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Commissioner criticizes officers' appearance at gala

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:50am

Baltimore's police commissioner is criticizing an appearance at a conservative group's gala by three officers charged but not convicted in the death of a black man injured in a police van.

GoFundMe shuts down page for mom charged in her baby's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:31am

Fundraising site GoFundMe has shut down a page raising money for a Colorado mother now charged in connection with her baby's death.

Driver of van charged after woman falls off mattress, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:11am

Authorities in Virginia have charged the driver of a van after a woman fell to her death while riding atop a mattress the two women were trying to move.

Man who used wheelchair in Rolex theft pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 6:11am

A Connecticut man who pretended he needed a wheelchair so he could steal a $37,000 watch from a jewelry store is heading to prison.

'Aleppo moment' redux

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:50am

Third Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson has had another "Aleppo moment."

Police return lost World War I dog tag to veteran's family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:50am

A Massachusetts police department has used social media to track down the family of a World War I soldier whose nearly 100-year-old dog tag was found along the side of a road.

Sisters found dead in villa on African island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:50am

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

Officials: Firefighter halts teen who killed father, shot 3

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:42am

A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said.

Cedar Rapids evacuation zone shrinks, people moving back in

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:40am

Authorities are allowing some residents to return to their homes and other properties in Cedar Rapids' flood evacuation zone.

Sheriff to discuss 2015 quadruple slaying in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:30am

A South Carolina sheriff plans a news conference to discuss developments in an unsolved case in which four people, including two teenagers, were shot and killed in July 2015.

Florida officer faces suspension for slapping homeless man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:30am

A Florida police officer faces a 20-day unpaid suspension after an internal investigation concluded he used excessive force by slapping an intoxicated homeless man being evicted from a bus terminal.

Fire rages at massive warehouse near Atlanta; no one hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:30am

Firefighters near Atlanta were battling a fierce fire Thursday morning at a warehouse in metro Atlanta that shot flames into the pre-dawn sky and shut down a highway as firefighters worked to get the blaze under control.

Parks close Halloween ride amid charges of stereotyping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:30am

A Halloween attraction at two California amusement parks has been closed amid accusations that it was offensive to the mentally ill.

Young girl runs over 2-year-old sister while starting car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 5:10am

A 2-year-old New Hampshire girl is recovering at a Boston hospital after her 7-year-old sister accidentally ran over her while starting the family car.

Man shot by police was distraught over best friend's death

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:50am

The unarmed black man shot by police in a San Diego suburb had a history of run-ins with authorities and was distraught over the recent death of his best friend.

Officer involved in deadly confrontation was sex-suit target

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:50am

One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague.

Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:40am

It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed.

The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:30am

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it.

Suspect in abduction once called a hoax set to plead guilty

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:20am

A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney charged with a bizarre kidnapping that police initially dismissed as a hoax planned to plead guilty Thursday to snatching the young woman from her California home last year, federal prosecutors said.

Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 2:20am

Some evacuations were lifted as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their struggle with a wildfire burning through dry brush that is threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains.