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Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting

Lisa Cornwell and Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:51pm

A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges and was ordered jailed on $1 million bond.

Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire season

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:41pm

Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes.

Rescuers hope for 'best-case scenario' for boys lost at sea

Matt Sedensky, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:31pm

Mustering hope for a "best-case scenario" in the face of countless unknowns, search crews braced for a seventh day and night at sea Thursday in the hunt for two teenagers missing from their capsized boat.

Feds says more than $13 million recovered from rogue doctor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:51pm

The government says $13 million to $14 million has been recovered so far from a Detroit-area cancer doctor who gave unnecessary treatments to patients.

Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:51pm

Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

Man gets 80-year term after killing of pregnant girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:41pm

A Connecticut man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion was sentenced to 80 years in prison Thursday and immediately vowed to appeal.

Ohio State marching band song made fun of Holocaust victims

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:41pm

An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

Price hike adds to sticker shock for medical marijuana

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:31pm

One of Minnesota's medical marijuana manufacturers has raised its prices substantially after less than a month in business, adding to a cost that many patients are already struggling to cover.

Pot legalization group files new signatures in ballot effort

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:31pm

A campaign to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in Ohio submitted more signatures Thursday as it tries to get the issue before fall voters.

GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee

Michael Biesecker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:31pm

North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down.

Utah officials considering new name for Negro Bill Canyon

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:31pm

The renewed national scrutiny of the Confederate flag has officials again considering changing the name of Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, a title that's offensive to some but a point of historical pride for the state's largest NAACP chapter.

Police: Thieves target 'Cash Cow' ATMs; steal $500K

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:21pm

Police say a gang of thieves treated the Cash Cow check-cashing company as their own cash cow, making off with more than $500,000 from ATMs over the past year.

After pursuit, officer struck by car driven by suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:11pm

Police say an officer was injured when he was struck by a car driving by a suspect they were chasing.

Body of northern Idaho man pulled from lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 4:01pm

The body of a northern Idaho man reported missing earlier this month after witnesses say he jumped from a fishing boat has been found in Lake Pend Oreille.

Teen accused of suffocating newborn son, then going shopping

Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:52pm

A teenage girl suffocated her just-born baby boy before putting his body in a shopping bag, then going on a trip to a Victoria's Secret store the next day, prosecutors said as she was charged with murder Thursday.

Family of Mafia Cops victim gets $5 million settlement

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:51pm

The family of a diamond dealer killed by a pair of crooked New York Police Department detectives — known as the Mafia Cops for moonlighting as hit men for the mob — has won a $5 million settlement in a wrongful-death lawsuit.

Dakota College at Bottineau names new Campus Dean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:41pm

An administrator of Colorado's community college system has been named the next leader of Dakota College at Bottineau.

US judge rejects legal challenge from Guantanamo detainee

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:40pm

A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.

Boise officials detail plans for restoring artist's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 30th - 3:31pm

Plans for a Boise home where artist James Castle lived include restoring an old bunkhouse where he worked and creating an artist-in-residence program at the site, officials said.