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Hunter sentenced after poaching deer, displaying at expo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:40am

A Big Piney hunter charged with poaching a unique mule deer and displaying it at a hunting expo will serve jail time.

Pulse victim's mom says calls' release would be traumatizing

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:40am

The mother of a patron who was gunned down at a gay nightclub in Orlando says in a letter to a judge that the release of audio recordings of 911 calls from the club during the massacre would be "traumatizing."

Mom: Noose leaves emotional scar on her 15-year-old son

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:00am

A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said.

4 years after Superstorm Sandy, coast continues to recover

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:50am

People have worked hard, and mostly successfully, over the past four years to restore the New York and New Jersey coastline to what it was before Superstorm Sandy crashed ashore, causing widespread devastation. But some areas have not recovered, nor will they ever.

Judge acquits DNC delegate of assaulting fellow delegate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:11am

A judge has acquitted a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of charges he assaulted a fellow delegate at a Philadelphia hotel.

Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:51pm

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month has been charged with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015.

Cruz's Trump flip-flop may hurt his popularity back in Texas

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:40pm

It's a refrain Ted Cruz has long used, but he's trotting it out more frequently these days — laying on the Texas charm thick for audiences in his home state, where his popularity may suddenly be on the line.

Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:50pm

A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.

Man accused of raping teen relative can't be own attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31pm

An Ohio man accused of imprisoning and raping a teenage relative has had his latest request to represent himself turned down.

After delay, jurors to hear closing arguments in bridge case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:24pm

For the second day in a row, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will gather on Friday to hear closing arguments.

Suspect in Ohio fatal sandwich shop shooting to be sentenced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:21pm

A man who authorities say has agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting a teenager at an Ohio sandwich shop is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday in Cleveland.

USU provost selected to serve as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:31pm

Utah State University has named its new president.

Here's what occurs if Californians legalize recreational pot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:25pm

Proposition 64 would legalize the recreational use of marijuana starting Jan. 1, 2018. The ballot measure is 62 pages long and aims to regulate the entire cannabis industry, from seeds to pipe. Here are highlights:

Parole denied for Charles 'Tex' Watson, self-described 'right-hand man' of cult killer Charles Manson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:01pm

Parole denied for Charles 'Tex' Watson, self-described 'right-hand man' of cult killer Charles Manson.

Federal judge blocks Alabama abortion restrictions

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:01pm

A federal judge on Thursday blocked new Alabama abortion restrictions that sought to ban clinics near schools and outlaw a common second trimester abortion procedure.

Police: Woman rams squad car while taking topless selfie

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:52pm

Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie.

Plane carrying Pence skids off runway

Elizabeth Landers and Eli Watkins, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:21pm

A plane carrying Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence skidded off a runway Thursday night as it landed at LaGuardia Airport in New York.

Killer's mother assisting in lawsuit against 2 gun dealers

Terrence Petty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 8:01pm

Three years ago a 30-year-old mentally ill man fatally shot a California woman as she admired a scenic view on the Oregon coast, using one of three weapons acquired by the killer's mother from gun dealers.

The Latest: Environmentalist decries Oregon standoff verdict

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 7:32pm

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