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Woman who was beaten, set on fire in Georgia home dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:10am

A coroner says an 83-year-old Georgia woman who was badly burned and critically injured during an attempted robbery has died.

Man dies after shooting, rollover crash in Salt Lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:10am

Salt Lake police are investigating the death of a man found shot inside a crashed car.

2 missing, plane found after crash in New Orleans lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:10am

Authorities say they've found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed in a mud-bottomed New Orleans lake 24 miles wide and 40 miles long.

Hurricane Gaston strengthens but poses no threat to land

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:50am

Hurricane Gaston is gathering strength as it moves northwestward in the Atlantic, but forecasters say it poses no threat to land.

Dallas police squelch critics, questions about sniper attack

Claudia Lauer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:50am

The day after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, the city's police chief described the men as "guardians" of democracy, praising them for protecting the freedom to protest at a large demonstration against police brutality.

Women in US plan to go topless in push for equality

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:30am

Women around the U.S. plan to go topless as they hit the beach or march in parades in celebration of GoTopless Day, focused on promoting gender equality and women's rights to bare their breasts in public.

Visitor misbehavior abounds as US parks agency turns 100

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:21am

Tourist John Gleason crept through the grass, four small children close behind, inching toward a bull elk with antlers like small trees at the edge of a meadow in Yellowstone National Park.

Texas boy, 15, certified as adult in slaying of pregnant mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:20am

A judge has certified a 15-year-old Texas boy to stand trial as an adult in the fatal stabbing and strangling of his mother at their Houston-area home.

Wyoming considering options to reduce job-related fatalities

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:11am

Officials in Wyoming are trying to decide whether incentives to fix problems or punishing fines will help reduce job-related fatalities.

Garden club restores, maintains flowers at Kearney museum

Lori Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:41am

A bush full of pink roses greets spring and summer visitors on the walkway to the front door at the G.W. Frank Museum of History and Culture on the University of Nebraska at Kearney West Campus.

A look at Penn State scandal legal fallout after 5 years

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:40am

It's been nearly five years since retired Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested on child molestation charges, and earlier this month he testified as he seeks to have his 45-count criminal conviction overturned. The scandal has produced new state laws regarding child abuse, millions in civil settlements to his victims and significant changes to Penn State's policies and procedures.

In flooded Louisiana city, even modest recovery raises hope

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 7:10am

In 23 years of coaching football, Dru Nettles never had to deliver a pep talk like this.

1 rescued, 2 missing after plane crash in New Orleans lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:50pm

Authorities say a woman has been rescued and two men remain missing after a small plane crashed into a lake near a New Orleans airport.

Friends, colleagues to remember slain Mississippi nuns

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 11:32pm

Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small communities where the women committed their lives to helping the poor.

San Diego Border Patrol seizes $3 million

Steve Visser, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:45pm

Border Patrol agents in California hit a jackpot this week in terms of cash seizures: $3 million.

2 die in Minnesota crash of truck carrying firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 10:01pm

State Police say two people died and seven others were injured when a Michigan-based truck carrying firefighters left the roadway, hit the median and rolled on Interstate 35 West near Minneapolis.

Ohio prisoner jumps to his death after sentencing at court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:41pm

Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 9:35pm

The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most analysts forecast much faster growth in the summer and fall, fueled by healthy consumer spending.

South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park remains closed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:10pm

The South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park is expected to remain closed this weekend because of a wildfire in Grand Teton where firefighters are trying to clean up hotspots and burned trees along a 2-mile stretch of highway.