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Species goes extinct in Atlanta garden after rare frog dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:12am

Authorities say a rare tree frog — the last known living member of the species in captivity — has died at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

New facility greets visitors to historic Walden Pond

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:12am

If Henry David Thoreau were around today, Massachusetts officials think he'd probably be happy with the new visitor center at Walden Pond.

Charlotte protesters rally at jail to support those arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:02am

About 50 protesters staged a rally at a North Carolina jail to show support for those arrested in the wake of unrest that followed the shooting death of a black man by a police officer.

The Latest: 911 call out amid probe of death during arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 10:02am

The Latest on the death of a man after a struggle with police in Pasadena, California (all times local):

Effort to recognize World War II spies hung up in Congress

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:50am

Spies don't work for fame or acclaim. But after 75 years, the men and women who served behind the enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theater during World War II wouldn't mind some recognition.

Hiker found dead in Utah; search is on for missing son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:41am

A hiker has been found dead in northern Utah and a search is underway for his missing 21-year-old autistic son.

Rhode Island's NCAA pitch touts historic inclusivity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:41am

Rhode Island is touting its centuries-old history of inclusivity in its bid to replace North Carolina as a host of college basketball tournaments next year.

The Latest: Fowler-Mickelson vs. McIlroy-Pieters is tight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:21am

The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

South Carolina police investigating possible murder-suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 9:00am

Police in South Carolina are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving three people, one of them a 10-month-old baby.

New Jersey coast to get disputed, long-delayed sand dunes

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:20am

Almost four years after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his neighborhood so badly that Britain's Prince Harry had to stop by for a look at the damage, Paul Jeffrey is ready to sleep soundly again.

Floods' pain still felt 1 year later in rural South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 8:10am

Nearly a year after 2 feet of rain fell on South Carolina, hundreds of people in rural Williamsburg County are still trying to fix their homes.

March planned in memory of man shot by police in California

Julie Watson and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 7:50am

Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family.

Key facts about El Cajon, California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:50am

The fatal shooting by police of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse suburb of San Diego that has seen a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from Syria.

Breakdown of video in police killing of man in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:40am

A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man.

Man with knife dies after struggle with California police

John Rogers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:24am

A man armed with a knife and reported to be bipolar died after a struggle with Pasadena police officers who were called to an apartment following reports of a disturbance.

Alabama chief justice suspended for defiance on gay marriage

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:14am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.

US mood hardens as leader of ally Philippines stokes outrage

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 1st - 12:13am

As the body count mounts in the Philippines' deadly war on drugs, and its combative president's rhetoric plumbs new depths, the mood in Washington toward a key Asian ally is hardening.

California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

Julie Watson and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:31pm

Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions.

Appeals court rules against Kansas in voting rights case

Roxana Hegeman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 30th - 11:22pm

Thousands of prospective voters in Kansas who did not provide citizenship documents will be able to vote in the November election under a federal appeals court ruling late Friday that upheld a judge's order.