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Child hit, killed on highway near Salt lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:01pm

A 5-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a car while trying to cross a highway near Salt Lake City.

Flood barriers protect Cedar Rapids as river crests

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:54pm

An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever.

Police drop charge against Arkansas lawmaker who filmed stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:53pm

Little Rock Police have dropped a charge against an Arkansas lawmaker who officers said refused to leave a traffic stop he was filming.

House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:51pm

A Democratic lawmaker from Flint, Michigan, says House Republican leaders are refusing to approve emergency aid for the city's water crisis because a majority of Flint residents are African-Americans.

Victim's family 'happy' with conviction of ex-police chief

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:51pm

The wife of a former South Dakota police chief says she is pleased a jury convicted her husband in the death of her sister, to whom he was engaged at the time of the slaying.

Officials: 3rd man arrested in 2015 attack on Texas judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:51pm

Authorities say a third man has been apprehended on allegations that he conspired to kill a Texas judge outside her home last year.

Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:51pm

Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday in the scandal that helped destroy Christie's White House ambitions.

Who funds campaigns? Mississippi eases into searchable info

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:44pm

Mississippi is becoming the last state to allow electronic filing of campaign finance reports, a step toward easier public access to information about who is spending money to influence elections.

Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:41pm

A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday and was being questioned by Coast Guard officials.

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Defense chief: 9/11 bill could be devastating to US military

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:38pm

Legislation that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for allegedly backing the terrorists who carried out the attacks could be devastating to the U.S. military, according to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

Prosecutor: No federal charges in police killing in Memphis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:31pm

Prosecutor: No federal charges in police killing in Memphis.

Prosecutor: No federal charges in police killing in Memphis

Adrian Sainz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:31pm

A prosecutor says a white Memphis police officer won't face federal civil rights criminal charges in the shooting death of a 19-year-old black man.

Indiana woman accused in deaths of kids believed to be hers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:24pm

A mother has been arrested on two preliminary counts of murder after two children believed to be her son and daughter were found dead in a vehicle in northern Indiana, and police found the body of a man who they believe was an acquaintance of the woman.

Police ID Houston gunman who wounded 9, was fatally shot

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

Authorities have identified the man who was killed by officers after he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood, wounding nine people.

N. Idaho counterfeiter sentenced to a year in federal prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

A northern Idaho man who created counterfeit $50 bills using a computer printer has been sentenced to a year in jail and three months home confinement.

New concealed carry bill despite governor's 2013 veto

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

A Republican state lawmaker plans to introduce legislation next session that would allow Utah residents to carry a hidden, unloaded gun without a permit — a plan Gov. Gary Herbert vetoed three years ago.

Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.

Alabama lawmaker tweets Clinton's husband 'likely a rapist'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

An Alabama lawmaker unhappy with Hillary Clinton's allegations during the presidential debate that Republican Donald Trump is sexist expressed his disapproval by tweeting the Democratic nominee's husband is "likely a rapist."

Houston transit police officer accused in beating resigns

David Warren, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:21pm

A Houston transit police officer resigned this week following the release of a surveillance video that shows him using a baton to repeatedly strike a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform.

Police: Man who fired on officers was Border Patrol agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:12pm

An Arizona man who shot at officers from a second-floor window of his home as they responded to a 911 call was later found dead and identified as a U.S. Border Patrol agent, police said.