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Illinois police sue town, claim body cameras record nonstop

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:20pm

Ten police officers in a Chicago suburb are suing the town, claiming the body cameras they wore never turned off and recorded them using the restroom and changing clothes.

Rafter missing since Friday in Dinosaur National Monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:10pm

A woman is missing after a commercial raft flipped near the Utah border.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 1:00pm

Fire officials say 150 homes have burned in central California wildfire.

Baltimore police union criticized for tweets after acquittal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:50pm

Baltimore's police chief and City Council president are criticizing the city's police union for online posts that appeared to celebrate an officer's acquittal in the death of a 25-year-old black man.

Input sought on decommissioning broken Mauna Kea telescope

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:41pm

Officials are holding off on decommissioning Hoku Kea, the University of Hawaii at Hilo's broken teaching telescope on Mauna Kea.

N. Idaho attorney challenging use of drug dog in arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:41pm

A northern Idaho defense attorney says using a drug dog at a traffic stop is overreaching and illegal.

State trooper uses emojis to deliver drunken driving message

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:21pm

South Carolina is starting a campaign against drinking and driving based on a trooper's tweets using the little graphic icons called emojis on his smartphone.

Accrediting agency puts Centenary College on probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:21pm

An accrediting body has put Centenary College of Louisiana for a year, citing financial problems.

Police: Stray cat tests positive for rabies after biting 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:21pm

Hartford authorities are reminding residents to avoid wild animals after a stray cat in the city's Blue Hills neighborhood tested positive for rabies.

The Latest: State will investigate sailboat's disappearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:12pm

The Latest on the search for a Florida family last seen in a sailboat in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local):

Prosecutors drop sex charges against former education worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:11pm

Maine prosecutors have dropped sex charges against a former education technician at Sacopee Valley High School who had been accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student earlier this year.

Police: Dead educator was pregnant with accused man's child

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:01pm

Police say a school administrator found dead in a sugar cane field was pregnant with the child of a former co-worker, who has been accused in the killing.

Black bear cub makes brief escape at Ohio zoo before capture

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:01pm

Zoo officials in Ohio say a 7-month-old black bear cub escaped its enclosure for about 15 minutes before being corralled and sedated.

Indianapolis Zoo ready to reopen ride that stranded 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:41am

A ride that carries Indianapolis Zoo visitors along an elevated track above the orangutan exhibit is scheduled to reopen after being closed for almost a year.

Arkansas State Police probing fatal shooting by 3 deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:40am

The Arkansas State Police says it will investigate the fatal shooting of a 50-year-old suspect by three sheriff's deputies.

Plan for old Black Hills depot worries some residents

James Nord, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:31am

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is installing barbed-wire fence to close off part of a defunct military depot near Edgemont, but some locals say it will be ineffective at stopping potential danger from lingering explosives and contamination.

Vegas man seeks probation in no-name federal extortion case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:21am

A Las Vegas man who admits using sex tapes to extort hush money from a prominent businessman is asking a federal judge to spare him prison time because he agreed to keep the victim's identity secret.

Outdoor glass slide opens atop LA skyscraper

Sonya Hamasaki, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:15am

Never mind taking the elevator if you're at the top of the colossal U.S. Bank Tower in Los Angeles -- at least for part of the way down.

Indiana teacher recovering after 2 days spent missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 11:11am

A Lafayette teacher who went missing for nearly two days is home from the hospital.