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Cops: Man killed neighbor after she put kids on school bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:30pm

Authorities in Ohio say a man shot and killed one of his neighbors and injured another just after they put their children on a school bus. They say he then set fire to their home and shot himself.

The Latest: LePage foes to hold rally seeking resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:21pm

The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul LePage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Remains of 5 adults found at gutted Southern California home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:21pm

Authorities say the remains of five adults have been found after a suspicious fire gutted what may have been a Southern California board-and-care home.

Australian man claiming British title stays jailed in Vegas

Ken Ritter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:21pm

An Australian man who claims to hold a British royal title will remain jailed in Las Vegas at least until next month, pending the possible resolution of felony false police report and burglary charges carrying a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison, a judge said Tuesday.

House panel seeks briefing on scandals at Effigy Mounds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:10pm

A U.S. congressional committee is seeking more information about decades of mismanagement at Effigy Mounds National Monument in northeast Iowa.

Hearing held in Tennessee high school basketball rape case

Steve Megargee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

Three Tennessee high school basketball players were in juvenile court Tuesday to face charges that they raped a freshman teammate in an apparent hazing incident.

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses.

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:01pm

The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors.

Judge sets 2017 trial for ex-officer who shot black motorist

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:52pm

A federal judge has decided that the trial for a white ex-police officer in the shooting death of a black South Carolina motorist will be held early next year.

Yellowstone south entrance reopens Tuesday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park reopened Tuesday after being closed for more than a week because of a wildfire in neighboring Grand Teton National Park.

Puppy reunited with owner's family 2 weeks after car crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

A 7-month-old puppy that was ejected from its owner's car during a crash in Maine and survived more than two weeks in a wooded area has been reunited with the owner's family.

Pennsylvania's convicted ex-top prosecutor swiftly replaced

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state's convicted ex-attorney general.

Health commissioner: State acted properly on tainted water

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

New York's health commissioner says federal guidelines on maximum levels of the chemical PFOA in drinking water are intended to trigger action to reduce it, not to warn against drinking the water.

3 arrested in death of man dumped after alleged overdose

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:51pm

Three people are in custody in the death of a Pennsylvania man authorities allege was strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent heroin overdose.

The Latest: Some Gulf offshore platforms evacuated for storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:43pm

The Latest on tropical weather systems (all times local):

Settlement forces US to decide whether 9 species endangered

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:41pm

The U.S. government will decide if federal protections are needed for a small, fanged predator of the Northern Rockies, massive alligator snapping turtles in the South and seven other species.

5 face weapons charges in deadly New Jersey highway shootout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:33pm

Four men and a teenager have been charged in a rolling shootout on a New Jersey highway that left one man dead and four of the suspects injured.

Colorado city sends snowplows to clean up heaps of hail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:31pm

A strong summer storm that walloped Colorado Springs forced authorities to rescue people from their stranded cars and move heaps of hail with snowplows.

U of Idaho accused of killing feral cats without approval

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:31pm

Two state agencies say the University of Idaho failed to seek approval for a program that trapped and euthanized feral cats on campus.

US commander slams Iran for provocative moves in Gulf

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:30pm

The top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East sharply criticized Iran on Tuesday for recent high-speed maneuvers by Iranian patrol boats in the Persian Gulf that in one case prompted a U.S. Navy ship to fire warning shots.