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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.

Montana governor criticizes sentence in incest case

Amy Beth Hanson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:30pm

Montana's governor agrees with citizens who are upset that a man was sentenced to 60 days in jail for raping his 12-year-old daughter, but Steve Bullock says his office has no authority to investigate or override the decision.

Concern raised over new name of Nixon library theater

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:24pm

A former library director says naming a theater at the revamped Richard Nixon Presidential Library museum for a Nixon Administration staffer who counted Jewish government workers at Nixon's request sends the wrong message to visitors.

Last ex-cop defendant in post-Katrina deaths to change plea

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:21pm

A former New Orleans police officer is set for a change-of-plea hearing next week on charges related to deadly shootings by police amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005, according to a notice posted Friday in federal court.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:20pm

Federal prosecutors have charged two California men with conspiring to export fighter-jet parts to Iran.

Suspect in officer death found guilty of firearms charge

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:20pm

A federal judge found an ex-convict guilty Friday of illegally possessing a pistol that police say was used to kill an Albuquerque police officer during a nighttime traffic stop last year.

Chinese sailing team implores US to continue ocean search

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:12pm

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.

Virginia law officer acquitted in shooting of woman in car

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:11pm

A Virginia police officer has been acquitted of all charges for shooting at a car he said was being driven toward him and struck him.

Reform Party candidate lays out plan to sink Trump, Clinton

Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:11pm

If you don't want to see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the White House, and you live in the Rocky Mountain West, Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente would like a few minutes of your time.


FBI investigating new emails for classified information

Michael Biesecker and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:10pm

The FBI is investigating whether there is classified information in new emails uncovered during the sexting investigation of disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides.

Young gunman who killed teenager in sandwich shop apologizes

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 3:01pm

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.

Supreme Court to rule in Virginia transgender case

Mark Sherman and Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:43pm

The Supreme Court will take up transgender rights for the first time in the case of a Virginia school board that wants to prevent a transgender teenager from using the boys' bathroom at his high school.

Omaha jury rules former doctor eligible for death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:42pm

Jurors have determined a former doctor should be eligible for the death penalty after they convicted him of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school.

4 years after Superstorm: Some places will never be the same

Ula Ilnytzky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:40pm

For four years, people have worked hard and mostly successfully to erase the deep scars Superstorm Sandy left on the New York and New Jersey coastlines when it crashed ashore with deadly force on Oct. 29, 2012.

SW Idaho man sentenced to life for 2 separate killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:21pm

A 48-year-old Nampa man who killed two men and chopped up their bodies has been sentenced to life in prison.

Officer accused of slamming suspect's head is convicted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:21pm

An Ohio jury has found a police officer accused of slamming a handcuffed suspect's head against a cruiser door guilty of assault.

The Latest: Defense rips government witness in bridge case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 28th - 2:21pm

The Latest on closing arguments in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):