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Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:54am

An analysis of the homicide toll in Chicago in August — the deadliest month in the city in two decades — shows more clearly than ever who's dying in the slaughter and what's behind it.

The Latest: Matthew becomes a hurricane in Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):

Lawsuit: Police pressured Laquan McDonald shooting witness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

A woman who says she watched a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a black teenager has filed a federal lawsuit that alleges police pressured her to change her account or "forget" what she saw.

Ex-CIA official to head new bureau for background checks

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

The CIA's former security director is being tapped to head the National Background Investigations Bureau, set up after last year's massive government data breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

Ohio man charged with killing adult daughter has $4.5M bond

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

A man charged with murder in the shooting of his adult daughter at their suburban Cleveland home has had his bond increased to $4.5 million after a prosecutor told a judge he was a flight risk.

Lawmaker blames media for comments about working women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:42am

A Wyoming lawmaker who was under fire for making controversial statements about women workers says the media twisted his words.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:42am

A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states.

U.S.-based forecasters say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

U.S.-based forecasters say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean.

The Latest: Investigators probe mom's disappearance at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

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):

Army names new Fort Riley commander to replace fired officer

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

The Army has named a new commander at Fort Riley, Kansas, to replace an officer who was fired Monday, just weeks before soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division deploy to Iraq.

Man accused of trying to hide crash that killed girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:33am

Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested.

The Latest: Firefighter subdued shooter until police arrived

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:31am

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:31am

The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist posts on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family, and one referring to lynching.

7 Afghan military students AWOL from US posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:31am

Officials say seven Afghan military students in four different states have been absent without leave since earlier this month.

Watchdog report criticizes DEA's use of confidential sources

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:31am

The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has paid informants who are no longer meant to be used, according to a government watchdog report issued Thursday.

Utah police sharing lessons from the drug-crime trenches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

Facing what's been called an opioid epidemic, Utah authorities are set to share lessons from the trenches investigating and prosecuting heroin and prescription drug cases.

Audit: Take back $3.4M in FEMA grants to church school

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

Auditors say the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take back nearly all of $3.5 million in grants given to a church-run school after Hurricane Katrina, though a school official says it never got that much.

The Latest: Judge says probation, monitoring is fair outcome

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

The Latest on the sentencing of a former Iowa State University student who sexually assaulted another student (all times local):

Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.

Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty to Houston auto sales scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:11am

Prosecutors say a disbarred ex-attorney from Utah faces up to 10 years in prison in a Houston luxury auto scam with no cars, dealerships or sales.