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Man gets 4 years for vandalizing a Florida mosque vandalism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:20pm

A man has been sentenced to spend four years and two months in prison for vandalizing a Florida mosque last year.

Investigators pursue Yellowstone park harassment claims

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 1:10pm

Government investigators are due in Yellowstone National Park Tuesday to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct.

Rescued boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed dead

Denise Lavoie and Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:53pm

A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of Massachusetts by a passing freighter, but his still-missing mother was presumed dead, the Coast Guard said Monday.

A look at the flooding situation in eastern Iowa

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

The runoff from heavy rains in eastern Iowa in the past few days has pushed several rivers and streams out of their banks and onto public and private property.

School administrators paint over Black Lives Matter mural

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:51pm

School officials have painted over murals painted onto high school parking spaces in southern Idaho after one image of the Black Lives Matter movement sparked student protests.

Air Force colonel who faced rape charge found dead in home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:51pm

The Air Force says a high-ranking officer who was charged with rape has been found dead in his off-base Colorado home.

The Latest: No distress call made from sinking fishing boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:51pm

The Latest on one of two boaters who was found alive after being missing for a week (all times local):

Amid tensions, Japan navy chief wants exchanges with China

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:41pm

Japan's top naval officer said Monday he is open to resuming engagement with China's navy despite strong concerns about Chinese activities near disputed islands in the East China Sea.

The Latest: Documents: Mall shooting suspect confessed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:20pm

The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):

Documents: Mall shooting suspect confesses to slayings

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:10pm

The young man accused of killing five people in a Washington state shopping mall before leading authorities on a nearly 24-hour manhunt has confessed to the slayings, according to court documents released Monday.

Police: Teen panicked after shooting friend, killed himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:02pm

Police reports say a southwestern Michigan teen panicked when his gun went off and struck a friend in the chest, then the 17-year-old fatally shot himself.

Judge grants more time to convene Laquan McDonald grand jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 12:00pm

Plans to ask a grand jury to consider charges against Chicago police in the Laquan McDonald case have been delayed.

Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland reports to prison for a 2nd time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:43am

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland reported to a federal prison in New York on Monday to begin serving a 2 ½-year sentence for conspiring to hide his work on political campaigns — a decade after he finished doing prison time for a corruption scandal that led him to resign from office in 2004.

Bataan Death March survivor, artist Ben Steele dies at 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:42am

Ben Steele — a Bataan Death March survivor whose art helped him maintain his sanity as a prisoner of war and helped him forgive his captors — has died in Montana. He was 98.

Mall victims include teen, probation officer, Boeing worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:41am

Five people died in the shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about three of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media. Here's what is known about them:

Old graves being exhumed in effort to ID homicide victims

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:40am

A motorist found her wrapped in a blanket on the side of the interstate, clad in shorts, a pink blouse with lace trim, and floral-print slippers. She'd been doused in sulfuric acid.

Wyoming public schools lose more than 1,000 students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:40am

Wyoming public schools reported losing more than 1,000 students between October 2015 and the start of fall 2016 classes.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:40am

Court documents: Washington mall shooting suspect confessed to detectives .

Elevator trouble closes Washington Monument indefinitely

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:40am

The Washington Monument will be closed indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions.