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Wisconsin clerk feared early voting site helping Democrats

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:11pm

The city clerk in Green Bay refused to set up an early voting site on a college campus in part because she feared the site would help Democrats, according to emails obtained by a liberal advocacy group.


Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal

Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:02pm

A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.

New national wildlife refuge to protect Northeast shrubland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:01pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that it has finalized the creation of a new national wildlife refuge that will be located in parts of six states.

Zoo: Gorilla's death drew attention, didn't hurt attendance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:54pm

The fatal shooting of a gorilla in its enclosure is still drawing attention but hasn't significantly affected attendance, the director of the Cincinnati Zoo said.

Police release names of 5 victims in Massachusetts crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:51pm

Four of the five people who died in a fiery wrong-way crash this week were young men who attended two Massachusetts colleges.

Officer fatally shoots carjacking suspect in St. Louis area

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:51pm

A masked carjacking suspect is dead after being shot by a St. Louis County police officer.

Lifeguards knew of danger at beach years before man drowned

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:44pm

Lifeguards said they knew of potentially deadly conditions at their beach for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him.

Ex-Christie aide: 'Traffic problems' email wasn't payback

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:44pm

A federal prosecutor grilled a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie on her words and deeds surrounding the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal Tuesday, seeking to poke holes in her portrayal of herself as unaware of the alleged political retaliation plot and too frightened of her superiors to come forward.

2 killed in police confrontation outside Maryland motel room

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:32pm

Officers fatally shot a man and woman on a motel balcony Tuesday when they refused to drop handguns they had raised toward police who were there to serve warrants, Maryland State Police said.

2 women convicted of raising money online for Al-Shabab

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:31pm

Two women who used an Internet chat room to raise several thousand dollars for the Somali militant group al-Shabab have been convicted of providing support to a terrorist organization.

APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered

Brian Slodysko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:31pm

A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list.

Court denies request for probe of Snyder's Flint legal bills

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:21pm

A Michigan court rejected a request for a grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation in criminal probes of Flint's water crisis.

The Latest: Fact-checker testifies that she trusted 'Jackie'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:12pm

The Latest on the defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its since-retracted story about a woman's gang rape at the University of Virginia (all times local):

Body of 18-year-old Boise woman found near Idaho City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho say the body of an 18-year-old Boise woman missing since September has been found south of Idaho City.

New Mexico AG vows to keep pressuring feds over mine spill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

The state's top prosecutor, elected officials from northwestern New Mexico and the Navajo Nation are meeting with residents and business owners to talk about possible legal steps following last year's mine waste spill that fouled rivers in three western states.

Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:11pm

A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are expected to make a full recovery.

Emmett Till historic sign shot full of holes, being replaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:05pm

A center dedicated to the memory of slain black teen Emmett Till has raised over $20,000 to replace a bullet-riddled sign commemorating the 1955 Mississippi killing that helped propel the civil rights movement.

Moscow man convicted of shootings asks to withdraw plea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:01pm

A northern Idaho man convicted of killing three people is asking to withdraw his pleas.

US official: Russia might shoot down US aircraft in Syria

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 1:01pm

National Intelligence director James Clapper says he wouldn't put it past Russia to "to shoot down an American aircraft" if a no-fly zone is imposed over Syria.