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Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:21am

Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado.

9 injured after balloons cause Orlando mall shooting scare

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:51am

Two months after a gunman killed dozens inside an Orlando nightclub, the sound of popping balloons prompted shoppers to frantically flee an Orlando mall, injuring nine.

Judge in Stanford swimmer case switching to civil court

Paul Elias and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:30am

A judge whose six-month sentence in the sexual assault case of a former Stanford swimmer has removed himself from handling criminal matters, but efforts to recall him remain.

Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 12:30am

It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts.

Cody lawyer suspended over theft charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 11:10pm

The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a Cody lawyer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his local bar association.

Man sentenced to life in prison for New Year's Eve killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:52pm

A Massachusetts man was sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his wife to death on New Year's Eve in 2014 following an argument over Christmas presents.

What's in a name? Governments recast anti-extremism efforts

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:44pm

Government efforts to prevent violent extremism from taking root in the U.S. are getting new, less polarizing names.

Judge over Stanford sex assault leaving criminal cases

Paul Elias and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 10:10pm

A California court said Thursday that a judge who was harshly criticized and subjected to a recall campaign for the leniency of a six-month jail sentence for a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman will no longer hear criminal cases, a move that came at his own request.

2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 9:58pm

Two defendants became the first to plead guilty Thursday to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy's ranch in Nevada.

2 nuns killed in Mississippi; signs point to home break-in

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:51pm

Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, perhaps victims of a break-in and vehicle theft, officials said Thursday.

New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:31pm

On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:11pm

In a swift ending to a long legal battle, a California toddler who had been declared brain-dead has died after being taken off life support.

The Latest: Candlelight vigil for murdered New Mexico girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:11pm

The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

California boy in legal fight dies after ventilator removed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:00pm

In a swift end to a long legal battle, a brain-dead California toddler died Thursday after being taken off life support.

The Latest: Police say car of slain nuns recovered nearby

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 8:00pm

The Latest on the slayings of two Catholic nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

Illinois redistricting referendum won't appear on ballot

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:41pm

A divided Illinois Supreme Court narrowly ruled Thursday that a voter referendum seeking to change how Illinois draws political boundaries is unconstitutional, making it ineligible to appear on the November ballot.

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

Gene Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:32pm

Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.

Court: Judge criticized for lenient sentence in Stanford rape case to stop hearing criminal matters at own request

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 7:21pm

Court: Judge criticized for lenient sentence in Stanford rape case to stop hearing criminal matters at own request.

Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 6:41pm

A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's operator said Thursday.