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Former corrections officer convicted in K-9 partner's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:21am

A former central Pennsylvania corrections officer has been convicted of animal cruelty charges in connection with the death of his K-9 partner last summer.

Georgia man sent teen sex texts as son was dying in hot car

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:21am

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.

Fire marshal: Death toll unclear in Nebraska farmhouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:13am

A state fire marshal spokesman says investigators can't yet confirm how many people were killed in a fire that razed a farmhouse in rural southeastern Nebraska.

Landlord acquitted of manslaughter in fire that killed 6

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:11am

A Maine property owner has been acquitted of manslaughter in a 2014 building fire that killed six people.

The Latest: Bridge testimony differs from Christie's remarks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:02am

The Latest in the criminal trial of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie who are accused of plotting George Washington Bridge lane closings in a 2013 political revenge scheme. (all times local):

Kansas court upholds state's 1st death sentence in 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:01am

Kansas' highest court has upheld the death sentence of the first prisoner condemned in the state in more than three decades.

Report recommends against Wyoming oversight of federal lands

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:01am

Wresting control over vast swaths of federal land in Wyoming from the U.S. government and transferring management to the state would be costly and would not provide the benefits that proponents of the idea suggest, a study has concluded.

Anti-Trump column pulled from Liberty U student newspaper

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:41am

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. has pulled a student's column focusing on vulgar comments made by Donald Trump from the school's newspaper.

Princeton's 17th president, William Bowen, dead at 83

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:40am

Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died. William Bowen was 83.

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:40am

A U.S. Navy warship on Friday passed through waters claimed by China near disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Defense Department said.

Cincinnati Zoo rejoins Twitter following controversy over gorilla's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:32am

The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the shooting death of Harambe, the zoo's 17-year-old gorilla.

Jury selection set for Ohio police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:23am

Court officials prepared Friday to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

DA: Racist graffiti on historic black school no hate crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:21am

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says five teenagers have been charged with spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia.

Postal worker caught on video dumping bins of mail in the woods

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:15am

Waiting for the mailman to bring you something? Well, you might be waiting awhile for it if you live in one Atlanta suburb.

Mayor fires Torrington police chief after hit-and-run crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:10am

The mayor of Torrington has fired the city's police chief after a Goshen County Sheriff's Office investigation found he caused a hit-and-run accident that broke a utility pole.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:02am

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

UC Berkeley Greek parties banned amid sexual assault reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:00am

Fraternity and sorority parties at UC Berkeley have been banned amid reports that two female students were sexually assaulted last week at off-campus fraternities.

Poll: Which is your favorite 'Saturday Night Live' political parody?

Xoel Cardenas  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:00am

"Saturday Night Live" has a long history of spoofing politicians. In this poll, we’re asking you to vote for which Saturday Night Live impression of a politician is your favorite of all time.

Logan veterinarian to pay fine for drug violations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:50am

A Logan veterinarian has agreed to pay a civil fine in connection to federal allegations that drugs were improperly handled at a research facility he runs.