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Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:10am

A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm.

Florida baby struck by bullet from drive-by while sleeping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home.

Deputies: UPS driver shot by man's errant crossbow bolt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest.

Officials: Woman driving on rim sparks California wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

Fire officials in southern California say a car driven by a woman high on drugs has sparked several wildfires that so far have burned 450 acres and prompted evacuations.

Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:20am

Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward.

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:50am

A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks in northern New Jersey last week.

False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:00am

Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays.

3 inmates escape from detention center in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10am

Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a detention center in Louisiana.

Crews to retrieve plane from lake; 2 men still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:00am

The New Orleans Fire Department says crews plan to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed last week into the muddy bottom of the lake just north of New Orleans.

The Latest: Police find no gunman at Los Angeles airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:31pm

The Latest on reports of a shooter and evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

Police: No shots fired, no gunman found at Los Angeles airport, scare came from loud noises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10pm

Police: No shots fired, no gunman found at Los Angeles airport, scare came from loud noises.

WWII dog tags found on beach in '66 returned to family

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:44pm

It took 50 years for a Long Island woman to finally complete her quest to return a World War II veteran's lost dog tags she found on a New York City beach.

Police say search underway at LA airport; social media posts show people fleeing terminal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:40pm

Police say search underway at LA airport; social media posts show people fleeing terminal.

Trial over Ohio policeman's slaying delayed until March

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:31pm

The trial for a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman has been delayed until March.

Ada County investigates inmate death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:10pm

Authorities are investigating the death of an Ada County Jail inmate who they say apparently took his own life.

Official: US expects to reach target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees

Elise Labott and Laura Koran, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:00pm

The Obama administration expects to reach its target of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees within this fiscal year -- October 1 -- as early as Monday, according to a senior US official.

Tropical depression to bring rain to Florida Straits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:50pm

Forecasters say another tropical depression has formed in the Florida Straits and is expected to produce some rain over the southern half of the Florida peninsula and the Florida Keys.

The Latest: Gaston strengthens, warning for North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:41pm

The Latest on tropical storms in the Atlantic (all times EDT):

2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:35pm

A bus full of construction workers hit a firetruck on an elevated highway Sunday, killing two people and injuring 36, several of them seriously, Louisiana State Police said.