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List of 25 latest recipients of Carnegie Hero medals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:21pm

Winners of Carnegie Hero medals announced Wednesday:

Attorney who stopped Vermont suspect 1 of 25 Carnegie Heroes

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:21pm

A Vermont prosecutor who disarmed a woman accused of fatally shooting a social worker outside a state office building is one of 25 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism.

The Latest: Fire from trees spread to 13 homes California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:21pm

The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

Obama praises Peres for advancing dignity and goodwill

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:31pm

President Barack Obama is praising former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres as a statesman whose commitment to Israel's security and the pursuit of peace "was rooted in his own unshakeable moral foundation and unflagging optimism."

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:11pm

Police shot and wounded a man they said was acting erratically in a San Diego suburb on Tuesday, drawing an angry cluster of protesters that believed it to be another instance of law enforcement shooting an unarmed black man.

The Latest: Man charged in Charlotte parking deck assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:21pm

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

Mom arrested after disabled son, 27, dies of malnourishment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:51pm

A Colorado woman has been arrested in the death of her 27-year-old disabled son, who investigators say was undernourished and weighed about 90 pounds when he died.

Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:22pm

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor.

Court document: Black man killed by cop had threatened wife

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:22pm

The black man killed by Charlotte police had a restraining order filed against him a year ago when he threatened to kill his wife and her son with a gun, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.

NYC reaches $5.75M settlement in Rikers inmate death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:10pm

New York City reached a $5.7 million settlement with the family of Bradley Ballard, a mentally ill Rikers Island inmate who died in 2013 after being locked in his cell for six days without care or medication.

Families of 2 blacks shot by Ohio police want outside review

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:01pm

The families of two black people fatally shot by city police renewed their requests Tuesday for independent investigations into the officers' actions while describing the emotional toll of losing their loved ones.

The Latest: Council president confident about police probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:53pm

The Latest on a news conference held by families of two people fatally shot by Columbus police this year (all times local):

2 men charged in California killings

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:52pm

An Army private and another young man were charged Tuesday with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple's 6-year-old daughter called police.

Records: Sex assault among Idaho students found after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:30pm

An Idaho school uncovered bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault among students during its investigation into the rape of a black football player last year, according to recently released documents filed as part of a lawsuit.

Man rescued at sea tells Coast Guard of search for mother

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:30pm

A man who says he spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued told the Coast Guard he frantically looked for his mother as their fishing boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean, according to an audio recording released Tuesday. His mother hasn't been found.

The Latest: 4 mall shooting victims ID'd

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:01pm

The Latest on the Washington state mall shooting (all times local):

Tulsa residents find common ground between police, slain man

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:42pm

Competing rallies over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man by a white Oklahoma police officer could have left residents with the difficult choice of who to support, but some said Tuesday it was possible to back both police and the slain man.

Advocates say hunts, slaughter threaten Yellowstone bison

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:11pm

Wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to look again at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the survival of one of the last genetically pure populations of the national mammal.

Police say Arizona woman chased husband, caused deadly crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:10pm

Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges for chasing down her husband in her SUV, causing him to crash his Harley-Davidson into a light post.