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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.

The Latest: Attorney: Campaign chief didn't know about plot

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

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

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.

Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record

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

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.

Army fires Fort Riley commander as investigation continues

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:51pm

The commander of Fort Riley has been fired and the Army is continuing an investigation opened last week at the Kansas base, officials said Monday, but they declined to provide any other details.

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.

Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:41pm

A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday.

Man charged in shooting at popular Chicago tourist spot

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

Chicago police say they've charged an alleged gang member with murder in the slaying of a man who was shot last weekend near Millennium Park, a popular downtown tourist attraction.

Unarmed black man shot by white Oklahoma officer is buried

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

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Oklahoma police officer in an encounter captured on patrol car and helicopter video has been laid to rest.

Wife of Chechen man killed by FBI charged with lying

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:32pm

The wife of a Chechen man who was fatally shot while being questioned in Florida about a Boston Marathon bombing suspect in 2013 has been charged with making a false statement to the FBI.

Feds find rights violations at nation's oldest public school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 2:32pm

A federal civil rights probe has found that administrators at Boston Latin, the nation's oldest public school, failed to adequately respond to racist threats made to a black student by a classmate.