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Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:35am

A Georgia police chief said an officer was justified in using a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman after she didn't obey commands to drop a knife in her hand.

Ohio high court upholds trafficked girl's murder conviction

Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:31am

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld the murder conviction of a woman whose forced prostitution as a girl was cited as a factor leading to her involvement in a fatal robbery.

Police: Toddler dies after fall from 24th-floor balcony

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:23am

A toddler has died after falling from a 24th-floor balcony at the same northern Virginia apartment complex where a 3-year-old fell from an open window and died months ago.

Couple lost in Wyoming ice cave for nearly 2 days rescued

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:19am

A man and woman got lost inside a mazelike ice cave in Wyoming for nearly two days and were hypothermic when rescuers found them.

Judge denies request to move US trial for 'El Chapo'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:14am

A U.S. judge has denied a request by notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to move his trial.

Firefighter killed in California wildfire was with Draper FD

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:11am

A Salt Lake City suburb's mayor says a Utah firefighter who died battling a California wildfire was from his city's fire department.

Impeached W.Va. justice retires in time for voters to choose

John Raby, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:09am

A Democratic West Virginia Supreme Court justice announced her retirement Tuesday, just hours after her impeachment and before a deadline to hold a special election for her replacement rather than having the Republican governor name her successor.

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'

Jacqueline Howard, CNN  |  Posted Aug 14th - 9:04am

As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.

3 men injured in eastern Idaho airplane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:58am

Eastern Idaho authorities say three men sustained serious injuries when their small plane crashed near the Idaho-Wyoming border.

Nebraska poised to carry out first execution since 1997

Grant Schulte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:57am

Nebraska is preparing to carry out its first execution since 1997 on Tuesday using a never-before-tried combination of drugs including fentanyl, which is at the center of the nation's opioid crisis.

Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:37am

The reopening of Yosemite National Park can't come soon enough for Douglas Shaw.

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis retires after her impeachment; 3 others to face Senate trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:06am

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis retires after her impeachment; 3 others to face Senate trial.

Girls use hot coffee, fight back to thwart abduction

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 8:04am

Police say girls threw hot coffee and fought to stop a man who was trying to abduct them.

Yellowstone welcomes 940,000 visitors in July

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:58am

The National Park Service says more than 940,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park in July, which is typically the park's busiest month for recreation visits.

Alabama high school quits playing 'Dixie' at football games

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:51am

A rural Alabama high school is ending its tradition of playing "Dixie" at football games.

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:33am

A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty.

Trump warns Cuomo: Anybody who runs against me 'suffers'

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:31am

President Donald Trump is daring New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020, warning the Democrat that "anybody that runs against Trump suffers."

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:25am

A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country.

Man charged with holding woman in South Carolina motel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 14th - 7:25am

A man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after a woman told police he held her in a South Carolina motel room for about a month.