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Court denies request for probe of Snyder's Flint legal bills

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:21pm

A Michigan court rejected a request for a grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation in criminal probes of Flint's water crisis.

The Latest: Fact-checker testifies that she trusted 'Jackie'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:12pm

The Latest on the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its since-retracted story about a woman's gang rape at the University of Virginia (all times local):

Body of 18-year-old Boise woman found near Idaho City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho say the body of an 18-year-old Boise woman missing since September has been found south of Idaho City.


New Mexico AG vows to keep pressuring feds over mine spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

The state's top prosecutor, elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.

Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are expected to make a full recovery.

Emmett Till historic sign shot full of holes, being replaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:05pm

A center dedicated to the memory of slain black teen Emmett Till has raised over $20,000 to replace a bullet-riddled sign commemorating the 1955 Mississippi killing that helped propel the civil rights movement.

Zoo: Gorilla's death drew attention, didn't hurt attendance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:05pm

The fatal shooting of a gorilla in its enclosure is still drawing attention but hasn't significantly affected attendance, the director of the Cincinnati Zoo said.


Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal

Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:04pm

A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly half a million Volkswagen owners the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.

Moscow man convicted of shootings asks to withdraw plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:01pm

A northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people is asking to withdraw his pleas.

US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:01pm

National Intelligence director James Clapper says he wouldn't put it past Russia to "to shoot down an American aircraft" if a no-fly zone is imposed over Syria.

Sediment from dam repair kills fish in Shoshone River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:51pm

Repair work on the Wildwood Dam has killed trout and other fish on the Shoshone River.

ACLU: Man's KKK fliers are protected under First Amendment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:43pm

A white man charged with distributing Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers to two minority women is protected by the First Amendment, the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont said in a filing with the state Supreme Court.

The Latest: 2 fatally shot by Md. police serving warrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:43pm

The Latest on two people shot to death by police as officers were serving warrants at a motel room, according to authorities (all times local):

Nevada tribes seek $117K in legal costs in voting suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:41pm

Two Nevada tribes are asking a federal judge to order the state of Nevada and two counties to pay them more than $100,000 in legal expenses in a growing legal battle over alleged violations of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Ex-Christie aide: 'Traffic problems' email wasn't payback

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:41pm

A former aide to Republican Gov. Chris Christie reiterated Tuesday that a now-infamous email she sent saying "time for some traffic problems" near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 referred to a traffic study, not a political retaliation plot.

Suit: Lifeguards knew danger at beach years before drowning

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:31pm

Lifeguards at a New Jersey beach say they knew of potentially deadly conditions there for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him.

Jury selection in officer's murder trial begins amid prayers

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:31pm

Social activists held hands in a prayer circle outside a courthouse while potential jurors were inside amid tight security Tuesday in the racially charged murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Report: Most guns used in NY crimes bought in other states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:20pm

Three-quarters of nearly 53,000 guns used to commit crimes in New York were originally purchased in another state, New York's attorney general said Tuesday.

New national wildlife refuge to protect Northeast shrubland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 12:01pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it has finalized the creation of a new national wildlife refuge that will be located in parts of six states.

Closing arguments begin in trial on medical school killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:41am

Attorneys have begun closing arguments in the case against a former medical student accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school, including an 11-year-old boy.