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Man charged with murder in ambush of Houston area deputy

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:41pm

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.

Gulf Coast marks Katrina's fury, celebrates rebirth

Rebecca Santana and Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:14pm

As the church bells rang marking the decade since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, the 80-year-old woman wept softly into a tissue as she leaned against her rusting Oldsmobile near a Catholic church in Mississippi.

Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:11pm

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.

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.

Lincoln school board member to home-school his children

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:11pm

A newly elected Lincoln Board of Education member is coming under fire for home-schooling his elementary-aged children, despite his campaign promise to enroll them in public school.

Michigan rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:11pm

Dozens of people at a Michigan rally released balloons Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of Iran's refusal to free a former Marine from prison.

Administrative rule would allow community members to teach

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:11pm

Gov. Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign off on an emergency administrative rule change that will allow community members to temporarily fill vacant teaching positions.

Yale urges discussion on renaming college honoring racist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:51pm

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.

Suspect charged with murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:41pm

Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.

Church group volunteers offer help to Fort Wayne schools

Jamie Duffy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:41pm

Carol Washburn thinks about the student she tutors at Fairfield Elementary School almost as kin.

TSA agent charged with molesting young woman at NYC airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:41pm

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