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Flood barriers protect Cedar Rapids as river crests

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:23am

An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls largely protected Cedar Rapids homes and businesses Tuesday as the river that runs through the city reached its second-highest peak ever.

Slain Florida club victims' estates to get $350,000 each

Mike Schneider, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:13am

Each of the estates of the 49 patrons killed in the gay nightclub massacre in Orlando will receive $350,000 from donations raised for the victims, an official with the OneOrlando Fund said Tuesday.

Ex-ally: Gov. Christie seemed happy about bridge gridlock

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:13am

Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified Tuesday.

The Latest: Lawyer: Texas officer protected by immunity

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

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

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

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.

Police launch investigation into Arkansas lawmaker's arrest

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

Little Rock Police are conducting an internal investigation into the arrest of an Arkansas lawmaker who was taken into custody after officers said he refused to leave the area of a traffic stop he was filming.

The Latest: 300 buildings threatened by California wildfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:03am

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The Latest: Barriers protect Cedar Rapids as river crests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:01am

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Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 11:01am

A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday and was being questioned by Coast Guard officials.

Attorneys clash over what happened before officer killed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:50am

The manslaughter trial of a white police officer who killed a black man in Virginia will focus largely on the seconds before the shooting.

Idaho man dies after falling from bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:31am

An Idaho man his died after falling from a bridge while fishing.

New documents offer insight into locker room assault case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:21am

Recently filed court documents show that school officials found evidence of misconduct during an investigation into a sexual assault of a black football player in Idaho.

Man found dead on guardrail had eaten up to $500K in heroin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:20am

A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst.

Families in Columbus police shootings seek outside review

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:10am

Two families whose relatives were fatally shot by Columbus police are renewing their requests for independent investigations.

Authorities: Man accused of teen killings threatened a judge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:00am

A man charged with killing two teens is facing additional charges after authorities say he threatened a judge.

Houston transit police officer accused in beating resigns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:00am

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.

Pastors question delay in St. Louis police shooting charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:00am

Several members of the clergy in the St. Louis area are questioning why it took four years for murder charges to be filed against a former city police officer who fatally shot a suspect.

The Latest: More Charlotte protesters face charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 10:00am

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Managers to reduce water released from Jackson Lake Dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:50am

Federal water managers are planning to greatly reduce the amount of water released out of Jackson Lake Dam.

Opposing rallies planned in Tulsa over police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:40am

A "march for justice" is planned in Tulsa as civil rights leaders call for further investigation into all police officers who were present when Terence Crutcher was shot to death earlier this month.