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Virginia man accused of arson, attacking police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:41am

A Virginia man is charged in a string of crimes that officials say began with burning down a trailer and ended with an attempted carjacking and an attack on a police officer.

The Latest: Camp Minden explosion happened in storage area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:34am

The Latest on explosion at Camp Minden in northwest Louisiana (all times local):

Man pleads not guilty to putting glass shards in cups

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

A Kentucky man accused of placing shards of glass in a shipment of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded not guilty.

District asks to seal documents in locker room assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:21am

An attorney for a southern Idaho school district has asked that court documents relating to a sexual misconduct case be sealed.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:11am

Rocky Mountain Power says two crows are responsible for knocking out electricity in mid-July to about 100,000 customers in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana.

The Latest: Thousands raises to help school shooting victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:11am

The Latest on a shooting in a teenager is accused of killing his father and then wounding two students and a teacher at a nearby elementary school (all times local):

Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:02am

A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.

Justices take up fight over refunding fees in criminal cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

The Supreme Court will decide whether people convicted of crimes but later exonerated can get a refund of court fees and other costs.

2 more SW Idaho wells test positive for E. coli bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

Two more wells providing drinking water in the southwest Idaho city of Nampa have tested positive for E. coli bacteria, which can cause intestinal illnesses.

Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

Some evacuations were lifted as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their struggle with a wildfire burning through dry brush that was threatening hundreds of structures Thursday in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains.

State lawmaker: Transit official told him 1 person dead, 2 critically injured in Hoboken, New Jersey, train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

State lawmaker: Transit official told him 1 person dead, 2 critically injured in Hoboken, New Jersey, train crash.

Administration touts paid sick leave for govt contractors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

The Obama administration is highlighting new steps to help average working people, including paid sick leave for some.

46 arrests at 2016 Burning Man, mostly drug offenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

Nevada authorities arrested about four dozen people at Burning Man this year, mostly for drug-related offenses.

The Latest: Mom missing at sea once said son was no killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

The Latest on the mystery surrounding a man who was rescued at sea after floating for a week on a life raft (all times local):

Wyoming ranks low for seat belt compliance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

More than 80 people have died so far this year on Wyoming highways and Wyoming Highway Patrol says about 60 percent of those deaths involved people who were not using seat belts.

Driver who crawled to road 3 days after crash faces charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:51am

Police in Indiana say a Pennsylvania man faces charges for lying to officers when he was found injured three days after a crash that sent the SUV he was driving down an embankment, killing his girlfriend.

Police took over 1 hour to respond, about 1 minute to shoot

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:42am

It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed.

Teen's mother 'shocked and saddened' by school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:31am

The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is "shocked and saddened."

Pennsylvania congressman Tim Murphy helps save man's life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 8:21am

A Pennsylvania congressman helped save the life of a man found unconscious in a Washington, D.C., office building.