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Virginia won't oppose overturning convictions in '97 slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:01pm

The Virginia attorney general's office says it won't oppose overturning the rape and murder convictions of two former sailors.

Detective says mother is not a suspect in hot car death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:01pm

A detective testified the mother of a toddler who died after being left in a hot SUV is not a suspect in her son's death.

Private service for woman lost at sea exposes family rift

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:01pm

Carrying a bouquet of pink and purple flowers, Nathan Carman met with about a dozen others Wednesday for a private church service in memory of his mother, who is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean during a mother-and-son fishing trip.

The Latest: Sheriff: Oklahoma suspect could be out of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:52pm

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing two relatives, shooting two police officers and armed vehicle thefts (all times local):


Layton may appeal to US Supreme Court over illegal search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:44pm

Lawyers for the city of Layton say they may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after Utah's Supreme Court ruled that local police conducted an unconstitutional search of a home before arresting a suspect in a hit-and-run, DUI crash in 2013.

The Latest: Judge axes Oregon ranching standoff juror

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:33pm

The Latest on the trial of seven defendants in a standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

State trooper struck by vehicle on New York road is killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:23pm

A veteran New York state trooper was hit by a vehicle and killed Wednesday while investigating a tractor-trailer parked in a median in front of his police station, authorities said.

Hurricane floods homeless housing in historic St. Augustine

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:21pm

Days after Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters surging through historic St. Augustine, the county's director of homeless services was panicked.

Study: Asian immigrants to US giving birth at higher rates

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:13pm

Asian immigrant women are increasingly accounting for a larger share of foreign mothers who give birth to children in the U.S., signaling a changing landscape of immigrants in America as Asians continue to outpace Latinos in growth.

Headmaster who fought with son over pot is returning to job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

The headmaster of a suburban Philadelphia prep school who fought with his son over marijuana will return to his job after an assault charge was dismissed.

Correction: Ranching Standoff story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

In a story Oct. 25 about jury deliberations in the trial of Ammon Bundy and others involved in the occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the refuge is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. It is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which like the BLM is a part of the Department of Interior.

General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

U.S. intelligence has detected signs of Islamic State plotting against the West from their Syrian stronghold at Raqqa, adding urgency to coalition plans to encircle and eventually assault the city, a senior American general said Wednesday.

Ohio judge: Jury can hear about pot in slain man's car

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:11pm

An Ohio judge has ruled that jurors can be told about marijuana in the car driven by an unarmed black man fatally shot by a white police officer after a traffic stop.

Judge dismisses suit challenging Idaho's 'right-to-work' law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:51am

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Idaho's so-called "right-to-work" law.

OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:41am

While the world was watching America's gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and eastern Europe.

Oregon ranching standoff defense: Axe juror or call mistrial

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

A defense attorney for one of seven people on trial in Oregon for charges related to the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge asked a judge early Wednesday asking the judge to dismiss a juror over allegations of bias — or to declare a mistrial.

Police: Indiana mom found overdosed with baby in back seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:24am

Police in Indiana say a 25-year-old woman has been found passed out from an overdose with her baby in the back seat of the car.

Ex-judge's regrets could help cut sentence of drug kingpin

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:22am

A former judge's regret could lead to the early release of a drug kingpin whose case became well-known because of its connection to an organ transplant that saved Pennsylvania's ailing governor in 1993.

Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law.