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Pulse Nightclub gates open for unveiling of new memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:40am

The gates surrounding Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, have been open for the first time since the deadly June attack for the unveiling of a new memorial.

Officials: Daughters confess to burying father, 94, in yard

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:01am

Investigators say two women panicked when they found their 94-year-old father dead in his central Florida home and buried him in the yard.

Central Ohio firefighter hit by lightning dies 2 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:50am

A central Ohio firefighter struck by lightning at a charity event two years ago has died from an infection attributed to his injuries.

Man charged in bomb threat at North Carolina GOP office

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:40am

A man is facing felony charges after being accused of making a bomb threat against a GOP office in North Carolina.

Ruling clears way for Kentucky inmate to get married

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:30am

A Kentucky couple denied a marriage license because the woman is in prison and couldn't accompany her fiance to a county clerk's office has won a court ruling that clears the way for them to get married.

Thieves steal Florida deputy's purse while she pumps gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:20am

Authorities tracked down two men and two teens accused of stealing a purse from an off-duty South Florida deputy's car while she was pumping gas.

18-year-old dies after Russian Roulette-style game at party

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:50am

Authorities in Virginia say a teenager has died after shooting himself while playing a Russian Roulette-style game during his 18th birthday party.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois solider, Oklahoma man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:22am

A U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma have been identified as those killed in an attack this week in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Store holds baby shower for infant delivered in Utah Walmart

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:10am

A Utah woman who gave birth while in a Walmart checkout line got an impromptu baby shower at the store.

US Capitol Christmas Tree to stop in Paducah next month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:00am

Paducah officials say the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be in western Kentucky next month.

College football therapist gets some of the credit for wins

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:00am

A college football team in Virginia has hired a therapist to help its players mentally prepare for games.

Firefighter thrown up to 20 feet in Portland gas explosion

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:30am

An injured firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for helping to evacuate a building before a powerful gas explosion in a Portland shopping district said he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast.

Ex-California state senator faces 5 years for taking bribes

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:20am

Charged in a corruption scandal that could have sent him to prison for three lifetimes, former Sen. Ron Calderon dropped his entrapment defense, pleaded guilty and admitted taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento.

50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:40am

The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future.

BLM auctioning off land for geothermal lease

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 11:30pm

The Bureau of Land Management is holding a competitive geothermal lease sale for tens of thousands of acres of land in Nevada, California and Utah.

Cincinnati Zoo rejoins Twitter following Harambe controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:41pm

The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the May shooting death of Harambe, the zoo's 17-year-old gorilla.

Pretrial hearing set as Ohio police shooting trial nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:31pm

A pretrial hearing is set with jury selection to begin next week for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Yoga pants parade to protest man's comments on women's wear

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:21pm

Yoga pants-wearing women plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town, protesting a man who says the outfits look tacky and ridiculous.

Man sentenced after child rape photos found in donated tote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 20th - 10:21pm

A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison under a plea deal after prosecutors say an Ohio thrift store worker found photos of him sexually assaulting a toddler that were in a tote bag he'd donated.