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Man convicted of killing ex to be executed next month

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:31pm

A Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend is set for execution next month, Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced Thursday.

Pumpkins. Hay rides. Swimming pools? Fall heat hits Arizona

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:23pm

In Arizona, jack-o'-lanterns may not be the only things melting this Halloween.

Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 3 more women

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:21pm

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment after a date was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting three other women since early 2015.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:13pm

It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

The Latest: Rep. Stewart says he'll vote for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:12pm

The Latest on Utah congress members saying they'll vote for Trump despite denouncing him previously (all times local):

Deputy who stopped fatal rampage speaks out for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:03pm

An off-duty sheriff's deputy and others who helped end a stabbing rampage at a mall say they've grown close since the deadly May attack.

Citizen journalists covering Islamic State win courage prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:01pm

A citizen journalist group that reports secretly from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa is being honored with a $50,000 prize for courage.

Colorado officer gets 16 years in prison for police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

A former small town Colorado police officer was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in the back after he followed the man into his mother's home, court officials said.

Man gets 10 years for death of officer working DUI detail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

A Maryland man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the drunken-driving death of a police officer who was struck while working DUI enforcement.

Authorities begin arresting protesters at camp on private land in the path of Dakota Access pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

Authorities begin arresting protesters at camp on private land in the path of Dakota Access pipeline .

Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:50pm

An energy company lawyer said Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas touched her inappropriately at a 1999 dinner in suburban Washington. Thomas denied the allegation.

Judge lets Flint residents' lawsuit against state move ahead

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:42pm

A Michigan judge ruled in favor of Flint residents who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state and state officials over the city's lead-contaminated water, rejecting a motion to dismiss the case entirely.

Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.

Wildfires burning around South as drought worsens

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:33pm

Wildfires are charring hundreds of acres daily in the South as drought conditions worsen across the region, and the heavy, widespread rains that officials say are needed to end the threat are nowhere in sight.

Recorded statements of 2 officers in custody death released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:32pm

The videotaped statements of two of the Baltimore officers charged in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon have been made public for the first time.

Latest: Governor says new petition date should be weighed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:30pm

The Latest on the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to disqualify one of two medical marijuana proposals from the November ballot (all times local):

Judge: Powell not liable for officer's sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:21pm

A Wyoming judge has ruled the City of Powell and its police department cannot be held liable for a sexual assault committed by one of its officers while he was on duty.

Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuries

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

A prosecutor in a neighboring Ohio city has been asked to determine whether an off-duty police officer should be charged criminally for accidentally firing a shot from his home that lodged in a classroom wall at a day care center with children and teachers inside.

Lawyers: Ohio execution plan like burning inmates at stake

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

Ohio's new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive, say federal defense lawyers rushing to stop the state's first execution in three years.

Mom: Son shook in fear after schoolmates put noose on him

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

A black mother in Mississippi says her 15-year-old son was shaking in fear as he described white schoolmates putting a noose around his neck two weeks ago and pulling it tight.