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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.

Families in Columbus police shootings seek outside review

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:50am

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

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.

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

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:50am

A former ally of Gov. Chris Christie who pleaded guilty in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal testified Tuesday that he told the governor about the traffic jam while it was underway and that Christie appeared happy about it.

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.

The Latest: Slain club victims' estates to get $350,000 each

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

The Latest on the distribution of $29.5 million to the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida (all times local):

Judge sets trial date in fatal school bathroom fight

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:40am

Three Delaware girls charged in a fatal school bathroom fight will go to trial nearly a year after a 16-year-old girl's death.

Attorney: Lawmaker denies assault allegations, won't resign

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:31am

An attorney for a Virginia lawmaker says her client did not assault family members in his home and won't resign.

Memorial for slain Utah County deputy vandalized

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:31am

Police are searching for whoever is responsible for vandalizing a memorial for a fallen Utah County sheriff's deputy.

DC police to release body-cam footage of shooting aftermath

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:31am

District of Columbia officials say they will release footage from a body-worn camera showing the moments after a motorcyclist was fatally shot by a city police officer, and will also release the name of the officer involved.

Man rescued after week at sea arrives in Boston

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:23am

A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued this week by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday, where he was to be reunited with his family and questioned by Coast Guard officials.

The Latest: FBI will look for past mistakes in terror probes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:22am

The Latest on senior U.S. officials' testimony to Congress on terror threats (all times local):

Parents sued after boy killed 8-year-old in puppy dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

The parents of an 11-year-old boy who fatally shot an 8-year-old girl after she refused to show him her puppies are being sued for $10 million.

Coast Guard searches for Cuban migrants from capsized boat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:21am

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a group of Cuban migrants who were on board a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys.

Exotic dancers: Breast and buttocks law denies their freedom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:20am

Jane Does I, II and III say the state of Louisiana is robbing them of their ability to express themselves, and doing so in a way that discriminates against their gender.

Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:11am

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

No average scores being released this year for new SAT exam

Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 9:03am

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

Cedar Rapids residents hope flood barriers hold

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 27th - 8:51am

Residents of Iowa's second-largest city hope that a temporary floodwall protecting thousands of homes and downtown buildings will hold Tuesday as the rain-swollen Cedar River crests.