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Florida man freed in Iran-US prisoner swap files lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:41pm

A Florida man imprisoned in Iran before being released as part of a prisoner swap earlier this year has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Iranian government.

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:32pm

A U.S. Navy warship on Friday passed through waters claimed by China near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Department said, drawing Chinese condemnation.

Appeals court considers Arizona cross-border shooting case

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:21pm

A federal appeals court on Friday heard arguments in the civil case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting in Arizona.

7 Obama ideas from 2008 that came to fruition

Carter Williams  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:14pm

While the U.S. is in the process to elect President Barack Obama's successor next month, it’s also a reminder of all the accomplishments from the last eight years. Several of those accomplishments came from ideas from his platform in 2008.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:11pm

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Woman reported missing; believed to be at Columbia Gorge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:11pm

A 21-year-old Portland woman has been reported missing, and authorities are worried she's lost or injured in the Columbia River Gorge.

APNewsBreak: Ohio is moving death row for 3rd time since '05

Ann Sanner and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 12:02pm

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in a little over a decade.

Fire marshal: Death toll unclear in Nebraska farmhouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:54am

A state fire marshal spokesman says investigators can't yet confirm how many people were killed in a fire that razed a farmhouse in rural southeastern Nebraska.

As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:52am

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.

The Latest: Defendant says she told Christie of lane study

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:51am

The Latest in the criminal trial of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie who are accused of plotting George Washington Bridge lane closings in a 2013 political revenge scheme. (all times local):

US top diplomat refers to NKorea as 'illegitimate regime'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:51am

Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."

Suspect in wrong-way crashes moved from hospital to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:44am

The Vermont man charged with driving the wrong way on an interstate and killing five teenagers and injuring several other people in a series of crashes has been moved from a hospital to prison.

University hires monitor for police reform after fatal stop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:42am

The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside monitor to oversee reform of its police department after the fatal 2015 shooting of an unarmed black motorist by one of the school's police officers.

Author of retracted rape story defends relying on 'Jackie'

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:41am

The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors Friday why she found the woman so credible, highlighting the emotion and level of detail with which she spoke during their interactions.

Short-handed Supreme Court delays action in 3 cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:41am

The Supreme Court is offering new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done.

Retired NYC police officer shoots, wounds robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:31am

A retired New York City police detective has shot and wounded a robbery suspect in New Jersey.

Landlord acquitted of manslaughter in fire that killed 6

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:31am

A property owner was acquitted Friday of manslaughter in a building fire that killed six people but was convicted of a code violation in converted attic rooms described by prosecutors as "death traps."

Former corrections officer convicted in K-9 partner's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:21am

A former central Pennsylvania corrections officer has been convicted of animal cruelty charges in connection with the death of his K-9 partner last summer.

Kansas court upholds state's 1st death sentence in 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:01am

Kansas' highest court has upheld the death sentence of the first prisoner condemned in the state in more than three decades.

Report recommends against Wyoming oversight of federal lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:01am

Wresting control over vast swaths of federal land in Wyoming from the U.S. government and transferring management to the state would be costly and would not provide the benefits that proponents of the idea suggest, a study has concluded.