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Police issue warrant in U of Illinois shooting

David Mercer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

An arrest warrant for a first-degree murder charge has been issued for an 18-year-old Champaign man in the deadly shooting at a party near the University of Illinois campus, police said Wednesday.

Authorities: No NC criminal charges in fatal bus wreck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

North Carolina authorities won't file criminal charges against the South Carolina church that owned a bus that crashed on a bridge, killing four people.

Kerry threatens Russia with end to joint Syria diplomacy

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 11:01am

Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States and Russia to stop Syria's civil war, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. More than 250 people are believed to have been killed in the besieged city in the last week.

Senators vote to override Obama's veto of Sept. 11 bill

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:51am

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama's veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.

State health agency spokeswoman resigns over debate tweets

Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:51am

The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota's Health Department has resigned over acknowledged "inappropriate" comments she accidentally posted on the agency's Twitter account during Monday night's presidential debate.

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:50am

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

The Latest: Friends: Charlotte officer had no hate in him

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:44am

The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

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

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:42am

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.

New Orleans tells court it can remove Confederate statues

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:42am

New Orleans has the right to remove Confederate monuments that are the center of a heated debate, the city's attorneys told an appeals court Wednesday, but opponents who want a delay said removing them could cause irreparable harm.

Man sues police, Taser over stun gun-induced heart attack

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:41am

A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights two years ago, when the officer repeatedly shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop and gave him a heart attack that he says nearly killed him.

Group: Cuban press makes strides despite controls

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:33am

An independent press is emerging in Cuba despite a constitutional requirement that media be controlled by the one party communist state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report issued Wednesday.

Senate votes to override Obama veto of bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia for alleged backing of attackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:31am

Senate votes to override Obama veto of bill allowing 9/11 families to sue Saudi Arabia for alleged backing of attackers.

California mountain homes threatened by destructive wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:31am

Remote California homes in the Santa Cruz Mountains were in the path of a growing and destructive wildfire scorching its way Wednesday through bone-dry brush and trees, officials said.

For-profit colleges: 6 things to ask before enrolling

Katie Lobosco, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:29am

For-profit colleges have a ton of critics who've accused schools of luring in low-income students with false promises and then providing a subpar education.

Senate has enough votes to override Obama's veto of 9/11 bill allowing families to sue Saudi Arabia, vote is continuing.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:22am

Senate has enough votes to override Obama's veto of 9/11 bill allowing families to sue Saudi Arabia, vote is continuing.

The Latest: 5 sites with Zika-infected mosquitoes identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:21am

The Latest on the locations of Zika-infected mosquitoes in Miami Beach (all times local):

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases

Sadie Gurman and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:20am

Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Woman sues Idaho college over lack of response to rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:11am

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.

Castile shooting investigation goes to Minnesota prosecutors

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:11am

Minnesota authorities have given prosecutors the results of their investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black man who was killed during a traffic stop.

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

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 10:03am

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.