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Prosecutor rests murder case against 2 New Mexico officers

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:02pm

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.

Idaho to stop enforcing booze restriction law

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

Businesses licensed to serve alcohol during live performances depicting sexual acts will no longer face consequences from Idaho State Police under a newly reached agreement.

After 170 years, remains of US troops return from Mexico

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a military mortuary in Delaware in an effort to determine whether they belonged to militia members of a Tennessee regiment known as "The Bloody First."

Obama: Veto override 'a mistake' and 'a political vote'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

President Barack Obama says Congress' vote overturning his veto of Sept. 11 legislation was "a mistake" and "basically a political vote."

Pentagon: Tests confirm no mustard agent in Iraq attack

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

The Pentagon says that an Islamic State rocket that hit a military base used by hundreds of U.S. troops in northern Iraq did not contain any sulfur chemical agent, as initially feared.

House OKs plan for $170 million to fix Flint water system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

The House has approved a plan to provide $170 million to help Flint, Michigan, rebuild its lead-poisoned water system.

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Congress rebukes Obama, overrides veto of 9/11 legislation

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01pm

In a resounding rebuke, Democrats joined with Republicans Wednesday to hand Barack Obama the first veto override of his presidency, voting overwhelmingly to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts for its alleged backing of the attackers.

Black man shot dead in California just after police arrived

Julie Watson and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:53pm

Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon shot and killed a black man a minute after arriving near a strip mall to investigate a report of a mentally unstable person walking in and out of traffic, an official said Wednesday.

Pentagon: US airstrike kills 9 militants in Somalia

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51pm

The Pentagon says a U.S. airstrike targeted and killed nine al-Shabab militants in Somalia on Wednesday.

Idaho militia group members resign, say leader took money

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51pm

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.

Christian rapper convicted of friend's murder in hit-and-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51pm

A 26-year-old aspiring Christian rapper has been convicted of second-degree murder for intentionally running over a friend during an argument about CDs.

FBI director again defends integrity of Clinton email probe

Matthew Daly and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51pm

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 as he again defended the agency's actions.

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Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage

Johnny Clark, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:44pm

A teenager killed his father at his home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said.

'Barefoot Bandit' released from prison; will work for lawyer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:43pm

The man who became known as the "Barefoot Bandit" during a teenage crime spree in stolen cars, boats and planes has been transferred from prison to a work-release facility.

New streetcar line along historic New Orleans neighborhoods

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:42pm

New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the edge of the French Quarter and part of an adjacent neighborhood.

Obama: 'best people' make US military world's strongest

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:42pm

In a farewell visit of sorts, President Barack Obama on Wednesday told Virginia-based service members that the U.S. military is setting a good example for the rest of the country during a heated and divisive political campaign season.

Minnesota police shooting probe goes to prosecutors

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

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.

Court: Law banning people's ballot photos unconstitutional

Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:41pm

A state law that prohibits voters from posting photos of their ballots online suppresses a large swath of political speech and is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday.

Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather's slaying

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:40pm

A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the still-unsolved 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather, adding to the multitude of questions swirling around him and what happened at sea.