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The Latest: Santa Cruz Mountains blaze prompts evacuations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:51pm

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

Psychiatrist: Hospital provokes patients to enrich itself

Michael Virtanen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:41pm

A doctor who trained for two years at the psychiatric unit of a New York hospital said in a lawsuit Monday that poor adolescent patients were routinely provoked into acting out, then restrained and drugged, extending their hospitalization and Medicaid payments.

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings

Emery P. Dalesio, Jonathan Drew and Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:41pm

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.

The Latest: NAACP rally against police shooting hits streets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:31pm

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

Iowa State president says he will stop flying school plane

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:21pm

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

Lawyer: Policeman charged in shooting of unarmed motorist

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:21pm

A police officer has been charged in the killing of an unarmed motorist during a road rage incident earlier this year while the officer was off duty, the officer's lawyer said Monday.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:12pm

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.

Protest held in Columbus over fatal police shooting of teen

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:11pm

Dozens of demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old black boy brought a city council meeting to a halt Monday in Columbus as they called for an independent investigation.

Feds look into sexual harassment claims at Yellowstone park

Matthew Brown, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:11pm

Government investigators were expected to visit Yellowstone National Park to look into an employee's claims of sexual exploitation of female workers and financial misconduct, park officials said.

Gary Herbert, Mike Weinholtz meet in first televised debate

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:05pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert and his Democratic opponent Mike Weinholtz are scheduled to meet Monday night in their first and likely only televised debate this year.

Elderly polar bear named Tundra dies at Detroit Zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 6:01pm

An elderly polar bear that recently came to the Detroit Zoo from its counterpart in Indianapolis has died.

Judges delay Menendez decision pending Supreme Court appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:53pm

A federal appeals court has delayed any court action against U.S. Sen Bob Menendez of New Jersey while he appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

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.

Judge: Ex-sailors convicted of rape, murder are innocent

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

Two former sailors convicted of rape and murder nearly two decades ago are innocent, a federal judge said Monday, adding the "no sane human being" could find the men guilty.

Judge orders girls' bathroom access for transgender student

Julie Carr Smyth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:51pm

A federal judge rejected a school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms on Monday, ordering a biologically male student who identifies as female be treated "like the girl she is."

Utahns sue Wells Fargo over alleged fake bank accounts

Dennis Romboy  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:35pm

Nine Utahns are part of a class-action lawsuit against Wells Fargo, claiming they were among hundreds of thousands of people for whom the bank opened fake accounts.

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute

Martha Bellisle and Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:31pm

The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him.

Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:20pm

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.

City pins hope on 10 miles of quickly erected flood barriers

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:11pm

Facing their second-largest flood in city history, Cedar Rapids leaders and residents pinned their hopes Monday on a 10-mile system of quickly erected flood barriers to protect government buildings, homes and businesses in Iowa's second largest city.

Starbucks customer describes shooting: 'It was just terror'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 26th - 5:11pm

A Starbucks customer described terrified people dropping to the floor and sobbing after a gunman parked his car and entered the Las Vegas store, shooting a man inside.