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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.

Carter: Nuke force changes are 'bearing fruit'

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:42am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who inherited a tangled web of problems in the Air Force nuclear missile corps when he took over the Pentagon in 2015, says he sees reason to believe that a push for improvement is beginning to show results.

Court hears case of officer immune from manslaughter charge

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:22am

A federal appeals court is hearing the case of a white Texas officer who a judge earlier said was immune from prosecution in the shooting death of a black man.

New SAT exam taken by nearly 1.4 M students, no scores yet

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 2:01am

No score results yet, but students didn't seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam.

Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 1:30am

Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.

Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 12:30am

A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym.

Man rescued after week at sea to be reunited with family

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:50pm

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.

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:40pm

A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

Cedar Rapids residents hope flood barriers hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:10pm

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.

Children subject of Amber Alert found dead, mother arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:00pm

Two Indiana children who were the subject of an Amber Alert have been found dead and their mother has been arrested on murder charges.

Former South Dakota police chief found guilty of murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 11:00pm

A jury on Monday found a former South Dakota police chief guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009.

Herbert, Weinholtz spar over economy, Medicaid expansion, public lands in debate

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:43pm

Democratic candidate for governor Mike Weinholtz took some tough shots at Republican Gov. Gary Herbert in what will likely be their last debate Monday, but the governor said he has Utahns on his side.

Wyoming opens text line for those in crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:32pm

The state of Wyoming has opened a text line for those who might be experiencing a crisis or thinking of suicide.

The Latest: Fire crews gain ground in Sonoma County blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:21pm

The Latest on wildfires burning in Northern California (all times local):

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

Emery P. Dalesio, Jonathan Drew and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:21pm

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.

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 9:21pm

A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said.

The Latest: Residents call for mayor, police chief to resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:54pm

The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):

California bakes in triple-digit autumn heat wave

John Antczak and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 8:54pm

An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean.