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US man sentenced for illegally shipping gun parts worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

A United States resident who illegally shipped gun parts around the world has been sentenced in Massachusetts to nearly three years in federal prison.

Criminal complaint details brutal slaying of New Mexico girl

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:23pm

On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Officer pleads guilty in taped beating of driver after chase

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

A New Hampshire state trooper caught on video beating a man who led officers on two-state car chase has been given a deferred jail sentence after pleading guilty to three simple assault charges.

Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.

Ohio court: Juvenile crimes can't enhance adult sentences

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled that prior juvenile convictions cannot be used to increase the severity of charges or the length of prison sentences those individuals receive as adults.

Woman falls to death from zip line platform at Delaware park

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

Delaware State Police investigators were trying to determine Thursday how a woman fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform at a state park.

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq war cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.

Fire and ice hinder travel into Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

Both fire and ice briefly hindered travel into Yellowstone National Park on the National Park Service's centennial anniversary.

2 charged in death of 15-year-old boy who shielded others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from the gunfire, a Tennessee prosecutor announced Thursday.

Police officers say Taco Bell employee refused to serve them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

Five police officers in Kentucky say a Taco Bell employee refused to serve them and that kitchen workers talked about wanting to "mess with them."

Police: Father holding son hostage fatally shot by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:52am

Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a man holding his teenage son hostage in Tennessee.

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:51am

In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses.

Exhibition: 100 years of AP presidential campaign photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:44am

Presidential campaign photography captured by The Associated Press over the past century will be on display at Virginia's Longwood University this fall.

Wolf advocates outraged that state preparing to kill wolves

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

Wolf advocates are outraged that the state is preparing for the second time to exterminate an entire wolf pack for preying on livestock in northeastern Washington state.

Judge: Alien, Illuminati beliefs mean terror suspect unfit

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:41am

A judge on Thursday declared a suburban Chicago terrorism suspect mentally unfit to stand trial on charges he placed what he believed to be a bomb outside a bar, concluding that he sincerely believes his rantings that aliens, Freemasons and other shadowy figures are out to get him.

Attack on Nebraska prison staff involved a dozen inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Officials say roughly a dozen inmates were involved in an attack on nine staff members at a Nebraska prison.

2 students to hospital after school bus, car wreck in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

Authorities say two students have been transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries after a car rear-ended a school bus near Fort Worth.

State Supreme Court disbars former county attorney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

The Wyoming Supreme Court has disbarred a former prosecuting attorney who was found guilty of misusing county money.

National Park Service creates 'living emblem' in DC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:31am

More than 1,000 people using brown, green and white umbrellas have created a giant living version of the National Park Service emblem to celebrate the agency's 100th anniversary.