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Georgia teen loses leg after teacher's 'body slam,' attorney says

Marilia Brocchetto, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:34pm

A 13-year-old boy had to have his right leg amputated after a contractor at a Columbus, Georgia, school "body slammed" him repeatedly, an attorney for the boy's family said.

Montana judge sparks outrage with no prison time for incest

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:31pm

A judge's decision not to order prison time for a Montana man who raped his 12-year-old daughter has sparked outrage from afar and calls closer to home to toughen the state's law, which allows such lenience in certain circumstances.

Police arrest 35 suspected members of Long Island gang

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:31pm

Police have arrested 35 suspected members of a Long Island gang days after the skeletal remains of a young man were discovered.

Wisconsin officer facing felony charge from March shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:01pm

A Wisconsin police officer faces a felony charge for allegedly shooting and injuring an unarmed man in March after removing him from a bus, according to a criminal complaint issued Friday.

Water main floods trench in Boston, killing 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:50pm

A water main gave way in Boston's South End neighborhood on Friday afternoon, flooding a deep trench and killing two workers.

The Latest: Second of 2 dead workers recovered in Boston

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:40pm

The Latest on two workers killed in Boston after the trench where they were working flooded. (all times local):

UC Berkeley Greek parties banned amid sexual assault reports

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:30pm

Fraternities and sororities at the University of California, Berkeley have taken a bold stance against sexual violence, voluntarily banning all parties following reports of two sexual assaults last week at off-campus frat functions.

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:22pm

A U.S. Navy warship on Friday passed through waters claimed by China near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Department said, drawing Chinese condemnation.

The Latest: Juvenile charged with in Colorado-Wyoming fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:01pm

The Latest on Colorado wildfires (all times local):

Defense: Men accused in Kansas plot prepared for 'upheaval'

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 6:01pm

Three men accused of plotting to bomb Somali immigrants in western Kansas were only preparing to defend themselves in the event of "massive social upheaval" as they accumulated firearms and ammunition, a defense attorney said Friday.

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:50pm

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a criminal case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.

Kansas court upholds death sentence in 1996 slaying

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:34pm

Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student 20 years ago.

Idaho Democrat accused of stealing GOP campaign material

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:31pm

A Republican Idaho Senate candidate said Friday that he has filed a police report accusing Democratic Rep. John McCrostie of stealing campaign literature left off at homes in Garden City and lying about doing so while being recorded.

1 killed in I-70 crash in Indiana involving FFA bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:21pm

Indiana State Police say a Utah man has died and nine other people have been injured in a four-vehicle pileup in central Indiana.

California politician shows little remorse, gets prison time

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:20pm

Former state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 3½ years in federal prison after showing little remorse for a corruption scandal that tarnished his family's Southern California political dynasty.

Tonight is a great time to see the Orionid meteor shower

Jason Hanna, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 5:01pm

The sky will put on a heck of a show tonight.

Western governors, feds attempt uneasy collaboration

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:51pm

The relationship between federal land management agencies and Western states to find collaborative ways to manage large swaths of forests and rangelands is improving but could be better, Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said.

The Latest: Christie denies he knew about lane closures

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:51pm

The Latest in the criminal trial of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie who are accused of plotting George Washington Bridge lane closings in a 2013 political revenge scheme. (all times local):

Sheriff's official: Family of 6 killed in Nebraska fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:51pm

A Cass County sheriff's official confirmed Friday that all six members of a rural southeast Nebraska family were killed in a house fire this week.

Author of retracted rape story defends relying on 'Jackie'

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 4:51pm

The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level of detail with which she spoke during their interactions.