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Cruz suggests leaving vacancy on Supreme Court

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:01pm

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is raising the possibility that Republicans would decline to fill the Supreme Court vacancy if Democrat Hillary Clinton is elected president.

New Circuit Court judge named in Campbell County

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:51pm

Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Paul Phillips as the new Circuit Court Judge for the 6th Judicial District in Campbell County.

Jury convicts man of killing 4 tied to Omaha medical school

Margery A. Beck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:51pm

A former doctor was convicted Wednesday in the revenge killings of four people, including the 11-year-old son of a faculty member he blamed for his firing 15 years ago from an Omaha medical school's pathology residency program.

Juror replaced in Oregon standoff trial amid bias concerns

Gillian Flaccus and Steven Dubois, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:41pm

A judge overseeing the trial of Ammon Bundy and six others accused in the armed occupation of a federal wildlife refuge dismissed a juror Wednesday after his impartiality was questioned by a fellow juror.

Impeachment committee wants sworn testimony from governor

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:41pm

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is demanding that Gov. Robert Bentley give sworn testimony next month as it investigates whether he committed any impeachable offenses in his relationship with a former aide and his dealings with his fired law enforcement secretary.

Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves.

Study: Asian immigrants to US giving birth at higher rates

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

Trish La Chica migrated from the Philippines to the United States six years ago in search of the American experience and a graduate degree.

Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

An Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings, likely intends to attack several people linked to a sexual assault case against him, authorities said Wednesday.

Ex-friends dispute 'Jackie's' narrative about alleged rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:21pm

Two ex-friends of the woman who says she was gang-raped at the University of Virginia disputed her description of their conversations after the alleged assault.

Death of N. Idaho father being investigated as homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Northern Idaho authorities on Wednesday identified a body found in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest as that of a missing father and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Marge Sill, 'Mother of Nevada Wilderness,' dies in Reno, 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Marge Sill, a longtime environmental activist known as the "Mother of Nevada Wilderness," has died at the age of 92.

2 charged with trying to bring guns into Disney parks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Authorities in Florida say two guests who tried to carry guns into Walt Disney World theme parks have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm.

Hurricane floods homeless housing in historic St. Augustine

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Days after Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters surging through historic St. Augustine, the county's director of homeless services was panicked.

Utah pilot arrested for investigation of flying under influence

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:02pm

Police in Rapid City, South Dakota, arrested a Utah pilot Wednesday as he was preparing to fly back to Salt Lake City after it was reported he smelled of alcohol.

When Hispanic teens vanished, did New York police do enough?

Frank Eltman and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:00pm

Hispanic teenagers began vanishing last winter in Brentwood, a working-class suburb 40 miles east of New York City.

2 soldiers being held in disappearance of fellow soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:52pm

The Army says two Fort Campbell soldiers are being held as "persons of interest" in another soldier's disappearance nearly two months ago.

Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

A man who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston Children's Hospital two years ago, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits trial.

Mostly empty school buses cost South Carolina $1M in Matthew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

South Carolina spent nearly $1 million sending 300 school buses to Charleston County on the coast during Hurricane Matthew to evacuate residents, but only 24 of the buses were used, state education records show.

Family of disabled man abused by ex-professor awarded $4M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:45pm

The family of a New Jersey man with cerebral palsy who was sexually assaulted by a former Rutgers University professor has been awarded $4 million by a judge.

More counts expected against student charged with assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:41pm

Dozens of women have reported encounters with a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance, and officers found a black book at the man's apartment listing women he'd met and documenting his "sexual desires," authorities said.