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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:42am

Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing.

Eckerd student arrives safe after 9-month-long sail with dog

Anastasia Dawson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 11:01pm

For nine months, 19-year-old Sally Gardiner-Smith sailed alone with only her cockapoo for company. She would go four or five days without speaking to another human.

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

Charles Odum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:40pm

A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:21pm

Texas prosecutors on Saturday charged a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas in what officials described as a "senseless and cowardly act."

Police: NY mom killed baby girl, lived with body for months

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:11pm

A woman who prosecutors say lived with her dead baby girl's body for three months was charged Saturday with murder.

Tacoma's 1st charter high school has students feeling free

Debbie Cafazzo-Tribune, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:20am

They like the food. They like the start time of 8:35 a.m. -- about an hour later than many public high schools.

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 4:11am

A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said.

Pinellas County man tests positive for West Nile Virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:10am

A 32-year-old man in Pinellas County recently tested positive for West Nile Virus, the first confirmed human case of the mosquito-borne illness this year.

Northwestern lures star professor from U of Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:10am

A top professor at the University of Illinois is headed to Northwestern University in Evanston.

Hope College's new music center opens to students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10am

Hope College's new $33 million music center opened to students this weekend.

Man held in toddler's July disappearance faces new charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:30am

Police say the man being held in connection with the disappearance of a Jacksonville toddler has attempted to escape from jail.

Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:01pm

Atlanta police say a fan has died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees.

Pawn shop sells Jack Kevorkian's assisted suicide van

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:31pm

A pawn shop owner has sold an old Volkswagen van that was used by assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:21pm

Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to nearly 500,000 customers.

The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:42pm

The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

Ignacio strengthens into Category 4 hurricane near Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:22pm

The Big Island of Hawaii is bracing for high winds, heavy rain and ocean swells of up to 20 feet as strengthening Hurricane Ignacio approaches the state.

Hammerhead shark sighting prompts California beach closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:21pm

A shark that was seen circling kayakers has led lifeguards to close a San Diego County beach.

Rand Paul closes Western states campaign swing in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:01pm

Rand Paul trumpeted his message of less intrusive government to supporters in Utah on Saturday, the last day of a five-state Western campaign swing.

TSA agent charged with molesting young woman at NYC airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:31pm

A former federal transportation security agent remained held on $3,000 bail Saturday after being charged with luring a 21-year-old South Korean exchange student going to school in Utah into a bathroom at a New York City airport and molesting her.

Yale urges discussion on renaming college honoring racist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:31pm

Yale University's leaders on Saturday urged a campus conversation about whether to change the name of a residential college named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, a U.S. vice president and senator from South Carolina who was an ardent supporter of slavery.