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Boston police body camera program delayed by union lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:32pm

The start of a program to equip 100 Boston police officers with body cameras has been delayed so a judge can consider a request from the city's largest police union to temporarily halt the program.

Grizzly and cubs relocated to northwest Wyoming

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

Wyoming wildlife managers have trapped and relocated a female grizzly bear and her two cubs that were killing livestock on a grazing allotment.

Hurricane weakens as it nears Hawaii's Big Island

Audrey McAvoy and Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

Merchants boarded up shop windows Wednesday along Hilo Bay, and shoppers snatched supplies of food and water from grocery store shelves as what could be the first hurricane to hit Hawaii in a quarter-century neared the island.

US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

A federal government ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday.

The Latest: Judge closes hearing in church shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:31pm

The Latest on objections made to closing a hearing in South Carolina church shootings trial (all times local):

Recount ends with no change in Oklahoma congressional race

Tim Talley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:24pm

An Oklahoma congressional candidate who demanded a recount after he lost a primary runoff election by just 40 votes dropped his fight Wednesday.

Heroin overdoses surge in Louisville

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:22pm

During a recent shift spent treating numerous overdoses, Dr. Robert Couch heard a similar refrain from patients: they couldn't believe that the small amounts of heroin they took nearly killed them.

Police: Turtle set afire on live video stream, 1 arrest made

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:22pm

Alabama police say they've arrested a teenager who allegedly set fire to a live turtle during a live video stream on social media.

Housing boss proposes lowering kids' acceptable lead level

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:21pm

The nation's top housing official is proposing lowering the level of lead that must be detected in children's blood before triggering federal action to clean up the homes where they live.

3 dead, 10 injured in multi-vehicle crash in New York City

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:21pm

A driver on a New York highway who lost control of his car Wednesday and crashed into a barrier, splitting the vehicle in half and triggering other collisions, was killed along with two of his passengers, police said. Ten other people were injured.

5 fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:21pm

Firefighters in Yellowstone National Park are now actively fighting a large wildfire that has been burning for the last three weeks.

The Latest: Tropical Storm Hermine heading toward Florida

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:12pm

The Latest on tropical weather systems threatening Hawaii and the Southeast (all times Hawaii local):

Searchers respond to midair aircraft collision in Alaska

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:10pm

Searchers are responding to a midair collision of two small commercial airplanes carrying a total of five people in western Alaska.

The Latest: Catastrophe averted in fatal Sparks plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:03pm

The Latest on a northern Nevada plane crash that killed two people (all times local):

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US congresswoman demands Venezuela release jailed Utah man

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:02pm

U.S. congresswoman Mia Love said Wednesday she will call on the State Department to do more to free a Utah man who's been jailed in Venezuela for two months on weapons charges.

Elderly woman accused in poisoning case granted bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:01pm

An elderly Pennsylvania woman convicted of poisoning her son's girlfriend with antifreeze, leaving her near death, has been granted bail following a judge's decision to throw out the convictions.

Ex-Atlanta police officer indicted in death of unarmed man

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:01pm

A grand jury on Wednesday charged a white former Atlanta police officer with felony murder and other crimes in the death of an unarmed black man.

Penn State prof possibly alive for days after quarry plunge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:01pm

A Penn State professor who police say was pushed off an 80-foot rock quarry ledge died slowly and possibly was alive and immobile for up to two days, an investigator testified Wednesday.

Texas, other states file to support N. Carolina restroom law

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 31st - 3:01pm

Texas and a dozen other states are asking a federal judge in North Carolina to side with Republican leaders defending a law governing transgender restroom access.