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'Affluenza' teen's request to remove judge from case denied

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:01pm

Efforts by lawyers for "affluenza" teenager Ethan Couch to have the judge in his case removed, which could have resulted in his release from jail, have failed.

Police search Connecticut home of woman lost at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 8:01pm

Police have searched the home of a woman who went missing at sea during a fishing trip with her son and is presumed dead.

Alabama Supreme Court upholds state's death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:31pm

The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld the state's death penalty sentencing structure.

Prosecutors want crackdown on websites selling illegal sex

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:23pm

Prosecutors from around the world say the fight against sex trafficking is moving online as traffickers use popular websites to advertise sexual services.

Pentagon chief troubled by Philippine president's comments

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:21pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter hinted Friday at U.S. impatience with the Philippine government over inflammatory comments by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Charlotte police to release full video in black man's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 7:11pm

Police in Charlotte say they will release all of the dashcam and body camera video from the fatal shooting of a black man that sparked in riots in the city.

California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:42pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two sexual assault laws in response to national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer for assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.

Video suggests police drove at California man they then shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:41pm

Dashboard audio indicates two police officers may have tried to hit a homeless man with their police cruiser before fatally shooting him in Sacramento this summer, a newspaper reports.

Judge refuses to toss Planned Parenthood lawsuit over videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:41pm

A federal judge in San Francisco has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says show employees of the organization illegally selling parts of aborted fetuses.

Ex-USC linebacker appears in Utah court to face rape charge

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:35pm

Osa Chad Masina, a former Brighton High football star and now suspended USC linebacker, made his first court appearance Friday on charges of raping a woman in Cottonwood Heights.

Stripper segregation: Feds say club mistreats black dancers

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:01pm

Clothed in the power of the law, the federal government is again suing a Mississippi strip club, saying black strippers should be treated equally when they take it all off.

Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:01pm

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.

Ohio police fatally shoot armed murder suspect near home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:44pm

Police fatally shot a murder suspect who was seen with a gun in his jacket before he ran from officers and was ordered to stop in a confrontation, authorities in Ohio's capital said Friday.

State police: Armed man killed after Detroit-area chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:31pm

An armed man who called himself a "sovereign citizen" was fatally shot Friday by Michigan State Police after racing away from a traffic stop and leading troopers on a chase in suburban Detroit, authorities said.

FBI returns to home of man charged in bombings in 2 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

Federal investigators are again gathering evidence from the home of a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey.

Armed man dies after struggle with California police

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11pm

A man armed with a knife and reported to be bipolar died after a struggle with Pasadena police officers who were called to an apartment early Friday following reports of a disturbance.

Construction worker dies in American Fork trench collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:01pm

A Utah construction worker is dead after a trench collapse in American Fork.

Relatives of black man shot by white officer file lawsuit

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:01pm

The son of a black man fatally shot by a white Mississippi police officer in 2015 has filed a lawsuit against the former officer, the city of Columbus and others for what it called a wrongful death.

Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:51pm

Texas has formally stopped helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, citing alleged security concerns.