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Officer facing criminal charges over rough arrest now sued

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:14pm

A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant criminally charged with wrongly beating up a drunken high school football fan and then trying to cover it up now also is being sued, along with the city.

Congress to insist on changing tables in federal buildings

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:13pm

Parents who need to change their kids' diapers could soon have an easier time of it in federal buildings.

Cedar Rapids to remove flood evacuation zone restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:11pm

Authorities say they will remove restrictions Friday on access to a precautionary flood evacuation zone that was set up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ex-personnel secretary faces sentencing in kickback scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:11pm

A former high-ranking Kentucky official is due in court for sentencing on his bribery conviction.

Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:05pm

A student who was sexually assaulted after an Iowa State University party confronted her assailant at his sentencing hearing Thursday, telling him the attack had scarred her forever.

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:04pm

Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.

Latest: Victim in campus assault addresses her attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:02pm

The Latest on the sentencing of a former Iowa State University student who sexually assaulted another student (all times local):

US raises concerns to Venezuela about jailed Utah man

Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:01pm

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry raised concerns during a recent meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro about a Utah man jailed in the South American country for three months.

Gov. Christie: Engineer in New Jersey train crash is in critical condition, cooperating with investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 12:01pm

Gov. Christie: Engineer in New Jersey train crash is in critical condition, cooperating with investigation.

Ex-doctor faces Omaha trial for alleged revenge killings

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:54am

It was a mystery that many thought might never be solved: Who savagely stabbed to death the 11-year-old son of two medical doctors and the family's housekeeper in 2008 in one of Omaha's most affluent neighborhoods?

The Latest: Matthew becomes a hurricane in Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

The Latest on Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean (all times local):

Lawsuit: Police pressured Laquan McDonald shooting witness

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

A woman who says she watched a white Chicago police officer fatally shoot a black teenager has filed a federal lawsuit that alleges police pressured her to change her account or "forget" what she saw.

Ex-CIA official to head new bureau for background checks

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

The CIA's former security director is being tapped to head the National Background Investigations Bureau, set up after last year's massive government data breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

Ohio man charged with killing adult daughter has $4.5M bond

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:51am

A man charged with murder in the shooting of his adult daughter at their suburban Cleveland home has had his bond increased to $4.5 million after a prosecutor told a judge he was a flight risk.

Lawmaker blames media for comments about working women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:42am

A Wyoming lawmaker who was under fire for making controversial statements about women workers says the media twisted his words.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:42am

A utility company says two crows triggered a power outage in mid-July that knocked out service to about 100,000 customers in three Western states.

U.S.-based forecasters say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

U.S.-based forecasters say Matthew has strengthened into a hurricane in the Caribbean.

The Latest: Investigators probe mom's disappearance at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

The Latest on the mystery surrounding a man who was rescued at sea after floating for a week on a life raft (all times local):

Army names new Fort Riley commander to replace fired officer

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:41am

The Army has named a new commander at Fort Riley, Kansas, to replace an officer who was fired Monday, just weeks before soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division deploy to Iraq.

Man accused of trying to hide crash that killed girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:33am

Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested.