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In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:40pm

NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.

Utah man pleads guilty to fatal child abuse of stepson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:30pm

A Utah man has pleaded guilty to child abuse charges in the death of his 17-month-old stepson.

Study: Harris County, Texas, death penalty cases biased

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:30pm

A Harvard Law School study reports that racial bias, over-aggressive prosecutions and inadequate representation for poor defendants plagues Harris County's handling of death penalty cases.

Man arrested in shocking killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:20pm

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shocking killing that rocked the small town communities where the women served, authorities said.

The Latest: Suspect in Albuquerque girl's death visits court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:20pm

The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico, (all times local):

South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park remains closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 12:10pm

The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is expected to remain closed this weekend because of a wildfire in Grand Teton where firefighters are trying to clean up hotspots and burned trees along a 2-mile stretch of highway.

Lying under oath draws California prosecutor's ire

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:52am

A 12-year-old girl's lie on the witness stand cost Luther Jones 18 years.

Report: Black men, boys shot most by Chicago police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:50am

After threatening to sue, the Chicago Tribune has obtained data from the city's police department that tracks every time an officer has opened fire in the city over the past six years. The vast majority of those hit were black men or boys.

New Mexico might pay water tab for Facebook data center

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:14am

New Mexico may use public funds to help Facebook pay for water rights at a major new data center proposed at Los Lunas.

The Latest: Clinic says suspect in nuns' death not a patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:10am

The Latest on the killing of two nuns in Mississippi (all times local):

UW faculty getting nine-month contracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:10am

The University of Wyoming is opting for more nine-month appointments for faculty to save money instead of paying them for a full year, hoping some of them will continue to do research during the summer.

Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:00am

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child.

Orlando charities learn from prior mass killings mistakes

Pat Eaton-Robb, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:00am

In the days after the June 12 attack on the Pulse nightclub, other victims of mass shootings reached out to the survivors and their families to ensure that mistakes made with charity efforts after previous attacks were not repeated.

Olympic champion Aly Raisman feted by Massachusetts hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:00am

Gymnast Aly Raisman is getting a hero's welcome following her medal-winning performances at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Suspect fatally shot by West Virginia deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:40am

A West Virginia sheriff's department says a suspect was fatally shot by deputies while they attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

48-year fugitive fighting move from Connecticut to Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:20am

A Connecticut man who spent 48 years on the lam after escaping from prison is expected to fight an attempt to return him to Georgia.

Wyoming jobless rate unchanged in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:01am

Wyoming's unemployment rate remained at 5.7 percent in July.

Appeals court refuses to reconsider Wisconsin voter ID cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:00am

A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a pair of rulings affecting Wisconsin's voter ID law, meaning no more changes to the requirement are likely before the November election.

Man allegedly shoots at hunters in Utah County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:00am

A man is accused of opening fire on a group of hunters with a high-powered rifle in central Utah.

North Charleston police shoot, kill man who fired at them

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:50am

South Carolina law enforcement is investigating a shootout in which North Charleston police officers killed a man who they say fired at them.