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Juror: Acquittal was not endorsement of Oregon occupiers

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:21pm

The acquittal of seven people who occupied a federal wildlife sanctuary in Oregon was a rejection of the prosecution's conspiracy case, not an endorsement of the defendants' actions in the armed protest, a juror said Friday, a day after the stunning verdict that government officials feared could embolden other groups.

The Latest: Clinton calls on FBI to release info on emails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:21pm

The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):

APNewsBreak: Man's mom doesn't blame police for shooting

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:11pm

A man killed during an armed confrontation with police in a Montana hotel had stopped taking medications needed for his mental illness and may have been on illegal drugs, according to the man's mother, who said she does not hold police responsible for his death.

Minnesota man indicted in kidnapping, killing of girl, 5

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:11pm

A 25-year-old man now faces first-degree murder charges in the kidnapping and killing of a 5-year-old girl from central Minnesota.

Freight train hits another head-on, injuring 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 5:01pm

Two freight trains crashed head-on Friday morning outside Philadelphia, knocking one locomotive off the tracks and injuring two crew members.

Idaho Democrats allege in complaint GOP broke campaign laws

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:53pm

The Idaho Democratic Party filed a complaint Friday with the Secretary of State's office claiming that an official inside the Idaho Republican Party violated the state's campaign laws.

Girl's football hopes sacked by rules on competing with boys

Brian Mahoney, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:42pm

Alison Rogers raced across the field, a touchdown-saving tackle in her line of sight.

Chinese sailing team implores US to continue ocean search

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:41pm

The racing team of a Chinese professional sailor who went missing on a mission to set a solo trans-Pacific world record is imploring the U.S. Coast Guard to resume its search for him.

Divorcing couple go to court over Cubs Series tickets

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:31pm

The frenzy among Chicago Cubs fans to snag pricey and scarce tickets to World Series games at Wrigley Field has now landed in divorce court.

The Latest: 2 released from hospital in freight train crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:31pm

The Latest on a freight train collision in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):

Protesters shout down Christie at Superstorm Sandy event

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:20pm

Two years ago, on the second anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie yelled at a protester frustrated with the slow pace of storm recovery to "sit down and shut up."

Prosecutors: DNA links suspect to DC mansion slayings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:20pm

Prosecutors say five items in a mansion where a couple, their son and their housekeeper were killed have DNA evidence linking the man accused in the slayings.

Prosecutors: 2 US men tried to export military parts to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:11pm

Federal prosecutors charged two California men with conspiring to smuggle fighter-jet parts to Iran in a scheme they allege dates to 2009.

Young gunman who killed teenager in sandwich shop apologizes

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 4:01pm

The parents of a teenage boy gunned down at a sandwich shop expressed grief and dismay on Friday during the sentencing of their son's killer to life in prison with no chance for parole.

Wyoming won't press murder case against serial killer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:50pm

A prosecutor says an imprisoned serial killer sentenced to death in California is too ill to face a new murder charge in Wyoming.

Jurors hear contrasting views of bridge defendants

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:50pm

A former staffer and former appointee of Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were so eager to aid his rising political career in 2013 that they concocted a plan to create gridlock at the country's busiest bridge to punish a mayor who didn't want to go along for the ride, a federal prosecutor told jurors Friday in closing arguments at their fraud trial.

Offensive social media posts lead to debate on public speech

Dave Gram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:41pm

A Republican legislative candidate's tweet that Democratic President Barack Obama should be hanged and a school board member's Facebook posts widely deemed racist and sexist are generating heated debate about what's acceptable in public speech.

Former Putin aide's curious death in DC deemed an accident

Sarah Brumfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:40pm

Nearly a year after the curious death of a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Washington hotel room, authorities announced Friday that he died accidentally from numerous bodily injuries after "days of excessive consumption of alcohol."

The Latest: Lawyer says conspiracy charge can baffle jury

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:35pm

The Latest on the acquittals of key figures in the occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

Murder charges filed against Oklahoma suspect on the run

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:30pm

Prosecutors have filed first-degree murder charges against a man accused of killing two relatives in central Oklahoma, shooting two police officers and crossing the state on a violent rampage.