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Family of NYC autistic teen found dead to get $2.7M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:50pm

New York City has agreed to pay $2.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy who was found dead after leaving his school in Queens.

FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:41pm

When he was initially arrested in the 1977 shooting death of a former immigration official in Florida, William Claybourne Taylor posted bond and disappeared. Decades later, federal agents have finally caught up to him in North Carolina.

Police rally as mayor says Black Lives Matter banner stays

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:31pm

About 50 police officers and their supporters upset about a Black Lives Matter banner that has been hanging outside City Hall for a year rallied on Thursday to try to pressure the mayor to remove it.

Career and technical education gathering set for Sioux Falls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:21pm

The state Department of Education says the 2016 South Dakota Career and Technical Education Conference will be held in Sioux Falls.

Former airman convicted in toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:20pm

A former airman who was caring for the 21-month-old son of another airman who was deployed to Qatar has been convicted in the child's death.

Terror attack play scratched after victim families object

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:11pm

A Southern California college has canceled plans to create a play about a hometown terrorist attack that killed 14 people after family members of some victims complained.

Sparks police fatally shoot reckless driving suspect

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 7:00pm

Sparks police officers fatally shot a motorist who allegedly failed to comply with orders Thursday during a traffic stop after hitting several vehicles while speeding through a residential area and barreling down streets the wrong way, police said.

Charges dropped in Chandra Levy murder

Ralph Ellis and Cheri Mossburg, CNN  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:51pm

A judge on Thursday dismissed murder charges against a man accused in the death of Chandra Levy, a Washington intern whose 2001 disappearance created national headlines.

US probing whether airstrike harmed Syrian civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:30pm

The U.S. military is looking into whether a coalition airstrike in northern Syria caused civilian casualties.

Police: Oregon woman killed died of blunt force trauma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:11pm

A body found off a rural highway has been identified as that of a young woman who went missing early Sunday, police said Thursday.

The Latest: Hikers found safe in South Dakota identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:01pm

The Latest on two hikers who were found after getting lost in South Dakota's Badlands (all times local):

Illinois AG: Duckworth lawsuit settlement final

Ivan Moreno, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 6:01pm

A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth is final and the plaintiffs can't back out even if no paperwork was signed, the Illinois Attorney General's office said Thursday.

Police save robbery suspect from burning car after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:51pm

Police officers saved an armed robbery suspect from a burning car after a chase ended in a crash in an episode caught on police body camera video.

Suspect in college student's killing had hidden room in barn

John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:41pm

Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, and they were looking into whether it was used to hold other victims, according to search warrants released Thursday.

Utah Lake reopens to boaters as algae bloom dissipates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

State officials are reopening Utah Lake for boating now that a huge algae bloom appears to be decreasing, but they are still warning people not to swim or come into contact with the water.

2 hikers found after overnight in South Dakota Badlands park

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

Emergency crews on Thursday found two hikers who spent the night lost in the rugged terrain of South Dakota's Badlands National Park, officials said.

The Latest: Police rally against Black Lives Matter banner

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:31pm

The Latest on police complaints about a Black Lives Matter banner posted at City Hall in a Boston suburb (all times local):

More time given for Arkansas medical marijuana petitions

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:21pm

The group behind one of two efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas won additional time to circulate petitions Thursday after falling short of the required signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot.

Opponents of proposed Bears Ears monument dominate hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 5:21pm

Hundreds of people who oppose the proposed Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah showed up at a Senate field hearing to voice their displeasure for the plan that Gov. Gary Herbert called a "political tomahawk."