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5 South Beach sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:31pm

The first Zika-infected mosquitoes to be trapped on the U.S. mainland were caught in residential South Beach neighborhoods, Miami-Dade County officials announced Wednesday.

The Latest: UNC Charlotte students march to protest shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:31pm

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

Testimony: GOP staff wanted Democrats off bridge authority

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:31pm

The former bridge authority official testifying in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial said Wednesday that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's staff asked him to produce a list of authority employees so the Democrats could be purged.

Senate Democrats refuse to back Obama on Sept. 11 bill veto

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

Senate Democrats abandoned President Barack Obama Wednesday, siding with Republicans to overwhelmingly reject his veto and permit families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.

Jury pool narrowed to 750 in church shooting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

The jury pool has been narrowed to just under 750 people in the federal trial of Dylann Roof, who stands charged in the shooting deaths of nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.

Image of 1992 slaying suspect is generated from his DNA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

A prosecutor on Wednesday released composite images of a suspect in the unsolved slaying of a middle school aide nearly a quarter century ago, a rendering that uses genetics to predict someone's appearance.

Idaho militia group members resign, say leader took money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:21pm

More than 30 members of an Idaho militia group say they've resigned after the group's president spent $2,900 in donations on personal items rather than using it to help four Idaho men facing charges from a 2014 armed standoff with government agents in Nevada.

Story behind the photo: How a trapped fawn was rescued

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:16pm

It's an amazing picture and a happy ending: A young fawn, caught in a cattle guard, its head sticking out with a look on its face just crying out for help. What happened next?

Judge hands gov. second defeat in feud with rival pols

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

A Kentucky judge has blocked efforts by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to replace the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, his second defeat in an ongoing feud with one of Kentucky's most powerful political families.

Rape conviction overturned, but board says no to exoneration

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

DNA testing helped overturn a man's conviction for rape after he spent decades in prison, but a Tennessee parole board said that evidence isn't strong enough for the governor to formally exonerate him and make him eligible for state compensation.

Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:10pm

The U.S. is sending 615 more troops to Iraq as the stage is set for an Iraqi-led battle to reclaim Mosul, the northern city that has been the Islamic State group's main stronghold for more than two years. The offensive, starting as soon as October, looms as a decisive moment for Iraq and for President Barack Obama's much-criticized strategy to defeat IS.

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:03pm

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.

Alabama justice 'urged defiance, not compliance' on marriage

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:01pm

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should be removed from office for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, a lawyer for a disciplinary commission argued on Wednesday.

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Appeals court can't guarantee Snowden safe travel to Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:52am

A Norwegian appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the United States.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

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

The Latest: Cops say man rescued at sea had violent episodes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

The Latest on the mystery surrounding a man who was rescued at sea after floating for a week on a life raft (all times local):

White House blasts Senate for override vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

The White House says the U.S. Senate vote to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation is an "embarrassing" shirking of its duties.

State health agency spokeswoman resigns over debate tweets

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:42am

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.

Black man shot dead by police near San Diego, probe underway

Julie Watson and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:41am

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.

Sheriff: Man linked to 4 Ohio slayings can't name 1st victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:33am

An Ohio suspect linked to the slayings of at least four women says he can't remember the name of the first victim, who died more than a decade ago and hasn't been identified, a sheriff said.