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US judge acquits Chicago lawyer of coaching clients to lie

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:31pm

A high-profile Chicago lawyer was acquitted Monday of coaching clients and witnesses to lie, with the federal judge who oversaw the rare trial saying some practices that prosecutors questioned were, in fact, the mark of good legal work.

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State report: E-cigarette use doubles among Utah youth

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:21pm

Veronica Ford delivered a message Monday to fellow Utah teenagers: Don't fall for the cool mist and bright-colored flavors of increasingly popular e-cigarettes.

Hometown mourners celebrate life of slain TV cameraman

Brock Vergakis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:21pm

The scene inside a Virginia high school auditorium sounded more like a celebration of life Monday than a visitation after a death as the family of a cameraman who was slain on live TV greeted well over 1,000 mourners at a hometown reception.

Obama opens Alaska trip aiming to drive climate to forefront

Josh Lederman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:21pm

President Barack Obama brought the power of the presidential pulpit to Alaska on Monday, aiming to thrust climate change to the forefront of the global agenda with a historic visit that will put the state's liquefying glaciers and sinking villages on graphic display.

The Latest: Body of slain cameraman dressed in school colors

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:01pm

The latest on Salem High School opening its doors to the community to commemorate the life of alumnus Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week (all times local):

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

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:01pm

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.

Obama offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:41pm

President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he's "not black enough."

6 high school football players sentenced in hazing case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:30pm

Prosecutors say six of the seven football players accused of hazing and sexual assaulting four other teammates in a New Jersey high school locker room have been placed on probationary terms.

Small earthquake rattles southern Los Angeles County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:21pm

A small earthquake has rattled a highly populated area in southern Los Angeles County, but there are no reports of damage or injury.

Mom who drove 3 kids into ocean granted conditional release

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:21pm

A South Carolina mother who drove her three children into the Daytona Beach surf last year is being moved from a state psychiatric center to a South Florida medical center as part of a conditional release.

Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:12pm

An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces.

Jury selected in murder trial for 13-year-old Michigan boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:11pm

A jury was selected Monday in the trial of a 13-year-old boy charged with fatally stabbing a 9-year-old boy at a western Michigan playground.

The Latest on Jewish shootings: Nazi salute after conviction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:11pm

The latest on the trial of a white supremacist charged with capital murder for the deaths of three people at two Jewish sites in the Kansas City area (all times local):

Sex registry questioned after prep school grad's conviction

Rik Stevens, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:11pm

A graduate of an elite prep school who was convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest will be required to register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens to being branded and legal experts and reform advocates say exceeds the crime.

Heroin woes not prompting needle exchange in NW Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:01pm

Two northwestern Indiana counties that have long faced drug abuse troubles aren't dealing with the spread of diseases among intravenous drug users that's prompted the start of needle-exchange programs elsewhere in the state.

Fos to retire as University of New Orleans president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 4:01pm

The president of the University of New Orleans has announced that he will retire in January — four years after he took the helm amid lower post-Hurricane Katrina enrollment, turmoil over budget cuts and leadership changes.

Reckoning nears for clerk resisting same-sex marriage ruling

Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:51pm

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, the Kentucky county clerk who has refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses will arrive at work Tuesday morning to face her moment of truth.

Lost California hiker survived 9 days with broken leg

Scott Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:50pm

Authorities say determination, strength and a two-day crawl to a stream for water helped a 62-year-old woman survive while she was lost in the Sierra Nevada for nine days with a broken leg.

UK releases student survey on campus safety

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:50pm

Seeking inroads in the fight against sexual violence, the University of Kentucky released a campus-wide survey Monday showing nearly 5 percent of its students indicated they were sexually assaulted in the past year and that many were reluctant to report attacks to campus authorities.

2 more Tahoe churches latest hit in string of vandalism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:50pm

Authorities investigating a string of vandalism at a half dozen churches in northern Nevada over the past five months say there were two more attacks at Lake Tahoe over the weekend, and the vandals are becoming more destructive.