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Pennsylvania college condemns students' blackface video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:41am

Albright College in eastern Pennsylvania is condemning an online video posted by two white students, including one in blackface who lampoons the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:41am

A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian president Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals, getting the U.S. to cooperate in the skies or on the ground in the civil war, and prospects for a diplomatic resolution seem dim.


USC football player accused of rape to appear in Utah court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:39am

A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah is set to make his first court appearance Friday.

Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:32am

A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath.

Prison officials: 2 supervisors, 2 officers hurt in attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:31am

Two supervisors at a North Carolina prison were stabbed and two correctional officers hurt after they were attacked by inmates.

Rare 'black moon' rises over Western Hemisphere Friday night

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:11am

A rare "black moon" rises Friday night over the Western Hemisphere, but don't expect to see it.

Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:01am

A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note.

Police search Connecticut home of woman lost at sea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 6:01am

Police have executed a search warrant at the home of a Connecticut woman who went missing at sea while on a fishing trip with her son.

Investigator: Businesswoman shot in back while riding in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:51am

A death investigator says a prominent Atlanta businesswoman died from a gunshot wound to the back as she rode in a car near Piedmont Park.

The Latest: Family: Wounded 6-year-old boy on life support

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:41am

The Latest on a school shooting in South Carolina (all times local):

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:31am

President Barack Obama, who eulogized former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres.

Obama: Peres won his wars but understood the need for peace

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:20am

President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect."

Charlotte police shooting audio appears to back up officer

Tom Foreman Jr. and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:02am

A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground.

Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:52am

Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered.

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

Elliot Spagat and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:50am

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Father's trial to begin in hot car death of Georgia toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:40am

More than two years after a Georgia toddler died after being left for hours inside a hot SUV, the child's father is scheduled to stand trial for murder.

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:20am

Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting.

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it moves through the Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:30am

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it moves through the Caribbean.

The latest: Some violence, vandalism in police protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:00am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):