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The Latest: NAACP seeks federal probe into Miss. noose case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:00pm

The Latest on the NAACP saying a noose was placed around a black student's neck in Mississippi (all times local):

Judge OKs preliminary settlement in Idaho Medicaid lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

A federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement between developmentally disabled Idaho residents and the state Department of Health and Welfare, the ACLU-Idaho announced Monday.

Lawmakers agree to disagree on Medicaid alternatives

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

A small group of Idaho lawmakers has agreed they won't be coming to a consensus on the best way to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage after spending months reviewing the issue.

Aide: Christie knew mayor thought traffic might be payback

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

Questions over what Republican Gov. Chris Christie knew about the George Washington Bridge lane closings were raised again Monday as a former ally testified she told him a Democratic mayor had expressed concern the resulting traffic jams in his city were political retribution.

Mural painter dies following scaffolding collapse in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

Authorities say a mural painter fell four stories to his death at a high-rise condominium under construction in South Florida.


Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:50pm

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

Manny Pacquiao takes a break from politics for boxing

Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:41pm

Up until last week, Manny Pacquiao was concentrating on trying to get the death penalty restored in the Philippines.

5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:41pm

State police say five people, including four college students, were killed in a fiery wrong-way crash on a Massachusetts highway near Boston.

The Latest: Suspect's relatives suffered severe knife wounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:41pm

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing of his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers and numerous carjackings (all times local):

Georgia mobile home fire caused by wood stove kills 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:32pm

A mobile home fire in Georgia started by an improperly installed wood stove killed six people, including four children, authorities said Monday.

NAACP: Noose put around neck of black student in Mississippi

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:24pm

White students at a south Mississippi high school put a noose around the neck of a black student and "yanked backward," the state NAACP said Monday.

Shots hit California police car, woman on ride-along hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:22pm

A woman interested in becoming a police officer who was on a weekend ride-along in a California police cruiser was hurt by flying glass when shots were fired through the cruiser's front windshield, police said Monday.

Driver who fled Milwaukee crash that killed 3 surrenders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

Milwaukee police say a motorist who fled after causing a car crash that killed three women from Chicago and injured their Uber driver has surrendered to authorities.

'Jackie' says she felt pressure to be in Rolling Stone story

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

The woman whose harrowing account of being gang raped at the University of Virginia was the centerpiece of a now-discredited Rolling Stone magazine article testified in a deposition heard by the public for the first time on Monday that the story was what she believed "to be true at the time."

Final stop of craft that flew to Capitol? The garbage heap

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

Officials plan to destroy a helicopter-like aircraft that made headlines when its owner flew it on to the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in 2015 as a political protest.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That will stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

Man won't get to cover neo-Nazi tattoos during murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

A Las Vegas man who was allowed to use makeup to cover his neo-Nazi tattoos during his robbery trial and conviction in in August will not get to hide them during his upcoming murder trial punishable by the death penalty, a judge has ruled.

Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:21pm

Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.

Idaho family sues city after paramedics severely burn newborn baby

Stephan Rockefeller,  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:20pm

An Idaho family is suing the city of Rexburg after paramedics admitted to severely burning their child.