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Suspect in Houston-area deputy's death had mental evaluation

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:51pm

The man accused of shooting and killing a suburban Houston officer has a history of mental illness and once lived in a homeless shelter, authorities said Monday.

In Alaska, Obama depicts stark future without climate action

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:40pm

Submerged countries, abandoned cities and floods of refugees await the world barring urgent action on climate change, President Barack Obama warned Monday, painting a doomsday scenario as he opened a historic visit to Alaska.

Supreme Court rules against clerk in gay marriage case

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11pm

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses, and the clerk will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Fred was easternmost hurricane to form in Atlantic tropics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:42pm

Weather forecasters say Fred was the easternmost hurricane known to have formed in the Atlantic tropics, and the first to actually pass over the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane.

Fred weakens to a tropical storm as it passes over Cape Verde Islands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:41pm

Fred weakens to a tropical storm as it passes over Cape Verde Islands.

Video appears to show Texas deputies shot man with hands up

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 9:01pm

Video obtained by a San Antonio TV station appears to show a man with his hands up fatally shot by deputies, an encounter that authorities say happened after the armed man resisted arrest and nonlethal weapons failed to bring him under control.

73 San Quentin inmates with Legionnaires' disease symptoms

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:51pm

Officials say the number of inmates at San Quentin State Prison showing respiratory illness symptoms increased to 73.

Sheriff: Deputy shoots man suspected of stalking wrestler

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:50pm

A deputy fearing for his life shot a man who authorities say had been stalking a female wrestler, wounding him Monday outside a World Wrestling Entertainment training facility in central Florida, authorities said.

Community service, fine in World Trade Center parachute jump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:40pm

A man convicted of parachute-jumping from the top of New York's One World Trade Center with two other men has been sentenced to 300 hours of community service.

Former teacher gets 8-year sentence in sex abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:21pm

A former high school science teacher who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a student was sentenced to at least eight years and up to life in prison Monday, the maximum penalty in the case.

Woman crashes Jeep into Hagerman police building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:21pm

The Idaho State Police say a 49-year-old woman was injured when she crashed her Jeep into the Hagerman Police Department.

'Erroneous Zones' author, self-help guru Wayne W. Dyer dies

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 8:11pm

Wayne W. Dyer, who became the pied piper of the self-help movement with the 1976 publication of his runaway best-seller, "Your Erroneous Zones: Step-By-Step Advice for Escaping the Trap of Negative Thinking and Taking Control of Your Life," has died at age 75.

Probe: Michigan lawmakers engaged in dishonest cover-up

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:51pm

Two Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair engaged in numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" misconduct in an attempted cover-up, in which public resources were misused and constituents were treated with a lack of respect, an investigator alleged Monday.

Campbell County school officials back anti-pot initiatives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:30pm

Campbell County school officials are urging support for efforts to prevent marijuana use among youth.

Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny in US girl's death

Philip Marcelo and Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:21pm

A lawyer for an Irish nanny who was accused of killing a 1-year-old girl in her care and served more than two years in prison only to have a murder charge against her dropped on Monday called the prosecution a "complete disgrace" and a "rush to judgment."

Idaho Supreme Court allows Boy Scout lawsuit to move forward

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:11pm

Idaho's highest court has ruled that the 16 men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders in Idaho filed their lawsuit on time against the Boy Scouts of America and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

4th Legionnaires' disease death at Illinois veterans' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 7:01pm

The Illinois Department of Public Health on Monday reported two more deaths from Legionnaires' disease in an outbreak at a western Illinois veterans' home.

Woman serving 25 years for murder, attempted arson dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:51pm

Prison officials say a 78-year-old female inmate in prison for second-degree murder and attempted arson has died.

Police: Torso likely that of man whose limbs found severed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 6:41pm

Connecticut forensic scientists say a torso found last month is most likely that of a homeless man whose severed arms and legs were found earlier.