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Court asks judges to respond to Louisiana sheriff's claims

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

A federal appeals court on Monday asked two judges to respond to a petition by a Louisiana sheriff who claims another judge was improperly removed from his criminal case without explanation.

Student shot on Michigan school bus expected to survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

Authorities say a 17-year-old student shot in the arm on a school bus outside of a southern Michigan school is expected to survive.

Pentagon chief pledges $108 billion to fix nuclear force

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:51pm

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is committed to correcting what he calls decades of shortchanging its nuclear forces.

Civil liberties organization representing bombing suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:42pm

The American Civil Liberties Union on Monday began representing a man accused of setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey and injuring more than 30 people.

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6 shot, 3 others hurt in Houston neighborhood; gunman dead

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:42pm

A disgruntled lawyer who had numerous weapons randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday morning, hitting six people, one critically, before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said. Another three people had injuries from glass or debris.

Iowa State president says he will stop flying school plane

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

The president of Iowa State University said Monday that he will no longer pilot a university airplane he has used for trips that have mixed business and personal affairs.

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

Emery P. Dalesio, Jonathan Drew and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:41pm

The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.

Student suspended after she takes photo of school's dirty water

Rolando Zenteno, CNN  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:34pm

When Hazel Juco noticed the water in her high school restroom looked like urine, she snapped a photo and posted it on Facebook and Twitter. The next day, the senior at John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan, was suspended.

Pair of friends piloted planes that crashed in NY, killing 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:32pm

Authorities say two small airplanes that collided and crashed in western New York were piloted by friends who'd taken off with four other planes for their usual weekend outing.

Federal judge refuses to block Wisconsin right-to-work law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

A federal judge has refused a union's demand to block Wisconsin's right-to-work law.

Coast Guard searches for Cuban migrants from capsized boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

The U.S. Coast Guard says it's searching for nearly two dozen Cuban migrants who were on board a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys.

Man, 77, sentenced to life for 1962 cold-case murder of wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

A 77-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison for murder Monday, more than a half century after he told authorities his wife died in a boating accident, and a prosecutor says he believes the suspect killed two others.

Bundy jurors shown video of men firing assault rifles

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

As prosecutors prepare to rest their case in the federal conspiracy trial of Ammon Bundy and his followers, jurors viewed a video Monday of occupiers using assault rifles to fire at a boat launch located on the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Rescued boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed dead

Denise Lavoie and Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of Massachusetts by a passing freighter, but his still-missing mother was presumed dead, the Coast Guard said Monday.

Tropical Storm Roslyn strengthens in Pacific off Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:31pm

Tropical Storm Roslyn has grown stronger than expected in the Pacific far off Mexico's coast.

Officials: Man killed by Arkansas deputy wouldn't drop gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:23pm

An Arkansas sheriff's deputy shot and killed a man on a porch after a woman called to complain that the man was armed and acting erratically.

Army fires Fort Riley commander as investigation continues

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

The commander of Fort Riley has been fired and the Army is continuing an investigation opened last week at the Kansas base, officials said Monday, but they declined to provide any other details.

Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

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.

Idaho man killed in confrontation with police identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 3:21pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho say a 52-year-old Idaho man died Monday morning from multiple gunshot wounds after pointing a gun at four police officers who opened fire.