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Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:50am

A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm.

3 inmates escape from detention center in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10am

Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a detention center in Louisiana.

Crews to retrieve plane from lake; 2 men still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:00am

The New Orleans Fire Department says crews plan to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed last week into the muddy bottom of the lake just north of New Orleans.

Memorial Mass for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi home

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:33am

A memorial Mass will be held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. A man from about 15 miles away has confessed without giving a reason, according to the sheriff.

Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:52pm

Police in New York are investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured.

The Latest: Police find no gunman at Los Angeles airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:31pm

The Latest on reports of a shooter and evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

Police: No shots fired, no gunman found at Los Angeles airport, scare came from loud noises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10pm

Police: No shots fired, no gunman found at Los Angeles airport, scare came from loud noises.

WWII dog tags found on beach in '66 returned to family

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:44pm

It took 50 years for a Long Island woman to finally complete her quest to return a World War II veteran's lost dog tags she found on a New York City beach.

Police say search underway at LA airport; social media posts show people fleeing terminal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:40pm

Police say search underway at LA airport; social media posts show people fleeing terminal.

Trial over Ohio policeman's slaying delayed until March

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:31pm

The trial for a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman has been delayed until March.

Ada County investigates inmate death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:10pm

Authorities are investigating the death of an Ada County Jail inmate who they say apparently took his own life.

Official: US expects to reach target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees

Elise Labott and Laura Koran, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:00pm

The Obama administration expects to reach its target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees within this fiscal year -- October 1 -- as early as Monday, according to a senior US official.

Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:50pm

Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.

The Latest: Gaston strengthens, warning for North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:41pm

The Latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times EDT):

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:35pm

A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.

More than 300 at wake for 2 nuns killed in Mississippi

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:02pm

More than 300 people came to a small church Sunday evening to say farewell to two nuns killed in their Mississippi home, even though more than half had to watch the service called vigil for the deceased on a monitor outside.

The Latest: Over 300 attend ceremony for Mississippi nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:10pm

The Latest on nuns killed in Mississippi (all times local):

Supporters mark slain girl's 10th birthday in Albuquerque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:10pm

Supporters of a girl who police say was raped and killed are holding a birthday party and memorial service in her honor.

The Latest: 21-year-old Mississippi man killed in bus crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:43pm

The Latest on bus-fire truck wreck near New Orleans (all times local):

Wildfire blocking Yellowstone entrance smolders on

Brennan Linsley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:31pm

Firefighters chopped down trees and searched for hotspots on steep hillsides Sunday as they battled a wildfire that has blocked an entrance to Yellowstone National Park.