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Parent: Daughter injured after bus driver slams on brakes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:01am

School officials in southwest Idaho say a bus driver slammed on the brakes when several kids were fighting, and a parent says her second-grade daughter suffered a concussion as a result.

Army says 2-star general committed suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 8:00am

The Army says the death of a two-star general on a military base in Alabama has been ruled a suicide.

George Washington Bridge traffic stopped by climber

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 7:31am

A man who climbed to the top of the George Washington Bridge is creating traffic problems.

Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 6:12am

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month has been charged with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015.

As many as 13 staff members injured in high school fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:50am

Officials say a North Carolina high school staff member was hit by a fire extinguisher while trying to break up a fight that left as many as 12 other staff members also injured.

NYPD: 'No tolerance' for pranksters on Halloween

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:50am

For pranksters in parts of New York City, eggs and shaving cream may be hard to come by on Halloween.

Mother: Son's principal 'forced' him to stand for Pledge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:30am

A Mississippi mother says her son's principal forced him to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, threatening him with punishment if he didn't comply.

Federal judge to Florida: Why aren't more people registered?

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:20am

A federal judge wants to know why nearly 25,000 people who've applied to vote haven't been registered in Florida.

Chinese sailing team implores US to continue ocean search

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:20am

The racing team of a Chinese professional sailor who went missing on a mission to set a solo trans-Pacific world record is imploring the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its ocean search for him.

Cemetery talks between Muslim group, town at a standstill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:00am

Negotiations between a Massachusetts town and an Islamic group are at a standstill after officials rejected the group's latest proposal for a Muslim cemetery on abandoned farmland.

Hunter sentenced after poaching deer, displaying at expo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:40am

A Big Piney hunter charged with poaching a unique mule deer and displaying it at a hunting expo will serve jail time.

Pulse victim's mom says calls' release would be traumatizing

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:40am

The mother of a patron who was gunned down at a gay nightclub in Orlando says in a letter to a judge that the release of audio recordings of 911 calls from the club during the massacre would be "traumatizing."

Mom: Noose leaves emotional scar on her 15-year-old son

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:00am

A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said.

4 years after Superstorm Sandy, coast continues to recover

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 12:50am

People have worked hard, and mostly successfully, over the past four years to restore the New York and New Jersey coastline to what it was before Superstorm Sandy crashed ashore, causing widespread devastation. But some areas have not recovered, nor will they ever.

Judge acquits DNC delegate of assaulting fellow delegate

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

A judge has acquitted a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of charges he assaulted a fellow delegate at a Philadelphia hotel.

Cruz's Trump flip-flop may hurt his popularity back in Texas

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:40pm

It's a refrain Ted Cruz has long used, but he's trotting it out more frequently these days — laying on the Texas charm thick for audiences in his home state, where his popularity may suddenly be on the line.

Oregon case jury delivers blow to government in lands fight

Steven Dubois and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:50pm

A jury delivered an extraordinary blow to the government in a long-running battle over the use of public lands when it acquitted all seven defendants involved in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in rural southeastern Oregon.

Man accused of raping teen relative can't be own attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31pm

An Ohio man accused of imprisoning and raping a teenage relative has had his latest request to represent himself turned down.

After delay, jurors to hear closing arguments in bridge case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:24pm

For the second day in a row, jurors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case will gather on Friday to hear closing arguments.