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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.

Man faces 2 capital murder charges in Mississippi nun deaths

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:41am

A man suspected in the slayings of two Mississippi nuns who were found dead inside a residence within the community they served has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder, Mississippi authorities said.

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.

Detention officer denies charge he leaked information

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 9:00pm

A Natrona County detention officer accused of leaking information about a sexual assault case has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of unlawfully releasing a confidential name.

New Pacific Marine leader vows to keep up work with allies

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 8:01pm

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

Justice Department will probe metro Phoenix sheriff Arpaio

Walter Berry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:50pm

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 Friday.

Audit: Lawmaker had improper reimbursement

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 7:10pm

Legislative auditors say they have found a discrepancy in the travel reimbursements of an Idaho state senator accused of having an extramarital affair with a fellow lawmaker.

Smoking portable meth lab forces evacuation of Delaware home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:41pm

Delaware State Police say a portable meth lab found giving off smoke in a trash can has forced a home evacuation.

Feds charge dozens of Southern California postal workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:21pm

Federal prosecutors in Southern California have charged dozens of postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes — including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail.

Dallas protest leader sentenced to 2 years in prison

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 6:21pm

A leader of the group that organized the protest where a sniper killed five law enforcement officers in Dallas was sentenced Friday to prison for unrelated probation violations.