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Police investigate report that female inmates were assaulted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:11pm

Nearly two dozen female inmates have been removed from a Missouri jail after two women said they were sexually assaulted by male inmates who somehow got into their cells.

VA: Ex-Marine who killed 3 in Baton Rouge did not have PTSD

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50pm

A former Marine who ambushed and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers last month never saw combat in Iraq, but told doctors he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder because a buddy showed him videos of maimed and decapitated bodies, according to newly released Veterans Health Administration medical records.

2 slain nuns remembered for helping the needy

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50pm

Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.

Driver in fatal wreck previously cited for no license

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50pm

Louisiana State Police say a bus driver accused of killing two people in a five-vehicle wreck on Sunday had been ticketed Aug. 5 for driving without a license.

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50pm

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

The Latest: DA: Families a factor in death penalty decision

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:44pm

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Honduran teen held by ICE: 'I learned a lot' in detention

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:44pm

The Honduran teenager who spent nearly seven months in federal custody under threat of deportation says it's difficult to explain what he went through while he was kept away from family and friends in North Carolina.

Judge weighs if N. Carolina man wrongly convicted of murders

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:40pm

A North Carolina man was wrongly convicted of killing a woman and her daughter two decades ago in part because jurors didn't know about DNA evidence that implicated another man, defense attorneys said Monday.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:32pm

Beachgoers, boat captains and business owners on North Carolina's Outer Banks warily eyed a potent tropical weather system Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.

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Clinton aide Abedin dumps husband Weiner over new scandal

Jennifer Peltz and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:31pm

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

Report: Clown spotted trying to lure kids into woods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:30pm

A neighborhood in South Carolina is reporting that people dressed as clowns have been seen trying to lure children into the woods.

1 dead, 4 hurt in highway shootout; bullet holes cover SUV

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:30pm

A shootout on a highway on Monday afternoon left one person dead, four others hurt and a sport utility vehicle riddled with bullet holes.

The Latest: Tropical storm warning issued for North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:22pm

The Latest on tropical storms (all times EDT):

Maine GOP leaders call for closed-door meeting with governor

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:21pm

Republican leaders in Maine are trying to figure out a fitting punishment for racially charged comments and a threatening voicemail made by Gov. Paul LePage, who has repeatedly avoided punishment for impolitic remarks. Meanwhile, a top state Democrat repeated a call for the Republican governor to resign.

Yellowstone River's closure worries outdoors industry

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20pm

Tens of thousands of dead fish have closed Montana's Yellowstone River and stirred new worries Monday about lasting impacts to the region's lucrative outdoors industry.

Court denies asylum to 28 detained Latin American mothers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:20pm

A legal ruling that would send 28 detained immigrant mothers and their children back to Latin America despite their claims they would be persecuted upon return was upheld on Monday by a federal appeals court.

Driver charged in Minnesota crash that killed 2 firefighters

Steve Karnowski, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:11pm

A Michigan firefighter charged in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven others told investigators he hadn't slept more than 45 minutes in more than 24 hours and had used marijuana hours before the crash, Minnesota prosecutors said in charges filed Monday.

Girl, 8, in critical condition after Miami drive-by shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

Police say an 8-year-old girl is in critical condition after being shot in the head during a drive-by shooting outside a Miami home.

Reward offered for capture of fugitive polygamist from Utah

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:01pm

Federal authorities hope a $50,000 reward announced Monday, coupled with a falling out between polygamist fugitive Lyle Jeffs and his brother — imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs — will lead someone to reveal his whereabouts.

Airport scare hard to avoid with cascade of false reports

Brian Melley and Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:51pm

In the moments before reports of gunshots created a panic at the Los Angeles airport, police with weapons drawn had confronted a masked man outside a terminal who was carrying a plastic sword and dressed like Zorro.