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US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

Elliot Spagat and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:50am

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Mother of black man shot by police speaks of her anguish

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:50am

The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States.

Father's trial to begin in hot car death of Georgia toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:40am

More than two years after a Georgia toddler died after being left for hours inside a hot SUV, the child's father is scheduled to stand trial for murder.

Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:12am

President Barack Obama flew to Israel Friday to pay his respects to Shimon Peres, the former leader whose six decades of work shaping this tiny nation into a powerful and industrious force generated tremendous respect from Obama.

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:33am

A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war. And prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim.

Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:30am

A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath.

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:20am

Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting.

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it moves through the Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:30am

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it moves through the Caribbean.

The latest: Some violence, vandalism in police protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:00am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):

Lawyer: Jury should hear about cop's 'auditory exclusion'

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:33pm

A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death said she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired.

Early, absentee voting begins throughout Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41pm

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election in Wyoming has begun.

Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:21pm

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked.

Officials: Remains of NC teen who disappeared in 2011 found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01pm

The body of a North Carolina teenager whose adoptive parents were convicted of tax fraud related to her 2011 disappearance was found this week, officials said Thursday.

DUI enforcement to increase during 'Border War' game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01pm

Law enforcement agencies in Wyoming and Colorado will be teaming up for DUI and seat belt enforcement during Saturday night's "Border War" football game between the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University.

Families of US personnel ordered to leave Congo amid unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:41pm

The State Department is halting most official U.S. government travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo and ordering family members of U.S. government personnel to leave the country.

Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:21pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might.

California wildfire destroys 8 homes, injures firefighter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:40pm

A wildfire in a mostly remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains has now destroyed eight homes and sent a firefighter to the hospital, officials said Thursday.

The Latest: Northern California wildfire has burned 8 homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:31pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 7:01pm

Gov. Jerry Brown waded further into the national debate over transgender rights Thursday as he signed a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

Don Thompson and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:50pm

A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax.