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Pentagon chief urges Southeast Asia security cooperation

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:31pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday opened talks in Hawaii with his counterparts from 10 Southeast Asian nations, even as U.S. relations with the Philippines, a longtime American ally, grew shakier.

Witness to Milwaukee police shooting confirms friend had gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:31pm

A witness to a fatal police shooting that led to riots in Milwaukee last month said his friend was carrying a gun when he was killed, according to a report Friday.

US official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:30pm

Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday.

Police search Connecticut home of woman lost at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:24pm

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

Records: Man accused of killings stole ID to obtain passport

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:12pm

A man in the country illegally who authorities say was responsible for a string of crimes that left two dead in the Dallas area obtained a U.S. passport under a stolen identity, which allowed him to freely travel across the Texas-Mexico border, according to federal court records.

Board apologizes after flap over separate low-income school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:11pm

A Mississippi school board is apologizing after the superintendent was quoted saying the district might consider an optional separate school to boost academic achievement among low-income students.

14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:11pm

A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a school playground, wounding three people.

Key facts about El Cajon, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:02pm

The fatal shooting by police of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse suburb of San Diego that has seen a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from Syria.

Forecasters say Matthew has rapidly strengthened into powerful Category 4 hurricane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:01pm

Forecasters say Matthew has rapidly strengthened into powerful Category 4 hurricane.

The Latest: Boy still in critical after school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:54pm

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The Latest: Black man dies in fight with California police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:54pm

The Latest on the death of a black man after a struggle with police in Pasadena, California (all times local):

Slain officer's face to appear on ignition interlock devices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:51pm

The face of a police officer killed by a drunken driver will appear on ignition interlock devices installed in the vehicles of Maryland motorists convicted of a DUI.

California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:51pm

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 sexually assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.

New hearing ordered for Brown student accused of sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

A federal judge says Brown University must hold a new disciplinary hearing for a student who said he was wrongly accused of sexual assault and suspended for two years.

Neighbor called 'person of interest' in missing woman case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

Prosecutors say a Maryland man with a 1971 kidnapping conviction is a "person of interest" in a woman's disappearance.

Prosecutor: Legislators bought marijuana from then-colleague

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

A former state lawmaker charged with trying to lure a 14-year-old girl into a sexual encounter also smoked marijuana in the Statehouse and sold the drug to several other legislators, but there wasn't enough evidence to charge them with drug crimes, the attorney general said Friday.

Dad accused of drowning baby strapped in car seat gets life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

An Ohio man accused of drowning his 4-month-old daughter in a river while she was strapped in her car seat has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Site of Oregon college shooting set to be demolished

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:41pm

A college hall in Oregon where a mass shooting took place last year is set to be demolished in October.

Man charged with murder in University of Illinois shooting

David Mercer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:31pm

A Champaign teenager was charged with murder Friday in a shooting last weekend at a party near the University of Illinois campus that killed one person and wounded three others.