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Mother of 5-year-old who fatally shot boy, 4, pleads guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:53pm

A New Jersey woman whose 5-year-old son fatally shot his 4-year-old brother with her gun has pleaded guilty to child endangerment.

School asks high court to hear transgender bathroom case

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:51pm

A Virginia school board is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on whether a transgender male must be allowed to use the boys' bathroom at his high school.

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Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said.

Police ID suspect fatally shot by West Virginia deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

A West Virginia sheriff's department has named a suspect who was fatally shot by deputies while they attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

Hearing for brother accused of impersonating twin is delayed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

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

Appeal seeks more relief for transgender North Carolinians

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

Advocacy groups are asking an appeals court to expand a favorable ruling on transgender restroom access to cover people across North Carolina.

Unprecedented overdose spike slows in Cincinnati

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:41pm

An unprecedented spike of drug overdoses in the Cincinnati area seem to be leveling off, although are still at higher than normal levels, after a stunning wave last week, authorities said.

The Latest: Florida's Gulf Coast warily eyes brewing storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:31pm

The Latest on tropical storms (all times EDT):

Judge weighs if N. Carolina man wrongly convicted of murders

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:31pm

A North Carolina man was wrongly convicted of killing a woman and her daughter two decades ago in part because jurors didn't know about DNA evidence that implicated another man, defense attorneys said Monday.

Feds given another 3 weeks to weigh ex-Virginia gov's case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:31pm

A federal appeals court has granted a request to put former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's case on hold for another three weeks.

The Latest: Investigators focus on 911 call before LAX panic

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:21pm

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

Correction: Topless Women story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

In a story Aug. 28 about topless demonstrations, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the president of GoTopless. She is Nadine Gary, not Nadine Gray.

Traffic deaths rose a whopping 7.2 percent in 2015

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:20pm

Government officials say traffic fatalities rose 7.2 percent in 2015 compared to the previous year. That's the largest single-year increase in a half century.

The Latest: Window-smashing intruder may have been on flakka

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 1:11pm

The Latest on a man smashing into a house in the same county where a couple was killed at random (all times local):

Obama to meet with Turkey's Erdogan on Asia trip

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:51pm

President Barack Obama will meet with the president of Turkey next week when he travels to Asia for meetings with world leaders.

Boise renames park for Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:50pm

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

Police investigate Cornell brawl that killed Ithaca student

Carolyn Thompson and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:50pm

An Ithaca College student fatally stabbed at Cornell University was attacked while trying to help a fellow student amid a series of fights after a weekend party, the slain man's sister said Monday.

Detroit mayor cites progress in school health, safety fixes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:50pm

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan says officials have spent $2.5 million on school repairs and cite significant progress on conditions a week before doors open for the new academic year.

2 slain nuns remembered for 'Christian love in action'

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 12:21pm

Hundreds of people filled a cathedral in Mississippi's capital city on Monday to remember two nuns who spent decades helping the needy and were found stabbed to death last week in their home in one of the poorest counties of the state.