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Driver jailed in fatal fire truck crash on Minnesota freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:50am

Authorities in Minnesota are holding the driver of a fire truck from Michigan on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed two firefighters and injured seven others who were on their way to fight a wildfire in Utah.

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40am

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly finding a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

Popular 'graffiti bowl' in Weber County closed due to crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:30am

An old water basin covered in graffiti in Weber County that served as a popular hangout has been filled in due to concern about criminal activity.

Mystery solved: Cemetery group removed Confederate flags

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:30am

The president of a nonprofit group that maintains a Georgia cemetery says it removed 70 Confederate flags from gravestones because they had deteriorated, and that they weren't stolen as some suspected.

Military helicopter makes emergency landing at Md. school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:30am

A spokesman for Joint Base Andrews says an Air Force helicopter made an emergency landing at a middle school in Maryland, about 8 miles south of the base.

Wyoming man gets life sentence for killing wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:21am

A Wyoming man has been sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting his wife in Fort Washakie last fall.

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Los Angeles airport back to normal after panic-filled night

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:13am

Los Angeles International Airport slowly returned to normal Monday after false reports of a shooter sent hundreds of panicked passengers racing onto streets or the tarmac and caused major flight delays, authorities said.

Memorial Mass for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi home

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rogelio Solis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:01am

A memorial Mass will be held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. A man from about 15 miles away has confessed without giving a reason, according to the sheriff.

Boise renames park for Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:40am

Boise's Municipal Park has a new name as the city has dedicated the 28-acre park to three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong.

Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:40am

A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks in northern New Jersey last week.

Idaho drafts plan to protect pollinating insects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:20am

Idaho officials are devising a statewide plan to protect the health of pollinating insects.

The Latest: LAX back to normal after false report of gunman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:20am

The Latest on false reports of a shooter that led to evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:20am

President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service's celebrates its centennial.

Sheriff: Intruder smashes through window, attacks residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:00am

A 19-year-old man is accused of smashing through the front window of a Florida home and attacking a woman and her son early Sunday morning.

Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:20am

Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward.

Hearing scheduled for brother accused of impersonating twin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

The brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven't been able to locate for 10 years is scheduled for a preliminary hearing.

Michigan firefighters killed in crash identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:20am

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified two Michigan firefighters killed when their truck overturned near Minneapolis and injured seven other crew members.

Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:10am

A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm.

Florida baby struck by bullet from drive-by while sleeping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home.