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Audit: Take back $3.4M in FEMA grants to church school

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

Auditors say the Federal Emergency Management Agency should take back nearly all of $3.5 million in grants given to a church-run school after Hurricane Katrina, though a school official says it never got that much.

Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:21am

A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.

Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty to Houston auto sales scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:11am

Prosecutors say a disbarred ex-attorney from Utah faces up to 10 years in prison in a Houston luxury auto scam with no cars, dealerships or sales.

Damages awarded to man who suffered in jail with broken neck

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:11am

A federal jury has ruled that Tennessee's Knox County owes a former inmate $2,000 for each of the 70 days the man spent behind bars with an undiagnosed, untreated broken neck that caused him so much pain he considered killing himself.

Federal judge sides with conservationists in red wolf fight

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:02am

A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government's ability to remove the animals from private property.

Kerry: US on verge of ending Syria talks with Russia

Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:02am

The United States is "on the verge" of ending Syria talks with Russia in response to days of deadly attacks on Aleppo, Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday.

The Latest: Investigators probe mom's disappearance at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

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: Bullet hit school shooting victim in main artery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

Police: Guard shoots man accused of trespassing at mine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:01am

West Virginia State Police say a security guard at a mine has fatally shot a man in a confrontation over trespassing.

Official says failure in Syria may leave Russia in quagmire

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:51am

A senior Obama administration official told lawmakers Thursday that the failure of a cease-fire in Syria poses serious consequences for Moscow and gives the United States leverage, an argument that drew a skeptical response from Republicans and Democrats.

Child care now costs more than in-state college tuition

Jeanne Sahadi, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:50am

Most parents with young children work outside the home. So they need an affordable, high-quality, easily accessible place to leave their kids while they work.

Ammon Bundy's lawyers seek to stop trial amid appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41am

Ammon Bundy's federal conspiracy trial resumed despite a motion from his lawyers seeking a postponement until a court rules on their appeals.

Company: Crows knocked out power to 100,000 in 3 states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41am

Rocky Mountain Power says two crows triggered an outage in mid-July that knocked out power to about 100,000 customers in eastern Idaho, western Wyoming and southern Montana.

McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41am

The Senate's top Republican Thursday warned that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure.

Teen's mother 'shocked and saddened' by school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:21am

The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is "shocked and saddened."

Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:21am

The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms and back.

Police: Man kills wife, goes to college town, kills son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

Authorities say a man killed his wife at their Maryland home and then drove to the Washington suburbs, where he killed his 19-year-old son and himself.

Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in College Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

Authorities in Maryland say two people are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in College Park.

Sisters found dead in villa on African island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

A Minnesota man says his family has been given little information on how his two sisters died while vacationing on a tropical African island.