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The Latest: Oregon ranching standoff defense says cut juror

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:41am

The Latest on the trial of seven defendants in a standoff at a wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Oregon ranching standoff defense: Axe juror or call mistrial

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:31am

A defense attorney for one of seven people on trial in Oregon for charges related to the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge asked a judge early Wednesday asking the judge to dismiss a juror over allegations of bias — or to declare a mistrial.

Police: Indiana mom found overdosed with baby in back seat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:24am

Police in Indiana say a 25-year-old woman has been found passed out from an overdose with her baby in the back seat of the car.

Ex-judge's regrets could help cut sentence of drug kingpin

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:22am

A former judge's regret could lead to the early release of a drug kingpin whose case became well-known because of its connection to an organ transplant that saved Pennsylvania's ailing governor in 1993.

General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:21am

The commander of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group says there's an urgent need to encircle the extremists' stronghold in the Syrian city of Raqqa because of intelligence warnings that attacks on Western targets are being plotted there.

Trial to consider coal pollution from BNSF coal trains

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

A trial set for next month will weigh whether coal dust that spills into waterways from passing BNSF coal trains violates environmental law.

Ex-Detroit council president pleads guilty in sex case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:11am

The former president of the Detroit City Council pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a teen more than a decade ago when he was a TV journalist.

Private service held for woman lost at sea in boat sinking

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:02am

A man whose mother is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean held a memorial service for her in Connecticut and said he still hopes she will be found.

Man pleads guilty to killing teen at Ohio sandwich shop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 11:01am

A young man formally charged last week in the fatal shooting of a teenage worker at a sandwich shop outside Cleveland has pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and 14 other counts in an indictment handed up less than a week ago.

Layton may appeal to US Supreme Court over illegal search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:51am

Lawyers for the city of Layton say they may appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after Utah's Supreme Court ruled that local police conducted an unconstitutional search of a home before arresting a suspect in a hit-and-run, DUI crash in 2013.

Google puts the brakes on Fiber, plans for layoffs

Seth Fiegerman  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:45am

If you've been waiting for Google to bring high-speed Internet to your city, don't hold your breath.

Study: Asian immigrants to US giving birth at higher rates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:41am

The share of children born to Asian immigrants in the United States has significantly grown while that of Latin American migrant women has dropped.

Bridgegate: Christie says he never knew, others say he did

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:31am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained for three years that he didn't know anything about the George Washington Bridge lane closures either before they happened or while they were going on.

Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

An Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings, likely intends to attack several people linked to a sexual assault case against him, authorities said Wednesday.

More counts expected against student charged with assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

A University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting and choking a woman is expected to face additional charges after investigators say they were contacted by dozens of other women.

Homeless advocates, Democrats appeal Ohio voting rules

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:21am

Advocates for the homeless and the Ohio Democratic Party filed a longshot appeal with the Supreme Court on Wednesday, asking the justices to block election rules that could disqualify thousands of absentee and provisional ballots because of minor mistakes or omissions.

Baltimore mother sues police after son was killed in chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00am

The mother of a baby killed during a police chase in northeast Baltimore is suing Baltimore County Police.

Defense rests in bridge trial of 2 former Christie allies

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00am

The defense rested Wednesday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case, with a former aide to Gov. Chris Christie implying that others who have testified in the trial may have suffered from selective amnesia because of their connections to the two-term Republican governor.

Shooting at Ohio home kills girl; 2 adults, suspect wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:41am

Police say a shooting at a home in Ohio's capital left a 2-year-old girl dead and three other people hurt, including a suspect.