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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.

Wisconsin student accused of assaulting 4 more women

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:54pm

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

Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:53pm

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.

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.

Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:32pm

A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option — getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.

Pumpkins. Hay rides. Swimming pools? Fall heat hits Arizona

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:23pm

In Arizona, jack-o'-lanterns may not be the only things melting this Halloween.

The Latest: Rep. Stewart says he'll vote for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:12pm

The Latest on Utah congress members saying they'll vote for Trump despite denouncing him previously (all times local):

Deputy who stopped fatal rampage speaks out for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:03pm

An off-duty sheriff's deputy and others who helped end a stabbing rampage at a mall say they've grown close since the deadly May attack.

Citizen journalists covering Islamic State win courage prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:01pm

A citizen journalist group that reports secretly from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa is being honored with a $50,000 prize for courage.

Colorado officer gets 16 years in prison for police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

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.