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Police investigate Cornell brawl that killed Ithaca student

Carolyn Thompson and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:12pm

An Ithaca College student fatally stabbed at Cornell University was attacked while trying to help a fellow student amid a series of fights after a weekend party, the slain man's sister said Monday.

Mother of 5-year-old who fatally shot boy, 4, pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:10pm

A woman whose 5-year-old son fatally shot his 4-year-old brother with her gun faces up to three years in prison after pleading guilty to child endangerment.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:10pm

Business owners, beachgoers, and boat captains on North Carolina's Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.


Weiner's wife, a Clinton aide, dumps him amid new scandal

Jennifer Peltz and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:02pm

Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin is done playing the good wife to Anthony Weiner, announcing Monday she is leaving the serially sexting ex-congressman after he was accused of sending raunchy photos and messages to yet another woman.

Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role

Mary Hudetz and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:01pm

Relatives of an Albuquerque woman whose 10-year-old daughter was drugged, raped, killed and dismembered in the mother's apartment last week are mystified over how she got involved with two convicted criminals accused with her of causing the girl's death, the family spokeswoman for the child's relatives said Monday.

Sheriff: Intruder smashes through window, attacks residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:53pm

A 19-year-old man who smashed through the front window of a Florida home and attacked a woman and her adult son said he was on the powerful street drug flakka, a sheriff said Monday.

Transgender inmate latest to push for hormone treatment

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:51pm

A transgender inmate is suing the Missouri prison system for refusing to provide hormone therapy as she transitions to a woman, adding her voice to those of prisoners in other states who argue that denying such treatment amounts to cruel and unusual punishment.

School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:51pm

A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his high school.


Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said.

Police ID suspect fatally shot by West Virginia deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

A West Virginia sheriff's department has named a suspect who was fatally shot by deputies while they attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

Hearing for brother accused of impersonating twin is delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

A preliminary hearing for the brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven't been able to locate for 10 years has been postponed.

Appeal seeks more relief for transgender North Carolinians

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Advocacy groups said Monday they will ask an appeals court to expand a favorable ruling on transgender restroom access to cover people across North Carolina.

Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

An unprecedented spike of drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area seem to be leveling off, although are still at higher than normal levels, after a stunning wave last week, authorities said.

The Latest: Florida's Gulf Coast warily eyes brewing storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:31pm

The Latest on tropical storms (all times EDT):

Judge weighs if N. Carolina man wrongly convicted of murders

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:31pm

A North Carolina man was wrongly convicted of killing a woman and her daughter two decades ago in part because jurors didn't know about DNA evidence that implicated another man, defense attorneys said Monday.

Feds given another 3 weeks to weigh ex-Virginia gov's case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:31pm

A federal appeals court has granted a request to put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's case on hold for another three weeks.

The Latest: Investigators focus on 911 call before LAX panic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:21pm

The Latest on false reports of a shooter that led to evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

Correction: Topless Women story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

In a story Aug. 28 about topless demonstrations, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the president of GoTopless. She is Nadine Gary, not Nadine Gray.

Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That's the largest single-year increase in a half century.

The Latest: Window-smashing intruder may have been on flakka

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:11pm

The Latest on a man smashing into a house in the same county where a couple was killed at random (all times local):