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Virginia rescinds strict building codes for abortion clinics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:13pm

Virginia's Board of Health has voted to scale back strict building codes and other rules governing the state's abortion clinics.

German diplomat's immunity eyed amid wife's assault claim

Jennifer Peltz and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:01pm

New York officials are trying to get a German diplomat's immunity waived to prosecute him on charges of hitting his wife in the face, and the U.S. State Department said Monday it had gotten involved in the matter.


Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:00pm

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

NAACP seeks federal probe after noose put on black student

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:50pm

The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school.

Car sideswipes school bus that tips over, slightly hurting 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:40pm

Authorities say a car sideswiped a small school bus in Northern California and then hit another vehicle, giving three people aboard the bus minor injuries.


Authorities: Bus driver didn't brake before hitting big rig

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:40pm

Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.

Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:31pm

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received at least three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as its spokesman.

LGBT group sues Utah over anti-gay school laws

Lindsay Whitehurst and Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:30pm

A Utah lawsuit filed Monday seeks to open up a new front in LGBT rights following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by challenging laws they say discriminate against LGBT students by restricting talk about homosexuality in schools.

5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:23pm

Five people, including four college students, died early Monday in a fiery crash caused by a woman driving the wrong way on a Massachusetts highway, state police said.

Southern Utah wildfire 80% contained, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:04pm

Fire officials in southern Utah are reporting 80 percent containment of a wildfire that has been burning for more than a week in the Shurtz Canyon area near Kanarraville Mountain.

The Latest: Official: Inquiry supports noose assault claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

The Latest on the NAACP saying a noose was placed around a black student's neck in Mississippi (all times local):

The Latest: Driver in fatal bus crash sued in other wrecks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

The Latest on a tour bus crash that killed 13 people in Southern California (all times local):

The Latest: Congress members rip Pentagon repayment policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

The Latest on enlistment bonuses the Pentagon is ordering California National Guard soldiers to repay (all times local):

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego.

Amber Alert canceled for 6-year-old Spokane Valley girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:50pm

Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old girl in Spokane Valley.

Piano Guys ‘not giving up,’ continuing search for missing daughter

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:42pm

Family, friends and other volunteers are continuing to look for 21-year-old Anna Schmidt on Monday, despite local officials suspending search and rescue efforts.

The Latest: Ex-attorney general released after posting bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:30pm

The Latest on the sentencing of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):

Man blames drugs for kidnapping 5, next faces murder charges

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:20pm

A Utah man was sentenced Monday to 30 years to life in prison for tying up a family of five in a basement, clearing the way for him to face murder charges in Wyoming in the death of a train worker he is accused of kidnapping as he fled police.

Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:20pm

Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.