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Man gets 35 years for killing, dismembering ex-wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:11pm

A man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his ex-wife earlier this year and dumping her dismembered body in a central Florida state park.

Report: Day care investigated for "smack for a snack" game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:11pm

Officials in Kentucky are monitoring a day care center after an investigation found that employees required children to be hit before they could get a snack.

Judge won't dismiss Bergdahl case over Sen. McCain comments

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:03pm

A military judge has rejected arguments that Sen. John McCain improperly swayed the prosecution of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with negative comments about the soldier who walked off his post in Afghanistan.

California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

Don Thompson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:02pm

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that he signed two bills that emerged amid national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer who sexually assaulted a woman passed out near a trash bin.

Coast Guard: Number of Cubans caught at sea surges higher

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:01pm

The Coast Guard says the number of Cubans intercepted at sea while trying to reach U.S. shores has risen even higher amid Washington's increasing contact with Havana.

Clergy prays for healing in city where cop killed black man

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:54pm

Ministers led dozens of people in a prayer for unity, healing and peace Friday in a San Diego suburb following days of angry and sometimes violent protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man.

Man convicted of stabbing dad to death, strangling grandma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:41pm

A Pennsylvania man charged with killing his father and grandmother has been convicted of murder and other charges.

Postal worker hid piles of undelivered mail in her home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:31pm

A former postal worker in Tennessee has reached a plea deal after she was accused of keeping nearly 2,700 pieces of undelivered mail inside her home.

45th Albuquerque balloon fiesta set for weekend launch

Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:31pm

The 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is set to begin Saturday and is expected to draw close to a million visitors to central New Mexico. Here are some key things to know for the event:

Texas pulls out of federal refugee resettlement program

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:21pm

Texas has formally stopped helping the U.S. government provide aid and services to refugees, citing alleged safety concerns.

Authorities investigate death of black man in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:11pm

Los Angeles County homicide detectives are investigating the death of a black man in Pasadena, and a witness says it occurred after a struggle with police.

14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:02pm

A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a school playground, wounding three people.

Dad accused of drowning baby strapped in car seat gets life

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:01pm

An Ohio man accused of drowning his 4-month-old daughter in a river while she was strapped in her car seat has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

US official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

Tami Abdollah, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:51am

Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday.

Relatives of black man shot by white officer file lawsuit

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:42am

Relatives of a black man fatally shot by a white Misssippi police officer in 2015 are suing the city of Columbus, the former officer and others.

2 arrests, some schools closed amid clown threats in Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:42am

Two people were arrested and some Ohio schools were closed Friday amid a rash of reported threats involving clowns against students in three suburban Cincinnati districts.

Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:42am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he got in trouble for refusing federal orders to move a Ten Commandments monument.

Not guilty plea entered in Tulsa officer's manslaughter case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:31am

A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of an Oklahoma police officer charged with first-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man.

No charges against police officer in Union Station shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:31am

Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against an off-duty Baltimore County police officer who fatally shot a knife-wielding man at Washington's Union Station last year.

Lawyer: Jury should hear about cop's 'auditory exclusion'

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:31am

A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive or the deadly gunshot she fired.