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California man gets 30 years for trying to join terror group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:22pm

A Southern California man convicted of trying to become a fighter for the Islamic State terrorist group was sentenced Monday to 30 years prison.

Former South Dakota police chief found guilty of murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:21pm

A jury on Monday found a former South Dakota police chief guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009.

Judge orders girls' bathroom access for transgender student

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:21pm

A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is."

The Latest: Ohio district appeals ruling rejecting challenge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:11pm

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling rejecting an Ohio school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms (all times local):

Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:31pm

Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.

Protest held in Columbus over fatal police shooting of teen

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 7:31pm

Dozens of demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old black boy brought a city council meeting to a halt Monday in Columbus as they called for an independent investigation.

The Latest: Santa Cruz Mountains blaze prompts evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:51pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in Northern California (all times local):

Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:41pm

A doctor who trained for two years at the psychiatric unit of a New York hospital said in a lawsuit Monday that poor adolescent patients were routinely provoked into acting out, then restrained and drugged, extending their hospitalization and Medicaid payments.

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

Emery P. Dalesio, Jonathan Drew and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:41pm

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

Iowa State president says he will stop flying school plane

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:21pm

The president of Iowa State University said Monday that he will no longer pilot a university airplane that he has used for trips that have mixed business and personal affairs.

Lawyer: Policeman charged in shooting of unarmed motorist

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:21pm

A police officer has been charged in the killing of an unarmed motorist during a road rage incident earlier this year while the officer was off duty, the officer's lawyer said Monday.

Pair of friends piloted planes that crashed in NY, killing 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:12pm

Authorities say two small airplanes that collided and crashed in western New York were piloted by friends who'd taken off with four other planes for their usual weekend outing.

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:11pm

Government investigators were expected to visit Yellowstone National Park to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct, park officials said.

Gary Herbert, Mike Weinholtz meet in first televised debate

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:05pm

Shortly before Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met in the first of three televised presidential debates Monday night, the two candidates for Utah governor appeared in their own debate and each made a half-hearted pitch for their party's candidate.

Elderly polar bear named Tundra dies at Detroit Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:01pm

An elderly polar bear that recently came to the Detroit Zoo from its counterpart in Indianapolis has died.

Judges delay Menendez decision pending Supreme Court appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:53pm

A federal appeals court has delayed any court action against U.S. Sen Bob Menendez of New Jersey while he appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

Judge: Ex-sailors convicted of rape, murder are innocent

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

Two former sailors convicted of rape and murder nearly two decades ago are innocent, a federal judge said Monday, adding the "no sane human being" could find the men guilty.

Utahns sue Wells Fargo over alleged fake bank accounts

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:35pm

Nine Utahns are part of a class-action lawsuit against Wells Fargo, claiming they were among hundreds of thousands of people for whom the bank opened fake accounts.

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:31pm

The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him.