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The Latest: California bakes in high heat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:21pm

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Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:20pm

A disgruntled lawyer had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris.

The Latest: Investigators still at Houston shooting scene

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:11pm

The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local):

Lawyer: NYPD officer charged in shooting of unarmed motorist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:11pm

A New York City police officer has been charged in the road-rage killing of an unarmed motorist.

Protest held in Columbus over fatal police shooting of teen

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:10pm

A group calling for an independent investigation after an Ohio police officer fatally shot a 13-year-old boy has disrupted a city council meeting.

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:10pm

The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him.

Arkansas lawmaker arrested after filming traffic stop

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:03pm

An Arkansas legislator and civil rights attorney who has represented a group of black families in a long-running school desegregation lawsuit was arrested Monday on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing governmental operations after filming a traffic stop.

Family sues Akron officer for killing robbery suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:01pm

The father of an unarmed robbery suspect fatally shot by a police officer after refusing to remove his right hand from his waistband filed a federal lawsuit on Monday claiming the shooting was unreasonable and the officer used excessive force.

Obama says US making progress on Native American issues

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:01pm

The U.S. has made significant progress improving conditions for Native Americans but has more work to do, President Barack Obama said Monday at the White House Tribal Nations Conference.

Georgia offers changes to voter name checks targeted by suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 4:01pm

Georgia's top election official says his office will change procedures targeted by a federal lawsuit that accuses the state of violating the Voting Rights Act.

Forest Service plans new study for N. Idaho salvage logging

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

The U.S. Forest Service will do another analysis after a federal judge halted a northern Idaho wildfire salvage logging project following a lawsuit by two environmental groups, officials say.

Court asks judges to respond to Louisiana sheriff's claims

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

A federal appeals court on Monday asked two judges to respond to a petition by a Louisiana sheriff who claims another judge was improperly removed from his criminal case without explanation.

Student shot on Michigan school bus expected to survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

Authorities say a 17-year-old student shot in the arm on a school bus outside of a southern Michigan school is expected to survive.

Pentagon chief pledges $108 billion to fix nuclear force

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is committed to correcting what he calls decades of shortchanging its nuclear forces.

Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:42pm

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people.

Iowa State president says he will stop flying school plane

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

The president of Iowa State University said Monday that he will no longer pilot a university airplane he has used for trips that have mixed business and personal affairs.

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

Emery P. Dalesio, Jonathan Drew and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

Student suspended after she takes photo of school's dirty water

Rolando Zenteno, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:34pm

When Hazel Juco noticed the water in her high school restroom looked like urine, she snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook and Twitter. The next day, the senior at John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan, was suspended.

Pair of friends piloted planes that crashed in NY, killing 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:32pm

Authorities say two small airplanes that collided and crashed in western New York were piloted by friends who'd taken off with four other planes for their usual weekend outing.

Federal judge refuses to block Wisconsin right-to-work law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

A federal judge has refused a union's demand to block Wisconsin's right-to-work law.