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The Latest: Friends recall slain New Mexico girl as friendly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:34pm

The Latest on the slaying of a 10-year-old New Mexico girl (all times local):

Indiana gives $200K to help families amid lead contamination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

The state of Indiana is providing $200,000 to the city of East Chicago to help families living at a public housing complex where soil is tainted with elevated levels of lead and arsenic.

Defense says death penalty sought for financial reasons

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

A northern Idaho public defender says prosecutors are only seeking the death penalty against a man accused of killing a police officer because of financial reasons.

Zip line company: Woman who fell had unhooked safety gear

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

A woman who fell 35 feet to her death from a zip line platform had disconnected herself from the safety system, the attraction's operator said Thursday.

US warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats

Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

U.S. officials say a U.S. Navy ship has fired three warning shots toward an Iranian boat that was approaching another American ship head on in the North Arabian Gulf.

2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home; motive unclear

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:31pm

Authorities say two Catholic nuns have been found slain in a Mississippi home where they lived.

Criminal complaint details brutal slaying of New Mexico girl

Russell Contreras and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:20pm

On the day a girl was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.

Court: Michigan sex offender rules cannot be retroactive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:20pm

A federal appeals court says changes to Michigan's sex offender registry rules cannot be applied retroactively to thousands of sex offenders.

Activists asking if police will be charged in sex scandal

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:03pm

Activists and relatives of a teenage woman at the center of a San Francisco Bay Area police sex scandal say they want to know if any of the more than two dozen law enforcement officials implicated earlier this year will face criminal charges.

10 ex-Navajo Nation lawmakers sentenced for slush funds case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:01pm

Ten former Navajo Nation lawmakers have been sentenced for their involvement in misusing the tribe's discretionary fund.

2 charged in death of 15-year-old boy who shielded others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 1:01pm

Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 15-year-old boy who shielded two girls from the gunfire, a Tennessee prosecutor announced Thursday.

Accidental overdoses killed 8 people a day in Ohio last year

Kantele Franko and Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:53pm

Accidental drug overdoses killed 3,050 people in Ohio last year, an average of eight per day, as deaths blamed on the powerful painkiller fentanyl again rose sharply and pushed the total overdose fatalities to a record high, the state reported Thursday.

Police: Man enters station, confesses to killing woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

A Twin Falls man faces a first-degree murder charge after authorities say he walked into a police station and confessed to strangling a 20-year-old Twin Falls woman.

Rain from storm causes rivers to surge in Dominican Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Rivers surged across a large section of the Dominican Republic on Thursday as a broad area of low pressure headed east to the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas, officials said.

Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes charged with fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:51pm

Federal prosecutors say a man in Ohio hid that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of over 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide.

Fort Campbell soldier apprehended after shooter report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:41pm

Military police at Fort Campbell responded to a report of an active shooter and apprehended a 101st Airborne Division soldier on Thursday.

University responds to criticism over "#StopWhitePeople2K16"

Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

about diversity — wasn't anti-white.

US man sentenced for illegally shipping gun parts worldwide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

A United States resident who illegally shipped gun parts around the world has been sentenced in Massachusetts to nearly three years in federal prison.

The Latest: Kokomo-area residents got alerts before storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 25th - 12:31pm

The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Indiana and Ohio (all times local):