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Residents of eroding village welcome Obama's attention

Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:31pm

Residents of a Native village threatened by erosion were thankful Wednesday for President Barack Obama's attention to their plight, saying they hope his visit to Alaska will help them secure funding to build a critical evacuation road to drier ground.

Overweight pup gets second chance at life

Amanda Jackson, Special to CNN  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:31pm

Obese, unhealthy and mourning the loss of his owner, Vincent was surrendered to a county animal shelter in Houston two weeks ago. His prospects didn't look good.

Police cruiser hit by gunfire, crashes, catches fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:01pm

Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in a town southwest of Boston, and schools are being closed as a precaution.

The Latest: Vigil held for officer killed in Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:53pm

The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):

New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:40pm

The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.

'Indescribable': Witness to the end of WWII

Drew Kann, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:26pm

On the morning of September 2, 1945, Lt. Cmdr. James Starnes stood on the deck of the USS Missouri, surrounded by his fellow seamen, hundreds of Allied warships and the blue waters of Tokyo Bay.

Indian man injured by police testifies against officer

Phillip Lucas, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:12pm

An Indian man left partially paralyzed when he was slammed to the ground during a police stop in Alabama testified Wednesday that he'd been in the state only about a week when he was confronted by officers investigating a call about a suspicious person.

Shootout at Los Angeles funeral leaves 1 critically injured

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:51pm

A shootout at the Los Angeles funeral for a man killed in a gang attack has left one person critically wounded.

2 soldiers injured after Black Hawk helicopter hard landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 8:31pm

Fort Carson says a Black Hawk helicopter landed hard in a suburban Denver forest in Douglas County, injuring two soldiers onboard.

More teacher strikes looming in Seattle, Spokane

Donna Gordon Blankinship, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:41pm

As Pasco teachers walked the picket lines for a second day on Wednesday, a series of marathon contract negotiations in Spokane may be moving school employees closer to an agreement, while Seattle teachers are heading toward a strike vote on Thursday.

Ex-corporal: Tulsa sheriff failed to act on deputy criticism

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:40pm

An Oklahoma sheriff's corporal said Wednesday that the leader of the department should have taken action after an internal memo raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man.

Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

Juliet Linderman and David Dishneau, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:30pm

A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case.

Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:21pm

Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said.

Police arrest 18-year-olds in shooting death in Vegas home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:01pm

Police say they have arrested three 18-year-old men in connection with the shooting death of a man found Monday night in his northwest Las Vegas valley home.

Legionnaires' bacteria found in Bronx apartment building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 7:01pm

The New York City Health Department says bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease has been found in the water system of an apartment building in the South Bronx.

Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:51pm

A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent.

No charges against officer in Washington police shooting

By Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:41pm

A police officer who shot and injured two men he says repeatedly threatened him during a late night encounter on a dark street was justified in the shooting, and the men have been charged with assault, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

New project at Atlanta museum focuses on LGBT civil rights

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:30pm

Leaders of an Atlanta museum want the space focused on modern and historic civil rights to contribute to a national push to ensure LGBT rights, particularly in southern states.

Jury ends day deliberating in Vegas firefighter slaying case

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 2nd - 6:11pm

A Nevada jury ended a full day deliberating the fate of a former Las Vegas firefighter accused of hiring a homeless ex-convict to bludgeon his estranged wife to death with a hammer nearly three years ago.