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Tipster, coincidence led to arrest in deadly NY bank robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

Investigators say a tipster pointed them to the man charged this week in a 13-year-old fatal bank robbery, but the suspect coincidentally came to them on his own on an unrelated matter. And authorities say they used that complaint as a way of surreptitiously collecting his DNA.

Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:22am

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Arkansas deputy identified in fatal shooting of armed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

An Arkansas sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man who refused to drop a shotgun has been identified as Deputy Joe Oberle.

The Latest: Police: Video of killing too gruesome to release

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

FBI director again defends integrity of Clinton email probe

Matthew Daly and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

Republican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

The Latest: Alabama justice 'urged defiance, not compliance'

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

The Latest on the disciplinary hearing for Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (all times local):

Man dies after being struck by TRAX train in Salt Lake City

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

A TRAX train has struck and killed a man in Salt Lake City.

Idaho woman facing charges after daughter found underweight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:11am

A southwest Idaho woman has been charged with felony injury to a child after authorities say they found her infant daughter severely malnourished.

Laramie to hold Wyoming youth voter summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:11am

Wyoming will be holding a summit in Laramie as part of an effort to encourage young people to vote.

Friend: 'No hate' in Charlotte officer who shot black man

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:02am

Before he became known as the police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking days of protests in North Carolina's largest city, friends knew Brent Vinson as someone who naturally ascended into leadership, a former college football player with a peacemaker's heart.

Authorities: No NC criminal charges in fatal bus wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

North Carolina authorities won't file criminal charges against the South Carolina church that owned a bus that crashed on a bridge, killing four people.

Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.

State health agency spokeswoman resigns over debate tweets

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:51am

The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota's Health Department has resigned over acknowledged "inappropriate" comments she accidentally posted on the agency's Twitter account during Monday night's presidential debate.

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:50am

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:42am

Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.

New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:42am

New Orleans has the right to remove Confederate monuments that are the center of a heated debate, the city's attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday, but opponents who want a delay said removing them could cause irreparable harm.

Man sues police, Taser over stun gun-induced heart attack

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:41am

A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights two years ago, when the officer repeatedly shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop and gave him a heart attack that he says nearly killed him.

Group: Cuban press makes strides despite controls

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:33am

An independent press is emerging in Cuba despite a constitutional requirement that media be controlled by the one party communist state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report issued Wednesday.