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Landlord acquitted of manslaughter in fire that killed 6

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 3:01pm

The owner of a building where six people were killed in a fire was acquitted Friday of manslaughter but was convicted of a code violation for converted attic rooms described by prosecutors as "death traps."

Ex-California state senator gets prison for taking bribes

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:54pm

Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in prison in a corruption scandal in which he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento.

The Latest: After hot car death, parents talked of more kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

The Latest on the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back of a hot SUV (all times local):

Citing aging inmates, Ohio says it will again move death row

Ann Sanner and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in little over a decade, this time because of the growing number of aging inmates serving death sentences, state prison officials said Friday.

Judge: Georgia can keep execution drug provider secret

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

Georgia doesn't have to reveal information about its execution drug to two Mississippi death row inmates, a federal judge in Atlanta has ruled.

1 classification upgrade in new batch of Clinton emails

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:51pm

One document in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the State Department on Friday contains classified information.

Phoenix police: Woman runs over 2 men, killing 1 after fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:41pm

An intoxicated 29-year-old woman has been arrested after driving over her boyfriend and another man, killing the other man, as the two men fought in a parking lot, Phoenix police said Friday

Minneapolis police: Update coming in shooting investigation

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:32pm

Minneapolis police planned to give an update Friday on an investigation tied to the fatal police shooting of a black man last year that sparked weeks of protests and resulted in no criminal charges being filed against the officers involved.

Death sentence upheld in 1st case under 1994 Kansas law

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld the death sentence of the first prisoner condemned in the state in three decades.

University hires monitor for police reform after fatal stop

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside monitor to oversee reform of its police department after the fatal 2015 shooting of an unarmed black motorist by one of its police officers.

US military reports 2 strikes against extremists in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:31pm

The U.S. military says it launched two attacks earlier this month in Yemen, killing eight people associated with the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Commission rejects move of Confederate statue from park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:24pm

The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area.

Retiring Wrigley Field scoreboard operator has seen it all

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

If the Chicago Cubs can make it into the World Series, that will extend by several more days the career of Fred Washington.


Daughter of one of Utah's 'Piano Guys' reported missing in Oregon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

A 21-year-old woman has been reported missing, and authorities are worried she got lost or injured on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge.

The Latest: Union: Ohio's death row move will cause hardship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

The Latest on Ohio's plans to move its death row (all times local):

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.

US top diplomat refers to NKorea as 'illegitimate regime'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:13pm

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."

Western governors, feds ponder new landscape initiative

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says the relationship between federal land management agencies and Western states to find collaborative ways to deal with landscape-scale problems is improving but could be better.

Idaho House Dem accused of stealing GOP's campaign material

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

A Republican candidate says Democratic Rep. John McCrostie stole campaign literature and then lied about doing so while being recorded.