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ACLU: Lafayette 'flag desecration' arrest unconstitutional

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:41pm

The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana says a man has been unconstitutionally arrested in Lafayette on a charge of desecrating the American flag by setting one afire and tearing up another.

Mall shooting suspect: 'Creepy,' multiple arrests, disputes

Martha Bellisle and Lisa Baumann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:22pm

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather, and was described by a neighbor as so "creepy, rude and obnoxious" that she kept a Taser by her front door.

Police: Neighborhood watch posts call to watch young blacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:21pm

Shreveport police are investigating posts to a large neighborhood watch group suggesting recent car break-ins are reason to watch young, black men or teens, and even for so-called "vigilante justice."

18-year-old Layton woman hiking dies in fall from cliff

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 5:11pm

Davis County Sheriff's officials say an 18-year-old Layton woman died in a fall from a popular hiking spot.

California police to discuss probe of 3 found dead by child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:51pm

The Latest on the investigation into a triple homicide at a Southern California home (all times local):

Residents evacuate Cedar Rapids homes ahead of flooding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:51pm

Several thousand residents of Cedar Rapids left their homes Sunday as floodwaters began to spill out of the rising Cedar River, and Iowa's second-largest city worked to apply the lessons officials learned after the record 2008 flood.

NY senator: Wireless emergency alerts must include photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:31pm

Sen. Charles Schumer says wireless emergency alerts should include photos — that includes the one sent to millions of New Yorkers last week about a bombing suspect.

Things to Know about deadly shootings at mall in Washington

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:31pm

Authorities on Sunday were investigating the background and possible motive of the suspect arrested in the slayings of five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle. Here are things to know about the shooting and the investigation:

Capitol Mix-up: DC hotels use image of Wisconsin statehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 4:11pm

The photo on several District of Columbia hotel websites was supposed to entice visitors with the beauty of the capitol building at sunset.

Thousands celebrate life of abducted Minnesota boy, 11

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:51pm

Thousands turned out Sunday to remember and celebrate the life of 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, the Minnesota boy whose abduction nearly 27 years ago was recently solved with the discovery of his remains.

The Latest: No explosive found at Starbucks shooting scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:43pm

The Latest on a hostage situation and shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

The Latest: Mall suspect 'creepy, rude and obnoxious'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:31pm

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

'Magnificent Seven' rides Denzel's star power to $35M debut

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:31pm

Movie stars don't open movies anymore? Tell that to Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks.

Prosecutors: Murder suspect beaten in Twin Falls County Jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 3:02pm

Two inmates at the Twin Falls County Jail are facing charges following the beating of a murder suspect also housed at the jail.

Semi driver flees police with 2 kids in truck after accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:51pm

Police say a man driving a tractor trailer with his two children inside fled police, totaled four cars and eventually tried to run away with the kids.

The Latest: Life of abducted Minnesota boy, 11, celebrated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:51pm

The Latest on memorial service for Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old Minnesota boy whose remains were finally found nearly 27 years after he was abducted (all times local):

1 Chinese tourist dead, 11 hurt in bus crash near Yosemite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:51pm

The California Highway Patrol says one passenger was killed and 11 were injured when a tour bus carrying students from China hit a tree near Yosemite National Park and went down an embankment.

Protests remain peaceful outside Charlotte Panthers NFL game

Meg Kinnard, Emery P. Dalesio and Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:31pm

Nightly protests have shaken the city of Charlotte since the shooting death of a black man by police last week, but Sunday's NFL game between the Carolina Panthers and the Minnesota Vikings managed to open without interruption.

Just say no to Narcan? Heroin rescue efforts draw backlash

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:03pm

First responders in U.S. communities reeling from waves of heroin overdoses say some people tell them they should just say no to using so many resources on drug abusers.

The Latest: Pence calls for Charlotte shooting investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 25th - 2:01pm

The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):