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Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years.

Idaho man killed in confrontation with police identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho say a 52-year-old Idaho man died Monday morning from multiple gunshot wounds after pointing a gun at four police officers who opened fire.

Family sues Ohio police officer who killed robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

The father of an unarmed robbery suspect fatally shot by an Akron, Ohio, police officer after refusing to remove his hand from his waistband has sued the city and the officer, claiming excessive force.

Sex offender selling Nazi flag is booted from county fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

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: Attorney: Campaign chief didn't know about plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

The Latest in the trial of two former allies of Republican Gov. Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane closing case (all times local):

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6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris.

Walking is medicine? It helped high-risk seniors stay mobile

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:12pm

It's not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they'd long been couch potatoes.

Alton Sterling's family wants swift federal investigation

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:12pm

Relatives of a black man who was shot and killed during an altercation with two white Baton Rouge police officers called Monday for a swift resolution to the Justice Department's investigation.

Monumental elevator problems close Washington's obelisk

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:12pm

The Washington Monument is closing indefinitely because of ongoing problems with its elevator, the latest in a series of woes for one of the city's most enduring tourist attractions.

Gary Herbert, Mike Weinholtz to appear in televised debate

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:11pm

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.

The Latest: Records show vehicle registered to Nathan DeSai

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:11pm

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

Police: Bus from Yosemite going too fast before deadly crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:01pm

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.

Mall shooting suspect charged with murder

Martha Bellisle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:01pm

The man accused of killing five people at Macy's store in a Washington state shopping mall before leading authorities on a nearly 24-hour manhunt was charged Monday with five counts of first-degree murder.

Student injured in Michigan school bus shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:53pm

Authorities say a student has been injured in a shooting on a school bus outside of a southern Michigan school.

Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:51pm

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.

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FBI data show increase in murder, violent crime in 2015

Eric Tucker and Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:51pm

Are Americans safer? It depends on where you live.

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:51pm

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

Expelled state lawmaker escorted from Tennessee game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:41pm

Former Republican state Rep. Jeremy Durham, who earlier this month became the first lawmaker expelled from the Tennessee General Assembly in 36 years, was escorted from a University of Tennessee football game on Saturday after getting into an altercation with a Florida fan.

Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:41pm

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