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Police: Man enters station, confesses to killing woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

A Twin Falls man faces a first-degree murder charge after authorities say he walked into a police station and confessed to strangling a 20-year-old Twin Falls woman.

Rain from storm causes rivers to surge in Dominican Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Rivers surged across a large section of the Dominican Republic on Thursday as a broad area of low pressure headed east to the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas, officials said.

Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes charged with fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Federal prosecutors say a man in Ohio hid that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.

Activists asking if police will be charged in sex scandal

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.

2 charged in death of 15-year-old boy who shielded others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:43pm

Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from the gunfire, a Tennessee prosecutor announced Thursday.

Fort Campbell soldier apprehended after shooter report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

Military police at Fort Campbell responded to a report of an active shooter and apprehended a 101st Airborne Division soldier on Thursday.

The Latest: Memorial set up for slain New Mexico girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

University responds to criticism over "#StopWhitePeople2K16"

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

about diversity — wasn't anti-white.

US man sentenced for illegally shipping gun parts worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

A United States resident who illegally shipped gun parts around the world has been sentenced in Massachusetts to nearly three years in federal prison.

The Latest: Kokomo-area residents got alerts before storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Indiana and Ohio (all times local):

Criminal complaint details brutal slaying of New Mexico girl

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:23pm

On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Officer pleads guilty in taped beating of driver after chase

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

A New Hampshire state trooper caught on video beating a man who led officers on two-state car chase has been given a deferred jail sentence after pleading guilty to three simple assault charges.

Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:21pm

Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.

Ohio court: Juvenile crimes can't enhance adult sentences

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

Ohio's Supreme Court has ruled that prior juvenile convictions cannot be used to increase the severity of charges or the length of prison sentences those individuals receive as adults.

Woman falls to death from zip line platform at Delaware park

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

Delaware State Police investigators were trying to determine Thursday how a woman fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform at a state park.

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:11pm

Federal prosecutors now say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq war cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.

Fire and ice hinder travel into Yellowstone National Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

Both fire and ice briefly hindered travel into Yellowstone National Park on the National Park Service's centennial anniversary.

Police officers say Taco Bell employee refused to serve them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:01pm

Five police officers in Kentucky say a Taco Bell employee refused to serve them and that kitchen workers talked about wanting to "mess with them."

Police: Father holding son hostage fatally shot by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:52am

Authorities say a police officer fatally shot a man holding his teenage son hostage in Tennessee.

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:51am

In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses.