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Heroin overdoses surge in Louisville

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:51pm

During a recent shift spent treating numerous overdoses, Dr. Robert Couch heard a similar refrain from patients: they couldn't believe that the small amounts of heroin they took nearly killed them.

Ex-Atlanta police officer indicted in death of unarmed man

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:42pm

A grand jury on Wednesday charged a white former Atlanta police officer with felony murder and other crimes in the death of an unarmed black man.

Police investigating after cop pepper sprays elderly woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

An Oklahoma police department is investigating after an officer used pepper spray to subdue an 84-year-old woman in her home.

Woman gets 18 months after feticide conviction overturned

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

An Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned has been re-sentenced to 18 months in prison.

Georgia university reopens after report of armed suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

Columbus State University police say the Georgia school has reopened after a report of an armed suspect in a student residence hall.

Kansas teen found guilty of killing mom, sister in fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:35pm

A Kansas jury on Wednesday found a 17-year-old Hutchinson boy guilty of killing his mother and sister in a fire at his home three years ago.

Indian-Americans, 'Horsetown USA' clash over building plans

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:33pm

The Southern California city of Norco markets itself as "Horsetown USA," and it's not unusual for cowboy hat-wearing residents to head out for lunch or run errands on horseback in its Old West-styled downtown.

Boston police body camera program delayed by union lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

The start of a program to equip 100 Boston police officers with body cameras has been delayed so a judge can consider a request from the city's largest police union to temporarily halt the program.

Grizzly and cubs relocated to northwest Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

Wyoming wildlife managers have trapped and relocated a female grizzly bear and her two cubs that were killing livestock on a grazing allotment.

Hurricane weakens as it nears Hawaii's Big Island

Audrey McAvoy and Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

Merchants boarded up shop windows Wednesday along Hilo Bay, and shoppers snatched supplies of food and water from grocery store shelves as what could be the first hurricane to hit Hawaii in a quarter-century neared the island.

US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

The Latest: Judge closes hearing in church shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

The Latest on objections made to closing a hearing in South Carolina church shootings trial (all times local):

Recount ends with no change in Oklahoma congressional race

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:24pm

An Oklahoma congressional candidate who demanded a recount after he lost a primary runoff election by just 40 votes dropped his fight Wednesday.

Police: Turtle set afire on live video stream, 1 arrest made

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:22pm

Alabama police say they've arrested a teenager who allegedly set fire to a live turtle during a live video stream on social media.

3 dead, 10 injured in multi-vehicle crash in New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:21pm

A driver on a New York highway who lost control of his car Wednesday and crashed into a barrier, splitting the vehicle in half and triggering other collisions, was killed along with two of his passengers, police said. Ten other people were injured.

5 fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:21pm

Firefighters in Yellowstone National Park are now actively fighting a large wildfire that has been burning for the last three weeks.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Hermine heading toward Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:12pm

The Latest on tropical weather systems threatening Hawaii and the Southeast (all times Hawaii local):

Searchers respond to midair aircraft collision in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:10pm

Searchers are responding to a midair collision of two small commercial airplanes carrying a total of five people in western Alaska.

The Latest: Catastrophe averted in fatal Sparks plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:03pm

The Latest on a northern Nevada plane crash that killed two people (all times local):