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Fiery multicar crash kills 5, including 2 kids, in Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:01am

A fiery multicar crash on a highway in Tampa, Florida, has left five people dead, including two children, authorities said Thursday.

Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 11:01am

An outside prosecutor has been asked to determine whether an off-duty police officer in northeast Ohio should be charged criminally for accidentally firing a shot that lodged in a classroom wall at a day care center with children and teachers inside.

Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:53am

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.

Museum sale brings $1.2M despite protests from Cyprus, Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:52am

The sale of nearly 70 antiquities from an Ohio art museum that drew objections from the governments of Egypt and Cyprus has brought in $1.2 million.

3 plead guilty in death of 13-year-old Detroit boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:51am

Three people have pleaded guilty in the death of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who prosecutors say was beaten and choked after he picked up about $70 that was dropped in May outside a convenience store.

Group: Somalia least likely to punish media murders

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:51am

For the second year in a row, Somalia topped the list of countries where the killing of journalists is most likely to go unpunished, a prominent media watchdog said.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:43am

It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

Police officer shoots, kills Wyoming man at Billings hotel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:41am

A police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old Wyoming man at a Billings hotel early Thursday, Police Chief Rich St. John said.

Deliberations resume in Oregon standoff trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:31am

An alternate juror arrived at the federal courthouse in Portland, allowing deliberations to resume in the trial of Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants.

Latest: Competitor says ruling helps his medical pot plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:23am

The Latest on the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to disqualify one of two medical marijuana proposals from the November ballot (all times local):

Arkansas court disqualifies 2nd medical marijuana proposal

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:12am

The Arkansas Supreme Court has disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the November ballot less than two weeks before the election and with thousands of votes already cast, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan.

Milwaukee cop who killed man facing trial for sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 10:02am

A Milwaukee police officer whose fatal shooting of a black man sparked a weekend of violent unrest in the city has been ordered to stand trial on unrelated sex assault charges.

Oklahoma officer fatally shoots man during disturbance call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:50am

Authorities say a police officer in northern Oklahoma fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Search continues for fugitive in Oklahoma 'rage killings'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:50am

The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where he is.

Betting on hepatitis C-infected kidneys to speed transplants

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:40am

A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option — getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:31am

Another folk medicine remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.

Woman goes to hospital for kidney stones, gives birth to surprise baby

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:27am

When Shaun Jude Jaegers grows up, he'll have a heck of a story to tell about his birth.

United Way loses its ranking as America's largest charity

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:22am

United Way, ranked as America's largest charity for all but one of the past 25 years, has been emphatically knocked from that spot by Fidelity Charitable, the leader of a rapidly growing philanthropic sector that is transforming the way many Americans give.

Closing arguments delayed in bridge trial over legal issue

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 9:21am

Closing arguments were postponed Thursday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial with no explanation other than that a "legal issue" had arisen.