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Marine Corps blames pilot error for deadly Hawaii crash

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:10pm

Pilot error and other factors caused a nighttime collision of two helicopters that killed 12 Marines off the coast of Hawaii earlier this year, the Marine Corps said.

NYC principal beaten after asking student to turn down music

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:52pm

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.


Pence in Utah to rally Republicans, conservatives for Trump

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:48pm

Republican vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is expected to try to reel in conservative Utah voters who have strayed from Donald Trump in a speech Wednesday in Salt Lake City.

Death penalty sought in killing of 2 Palm Springs officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:41pm

Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty against a man charged with the shooting deaths of two Palm Springs police officers in an ambush earlier this month.

Detective says mother is not a suspect in hot car death case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:41pm

A detective testified the mother of a toddler who died after being left in a hot SUV is not a suspect in her son's death.

Thomas criticizes broken confirmation process for high court

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:41pm

Justice Clarence Thomas said Wednesday that the Supreme Court confirmation process is an example of how the nation's capital is "broken in some ways."

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Patrick Whittle and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:23pm

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Judge: John Hinckley freedom less contentious than expected

Jessica Gresko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:10pm

A judge who ruled that would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr. should be allowed to leave the psychiatric hospital where he had lived for decades said Wednesday he got less "blowback" on the decision earlier this year than he expected.

Cruz suggests leaving vacancy on Supreme Court

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:10pm

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

Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:01pm

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.

Dozens come forward about student charged with sex assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:51pm

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.

Hundreds protest bake sale parodying affirmative action

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:21pm

A conservative students group's bake sale parodying affirmative action has drawn a crowd of 300 protesters at the University of Texas in Austin.

Pentagon says US airstrikes target al-Qaida in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:21pm

The Defense Department says airstrikes in Afghanistan targeted two al-Qaida leaders, including one described by a Pentagon official as the group's top leader in the northeastern part of the country.

Little Rock police release name of officer in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:01pm

Little Rock police have identified the officer who fatally shot an armed man while investigating a reported disturbance.

'Pastry gun' case involving Maryland student settled

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:40pm

An official says the family of a then 7-year-old who was suspended from school from nibbling his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun has reached a settlement with the school department.

U.Va. dean says rape article led to 'perception issue'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:40pm

A University of Virginia dean says a perception issue stemming from a magazine article about an alleged gang rape on campus affected an administrator's ability to work with students.

2 soldiers being held in disappearance of fellow soldier

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 4:21pm

The mother of a Fort Campbell soldier missing for nearly two months, Pfc. Shadow McClaine, said Wednesday that she's praying two other soldiers being held as "persons of interest" will lead authorities to her daughter.

The Latest: 9/11 clipping signed by presidents nets $11,000

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

The Latest on a New York City auction featuring important presidential documents (all times local):

D.A.: Villanova student secretly filmed in campus bathrooms

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

Authorities say a Villanova University student used a cellphone camera to secretly video in public restrooms and a classroom on the school's Main Line Philadelphia campus.