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City pins hope on 10 miles of quickly erected flood barriers

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:41pm

Facing their second-largest flood in city history, Cedar Rapids leaders and residents pinned their hopes Monday on a 10-mile system of quickly erected flood barriers to protect government buildings, homes and businesses in Iowa's second largest city.

Georgia offers changes to voter name checks targeted by suit

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:40pm

Georgia's top election official says he has changed a policy that a recent lawsuit said prevented tens of thousands of residents from registering to vote and violated the Voting Rights Act.

Gary Herbert, Mike Weinholtz to appear in televised debate

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:34pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his Democratic opponent Mike Weinholtz are scheduled to meet Monday night in their first and likely only televised debate this year.

Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:31pm

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people.

Police: Bus from Yosemite going too fast before deadly crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:30pm

Authorities say a bus carrying students from China was going too fast around a curve when it went off the road and hit a tree near Yosemite National Park, killing a 13-year-old passenger.


Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:30pm

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 morning before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

The Latest: Fatal shooting expected to dominate forum

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:30pm

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

Sex offender selling Nazi flag is booted from county fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:22pm

A Pennsylvania fair vendor, who turned out to be a registered sex offender, was booted from the event after visitors complained that he was selling Nazi flags.

The Latest: California bakes in high heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:21pm

The Latest on California's heat wave (all times local):

The Latest: Investigators still at Houston shooting scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:11pm

The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local):

Lawyer: NYPD officer charged in shooting of unarmed motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:11pm

A New York City police officer has been charged in the road-rage killing of an unarmed motorist.

Protest held in Columbus over fatal police shooting of teen

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:10pm

A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy has disrupted a city council meeting.

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

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:10pm

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.

Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:03pm

An Arkansas legislator and civil rights attorney who has represented a group of black families in a long-running school desegregation lawsuit was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing governmental operations after filming a traffic stop.

Family sues Akron officer for killing robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:01pm

The father of an unarmed robbery suspect fatally shot by a police officer after refusing to remove his right hand from his waistband filed a federal lawsuit on Monday claiming the shooting was unreasonable and the officer used excessive force.

Obama says US making progress on Native American issues

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:01pm

The U.S. has made significant progress improving conditions for Native Americans but has more work to do, President Barack Obama said Monday at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Forest Service plans new study for N. Idaho salvage logging

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

The U.S. Forest Service will do another analysis after a federal judge halted a northern Idaho wildfire salvage logging project following a lawsuit by two environmental groups, officials say.

Court asks judges to respond to Louisiana sheriff's claims

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

A federal appeals court on Monday asked two judges to respond to a petition by a Louisiana sheriff who claims another judge was improperly removed from his criminal case without explanation.

Student shot on Michigan school bus expected to survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

Authorities say a 17-year-old student shot in the arm on a school bus outside of a southern Michigan school is expected to survive.

Iowa State president says he will stop flying school plane

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

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