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Images of suspect in 1992 Massachusetts slaying released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:14pm

A prosecutor on Wednesday released composite images of a suspect in the unsolved slaying of a middle school aide nearly a quarter century ago, a rendering that uses genetics to predict someone's appearance.

Judge hands gov. second defeat in feud with rival pols

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:11pm

A Kentucky judge has blocked efforts by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to replace the board of trustees at the University of Louisville, his second defeat in an ongoing feud with one of Kentucky's most powerful political families.

Rape conviction overturned, but board says no to exoneration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:11pm

DNA testing helped overturn a man's conviction for rape after he spent decades in prison, but a Tennessee parole board said that evidence isn't strong enough for the governor to formally exonerate him and make him eligible for state compensation.

Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:10pm

The U.S. is sending 615 more troops to Iraq as the stage is set for an Iraqi-led battle to reclaim Mosul, the northern city that has been the Islamic State group's main stronghold for more than two years. The offensive, starting as soon as October, looms as a decisive moment for Iraq and for President Barack Obama's much-criticized strategy to defeat IS.

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:03pm

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Alabama justice 'urged defiance, not compliance' on marriage

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 12:01pm

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore should be removed from office for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, a lawyer for a disciplinary commission argued on Wednesday.

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Appeals court can't guarantee Snowden safe travel to Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:52am

A Norwegian appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the United States.

The Latest: Alabama justice 'urged defiance, not compliance'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

The Latest on the disciplinary hearing for Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (all times local):

The Latest: Cops say man rescued at sea had violent episodes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

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):

White House blasts Senate for override vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:51am

The White House says the U.S. Senate vote to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation is an "embarrassing" shirking of its duties.

State health agency spokeswoman resigns over debate tweets

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:42am

The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota's Health Department has resigned over acknowledged "inappropriate" comments she accidentally posted on the agency's Twitter account during Monday night's presidential debate.

Black man shot dead by police near San Diego, probe underway

Julie Watson and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:41am

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

Sheriff: Man linked to 4 Ohio slayings can't name 1st victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:33am

An Ohio suspect linked to the slayings of at least four women says he can't remember the name of the first victim, who died more than a decade ago and hasn't been identified, a sheriff said.

Tipster, coincidence led to arrest in deadly NY bank robbery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

Investigators say a tipster pointed them to the man charged this week in a 13-year-old fatal bank robbery, but the suspect coincidentally came to them on his own on an unrelated matter. And authorities say they used that complaint as a way of surreptitiously collecting his DNA.

Police issue warrant in U of Illinois shooting

David Mercer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

An arrest warrant for a first-degree murder charge has been issued for an 18-year-old Champaign man in the deadly shooting at a party near the University of Illinois campus, police said Wednesday.

Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:31am

Senate Democrats abandoned President Barack Obama Wednesday, siding with Republicans to overwhelmingly reject his veto and permit families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for the kingdom's alleged backing of the attackers.

Arkansas deputy identified in fatal shooting of armed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

An Arkansas sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man who refused to drop a shotgun has been identified as Deputy Joe Oberle.

The Latest: Police: Video of killing too gruesome to release

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

FBI director again defends integrity of Clinton email probe

Matthew Daly and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:21am

Republican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday.

Man dies after being struck by TRAX train in Salt Lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:12am

A TRAX train has struck and killed a man in Salt Lake City.