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Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:41pm

A doctor who trained for four years at the psychiatric unit of a New York hospital said in a lawsuit Monday that adolescent patients were routinely provoked into acting out, then restrained and drugged, extending their hospitalization and Medicaid payments.

Man charged in shooting at popular Chicago tourist spot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:41pm

Chicago police say they've charged an alleged gang member with murder in the slaying of a man who was shot last weekend near Millennium Park, a popular downtown tourist attraction.

Unarmed black man shot by white Oklahoma officer is buried

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:41pm

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Oklahoma police officer in an encounter captured on patrol car and helicopter video has been laid to rest.

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:32pm

Government investigators were expected in Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct, park officials said.

Wife of Chechen man killed by FBI charged with lying

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:32pm

The wife of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI.

Feds find rights violations at nation's oldest public school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:32pm

A federal civil rights probe has found that administrators at Boston Latin, the nation's oldest public school, failed to adequately respond to racist threats made to a black student by a classmate.

Bundy jurors shown video of men firing assault rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:31pm

The prosecution is expected to rest its case Tuesday in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others who occupied an Oregon bird sanctuary last winter.

Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:31pm

The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions.

Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools and classes

Lisa Rathke, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:30pm

Guess what, kids? No homework. Really. All year.

UPDATED

6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:23pm

A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris.

Obama says US making progress on Native American issues

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:21pm

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has made significant progress improving conditions for Native Americans but has more work to do.

The Latest: Body camera use questioned in fatal shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:21pm

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

Student injured in Michigan school bus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:11pm

Authorities say a student has been injured in a shooting on a school bus outside of a southern Michigan school.

Body camera use questioned in fatal shootings in Charlotte

Emery P. Dalesio, Jonathan Drew and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:11pm

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:11pm

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people.

Proposal to beef up hate crimes law returning under new name

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:01pm

A Utah senator is bringing back a recently defeated proposal to beef up the state's hate crimes law and add protections for gay and transgender people.

Gary Herbert, Mike Weinholtz to appear in televised debate

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:01pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his Democratic opponent Mike Weinholtz are scheduled to meet Monday night in their first and likely only televised debate this year.

Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:01pm

Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media.

Army fires Fort Riley commander as investigation continues

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:51pm

The U.S. Army says it has fired the commander of Fort Riley and is continuing an investigation opened last week at the Kansas base. No details have been provided.