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Ex-Casper Councilman files suit against former police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:51pm

A former Casper City Councilman has filed a lawsuit accusing the former police chief of conducting illegal database searches about him.

Lifeguards knew of danger at beach years before man drowned

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:41pm

Lifeguards said they knew of potentially deadly conditions at their beach for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him.

Jury selection in officer's murder trial begins amid prayers

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:41pm

Social activists held hands in a prayer circle outside a courthouse while potential jurors were inside amid tight security Tuesday for the racially charged murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Emmett Till historic sign shot full of holes, being replaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:32pm

A center dedicated to the memory of slain black teen Emmett Till has raised over $20,000 to replace a bullet-riddled sign commemorating the 1955 Mississippi killing that helped spur the civil rights movement.

Ex-Christie aide: 'Traffic problems' email wasn't payback

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:31pm

A federal prosecutor grilled a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie on her words and deeds surrounding the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal Tuesday, seeking to poke holes in her portrayal of herself as unaware of the alleged political retaliation plot and too frightened of her superiors to come forward.

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause'

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:31pm

National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability.

US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:31pm

Russia could shoot down a U.S. aircraft if a no-fly zone were imposed over Syria, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Tuesday.

The Latest: Police slaying of 2 linked to probe in Delaware

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:22pm

The Latest on two people shot to death by police as officers were serving warrants at a motel room, according to authorities (all times local):

Former Haskell student sues university over expulsion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:21pm

A former Haskell Indian Nations University student alleges in a lawsuit that she was retaliated against after reporting that two football players raped her in a residence hall.

Officer fatally shoots carjacking suspect in St. Louis area

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:21pm

A St. Louis county police officer fatally shot a masked carjacking suspect who pointed a gun at him, authorities said Tuesday.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Patrick Whittle and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:21pm

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Couple plead guilty to assault in toddler's cigarette burns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:11pm

A Pennsylvania woman accused of torturing her toddler son by burning him with cigarettes and the boyfriend accused of laughing about it have entered guilty pleas in the case.

Wisconsin clerk feared early voting site helping Democrats

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:11pm

The city clerk in Green Bay refused to set up an early voting site on a college campus in part because she feared the site would help Democrats, according to emails obtained by a liberal advocacy group.


Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal

Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:02pm

A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.

New national wildlife refuge to protect Northeast shrubland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:01pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that it has finalized the creation of a new national wildlife refuge that will be located in parts of six states.

Zoo: Gorilla's death drew attention, didn't hurt attendance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:54pm

The fatal shooting of a gorilla in its enclosure is still drawing attention but hasn't significantly affected attendance, the director of the Cincinnati Zoo said.

Police release names of 5 victims in Massachusetts crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:51pm

Four of the five people who died in a fiery wrong-way crash this week were young men who attended two Massachusetts colleges.

2 killed in police confrontation outside Maryland motel room

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:32pm

Officers fatally shot a man and woman on a motel balcony Tuesday when they refused to drop handguns they had raised toward police who were there to serve warrants, Maryland State Police said.

2 women convicted of raising money online for Al-Shabab

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:31pm

Two women who used an Internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization.