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Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:53pm

Sen. Ted Cruz's suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who have said the next president should get to the choose who fills the vacancy, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday.

Man convicted of killing ex to be executed next month

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51pm

A Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend is set to be executed next month, state Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced Thursday.

2 extradited from Turkey, Syria accused of arms trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51pm

Officials say two men from Turkey and Syria have been extradited to the United States to face international arms trafficking and drug charges.

Mom says noose leaves life-changing emotional scar on son

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:51pm

A black 15-year-old in Mississippi shook in fear as he described how white schoolmates put a noose around his neck and pulled it tight, leaving no physical scars but perhaps a life-changing emotional wound, his mother said Thursday.


Hacked emails show Clinton campaign's fears about Sanders

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:47pm

Allies of Hillary Clinton felt threatened by the power of Sen. Bernie Sanders' candidacy and wondered about getting some signal of support from President Barack Obama in the heat of the Democratic primaries, according to the latest emails in a hacked trove from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Officer cleaning gun sends bullet into day care; no injuries

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:45pm

Children and teachers inside an Ohio day care center were startled when a bullet fired accidently by an off-duty officer at home next door whizzed through their classroom and lodged into a wall, authorities said Thursday.

Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C

Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:32pm

A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option — getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C.

Pumpkins. Hay rides. Swimming pools? Fall heat hits Arizona

Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:23pm

In Arizona, jack-o'-lanterns may not be the only things melting this Halloween.

US charges 61 defendants in call center scam based in India

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:13pm

It can be a frightening call to get — and it's a familiar one for many thousands of Americans.

The Latest: Rep. Stewart says he'll vote for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:12pm

The Latest on Utah congress members saying they'll vote for Trump despite denouncing him previously (all times local):

Deputy who stopped fatal rampage speaks out for 1st time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:03pm

An off-duty sheriff's deputy and others who helped end a stabbing rampage at a mall say they've grown close since the deadly May attack.

Citizen journalists covering Islamic State win courage prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 2:01pm

A citizen journalist group that reports secretly from the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa is being honored with a $50,000 prize for courage.

Colorado officer gets 16 years in prison for police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

A former small town Colorado police officer was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for fatally shooting a man in the back after he followed the man into his mother's home, court officials said.

Man gets 10 years for death of officer working DUI detail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

A Maryland man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the drunken-driving death of a police officer who was struck while working DUI enforcement.

Authorities begin arresting protesters at camp on private land in the path of Dakota Access pipeline

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:51pm

Authorities begin arresting protesters at camp on private land in the path of Dakota Access pipeline .

Lawyer says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999; he denies it

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:50pm

An energy company lawyer said Thursday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas touched her inappropriately at a 1999 dinner in suburban Washington. Thomas denied the allegation.

Boy's family sues town over his fatal shooting by deputies

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:40pm

Relatives of a 6-year-old autistic boy who was shot and killed during a traffic stop filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against the central Louisiana town where two deputy city marshals opened fire on his father's car.

Wildfires burning around South as drought worsens

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:33pm

Wildfires are charring hundreds of acres daily in the South as drought conditions worsen across the region, and the heavy, widespread rains that officials say are needed to end the threat are nowhere in sight.

Recorded statements of 2 officers in custody death released

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 27th - 1:32pm

The videotaped statements of two of the Baltimore officers charged in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in the back of a police transport wagon have been made public for the first time.