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Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:20am

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child.

Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:10am

Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home.

The Latest: No further arrests expected in slaying of 2 nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:10am

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Lying under oath draws California prosecutor's ire

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:02am

A 12-year-old girl's lie on the witness stand cost Luther Jones 18 years.

Ohio students can finish college, law degree in 6 years

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:50am

Special programs allowing Ohio college students to earn both their bachelor's and law degrees in a combined six years are cropping up around the state.

Shaftsbury water tests reveal minimal chemical contamination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:10am

Gov. Peter Shumlin says testing of drinking water wells near the closed Shaftsbury landfill in Vermont show minimal contamination from a potentially cancer causing chemical.

Veterans help fill gaps in refugee school projects in Iraq

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 7:40am

A nonprofit group with New Hampshire roots is putting a new spin on back-to-school shopping by helping equip 10 classrooms for refugee children in Iraq.

Dwyane Wade's cousin fatally shot pushing baby in stroller

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:52am

NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot and killed in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller near a school where she intended to register her children. Wade lamented on Twitter what he called another "act of senseless gun violence."

Flash flooding prompts rescues, closures in Kansas City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:30am

Heavy rain has swamped several areas of Kansas City, prompting high-water rescues and a temporary stoppage of the city's downtown streetcar service.

Prosecutor says might be OK with release of 'White Boy Rick'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:20am

The Wayne County prosecutor might reverse her opposition to the release of a Detroit-area drug dealer nicknamed "White Boy Rick," who has been in prison for 28 years for crimes when he was a teen.

The Latest: Man, 46, charged in deaths of 2 Mississippi nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:43pm

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Police: Man, 46, arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder in deaths of Mississippi nuns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:30pm

Police: Man, 46, arrested and charged with 2 counts of capital murder in deaths of Mississippi nuns.

Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win

Jonathan Drew and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:10pm

A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory.

Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 11:00pm

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who police say was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.

Border Patrol seizes $3M in cash destined for Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:11pm

The Border Patrol says it has arrested two men they believe tried to smuggle $3 million in cash into Mexico from California.

Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

Walter Berry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:01pm

The investigation and possible prosecution of metropolitan Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be handled by the U.S. Justice Department after federal prosecutors in Arizona asked to be removed because of unspecified conflicts of interest, according to a court filing made public.

New Pacific Marine leader vows to keep up work with allies

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 10:00pm

The U.S. Marine Corps' new commander for the Pacific said he aims to advance his predecessor's work helping allies and partners develop their skills storming beaches and moving forces ashore.

The Latest: Top Pacific Marine to keep up work with allies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:41pm

The Latest on the Marine Corps' new commander in the Pacific (all times local):

Sickly humpback whale spotted in Hawaii waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:41pm

Hawaii humpback whale experts are reporting the sighting of a sickly humpback whale off Maui.

Girl's killing is New Mexico's latest horrific child death

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:21pm

The killing this week of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl who was drugged, raped and dismembered is just the latest horrific child slaying case for New Mexico, which has the nation's highest youth poverty rate and a state government that has had heavily publicized difficulties protecting children from abuse.