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Idaho militia group members resign, say leader took money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:51pm

More than 30 members of an Idaho militia group say they've resigned after the group's president spent $2,900 in donations on personal items rather than using it to help four Idaho men facing charges from a 2014 armed standoff with government agents in Nevada.

The Latest: Grandparents of school shooter found father dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:41pm

The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):

Prosecutors work on global sex trafficking cases in Hawaii

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:33pm

Prosecutors are calling the scourge of sex trafficking a form of modern-day slavery that touches every state in the nation, and they're working to draw connections between active investigations around the globe at a summit in Hawaii.

The Latest: Shooting victim distraught over friend's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

Official: Suspected school shooter called grandparents, who went to home and found the teen's father dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31pm

Official: Suspected school shooter called grandparents, who went to home and found the teen's father dead.

Officer involved in deadly confrontation was sex-suit target

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:31pm

One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague.

University of Utah launching new refugee research center

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:21pm

The University of Utah launched a new research center on integrating refugees into American communities Wednesday, marking the latest indication of the state's receptive tone toward refugees at a time when some others are tightening the hatches.

Obama hopeful national anthem protests spark a conversation

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:02pm

Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans on both sides of the issue to listen to others' concerns and not go into separate corners.

Democrat Jon Harper still officially in the race for Utah AG

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:01pm

Though he announced last week that he's no longer running to be Utah's attorney general for medical reasons, Democrat Jon Harper is still officially on the ballot against incumbent Republican Sean Reyes, Utah Democrats said Wednesday.

Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:53pm

Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in California's Santa Cruz Mountains.

The Latest: Some evacuation orders lifted in California fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:42pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Officials: Suspect in Texas slayings was in US illegally

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:40pm

A man suspected in a pair of Dallas-area killings was in the country illegally and had been deported three times to Mexico, U.S. immigration officials said Wednesday.

California officer guns down refugee in 'shooting stance'

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:33pm

The fatal police shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene where a mentally unstable man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:30pm

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.

The Latest: Charlotte mayor wants repeal of law on videos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:11pm

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

Minnesota police shooting probe goes to prosecutors

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:11pm

Minnesota investigators looking into the July shooting of a black man by a suburban St. Paul police officer announced Wednesday that they've turned their findings over to a county prosecutor who will review the case for possible charges.

Prosecutor rests murder case against 2 New Mexico officers

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:11pm

A special prosecutor rested her case Wednesday in the trial of two former New Mexico police officers charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a homeless man.

Police arrest man after explosion that killed fire chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:01pm

The New York Police Department says it has arrested a man in connection with a house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief.

Friend: Starbucks shooting victim became US citizen in 2004

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:01pm

The man killed in a weekend shooting at a Starbucks coffee shop in Las Vegas was a naturalized U.S. citizen from the country of Georgia, where he served in the military and learned not to back away from conflict, a lifelong friend said Wednesday.

Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:33pm

A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk.