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Ex-deputy found not guilty of murder charge in Ohio shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

A former deputy sheriff accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man after a chase was found not guilty of murder and reckless homicide charges on Tuesday.

Advocates: Asylum-seekers are being turned away at border

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:51pm

Immigrant advocacy groups said Tuesday that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are allegedly turning away asylum-seekers before their claims can be heard, violating obligations under U.S. and international law.

Janet Napolitano in hospital over side effect of cancer care

Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:41pm

University of California President Janet Napolitano, a former U.S. Homeland Security secretary and governor of Arizona, has been undergoing cancer treatment for five months and was hospitalized after suffering complications, the school system revealed Tuesday.

Man seeking new trial in 1971 rape claims state hid evidence

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:33pm

A Louisiana man serving a life sentence for the rape of a nurse in 1971 claims authorities concealed evidence that the crime was committed by another man linked to two similar attacks.

Plea deal reached in killing of 13-year-old girl in 1982

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31pm

Lawyers worked out a plea deal Tuesday in the case of a man charged with killing a 13-year-old Milwaukee girl in 1982.

Search of lake for human remains from plane crash ends

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31pm

The search for human remains from a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month has ended, and DNA testing has identified three of the six people killed, an airport official said on Tuesday.

Police: Fugitive wanted in officer's fatal shooting captured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:31pm

A suspect in the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer was captured Tuesday after a weeklong manhunt, authorities said.

Correction: Military Base-Shooting-Investigation story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:21pm

In a story Jan. 16 about a shooting last year at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Air Force investigators determined post-traumatic stress disorder and an unraveling military career led an airman to fatally shoot his commander. PTSD and the airman's military career were cited in an investigation by the San Antonio Express-News that used military records and other material provided by the airman's family, but the Air Force's investigation is ongoing.

White House concedes it won't close Guantanamo after all

Josh Lederman and Ben Fox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:12pm

The White House said Tuesday that the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Cuba will still be open when President Barack Obama leaves office, conceding that a core campaign promise will go unfulfilled.

Police: Daughters taken 3 decades ago found, mom arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:12pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

Prosecutor: Orlando gunman's widow knew about the attack

Eric Tucker and Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:11pm

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman knew about the attack ahead of time and then hindered the criminal investigation when she lied to FBI agents after the shooting, prosecutors said Tuesday during a brief court appearance a day after her arrest in California.

William Hilliard, former Oregonian editor, dies at 89

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:01pm

William A. Hilliard, who became the first black reporter at The Oregonian newspaper and later its editor in a pioneering 42-year career, has died at age 89.

Brother of Islamic State fighter testifies at terror trial

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:50pm

The brother of a New Yorker who joined the Islamic State group and died testified Tuesday at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man, saying he lied to his parents and the FBI in the days after his brother left for Syria, where he was eventually killed.

Wal-Mart adding 10K US jobs

Chris Isidore, CNN  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:46pm

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest business employer, plans to add 10,000 U.S. jobs this year.

Police: Suspect in fatal shooting of Orlando officer has been captured after weeklong manhunt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:21pm

Police: Suspect in fatal shooting of Orlando officer has been captured after weeklong manhunt.

Stillborn Portland infant highlights Oregon homeless problem

Terrence Petty, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:20pm

A stillborn infant was found with his homeless mother at a street side bus stop during unusually cold weather. And while the infant's death was not blamed on below-freezing temperatures it has driven home just how ruthless this winter has been for Portland's homeless population, with four recent deaths attributed to exposure.

With clemency for Manning, attention turns to WikiLeaks head

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:11pm

President Barack Obama's decision Tuesday to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence brought fresh attention to another figure involved in the Army leaker's case: Julian Assange.

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:03pm

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

The Latest: Neighbors in Texas shocked at charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 4:50pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):