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Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.

Wildfires burning around South as drought worsens

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:33pm

Wildfires are charring hundreds of acres daily in the South as drought conditions worsen across the region, and the heavy, widespread rains that officials say are needed to end the threat are nowhere in sight.

Recorded statements of 2 officers in custody death released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:32pm

The videotaped statements of two of the Baltimore officers charged in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon have been made public for the first time.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:31pm

It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

Man convicted of killing ex to be executed next month

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:31pm

A Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend is scheduled for execution next month.

Latest: Governor says new petition date should be weighed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:30pm

The Latest on the Arkansas Supreme Court's decision to disqualify one of two medical marijuana proposals from the November ballot (all times local):

Judge: Powell not liable for officer's sexual assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:21pm

A Wyoming judge has ruled the City of Powell and its police department cannot be held liable for a sexual assault committed by one of its officers while he was on duty.

Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuries

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

A prosecutor in a neighboring Ohio city has been asked to determine whether an off-duty police officer should be charged criminally for accidentally firing a shot from his home that lodged in a classroom wall at a day care center with children and teachers inside.

Lawyers: Ohio execution plan like burning inmates at stake

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

Ohio's new lethal injection system is akin to burning inmates at the stake or burying them alive, say federal defense lawyers rushing to stop the state's first execution in three years.

Deputy who stopped fatal rampage speaks out for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

An off-duty sheriff's deputy and others who helped end a stabbing rampage at a Massachusetts mall say they've grown close since the deadly May attack.

Mom: Son shook in fear after schoolmates put noose on him

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:11pm

A black mother in Mississippi says her 15-year-old son was shaking in fear as he described white schoolmates putting a noose around his neck two weeks ago and pulling it tight.

The Latest: Outside agency to probe Montana police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wyoming man by a police officer in the lobby of a hotel in Billings, Montana. (all times local):

People in Florida's latest Zika 'hot zone' want more buzz

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:01pm

Mosquitoes bite everyone, not just Haitians. It's a point health educator Marie-Jose Ledan is sure to make when she approaches Little Haiti's churches, laundromats and mom-and-pop businesses about protecting people from the Zika virus.

Police officer shoots, kills man inside Montana hotel

Matthew Brown and Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:51pm

A police officer shot and killed a 32-year-old Wyoming man in a hotel in Montana's largest city early Thursday after he allegedly turned on officers while holding a handgun, Billings Police Chief Rich St. John said.

Citizen journalists covering Islamic State win courage prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:41pm

A citizen journalist group that reports secretly from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa is being honored with a $50,000 prize for courage.

Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:41pm

An energy company lawyer says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas touched her inappropriately at a 1999 dinner in suburban Washington. Thomas denies the allegation.

Cranberries squashed as folk remedy for urinary infections

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:31pm

Another folk remedy bites the dust. Cranberry capsules didn't prevent or cure urinary infections in nursing home residents in a study challenging persistent unproven claims to the contrary.

Arkansas court disqualifies 2nd medical marijuana proposal

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:31pm

The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday disqualified a medical marijuana proposal from the ballot less than two weeks before the election and with thousands of votes already cast, but voters will still be able to consider a competing plan.

Oklahoma officer fatally shoots man during disturbance call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 12:31pm

Authorities say a police officer in northern Oklahoma fatally shot a man while responding to a domestic disturbance call.