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Crowd catches teen falling from park ride; no serious injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:52am

A teenager fell about 25 feet (about 8 meters) from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park Saturday night, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.

Lawsuits: Officer used excessive force in several cases

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 6:10am

Eight brutality lawsuits settled over the past 10 months paint a disturbing picture of a former Connecticut police officer accused of beating people while they were handcuffed and ordering his police dog to attack others who were not resisting arrest.

War and waste: cautionary tales as US ponders Afghan boost

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 5:54am

One shirt, one pair of pants.

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:34am

Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to "be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing" after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex.

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:24am

A Southern California man who thought his son had died has learned he buried the wrong man.

Secretary Seward statue to be unveiled in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 25th - 1:24am

A statue of Secretary William Henry Seward is just days away from being installed in downtown Juneau.

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:31pm

A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night.

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 10:12pm

Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend. "Your son is alive," he said.

Analysis: Utah House map may give GOP advantage

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 9:20pm

Utah is one of the most conservative states in the country, and Republicans have long controlled the state Legislature. But an Associated Press analysis shows the state's legislative districts were drawn in a way that may have given the GOP extra help.

NY officer attends graduation of girl he rescued in 2011

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:30pm

A Long Island police officer has attended the high school graduation of a teen he rescued from icy waters more than six years ago.

The Latest: Coroner apologizes for misidentifying body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 8:02pm

The Latest on a mix-up by a Southern California's coroner's officer that led a family to bury a man wrongly identified as their son (all times local):

Spokesman: Cosby plans tour to educate youth on misbehavior

Lynn Elber, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 7:17pm

Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said.

4 more children reported injured at Indiana water park

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 6:00pm

A county official says he has received reports of four more children being injured at a northwestern Indiana water park that's been ordered closed indefinitely.

Man sought in killing of 3, wounding of girl in St. Louis

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 5:31pm

Authorities are searching for a 28-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a car earlier this month in St. Louis, critically wounding a 7-year-old girl and killing her parents and another man in the vehicle.

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:50pm

A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital hours after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio.

Colorado officer escorting Pence motorcade hurt in crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:40pm

A Colorado Springs motorcycle officer has been injured in an accident while escorting Vice President Mike Pence's motorcade to the city's airport.

Trump: Obama 'did nothing' about Russia election meddling

Eugene Scott, CNN  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:38pm

President Donald Trump questioned former President Barack Obama's response to Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election in an interview airing Sunday morning, saying Obama didn't do enough to address the situation.

Seattle police: No choice but lethal force in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:22pm

Two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a 30-year-old pregnant woman each say they fired their weapons after the woman suddenly pulled a knife and came after them.

The Latest: Koch rep says bill insufficiently conservative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:10pm

The Latest on the Koch brothers' weekend conference (all times local):

Driver in deadly crash ranted about killing "stupid human"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 24th - 4:00pm

A driver who smashed head-on into another car in San Diego, killing himself and the other motorist, had ranted online about killing a "stupid human."