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Protesters shout down Christie at Superstorm Sandy event

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:20pm

Two years ago, on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yelled at a protester frustrated with the slow pace of storm recovery to "sit down and shut up."

Prosecutors: DNA links suspect to DC mansion slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:20pm

Prosecutors say five items in a mansion where a couple, their son and their housekeeper were killed have DNA evidence linking the man accused in the slayings.

Prosecutors: 2 US men tried to export military parts to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:11pm

Federal prosecutors charged two California men with conspiring to smuggle fighter-jet parts to Iran in a scheme they allege dates to 2009.

Juror: Acquittal was not endorsement of Oregon occupiers

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:11pm

The stunning acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was a rejection of the prosecution's conspiracy case, not an endorsement of the defendants' actions in the armed protest, a juror said Friday.

Idaho Democrats allege in complaint GOP broke campaign laws

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:04pm

The Idaho Democratic Party filed a complaint Friday with the Secretary of State's office claiming that an official inside the Idaho Republican Party violated the state's campaign laws.

Young gunman who killed teenager in sandwich shop apologizes

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:01pm

The parents of a teenage boy gunned down at a sandwich shop expressed grief and dismay on Friday during the sentencing of their son's killer to life in prison with no chance for parole.

The Latest: Senate leader wants FBI briefing on emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:53pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

Wyoming won't press murder case against serial killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:50pm

A prosecutor says an imprisoned serial killer sentenced to death in California is too ill to face a new murder charge in Wyoming.

Jurors hear contrasting views of bridge defendants

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:50pm

A former staffer and former appointee of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were so eager to aid his rising political career in 2013 that they concocted a plan to create gridlock at the country's busiest bridge to punish a mayor who didn't want to go along for the ride, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday in closing arguments at their fraud trial.

Offensive social media posts lead to debate on public speech

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:41pm

A Republican legislative candidate's tweet that Democratic President Barack Obama should be hanged and a school board member's Facebook posts widely deemed racist and sexist are generating heated debate about what's acceptable in public speech.

Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident

Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:40pm

Nearly a year after the curious death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel room, authorities announced Friday that he died accidentally from numerous bodily injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol."


The Latest: Lawyer says conspiracy charge can baffle jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:35pm

The Latest on the acquittals of key figures in the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Murder charges filed against Oklahoma suspect on the run

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:30pm

Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges against a man accused of killing two relatives in central Oklahoma, shooting two police officers and crossing the state on a violent rampage.

Montana governor criticizes sentence in incest case

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:30pm

Montana's governor agrees with citizens who are upset that a man was sentenced to 60 days in jail for raping his 12-year-old daughter, but Steve Bullock says his office has no authority to investigate or override the decision.

Concern raised over new name of Nixon library theater

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:24pm

A former library director says naming a theater at the revamped Richard Nixon Presidential Library museum for a Nixon Administration staffer who counted Jewish government workers at Nixon's request sends the wrong message to visitors.

Last ex-cop defendant in post-Katrina deaths to change plea

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:21pm

A former New Orleans police officer is set for a change-of-plea hearing next week on charges related to deadly shootings by police amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a notice posted Friday in federal court.

Suspect in officer death found guilty of firearms charge

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:20pm

A federal judge found an ex-convict guilty Friday of illegally possessing a pistol that police say was used to kill an Albuquerque police officer during a nighttime traffic stop last year.

Chinese sailing team implores US to continue ocean search

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:12pm

The racing team of a Chinese professional sailor who went missing on a mission to set a solo trans-Pacific world record is imploring the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its search for him.

Virginia law officer acquitted in shooting of woman in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:11pm

A Virginia police officer has been acquitted of all charges for shooting at a car he said was being driven toward him and struck him.