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California governor approves gender-neutral restrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:04pm

Gov. Jerry Brown is wading further into the debate over transgender rights as he approves a bill requiring that all single-stall toilets in California be designated as gender neutral.

Ex-officer facing 2nd trial agrees to deal in wife's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 4:01pm

A former Ohio policeman who spent over a decade behind bars for his wife's death before his conviction was overturned pleaded guilty Thursday to charges alleging he hired her killers, under a deal that lets him remain free on probation and maintain innocence.

Alabama House committee: subpoenas in impeachment probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:54pm

Alabama's House Judiciary Committee is issuing subpoenas to Gov. Robert Bentley and others in an ongoing impeachment investigation.

Police shooting audio appears to back up officer statements

Tom Foreman Jr. and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:52pm

A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground.

National Transportation Safety Board: Engineer in New Jersey train crash has been released from hospital, cooperating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:51pm

National Transportation Safety Board: Engineer in New Jersey train crash has been released from hospital, cooperating.

Witness says Christie aides prepped bridge case testimony

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:51pm

The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal says people close to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gathered on a conference call to prep a cover story for the gridlock prosecutors contend was political revenge against a Democratic mayor.

Lawyer: Man fatally shot by police officer posed no threat

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:51pm

A black motorcyclist posed no threat to the life of the District of Columbia police officer who shot and killed him, an attorney for the man's relatives said Thursday as he called for city officials to release more information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Judge says US officials fail to protect endangered red wolf

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:51pm

A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government's ability to remove the animals from private property.

7 Afghan military students AWOL from US posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:41pm

Seven Afghan military students in four states have been absent without leave since earlier this month, military officials said.

Orlando police: Lyft driver charged with sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:41pm

Orlando police have arrested a Lyft driver on charges of sexually assaulting a customer.

Ex-Kentucky official gets nearly 6 years in kickback scheme

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:33pm

Rebuked for further eroding public confidence in government, a former high-ranking official in Kentucky government was sentenced to nearly six years in prison Thursday for orchestrating a kickback scheme that netted him more than $200,000.

Mother of slain California black man wants peaceful protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:21pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):

The Latest: Haley asks state to pray for shooting victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:14pm

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

Caregiver in 'baby fight club' gets 33 months in jail

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:12pm

A former daycare worker convicted of child cruelty in what prosecutors described as a "baby fight club" was sentenced to nearly three years in prison, the maximum term the judge could impose.

Woman who shot husband, torched the bed gets 22 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

A woman who told police that she killed her husband and set his bed on fire the day after Christmas in 2014 has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.

Court upholds teen rape and murder victim's privacy rights

Kathy McCormack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:11pm

The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday decided that the details of a young woman's sexual history should remain private after her rape and murder.

Federal judge temporarily prohibits Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:02pm

Federal judge temporarily prohibits Arkansas from blocking Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood patients.

Ammon Bundy's lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:01pm

Ammon Bundy's federal conspiracy trial resumed Thursday despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals.

The Latest: Hurricane Matthew heads toward central Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 3:01pm

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):