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White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

Bill Draper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:33pm

A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people.

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Survivor recounts on-air TV shooting from hospital bed

David Dishneau and John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:33pm

The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her.

Colorado death penalty debated as 2 mass killers get life

Sadie Gurman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31pm

A Denver jury's refusal to give the death penalty to a man who stabbed five people to death in a bar, coming on the heels of theater shooter James Holmes' life sentence, has many wondering whether the ultimate penalty will ever again be applied in Colorado.

The Latest: Search warrant for gunman's apartment released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:21pm

The latest on the on-air killing of two TV station employees in Virginia (all times local):

George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina

Cain Burdeau and Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:20pm

Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.

Emmett Till relatives gather at boy's grave 60 years later

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:51pm

Relatives and civil rights activists gathered at the gravesite of Emmett Till to remember the black Chicago teenager 60 years after he was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.

2 sought after shooting leaves man dead at Las Vegas home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:51pm

Police are seeking witnesses and two assailants after a man was shot and killed at a home in southwest Las Vegas.

University defends mattress-carrying project against lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:41pm

Citing the importance of the First Amendment, Columbia University asked a judge Friday to reject a German student's lawsuit alleging the school failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus in a high-profile protest against sexual abuse.

Officer's alleged killer hospitalized; may have faked issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:41pm

The man accused of fatally shooting a Louisiana police officer in a domestic dispute was taken to the hospital after being unresponsive in jail.

State police: Trooper dragged after motorcycle struck dies

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:41pm

A state trooper on motorcycle patrol died from injuries suffered when he was dragged several miles by a car hauling a trailer which struck him along a Michigan highway.

Iowa board will not appeal ruling over telemedicine abortion

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31pm

A medical board says it will not appeal an Iowa Supreme Court's decision that allows doctors to dispense abortion-inducing pills remotely via a teleconferencing system.

University defends mattress-carrying project against lawsuit

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:31pm

Citing the importance of the First Amendment, Columbia University asked a judge Friday to reject a student's lawsuit alleging the school failed to protect him after a onetime friend called him a "serial rapist" and carried a mattress around campus to protest sexual abuse.

Boy dies 2 weeks after fundraiser for his cancer treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:21pm

A 9-year-old Lakewood boy who had a lemonade stand this month to raise money for his treatment for brain cancer has died.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:21pm

New Mexico attorney general levels theft, money-laundering charges against secretary of state.

Prep school scandal: Former student convicted of sex charges

Lynne Tuohy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:20pm

A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.

Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:11pm

Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case.

"Candy Man" doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:01pm

A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" has been convicted of illegally prescribing painkillers that authorities said led to the overdose deaths of 20 patients.

Man convicted of killing friend granted motion hearing

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 4:00pm

The Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday ordered an evidentiary hearing be held for a Lincoln man convicted of murder who says his trial attorney failed him by not objecting to jurors being allowed to hear parts of recorded police interviews with him.

The Latest: Officer to face internal affairs investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:51pm

The latest on the state of North Carolina's decision not to retry a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man in 2013. (All times local):

EPA: Soil on Navajo Nation trending to pre-spill conditions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 3:41pm

Federal officials say the concentration of metals in the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation is returning to what it was before the release of toxic sludge from a gold mine.