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Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:31pm

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Mom of boy who vanished in 1979 testifies of 'total horror'

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:23pm

When her 6-year-old son was late getting home from school, his mother called a classmate's mom and got the news that would launch one of the nation's most infamous missing-child cases.

Death sentence upholds Kleypas death sentence

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:21pm

Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student 20 years ago.

Sheriff's official: Family of 6 killed in house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:21pm

A Cass County sheriff's official has confirmed that all six members of a rural southeast Nebraska family were killed in a house fire this week.

Defense lays out case in deadly S. Carolina police encounter

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:11pm

A white former South Carolina police officer accused of killing an unarmed black driver who ran from a traffic stop had been left alone to patrol a high crime area, and the encounter probably would have ended differently if he had backup, a supervisor testified Friday in a pretrial hearing.

The Latest: Union: About time Minneapolis officers cleared

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:00pm

The Latest on an internal investigation by Minneapolis police into the November 2015 fatal shooting of a black man by two white officers on the city's north side (all times local):

Western governors, feds attempt uneasy collaboration

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:50pm

The relationship between federal land management agencies and Western states to find collaborative ways to manage large swaths of forests and rangelands is improving but could be better, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said.

Idaho Democrat accused of stealing GOP campaign material

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:50pm

A Republican Idaho Senate candidate said Friday that he has filed a police report accusing Democratic Rep. John McCrostie of stealing campaign literature left off at homes in Garden City and lying about doing so while being recorded.

2 suspects in Nashville tourist's death arrested in NC

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:50pm

Police in North Carolina have arrested two suspects wanted in the killing of a California tourist in Nashville, Tennessee.

Author of retracted rape story defends relying on 'Jackie'

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:50pm

The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level of detail with which she spoke during their interactions.

The Latest: Judge rules against defense in Slager hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:34pm

The Latest on the trial of a South Carolina police officer charged with murder in a traffic stop shooting (all times local):

As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:32pm

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.

Former corrections officer convicted in K-9 partner's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:31pm

A former central Pennsylvania corrections officer has been convicted of animal cruelty charges in connection with the death of his K-9 partner last summer.

Citing aging inmates, Ohio says it will again move death row

Ann Sanner and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:21pm

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in little over a decade, this time because of the growing number of aging inmates serving death sentences, state prison officials said Friday.

The Latest: Union: Ohio's death row move will cause hardship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:14pm

The Latest on Ohio's plans to move its death row (all times local):

Water main floods trench in Boston, killing 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:13pm

A water main gave way in Boston's South End neighborhood on Friday afternoon, flooding a deep trench and killing two workers, according to city officials.

Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:11pm

Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Ex-California state senator gets prison for taking bribes

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:11pm

Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in prison in a corruption scandal in which he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento.

Minneapolis police: No discipline for officers in fatal 2015 shooting of black man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:02pm

Minneapolis police: No discipline for officers in fatal 2015 shooting of black man.

The Latest: Judge says Kansas man poses 'grave danger'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:01pm

The Latest on three men accused of conspiring to detonate truck bombs at an apartment complex where Somali immigrants live in western Kansas (all times local):