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Nearly 3 dozen gang members indicted in Chicago area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:20pm

Nearly three dozen Chicago-area gang members have been indicted in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that includes arson, extortion and the attempted killing of a police officer.

Blood tests of people with contaminated wells show high PFOA

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:11pm

The Vermont Health Department says blood tests of 477 people in the Bennington area exposed to the chemical PFOA found an average level that is almost five times the national average.

Prosecutors: Roof headed to Tennessee after church shootings

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:02pm

The man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church used the internet to scope out Emanuel AME and other historically black churches, and was trying to get away to Nashville, Tennessee, when he was arrested, federal prosecutors say.

Inspector dies after recently evicted home explodes in Omaha

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:01pm

A woman who was killed when a house exploded in Omaha was a property inspector sent to check the home after a tenant was evicted, authorities said Tuesday.

Suspect sought in death of Texas journalist, investor

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:00pm

Police in suburban Dallas have identified a suspect in the death of a local journalist and real estate investor.

Texas leads nation in deaths of law enforcement officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 1:00pm

Texas leads the nation in the number of law enforcement officers killed with 14 this year, including five recent slayings in Dallas.

Kaine's wife resigns as Virginia secretary of education

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:51pm

Tim Kaine's wife has resigned as Virginia's Secretary of Education.

Dump truck smashes through FBI gate, but no terror suspected

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:51pm

A dump truck driver deliberately smashed his truck through a security gate of the FBI's offices on Tuesday, injuring himself but no one else, but there appeared to be no connection to terrorism, an agency spokesman said.

2 Oregonians arrested in California shooting, kidnapping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:51pm

A man and a woman from Oregon are in custody after an elderly man was shot and critically wounded and a mother and her two sons were driven away at gunpoint in a carjacking.

Suspect in student's killing was convicted of similar attack

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:51pm

The circumstances, separated by 26 years, are chilling — two women attacked while bicycling alone down lonely Ohio country roads on warm July days.

Grambling State's governing board cuts field to 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors has nominated two people as final candidates for the Grambling State University presidency.

The Latest: FBI says dump truck crash not tied to terrorism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

The Latest on a dump truck that has crashed through the security gate at the FBI office in Pittsburgh (all times local):

Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day

Darcy Costello, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Ethan Dean was living his dream on Tuesday.

Mom, sons accused of cleaning blood in dead dad's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:41pm

Two brothers accused of helping their mother clean up blood inside their slain father's suburban Rochester home have been released on bail, and authorities also have found the man's abandoned vehicle as their investigation into his death continues.

American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:31pm

A longtime representative of South Dakota's Lakota people, Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr., has died on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. He was 97.

Anti-abortion duo behind Planned Parenthood videos cleared

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:21pm

A Texas judge on Tuesday dismissed the last remaining charge against two California anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.

Charges dropped vs. worker who broke window depicting slaves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 12:01pm

Prosecutors dropped charges Tuesday against a black Yale University dining services worker who used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window depicting slaves.

3rd suspect in shooting of Boston student held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50am

The third suspect in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old Boston high school student has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.

3rd teen charged in death of guinea pig before lacrosse game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 11:50am

A third teenager has been charged in the killing of a guinea pig before a Detroit-area high school lacrosse game.