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Pending high court decision, Menendez trial set for 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

A New Jersey judge has set a September 2017 trial date for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez on bribery and fraud charges.

Obama: 'Best people' make US military world's strongest

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:41pm

President Barack Obama says the U.S. has the world's strongest military because it's got the "best people."

Baltimore mayor fires back at prosecutor over profile

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:32pm

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is firing back at the city's top prosecutor for critical comments she made in a magazine profile.

Official: Man shot by DC police died of wounds to neck, back

Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:22pm

A black motorcyclist who was shot by a District of Columbia police officer died of gunshot wounds to the neck and back, according to the city's chief medical examiner.

Coroner: Students' injuries in shooting not life-threatening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):

Fraternity suspended at University of Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs.

Video shows deer trying to jump inside SUV that hit it

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

A deer that was hit by an SUV in New Jersey wasn't going down without a fight.

The Latest: Black man shot dead by police ID'd as Ugandan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a black man by police in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

US urging Myanmar to end any vestige of NKorea military ties

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:21pm

Pockets within the Myanmar military may still be cooperating with North Korea although the new civilian government and the military leadership oppose such ties, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday.

Pro-Assad Syrian pleads guilty in US to role in hacking

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:13pm

A Syrian national pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges for his role in a scheme that hacked computers and targeted perceived enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The Latest: Man saved at sea tells AP he didn't kill grandpa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11pm

The Latest on the mystery surrounding a man who was rescued at sea after floating for a week on a life raft (all times local):

The Latest: Alabama chief justice 'learned nothing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11pm

The Latest on the disciplinary hearing for Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (all times local):

Man rescued at sea tells AP: 'I had absolutely nothing to do' with wealthy grandfather's 2013 unsolved slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11pm

Man rescued at sea tells AP: 'I had absolutely nothing to do' with wealthy grandfather's 2013 unsolved slaying.

FBI director again defends integrity of Clinton email probe

Matthew Daly and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11pm

Republican lawmakers may question the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of state, but they should not question the investigation's thoroughness, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday as he again defended the agency's actions.

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Official: 2 students, 1 teacher wounded in school shooting

Johnny Clark, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:11pm

A teenager opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school Wednesday, wounding two students and a teacher before the suspect was taken into custody, authorities said.

World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:01pm

Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as a visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.

Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather's slaying

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:01pm

A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather, according to court documents that add to the multitude of questions swirling around him and what happened at sea.

Democrat Jon Harper still officially in the race for Utah AG

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:51pm

Democrat Jon Harper is still officially in Utah's attorney general race and will remain on the ballot despite announcing last week that he was dropping out for medical reasons.

Woman sues North Idaho College over response to rape report

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 1:51pm

North Idaho College is being sued by a woman who says she was gang-raped as a freshman and the college failed to do anything when she reported it.