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Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

Michael Tarm and Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:01pm

The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for bribes and kickbacks.

In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:01pm

When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.

Video shows inmate's struggle with deputies before death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:01pm

Surveillance video from a Georgia jail shows an inmate being punched and kicked in a fight with deputies, then being left alone in restraints for an hour and a half before jailers found him dead.

Base: Man who crashed car at Fort Meade hid in a storm drain

Kasey Jones, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:01pm

A man who crashed a stolen car into a fence at a Maryland Army installation Wednesday night and hid overnight in a storm drain was arrested almost immediately after he emerged from hiding Thursday morning, authorities said.

Wyoming horse racing terminals remain shut down

Bob Moen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 2:01pm

The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission declined to lift its suspension of historic horse racing terminals throughout the state despite pleas from industry representatives that the shutdown has put their businesses in financial peril.

Despite refund offer, few pull money out of GET program

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:51pm

In the first month since Washington's prepaid tuition program offered refunds to anyone invested, only 3,400 out of 130,000 college savers have asked for their money back.

US: Several Russian cruise missiles landed in Iran

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:51pm

As many as four of the 26 long-range cruise missiles that Russia said it fired at Syrian targets landed instead in Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.

Unlicensed 'doctor' in Vegas says he's self-taught sovereign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:51pm

An ex-convict accused of practicing medicine without a license in Las Vegas says he believes in an anti-authority sovereign citizen philosophy and learned to perform surgery from online videos.

Woman pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:51pm

A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.

Indiana U. fraternity charter revoked over explicit video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:51pm

Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday following the release of a video purportedly showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman.

Gun found during drifters' arrest in tantra teacher's death

Paul Elias and Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:42pm

Authorities say they recovered a gun thought to be used to kill a popular tantra yoga teacher.

Judge agrees to delay trial in Las Vegas 'road rage' case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:41pm

A judge on Thursday postponed until March a closely watched murder and conspiracy trial for two co-defendants accused of killing a Las Vegas mom in a shootout in a neighborhood cul-de-sac.

Prosecutors: Man killed 3 to get revenge on city's elite

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:41pm

A Virginia man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the span of a decade wanted revenge against what he perceived as the city's elite after losing a child custody case, prosecutors said Thursday.

Sexual assaults in study-abroad programs draw new attention

Wilson Ring, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:41pm

As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs.

FBI: Ohio man coerced teens in 5 states to perform sex acts

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:41pm

An Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to charges he coerced teen girls in five states to expose themselves and perform sexual acts for him to view on Skype and other online media.


After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water

Adam Beam and Susanne M. Schafer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:34pm

South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough.

Ex-dealer's guilty plea reset in Vegas casino cheating case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:31pm

A judge postponed until Tuesday an ex-dealer's guilty plea in an agreement that will have him testify against three co-defendants accused of cheating a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than at $1 million in craps bets.

Daughter's dash to welcome home dad brings smiles to Army

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:21pm

Top brass at a Colorado Army post are all smiles after a 2-year-old girl interrupted a general's speech to dash across the room and hug her dad, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment.

Alabama judge: Feds should issue same-sex marriage licenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:21pm

An Alabama probate judge is asking the state's Supreme Court for a way out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

Don Thompson and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 8th - 1:21pm

Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight outside a bar — the latest tragedy to befall him and his buddies since they returned home as heroes.