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Houston transit police officer accused in beating resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:11am

A Houston transit police officer has resigned after the release of a surveillance video that shows him beating a man he found slumped on a seat on a rail platform.

Man convicted in rock-toss that hurt teacher nears release

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 7:00am

A second man convicted in a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher is set to be released from prison.

Man rescued after week at sea to be reunited with family

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:50am

A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter will be reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead.

College of Charleston fraternity closes, the 2nd this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:20am

Another fraternity at the College of Charleston has closed amid allegations of misconduct.

Georgia sheriff seeks clues after deputy's home is shot at

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:10am

A Georgia sheriff is offering a $10,000 reward for information that results in an arrest and conviction after someone opened fire on the home of one of his deputies.

Strip club dancers sue state over new age restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 6:00am

Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in New Orleans strip clubs be at least 21 years old is unconstitutional.

Police: Naked man interrupts Maryland student's workout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:50am

Police are looking for a man who showed up naked to a woman student's exercise routine on the University of Maryland campus.

Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record

Ryan Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:50am

Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years.

More jurors reporting in Charleston church shooting trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40am

More potential jurors are reporting to the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina, for initial screening in the trial of Dylann Roof, who faces 33 federal counts in the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine black church members.

The Latest: Cedar Rapids flood protection holding, city says

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:40am

The Latest on floods in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where the Cedar River is expected to crest Tuesday (all times local):

Indiana mother faces murder counts after son, daughter die

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:31am

A mother has been arrested on two counts of murder after her son and daughter were found dead in a vehicle in northern Indiana, police said.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:21am

Republican Donald Trump, making the case against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton that the former senator and secretary of state is little more than a career politician who has squandered opportunities to address the domestic and international problems she's now pledging to tackle as president.

Charlotte residents denounce officials over police shooting

Emery P. Dalesio, Tom Foreman Jr. and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:20am

Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.

Police identify tourist killed in Nashville shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:20am

Metro Nashville Police have identified the 30-year-old California man who was shot and killed in an apparent robbery attempt while walking with a friend in downtown Nashville.

Cedar Rapids residents hope flood barriers hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 5:00am

Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, hope a temporary floodwall that is protecting thousands of homes and downtown buildings from the rain-swollen Cedar River will hold as the rain-swollen Cedar River crests.

Driver in hayride crash: I didn't know of mechanical issues

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:11am

The man who was behind the wheel of the Jeep involved in a fatal Halloween-themed hayride crash two years ago in Maine says he had no prior indication of mechanical issues with the vehicle.

Key government witness to testify for 3rd day in bridge case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:10am

A jury is scheduled to hear for a third day from a key government witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial.

Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 4:00am

Angry Charlotte residents are complaining about what they call unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who've failed to force change as the city marks a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man.

Swarm of minor quakes shakes part of Southern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 3:50am

A series of minor earthquakes has rattled a rural area of Southern California near the U.S.-Mexico border.