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Fraternity parties back at UC Berkeley with new guidelines

Jocelyn Gecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:11pm

Fraternity and sorority parties will be back this weekend at the University of California, Berkeley after a one-week suspension, but with new guidelines aimed at keeping the often booze-filled bashes free of sexual violence.

Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:11pm

A University of Wisconsin-Madison student already accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his apartment this month was charged Thursday with sexually assaulting four other women since early 2015.

Judge lets Flint residents' lawsuit against state move ahead

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:03pm

A Michigan judge ruled in favor of Flint residents who filed a class-action lawsuit against the state and state officials over the city's lead-contaminated water, rejecting a motion to dismiss the case entirely.

4 men arrested in theft of $1 million worth of water heaters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 4:00pm

Four men have been arrested in the theft of $1 million worth of tankless water heaters from a western Michigan warehouse.

Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:53pm

Sen. Ted Cruz's suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who have said the next president should get to the choose who fills the vacancy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Honduran immigrant granted retrial in Florida double murder

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:42pm

A Honduran man on death row for a double murder in central Florida was granted a retrial by the state Supreme Court on Thursday based on new evidence, including comments a woman made to a friend and neighbors that she was the killer.

After voting machine issue, Georgia officials blame testing

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:32pm

A Georgia voting machine apparently malfunctioned as a voter tried to cast an early ballot for Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump's name kept showing up instead. But election officials say they still have confidence in the state's voting machines.

Colorado officer gets 16 years in prison for police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:31pm

A former small town Colorado police officer was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in the back after he followed the man into his mother's home, court officials said.

Man charged in Wisconsin crash that killed 3 Uber passengers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:30pm

A man accused of running a red light and slamming his SUV into a car, killing three passengers and injuring their Uber driver, has been charged with a dozen felonies including reckless homicide.

State official says authorities using "non-lethal" shotgun bean bag rounds, pepper spray to remove pipeline protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:20pm

State official says authorities using "non-lethal" shotgun bean bag rounds, pepper spray to remove pipeline protesters.

Number of US foster kids rises; parents' drug abuse a factor

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:20pm

After dropping sharply between 2005 and 2012, the number of children in the U.S. foster care system has increased for a third year in a row, according to new federal data released Thursday. A major factor: Worsening substance abuse by parents.

Jurors in hot car death case look inside SUV firsthand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:20pm

Jurors in the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back of a hot SUV have taken a firsthand look at the vehicle.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:20pm

It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuries

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:11pm

Children and teachers inside an Ohio day care center were startled when a bullet fired accidentally by an off-duty officer at home next door whizzed through their classroom and lodged into a wall, authorities said Thursday.

Feds release recovery plan for Snake River salmon, steelhead

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:01pm

Changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and steelhead, federal officials said.

Death of asthmatic teen who saw shooting ruled a homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 3:01pm

Chicago authorities say the death of a teenage girl who suffered an asthma attack after witnessing a fatal shooting at a block party was a homicide.

Men extradited from Turkey, Syria charged with drug crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:55pm

Officials say two alleged arms traffickers from Turkey and Syria have been extradited to the United States to face international arms trafficking and drug charges.

Man convicted of killing ex to be executed next month

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51pm

A Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend is set to be executed next month, state Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced Thursday.

Mom says noose leaves life-changing emotional scar on son

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51pm

A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said Thursday.

Hacked emails show Clinton campaign's fears about Sanders

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:47pm

Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.