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Defense attorneys clash with prison over recorded meetings

Bill Draper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:00pm

Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private.

FBI won't pursue hate crime charges in scalding water attack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:54pm

The FBI has decided not to pursue hate crime charges against a Georgia man found guilty of throwing scalding water on a sleeping gay couple.

North Idaho police use school bus to catch texting drivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:51pm

A school bus roaming the streets of Moscow this week has been a cover for police officers looking to catch traffic violations.

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.

Small plane crashes into home in Indiana, 2 people hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

A small plane slammed into a home near a western Indiana airport, injuring two people on the aircraft.


Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue

Nicholas Riccardi and Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally would separate families.

Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:40pm

A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days.

Judge denies Nevada county's claim to national forest road

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:31pm

A dirt road in a national forest at the center of a decades-old dispute between the Forest Service and a rural Nevada county will remain in federal hands after a judge ruled county officials failed to prove it was theirs before the remote wilderness was permanently reserved in 1909.

The Latest: Sister: Nun called to serve the underserved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:24pm

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Officials: Zika spread through sex by man with no symptoms

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

U.S. health officials on Friday reported the first case of Zika spread through sex by a man with no symptoms of the disease.

Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closures

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday urged calm before next week's release of a list of Michigan's lowest-performing schools, saying it's a "misperception" that any would be slated for closure at this time, but not ruling out the possibility of it happening in the future.

3 kids taken after mom's killing back in California

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:21pm

Three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed have been returned to California from New Mexico as investigators shift their focus to filling in the gaps in the case.

5 years after Irene, missing teenager's family still hopes

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:13pm

Relatives of a teenager who walked out of his foster home on the eve of Tropical Storm Irene and hasn't been seen since hope the storm's fifth anniversary will prompt anyone who knows what might have happened to come forward and help solve the lingering mystery.

Kansas motel owner gets probation for trying to kill wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:11pm

A Hindu man was sentenced to probation in Kansas for trying to kill his wife with a pocketknife after his attorney argued sending him to prison could cause the man's family to be ostracized as part of their culture.

Utah man convicted in teen girl's death dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

Authorities say a Utah inmate sentenced to prison as a teenager in the rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl has died after he was assaulted by his cellmate.

Man convicted of lying to become citizen gets nearly 5 years

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

A judge on Friday sentenced a man to serve nearly five years in federal prison for lying on his citizenship application after prosecutors said he failed to disclose he was a guard at a detention camp during the Bosnian War.

Audit: Lawmaker had improper reimbursement

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

Legislative auditors say they have found a discrepancy in the travel reimbursements of an Idaho senator accused of having an extramarital affair with a fellow lawmaker.

The Latest: Suspect in killing of girl was on probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:01pm

The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local):

White House says Obama will donate to Kayla Mueller charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:51pm

The White House says President Barack Obama plans to donate to the foundation honoring Kayla Mueller (MYOO'-lur), an American killed by Islamic State militants last year.

Utah militia leader's case slowed by secret recordings

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:41pm

A trial date has been pushed back indefinitely for a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in Arizona because his attorney has only reviewed a fraction of evidence that includes countless hours of secretly recorded video and audio from undercover FBI agents who infiltrated the group.