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Trooper's widow urges no vote on legalizing marijuana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:13pm

The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver who allegedly smoked marijuana before the crash is making an emotional plea against a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana.

5 deaths at California care home may be murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:00pm

Authorities say five men found dead after a fire gutted a Southern California adult-care facility may have been victims of murder-suicide.

Ohio Zoo improves exhibit barrier following Harambe death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 11:00pm

Officials with the Ohio zoo where a gorilla was shot and killed when a 3-year-old got into its enclosure say they've improved the exhibit's barrier.

Dam repair project causes Shoshone River fish die-off

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:31pm

Repair work on a dam along the Shoshone River has led to the deaths of several species of fish.

School stops residential program after teen's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:31pm

Officials with a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia say they're ceasing operations at the school's residential treatment program after a 17-year-old student died earlier this month in an altercation with staff.

Hundreds celebrate lives of teens killed in wrong-way crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:31pm

Hundreds have gathered at a Vermont high school to celebrate the lives of five students who were hit and killed in a crash by a wrong-way driver.

Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:30pm

Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and a campaign war chest from her husband's fortune that topped $2 million for her 2012 run for state attorney general.

Former Christie aide to face more cross-examination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:20pm

Federal prosecutors will resume their cross-examination of a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who is facing criminal charges in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Potential jurors to report for Ohio police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:10pm

Potential jurors are due in court for the murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop in Ohio.

Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:01pm

Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.

Surfer bitten by shark at beach; says 'came out of nowhere'

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:30pm

A surfer says he's grateful to be recovering in a Maui hospital after a shark bit him — even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon.

Man dead, 2 children hurt after jump from New Jersey bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:00pm

A man who jumped off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two children is dead, and the children are injured.

Mike Pence to make campaign stop in Salt Lake City

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:57pm

Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will make a campaign stop in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, campaign officials confirmed Monday.

NAACP seeks federal probe after noose put on black student

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:41pm

The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school.

Authorities: Skydiver dies after hitting sign in Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:40pm

Authorities say they are continuing their investigation to find the cause of a skydiving accident that left an Illinois man dead.

Dallas-area middle school teacher accused of capital murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:31pm

A Dallas-area middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the slayings of two men in Fort Worth.

Centuries-old gravestones found, returned to cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:02pm

Centuries-old gravestones missing from a Colonial-era cemetery have been returned after turning up elsewhere, including one found in a Pennsylvania woman's yard.

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:00pm

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

Fireplace embers blamed for fire that killed Nebraska family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:50pm

Investigators say embers or hot ashes from a living room fireplace touched off a fire that killed six members of a southeast Nebraska family.

Chief Justice Roberts upgrades home on Maine coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:12pm

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is upgrading his vacation home in Maine.