquitted Friday of manslaughter but was convicted of a code violation for converted attic rooms described by prosecutors as "death traps."

US military reports 2 strikes against extremists in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

The U.S. military says it launched two attacks earlier this month in Yemen, killing eight people associated with the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Commission rejects move of Confederate statue from park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:24pm

The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area.

Retiring Wrigley Field scoreboard operator has seen it all

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

If the Chicago Cubs can make it into the World Series, that will extend by several more days the career of Fred Washington.


Daughter of one of Utah's 'Piano Guys' reported missing in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

A 21-year-old woman has been reported missing, and authorities are worried she got lost or injured on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Latest: Union: Ohio's death row move will cause hardship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

The Latest on Ohio's plans to move its death row (all times local):

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.

US top diplomat refers to NKorea as 'illegitimate regime'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:13pm

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."

1 classification upgrade in new batch of Clinton emails

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:11pm

One email in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released Friday by the State Department contains classified information.

Western governors, feds ponder new landscape initiative

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says the relationship between federal land management agencies and Western states to find collaborative ways to deal with landscape-scale problems is improving but could be better.

Idaho House Dem accused of stealing GOP's campaign material

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

A Republican candidate says Democratic Rep. John McCrostie stole campaign literature and then lied about doing so while being recorded.

Water main floods trench in Boston, killing 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

Boston officials say a water main gave way in the city's South End neighborhood, flooding a trench and killing two workers.

Citing aging inmates, Ohio says it will again move death row

Ann Sanner and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:51pm

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in little over a decade, this time because of the growing number of aging inmates serving death sentences, state prison officials said Friday.

As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:43pm

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.

Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:41pm

Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Prosecutors drop charges in juvenile inmate sex abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:31pm

A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.

The Latest: Tape shows interrogation of dad in hot car death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:30pm

The Latest on the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back of a hot SUV (all times local):