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Evidence against Florida officer charged in killing released

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Prosecutors released the evidence collected against a Florida police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black drummer whose vehicle had broken down on the interstate.

Ex-Iowa senator gets prison in pay-for-endorsement scheme

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

Former Iowa Sen. Kent Sorenson, who accepted money for endorsing presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012, was sentenced to 15 months in prison Tuesday — even though prosecutors had sought only probation.

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday.

Oregon ocean tragedy underscores need for greater awareness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:51pm

One moment, Jayson Thomas was on the Oregon beach with his 3-year-old son. The next, they were gone, swept away by a "sneaker wave" as his wife looked on.

Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:42pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

1 Marine killed, 1 injured in exercise at California base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

The Marine Corps says one Marine was killed and another was injured during a live-fire training exercise at a California desert base.

State considers requiring corroboration in sex assault cases

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

New Hampshire lawmakers are considering a sexual assault bill that police and prosecutors warn would protect pedophiles and sexual predators but proponents say would prevent wrongful convictions.

University of California's Napolitano in hospital for cancer

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and has been hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system said Tuesday.

Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

George Beall, attorney who led Spiro Agnew prosecution, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:40pm

George Beall, the U.S. attorney who headed the investigation and prosecution that led to Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president, has died, his wife said.

Trump meets with Supreme Court candidate

Vivian Salama and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

President-elect Donald Trump has met with one of the judges on his short list for potential Supreme Court nominees, less than two weeks before he is expected to announce his choice for the nation's highest court.

Military jet crashes at Naval base in Mississippi; 2 eject

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:33pm

Officials at a Mississippi military base say a jet has crashed on a training flight, and that two people on board the plane were able to safely eject near the airfield.

Idaho House panel introduces new liquor license bill

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Idaho bars with liquor licenses would be required to be open at least 20 hours a week and must sell at least 20 drinks per week under a new proposal introduced in an Idaho House panel on Tuesday.

Court backs ruling that man give fingerprint to unlock phone

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that a judge's order requiring a man to provide a fingerprint to unlock his cellphone was constitutional, a finding that is in line with similar rulings across the U.S.

Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.

Obama staff packing up, heading out ahead of Trump's arrival

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:31pm

They line up near the Oval Office, down the hallway toward the Cabinet Room, with their spouses and young kids in tow. When it's their turn, the White House staffers enter for a few private moments with President Barack Obama, a photo and a farewell hug from the boss.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:21pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

Maine governor offers John Lewis an erroneous history lesson

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:20pm

Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday offered an erroneous history lesson about racial segregation to a black Georgia congressman who risked his life to fight for civil rights, and he called on the NAACP to apologize to white people.

Obama commutes sentence of Chelsea Manning

Laura Jarrett, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 3:15pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of documents and videos to WikiLeaks.