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Cincinnati sees estimated 78 heroin overdoses in 2 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:31am

Cincinnati police are asking for the public's help in trying to identify the source of the suspected heroin behind an estimated 78 overdoses in just two days.

Grief overcomes Mississippi community after slaying of nuns

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:31am

The two nuns who were killed in Mississippi were by all accounts some of the most friendly, helpful people in town, cooking and caring for anyone in their poor community — making the slayings all the more puzzling.

Officer shot in neck after protecting a father from his son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:30am

A police officer responding to a dispute between a father and son in eastern Tennessee was shot to death after helping get the elder man to safety, authorities said Friday.

Audit: Lawmaker had improper reimbursement

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:20am

Legislative auditors say they have found a discrepancy in the travel reimbursements of an Idaho senator accused of having an extramarital affair with a fellow lawmaker.

The Latest: Mississippi community grieves over loss of nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:20am

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Airline praises pilot who stopped drunk co-pilot from flying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:20am

A charter airline is praising a pilot who blew the whistle on a co-pilot he suspected of being drunk before a plane was scheduled to take off from an airport in northern Michigan.

The Latest: Sheriff wishes he could 'turn back clock'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Tennessee police officer (all times local):

Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwest in the Atlantic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

Tropical Storm Gaston is moving northwestward in the Atlantic with no change in strength.

Man convicted of lying to become citizen gets nearly 5 years

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

A man convicted of getting U.S. citizenship fraudulently after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a concentration camp during the Bosnian War has been sentenced to serve nearly five years in federal prison.

The Latest: Governor dismisses calls to resign for voicemail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10am

The Latest on the obscene tirade that Gov. Paul LePage left on a lawmaker's voicemail (all times local):

Man sentenced in vampire role-playing, teen sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:02am

A Pennsylvania man who had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl as part of a vampire role-playing game that included drinking her blood must spend 10 years on probation, the first two confined to his home.

How to pay less for your prescription drugs, legally

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:58am

Even a not-so-pricey drug can add up to a nightmare expense when it needs to be refilled every month.

Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closures

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:50am

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is urging calm before the state releases a list of its lowest-performing public schools, saying there's a "misperception" schools will be closed.

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Activist discovers iPhone spyware, sparking security update

Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell and Daniella Cheslow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:44am

The suspicious text message that appeared on Ahmed Mansoor's iPhone promised to reveal details about torture in the United Arab Emirates' prisons. All Mansoor had to do was click the link.

Ebola survivor to nurse students: Be the best of the best

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:40am

An American woman treated for the Ebola virus at Emory University Hospital said health care workers continue to learn more about the disease she contracted in 2014 while volunteering in the west African country of Liberia.

Police seek man who posed as Uber driver, attacked woman

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:40am

Atlanta police investigating a woman's report that she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver say they now believe the suspect posed as an Uber driver to lure her into his car, the most recent of several attacks by phony Uber drivers around the nation.

West Jordan councilman pleads not guilty after July crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:30am

A West Jordan City Council member has pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

Idaho voters to have 8 options for presidential candidates

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:21am

Idaho has swung for Republican presidential candidates for more than four decades, but voters will still have plenty of options for those who don't want to pick either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton come November.

Teen boy behind Colorado medical pot law dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:10am

A 15-year-old Colorado boy who helped pass a law requiring schools to allow students to use medical marijuana has died.