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Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:20pm

President Barack Obama met Tuesday with the family of Alton Sterling, the black man in Louisiana whose death last month in a police shooting sparked protests and mass arrests.


Private lives are exposed as WikiLeaks spills its secrets

Raphael Satter and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

WikiLeaks' giant data dumps have rattled the National Security Agency, the U.S. Democratic Party, and the Saudi foreign ministry. But its spectacular mass-disclosures have also included the personal information of hundreds of people — including sick children, rape victims and mental health patients, The Associated Press has found.

2 indicted, arrested in death at Tennessee State University

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

Two men have been arrested in Memphis in the death of a 19-year-old last year on the Tennessee State University campus.

Boy with double-hand transplant's next goal: Play football

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

It's been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants to do is play football.

The Latest: Sheriff: Man used ax, then gunshots in massacre

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:11pm

The Latest on the slaying of five adults at a home in Alabama (all times local):

Prosecutor: Boiled water attack on gay men was pre-meditated

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:10pm

In a vicious, pre-meditated attack, a Georgia man threw boiled water on a same-sex couple who were asleep in bed, and told one of the men "get out of my house with all that gay," a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor

Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:10pm

Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage of racial insults and personal confrontations.

Deputies: Mom killed newborn by putting him in refrigerator

Jeffrey Collins and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:10pm

A South Carolina mother killed her 4-day-old-son by putting him in the refrigerator for three hours, authorities said.

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:01pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region.

The Latest: Man to stay in jail on suspicion of killing wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:01pm

The Latest on a Utah man whose conviction of killing his wife was overturned (all times local):

Report: Man keeps $121,000 in Amazon goods he was to deliver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 3:01pm

Authorities say they've arrested a driver who refused to deliver $121,000 worth of Amazon items because he said he was never paid.

Police: Man robbed, killed after bowling date set up online

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:53pm

A man who took a woman bowling after meeting through an online dating site was fatally shot the next night when she returned with three other men and a gun, police said Tuesday.

Burt's Bees landowner gifts land to US government

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:51pm

The Burt's Bees founder pushing for a new national park in Maine has given 87,500 acres of land to the U.S. government.

Teen survives rare amoeba infection that kills most people

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:51pm

A South Florida boy has survived a rare brain-eating amoeba that kills most people, aided in part because a hard-to-get drug to fight the infection is made by a company based in Orlando where he was hospitalized, doctors said Tuesday.

The Latest: FEMA Oks more than $107M Louisiana flood relief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:51pm

The Latest on Louisiana Flooding (all times local):

School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:41pm

The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months for a sexual assault conviction.

Prisoner not seen publicly since 2002 at Gitmo hearing

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:31pm

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his capture by the CIA in 2002 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Recordings capture chaos of Florida face-biting slayings

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:31pm

Florida sheriff's deputies confronted chaos as they tried to subdue an attacker biting a victim's face after stabbing and beating a couple to death in a random assault outside their home, recordings of radio transmissions released Tuesday show.

Ruling: Grad students at private universities can unionize

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 2:30pm

The National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that graduate students who assist in teaching and research at private universities are employees and have a right to union representation.