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Police: High on heroin, mom crashed car with son in backseat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:30am

Police in West Virginia say a woman was overdosing on heroin when she crashed her car into a restaurant with her 2-year-old son in the backseat.

Out-of-county jury for Pennsylvania barracks shootings trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:21am

A man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper and wounding another near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania will travel to another county for jury selection in March.

South Carolina sheriff's deputy wounds armed suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:20am

A South Carolina sheriff's deputy has shot and wounded a suspect who deputies say moved toward them with a knife.

The Latest: Officer says he shot Oklahoma suspect twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:50am

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing two relatives, shooting two police officers and armed vehicle thefts (all times local):

Police: Man sprayed wife with hairspray, lit her on fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:40am

A Baton Rouge, Louisiana, man has been arrested after police say he lit his wife on fire during an argument.

NYC principal beaten after asking student to turn down music

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:40am

A principal of a New York City public high school who was beaten by a student after asking him to turn down the music in his headphones is recovering.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:20am

Abdul Wali, who lost his brother in the August attack on a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, after the latest militant rampage at a police academy killed 61.

Attorney gets prison time after stashing $234K from sorority

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:10am

A South Carolina lawyer has been given a six-month prison sentence after stashing hundreds of thousands of dollars in a shoebox as part of a scam involving a $14 million sorority house at the University of Alabama.

Powerful Hurricane Seymour moving across Pacific

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:01am

Hurricane Seymour is moving across the Pacific far from Mexico's coast as a powerful Category 4 storm.

Officers on leave after 2 suspects killed at Maryland motel

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:43am

Several Maryland law enforcement officers are on administrative leave after two people sought by Delaware authorities on gun and drug charges were shot to death at a Cecil County motel.

Busch Gardens closes ride after fatal accident in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 1:41am

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay in Florida has decided to close a river rapids ride after four people were killed on a similar water ride at an amusement park in Australia.

Mills officer cleared in fatal shooting of Casper man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 12:01am

The Natrona County District Attorney's Office has found a Mills police officer justified in the fatal shooting of a man who authorities say fired shots into several Casper homes before turning the gun on officers.

Marine Corps jet crashes in California desert; pilot safe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:50pm

A Marine Corps jet fighter crashed and burned Tuesday in the Southern California desert, but the pilot ejected safely, a spokesman said.

Bridgegate: Christie says he never knew, other say different

Josh Cornfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:00pm

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has maintained for three years that he didn't know anything about the George Washington Bridge lane closures either before they happened or while they were going on.

Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 11:00pm

The 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 unapologetic and now waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits trial.

Students witness shooting of teen outside Utah middle school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:51pm

Dozens of students at a middle school in a Salt Lake City suburb witnessed a shooting in which a 16-year-old boy was critically wounded by another teenager during an argument, police said.

Judge to hear arguments on evidence in police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:11pm

An Ohio judge will hear arguments over defense efforts to use records of the convictions and medical condition of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white former police officer during a traffic stop.

Top pilot who stole plane to escape WWII prison camp dies

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:11pm

Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, a World War II fighter pilot who became an aviation legend for his flying skills in testing aircraft and demonstrating their capabilities in air shows, has died at age 94.

Lawsuit challenges Denver's sweeps of the homeless

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 10:02pm

When Jerry Burton's sleeping bag and tent were removed by city workers from his campsite near a rapidly developing area close to downtown Denver, he was able to start over again with backup gear he keeps hidden for emergencies — whether his or someone else's. Now he's one of nine homeless people suing in federal court to try to stop the city's sweeps of homeless encampments and, as he sees it, restore the dignity and respect of people who can't find a home of their own in a growing city.