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Species goes extinct in Atlanta garden after rare frog dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 11:21am

Authorities say a rare tree frog — the last known living member of the species in captivity — has died at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

Riverdale man to stand trial this month in trail killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 11:11am

A Riverdale man accused of fatally shooting on a hiking trail last year will go to trial later this month.

Oldest living gorilla has a new great-grandbaby, JJ

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 11:11am

The longest-living gorilla on record has another great-grandbaby.

Nampa fire chief in fair condition following I-84 crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:51am

The Nampa fire chief's condition has improved after he was critically injured in a motorcycle crash on Interstate 84 last week.

Funeral held for NYC firefighter killed in house explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:50am

Thousands of mourners including firefighters and elected officials have filled a suburban church to pay respects to a New York City fire battalion chief killed by debris from a house explosion last week.

Pennsylvania college suspends students over blackface video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:31am

An eastern Pennsylvania college says it has suspended two students over an online video showing a student in blackface lampooning the Black Lives Matter movement.

Man bit by rabid bat in southern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:22am

Public health officials say a man in south-central Idaho is receiving treatment after being bitten by a bat that has tested positive for rabies.

Ski area raises introductory prices because of fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:22am

Officials in Casper are raising the price of season passes at the Hogadon Ski Area for first-time buyers because of fraud.

New facility greets visitors to historic Walden Pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:12am

If Henry David Thoreau were around today, Massachusetts officials think he'd probably be happy with the new visitor center at Walden Pond.

Mass ascension launches start of Balloon Fiesta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:11am

Dozens of balloons took flight this morning, officially marking the start of the 45th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Charlotte protesters rally at jail to support those arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:02am

About 50 protesters staged a rally at a North Carolina jail to show support for those arrested in the wake of unrest that followed the shooting death of a black man by a police officer.

The Latest: 911 call out amid probe of death during arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:02am

The Latest on the death of a man after a struggle with police in Pasadena, California (all times local):

Effort to recognize World War II spies hung up in Congress

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:50am

Spies don't work for fame or acclaim. But after 75 years, the men and women who served behind the enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theater during World War II wouldn't mind some recognition.

Hiker found dead in Utah; search is on for missing son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:41am

A hiker has been found dead in northern Utah and a search is underway for his missing 21-year-old autistic son.

Rhode Island's NCAA pitch touts historic inclusivity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:41am

Rhode Island is touting its centuries-old history of inclusivity in its bid to replace North Carolina as a host of college basketball tournaments next year.

The Latest: Fowler-Mickelson vs. McIlroy-Pieters is tight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:21am

The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

South Carolina police investigating possible murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:00am

Police in South Carolina are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving three people, one of them a 10-month-old baby.

New Jersey coast to get disputed, long-delayed sand dunes

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:20am

Almost four years after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his neighborhood so badly that Britain's Prince Harry had to stop by for a look at the damage, Paul Jeffrey is ready to sleep soundly again.

Floods' pain still felt 1 year later in rural South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:10am

Nearly a year after 2 feet of rain fell on South Carolina, hundreds of people in rural Williamsburg County are still trying to fix their homes.