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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:31am

President Barack Obama, who eulogized former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Shimon Peres.

Obama: Peres won his wars but understood the need for peace

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:20am

President Barack Obama hailed Shimon Peres Friday as a man who showed the world that justice and hope are at the heart of the Zionist ideal and saw "all people as deserving of dignity and respect."

Mother of black man shot by police speaks of her anguish

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:11am

The anguished mother of a man killed by police in a San Diego suburb said she could not believe her family left violence-wracked Uganda only to have her son shot to death in the United States.

Charlotte police shooting audio appears to back up officer

Tom Foreman Jr. and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 5:02am

A Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer calls for backup, saying he has spotted a man with a gun and a marijuana joint in his SUV. In follow-up radio traffic, the officer says a suspect has been wounded and is lying on the ground.

USC football player accused of rape to appear in Utah court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 4:00am

A suspended University of Southern California football player charged with rape in Utah is set to make his first court appearance Friday.

Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 3:50am

A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note.

Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:52am

Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered.

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

Elliot Spagat and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:50am

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Father's trial to begin in hot car death of Georgia toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 2:40am

More than two years after a Georgia toddler died after being left for hours inside a hot SUV, the child's father is scheduled to stand trial for murder.

Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:33am

A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war. And prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim.

Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:30am

A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath.

Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 1:20am

Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting.

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it moves through the Caribbean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:30am

Hurricane Matthew strengthens to a Category 2 storm as it moves through the Caribbean.

The latest: Some violence, vandalism in police protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 12:00am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):

Lawyer: Jury should hear about cop's 'auditory exclusion'

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 11:33pm

A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death said she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired.

Early, absentee voting begins throughout Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:41pm

Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election in Wyoming has begun.

Nevada high court blocks funding for school choice program

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:21pm

The Nevada Supreme Court has ruled that the state's voucher-style Education Savings Accounts program — seen as the broadest school choice initiative in the country — has an unconstitutional funding mechanism that should remain blocked.

Officials: Remains of NC teen who disappeared in 2011 found

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01pm

The body of a North Carolina teenager whose adoptive parents were convicted of tax fraud related to her 2011 disappearance was found this week, officials said Thursday.

DUI enforcement to increase during 'Border War' game

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:01pm

Law enforcement agencies in Wyoming and Colorado will be teaming up for DUI and seat belt enforcement during Saturday night's "Border War" football game between the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University.