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Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family.

Lawyer: Unanswered questions after fatal shooting by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

The lawyer for relatives of a black motorcyclist who was fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer says many unanswered questions surround his death.

Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

A former Iowa State University student will avoid prison but be required to register as a sex offender for assaulting an unconscious female student after an on-campus party, a judge ruled Thursday.

Federal judge sides with conservationists in red wolf fight

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

A judge says the federal government has failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves.

Sentencing rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol plot suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

Sentencing has been rescheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group.

APNewsBreak: US tried to deport slain refugee twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:41am

US immigration agency says it twice tried to deport Ugandan man killed by suburban San Diego police.

Virginia man accused of arson, attacking police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:41am

A Virginia man is charged in a string of crimes that officials say began with burning down a trailer and ended with an attempted carjacking and an attack on a police officer.

The Latest: Camp Minden explosion happened in storage area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:34am

The Latest on explosion at Camp Minden in northwest Louisiana (all times local):

Man pleads not guilty to putting glass shards in cups

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

A Kentucky man accused of placing shards of glass in a shipment of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded not guilty.

Why do police shoot to kill?

Steve Visser, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

From Ferguson and North Charleston to Tulsa and Charlotte, fatal police shootings seem to be happening with alarming regularity.

District asks to seal documents in locker room assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:21am

An attorney for a southern Idaho school district has asked that court documents relating to a sexual misconduct case be sealed.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:11am

Rocky Mountain Power says two crows are responsible for knocking out electricity in mid-July to about 100,000 customers in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana.

The Latest: Thousands raises to help school shooting victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:11am

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:02am

A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.

Justices take up fight over refunding fees in criminal cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

The Supreme Court will decide whether people convicted of crimes but later exonerated can get a refund of court fees and other costs.

2 more SW Idaho wells test positive for E. coli bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

Two more wells providing drinking water in the southwest Idaho city of Nampa have tested positive for E. coli bacteria, which can cause intestinal illnesses.

Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

Some evacuations were lifted as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their struggle with a wildfire burning through dry brush that was threatening hundreds of structures Thursday in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains.

State lawmaker: Transit official told him 1 person dead, 2 critically injured in Hoboken, New Jersey, train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

State lawmaker: Transit official told him 1 person dead, 2 critically injured in Hoboken, New Jersey, train crash.

Administration touts paid sick leave for govt contractors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01am

The Obama administration is highlighting new steps to help average working people, including paid sick leave for some.