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Biden to speak at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:10am

Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak Thursday at a Baton Rouge vigil honoring the three law enforcement officers who were killed by a lone gunman during a shootout outside a convenience store.

Woman pleads guilty to posing as nurse, stealing medications

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 2:00am

A Massachusetts woman authorities say posed as a nurse and stole prescription medications and valuables from three elderly people she was hired to care for has pleaded guilty.

Tribal canoes arrive at Seattle beach in annual celebration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:40am

Dozens of tribal canoes were arriving at Alki Beach in Seattle as part of an annual Native American celebration.

Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

Juliet Linderman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:40am

Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, no one will go to jail for the death.

Reagan shooter Hinckley will soon leave hospital for good

Ben Finley and Ben Nuckols, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 1:11am

In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time.

Powerball's estimated jackpot hits $478 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:40am

No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.

1 dead, 8 hurt as car plows into Los Angeles bible group

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 28th - 12:31am

A car has plowed into the front of a Los Angeles house where a group of 11 mostly elderly people were holding a bible study and prayer meeting, leaving one person dead and eight injured, authorities said.

Grants aim to help students get high-demand jobs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:30pm

Virginia is launching a new grant program aimed at helping students get skills for high-demand jobs.

Powerball's estimated jackpot hits $478 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 11:10pm

No one has matched the jackpot-winning numbers in Wednesday night's Powerball drawing, and the prize has increased to an estimated $478 million.

Police protest Black Lives Matter banner at city hall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:50pm

Police in Massachusetts are protesting a mayor's refusal to remove a Black Lives Matter banner that's hanging over city hall.

A new threat in fight against overdoses: Elephant sedative

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:42pm

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.

Access Health CT to help people enroll in private plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:41pm

Connecticut's health insurance exchange will hold more enrollment fairs this weekend to help up to 18,000 people who no longer qualify for Medicaid health coverage to enroll in private insurance plans.

Police probe burglary at now-closed Burlington College

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:41pm

Burlington police are offering a cash reward for information that helps lead them to the person responsible for a burglary at the now-closed Burlington College.

Police: Man faces charges for threatening to 'off some cops'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:31pm

A Florida man has been taken into custody after authorities say he made threats against police officers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan.

Latest: Blaze destroys 34 homes, 10 outbuildings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:11pm

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4 people killed in California small plane crash at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 10:11pm

Authorities say a small private plane crashed at the airport in the Northern California town of Columbia, killing all four people on board.

Big cats returned to California sanctuary threatened by fire

Delara Shakib, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 9:21pm

About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats were returned Wednesday to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles, four days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire.

University of Louisville trustees accept President James Ramsey's resignation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:51pm

University of Louisville trustees accept President James Ramsey's resignation.

Video: Arizona woman killed by officer wielded scissors

Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:42pm

A woman who was fatally shot by an Arizona police officer earlier this year had medical scissors in her hand as she approached him, the officer's body camera video released Wednesday shows.

Army secretary touts importance of mental health

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 27th - 8:41pm

Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need.