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Missouri candidate accused of sex assault won't be charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:30pm

A special prosecutor says no charges will be filed against a Missouri House candidate who was accused of sexual assault by an incoming lawmaker.

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes

Patrick Whittle and David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:21pm

Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day.

Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:12pm

A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are expected to make a full recovery.

The Latest: Police: Couple killed by officers had BB guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:11pm

The Latest on two people shot to death by police as officers were serving warrants at a motel room, according to authorities (all times local):

Aaron Schock agrees to pay $10,000 fine to settle FEC case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

Documents show that former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock has agreed to pay a $10,000 Federal Election Commission fine for a campaign finance violation.

Little Rock police fatally shoot man pointing gun at uncle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

Little Rock police say an officer fatally shot an armed man while investigating a reported disturbance.

Officials investigate claim of noose around student's neck

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 4:01pm

A south Mississippi high school student has been disciplined following allegations that one or more white students put a noose around the neck of a black football player, a lawyer for the school district said Tuesday.

Authorities searching for suspect in Oklahoma killings

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:52pm

Authorities have been hunting for nearly two days for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts, and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads.

US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause'

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:51pm

National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability.

US says alleged Bali bombing figure to stay at Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:41pm

A U.S. government review board has rejected the release of the alleged Southeastern Asian terrorist leader known as Hambali from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The Latest: Investigators mum on search for Oklahoma suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:33pm

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing of his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers and armed vehicle thefts (all times local):

Wisconsin clerk feared early voting site helping Democrats

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:32pm

The city clerk in Green Bay refused to set up an early voting site on a college campus in part because she feared the site would help Democrats, according to emails obtained by a liberal advocacy group.

Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal

Sudhin Thanawala and Tom Krisher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:32pm

A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution.

Woman convicted in husband's death hangs herself in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 3:01pm

A 25-year-old woman convicted of second-degree murder for pushing her husband to his death from the 25th floor of their apartment hanged herself in an Oklahoma prison, corrections officials said Tuesday.

Coroner: Multiple gunshots to head killed Boise woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:51pm

Authorities in southwest Idaho say a woman whose body was found in the Boise foothills in February was shot multiple times in the head.

Ex-Casper Councilman files suit against former police chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:51pm

A former Casper City Councilman has filed a lawsuit accusing the former police chief of conducting illegal database searches about him.

The Latest: School says student in noose case disciplined

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:43pm

The Latest on allegations that a noose was placed around a black student's neck in Mississippi (all times local):

Lifeguards knew of danger at beach years before man drowned

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:41pm

Lifeguards said they knew of potentially deadly conditions at their beach for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him.

Jury selection in officer's murder trial begins amid prayers

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 25th - 2:41pm

Social activists held hands in a prayer circle outside a courthouse while potential jurors were inside amid tight security Tuesday for the racially charged murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.