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Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:22am

The Obama administration is expanding efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.

Judge reviews request to make police shooting records public

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:21am

A North Carolina judge will decide whether to make public more than 300 pages of documents on the shooting of a man who refused to let a deputy search his home without a warrant.

Condemned home invasion killer is resentenced to life term

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:20am

A man condemned to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion was resentenced Tuesday to life in prison without the possibility of release because the state abolished the death penalty.

3rd suspect in shooting of Boston student held without bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:20am

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.

The Latest: Police: Slain Rochester man's vehicle found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:20am

The Latest on the investigation into the slaying of a suburban Rochester, New York, man whose two sons and estranged wife are charged with tampering with evidence in the case (all times local):

Officer who left son in hot car won't be charged in death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:11am

A New York police officer who left his baby son inside a hot vehicle for hours won't face charges in the boy's death.

Miami police headquarters evacuated over suspicious package

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:02am

The downtown Miami Police Department headquarters was evacuated because of a suspicious package that investigators quickly found contained no explosives.

Rancher's family initiates wrongful death lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:01am

The family of a rancher authorities say was shot and killed by two Adams County Sheriff's deputies has filed a legal notice of their intent to sue the county.

Video captures lightning bolt striking Empire State Building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:01am

A stunning video shows a lightning bolt striking the Empire State Building during a storm passing through New York City.

Doctor found dead in his home was under investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:01am

Search warrants and court documents show a North Carolina plastic surgeon was under investigation for embezzlement when he was found shot to death in his home.

American Indian Chief David Beautiful Bald Eagle Jr. dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:01am

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.

Charges dropped vs. worker who broke window depicting slaves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 10:00am

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

Juneau schools use data to ensure kids don't get left behind

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:50am

The Juneau School District is using a new approach to help struggling students meet the standards of the district's core curriculum with a program that tracks students' academic progress and identifies which ones need extra help.

Tennessee inmates sue over lack of hepatitis C treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:50am

Tennessee inmates infected with hepatitis C have filed a federal lawsuit against state prison officials, seeking treatment for all inmates who have the potentially deadly disease.

3 convicted in string of jewelry store heists across South

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:40am

Three Georgia men face up to life in prison after being found guilty following a federal trial in the Florida Panhandle on conspiracy charges connected to six jewelry store robberies across the southeastern United States.

Judge denies request to transfer inmates who claimed abuse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:40am

A federal judge has rejected a request to transfer inmates who claimed they were being mistreated by officials at a Virginia jail where a 24-year-old mentally ill man died last year.

Mom livestreams daughter's beating; police investigating

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:32am

A video live-streamed on Facebook shows a Georgia woman beating and cursing at her teenage daughter for posting provocative pictures online.

Central Nevada wildfire reported fully contained

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

A federal official says a nearly 3-square mile wildfire in central Nevada rangeland has been contained.

Mom, sons accused of cleaning blood in slaying victim's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Two men accused of helping their mother clean up blood inside their father's home after he was struck, strangled and disfigured with acid have been released on bail.

Ex-lawmaker who helped bring Confederate flag off dome dies

Seanna Adcox, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 26th - 9:30am

Former South Carolina Rep. Bill Cotty, a champion for public education who helped bring the Confederate flag off the Statehouse dome, has died. He was 69.