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The Latest: Hearing set for teen accused in school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:23pm

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

Obama flies to Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:22pm

Both were Nobel Prize laureates who labored for peace in the Middle East but failed to achieve it. Now, their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama prepares to pay a final tribute to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.

Sherriff: 3 arrested in quadruple slaying in South Carolina

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:21pm

After more than a year and thousands of hours of investigation, three men have been charged with murder and other crimes in a July 2015 quadruple homicide at a home in rural South Carolina, a sheriff said Thursday.

Lawyer: Man fatally shot by police officer posed no threat

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:13pm

A black motorcyclist posed no threat to the life of the District of Columbia police officer who shot and killed him, an attorney for the man's relatives said Thursday as he called for city officials to release more information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Rescue at sea turns new attention on unsolved 2013 killing

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:12pm

It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his home, shot three times with a rifle.

Ohio man charged with killing adult daughter has $4.5M bond

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:11pm

A man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his adult daughter at their suburban Cleveland home had his bond increased Thursday to $4.5 million by a judge after a prosecutor said the man was a flight risk.

Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in kidnap once called a hoax

Don Thompson and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:04pm

A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney pleaded guilty Thursday to kidnapping in a bizarre case that police in California initially dismissed as a hoax.

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

Elliot Spagat and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:02pm

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Nevada high court strikes down broad school choice program

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:01pm

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts — seen as the broadest school choice program in the country — have an unconstitutional funding mechanism and the program should remain blocked.

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Utah police sharing lessons from the drug-crime trenches

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:01pm

Facing what's been called an opioid epidemic, Utah authorities are sharing lessons from the trenches investigating and prosecuting heroin and prescription drug cases.

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:00pm

Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

Cop facing state, federal charges now sued over rough arrest

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant criminally charged in federal and state court with wrongly beating up a drunken high school football fan then trying to cover it up is now also being sued, along with the city.

The Latest: Ex-personnel secretary sentenced to 6 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the sentencing of Tim Longmeyer, a former high-ranking Kentucky official convicted of bribery:

Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday said the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might.

White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill vote

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill.

More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:51pm

When two firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.

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Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:43pm

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

Watchdog report criticizes DEA's use of confidential sources

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:42pm

The Drug Enforcement Administration does a poor job overseeing the millions of dollars in payments it distributes to confidential sources, relies on tipsters who operate with minimal oversight or direction and has paid informants who are no longer meant to be used, according to a government watchdog report issued Thursday.

Police: Man fatally shoots wife and son, then himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 1:41pm

Authorities say a man killed his wife at their Maryland home and then drove to the Washington suburbs, where he killed his 19-year-old son and himself.