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Obama names career diplomat as US ambassador to Cuba

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:00pm

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis as his choice to become the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century, a move that sets up a possible fight with congressional critics of Obama's overtures to the communist island nation.

Campaign fund allegations: North Carolina lawmaker indicted

Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:51pm

A veteran North Carolina state senator who once chaired a legislative ethics committee has been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations he spent more than $200,000 in campaign funds for personal benefit over several years.

Lawyer: Real estate heir Durst has been moved to Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:51pm

An attorney for New York real estate heir Robert Durst says he's been moved to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Indiana woman accused in deaths of her children, 6 and 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:51pm

A northern Indiana woman has been arrested on two preliminary counts of murder after her two young children were abducted and found dead in a car belonging to a neighbor of hers who was shot to death, authorities said Tuesday.

Court document: Black man killed by cop had threatened wife

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:31pm

The black man killed by Charlotte police had a restraining order filed against him a year ago when he threatened to kill his wife and her son with a gun, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.

Advocates say hunts, slaughter threaten Yellowstone bison

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:30pm

Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the national mammal.

The Latest: Records show man rescued at sea was slay suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:22pm

The Latest on a Vermont man who was rescued after being lost at sea for a week (all times local):

The Latest: Spokeswoman says mayor has confidence in review

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:20pm

The Latest on a news conference held by families of two people fatally shot by Columbus police this year (all times local):


Officers cleared in shooting of man wanted for killing Magna mom

Pat Reavy  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:14pm

Prosecutors say police were justified in shooting and wounding an armed suspect in a Utah mother's shooting death.

Video of deadly bus crash released; driver, passenger killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:11pm

The New Jersey Transit agency has released video of a bus crash that claimed the lives of a driver and a passenger on her way to work.

US looks to accelerate deployment of SKorea missile defense

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:10pm

The U.S. intends to deploy a missile defense system in South Korea "as soon as possible" to counter the threat from North Korea despite opposition from China, the top U.S. diplomat for East Asia said Tuesday.

Police drop charge against Arkansas lawmaker who filmed stop

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:10pm

Little Rock police on Tuesday dropped a charge against an Arkansas lawmaker who was arrested when officers said he refused to leave a traffic stop he was recording.

The Latest: Police cordon off area after package found at HQ

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:10pm

The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

Child hit, killed on highway near Salt lake City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:01pm

A 5-year-old boy is dead after he was hit by a car while trying to cross a highway near Salt Lake City.

Victim's family 'happy' with conviction of ex-police chief

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:51pm

The wife of a former South Dakota police chief said Tuesday she is pleased a jury convicted her husband in the death of her sister, to whom he was engaged at the time of the slaying nearly seven years ago.

Houston gunman killed after wounding 9 described as reserved

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:44pm

Friends and neighbors describe the man who authorities say randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood as someone who did his best to not stand out.

The Latest: Suspect ordered into mental health treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:40pm

The Latest on the Washington state mall shooting (all times local):

Before mall shooting, courts ordered mental health treatment

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:40pm

Assaults on his parents and inappropriate sexual behavior at school led judges to order mental health treatment for the young man charged with killing five people at a Washington state department store, but weekly counseling sessions failed to help him.

Residents find common ground between police, shooting victim

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:32pm

Two competing rallies over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Oklahoma police officer could have left residents with the difficult choice of which to attend. But some residents said Tuesday it was possible to support both the police and the victim.