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The Latest: Townville officials to hold news conference

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:23am

The Latest on a teenager who is accused of killing his father before shooting three people at a school in South Carolina (all times local):

Teen's mother 'shocked and saddened' by school shooting

Kate Brumback and Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:21am

The mother of a teen accused of killing his father and wounding two students and a teacher at a rural South Carolina elementary school says his family is "shocked and saddened."

Wife of officer charged in shooting details threats, bills

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:21am

The telephone death threats to the home of Officer Dominique Perez began soon after he and an Albuquerque police detective ended a hillside standoff by opening fire on a homeless man who died after being hit in the arms and back.

McConnell: Congress should discuss fixes to 9/11 law

Andrew Taylor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:21am

The Senate's top Republican Thursday warned that legislation enacted over President Barack Obama's veto to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts may have "unintended ramifications" and that lawmakers should discuss fixes to the measure.

Police: Man kills wife, goes to college town, kills son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

Authorities say a man killed his wife at their Maryland home and then drove to the Washington suburbs, where he killed his 19-year-old son and himself.

Official says failure in Syria may leave Russia in quagmire

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

A senior State Department official says the failure of a cease-fire in Syria poses serious consequences for Moscow and gives the United States leverage.

Police investigate apparent murder-suicide in College Park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

Authorities in Maryland say two people are dead in what appears to be a murder-suicide in College Park.

Sisters found dead in villa on African island

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

A Minnesota man says his family has been given little information on how his two sisters died while vacationing on a tropical African island.

Ex-student gets probation in Iowa State sex assault case

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:11am

A former Iowa State University student will avoid prison but be required to register as a sex offender for assaulting an unconscious female student after an on-campus party, a judge ruled Thursday.

APNewsBreak: US tried to deport slain refugee twice

Julie Watson and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:02am

U.S. authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb, but his native Uganda refused to take him, resulting in his release.

Pennsylvania mayor asked to resign for racist Facebook posts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

The mayor of a tiny central Pennsylvania town is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page, including two depicting apes with captions referring to President Barack Obama and his family.

Lawyer: Unanswered questions after fatal shooting by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 10:01am

The lawyer for relatives of a black motorcyclist who was fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer says many unanswered questions surround his death.

Federal judge sides with conservationists in red wolf fight

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

A judge says the federal government has failed to protect the world's only wild population of red wolves.

Sentencing rescheduled in Ohio for US Capitol plot suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

Sentencing has been rescheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group.

APNewsBreak: US tried to deport slain refugee twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:51am

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:41am

US immigration agency says it twice tried to deport Ugandan man killed by suburban San Diego police.

Virginia man accused of arson, attacking police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:41am

A Virginia man is charged in a string of crimes that officials say began with burning down a trailer and ended with an attempted carjacking and an attack on a police officer.

The Latest: Camp Minden explosion happened in storage area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:34am

The Latest on explosion at Camp Minden in northwest Louisiana (all times local):

Man pleads not guilty to putting glass shards in cups

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

A Kentucky man accused of placing shards of glass in a shipment of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded not guilty.

Why do police shoot to kill?

Steve Visser, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 29th - 9:31am

From Ferguson and North Charleston to Tulsa and Charlotte, fatal police shootings seem to be happening with alarming regularity.