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Suit: Poor monitoring enabled Texas inmate to blind himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:15am

A Houston man alleges in a federal lawsuit that the state psychiatric prison where he was held was deliberately understaffed and that this prevented anyone from stopping him from using a plastic spoon to blind himself during a psychiatric episode.

Reports: Plane had engine trouble before landing on beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:10am

Police in Maryland say the pilot of a small plane told them he was experiencing engine trouble before he made an emergency landing in the shallow ocean waters of a Maryland beach.

NC firm fires worker over invoice for 'poka honas'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:50am

A Valvoline Instant Oil Change center in North Carolina has fired a worker over an invoice that called a customer "poka honas," an apparent reference to Pocahontas.

Commerce chief Ross calls contempt vote 'political theater'

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:46am

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says a planned vote by the Democratic-controlled House to hold him in contempt of Congress is nothing more than "political theater" intended to embarrass and harass the Trump administration.

Funeral planned for Army sergeant who died in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:41am

An Army sergeant from Utah who died in Afghanistan will be buried in Ogden this week.

House where Manson followers murdered 2 is on the market

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:35am

One of the Los Angeles houses where followers of Charles Manson committed notorious murders in 1969 is for sale.

The Latest: De Blasio says officer entitled to due process

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:22am

The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department's decision not to prosecute the officer involved in Eric Garner's death. (all times local):

Apple unveils disability-themed emojis in push for greater diversity

Amy Woodyatt, CNN Business  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:03am

Apple will introduce disability-themed emojis in a move designed to "bring even more diversity to the keyboard."

Legislation would force disclosures about terror watchlist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:55am

Democratic Minnesota congresswoman Ilhan Omar has submitted legislation that would force President Donald Trump's administration to disclose details about how it shares the FBI's watchlist of more than 1 million known or suspected terrorists with foreign countries.

Teen says she was 'so scared' when shark bit her on the foot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:46am

A 16-year-old who was bitten by a shark while boogie boarding on Florida's Atlantic Coast says she was "so scared" but tried to stay calm.

The Latest: Lawyer says El Chapo disappointed with trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:22am

The Latest on the sentencing of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo. (all times local):

Toxicologist: Pledge who chugged liquor 'dead man walking'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:22am

A toxicologist has testified that a fraternity pledge was a "dead man walking" after chugging liquor during a hazing event.

Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:18am

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was sentenced Wednesday to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.

ACLU asks judge to block Trump asylum rule as case is heard

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:17am

Civil liberties groups on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration's effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Eric Garner's mother speaks out on anniversary of his death

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:05am

Eric Garner's mother, speaking Wednesday on the five-year anniversary of his chokehold death, urged the New York City police commissioner to fire the officer involved.

5 new lawsuits filed in fatal school explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:42am

Five new lawsuits have been filed more than two years after a natural gas explosion caused part of a Minneapolis school to collapse, killing two people and injuring nine others.

Jurors deliberate in case of boy accused of attempted murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:34am

A jury is deliberating the case of a 13-year-old eastern Iowa student accused of trying to kill his social studies teacher.

Police, Baltimore man each blamed for security guard's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:25am

The fourth trial of a man accused killing a Baltimore security guard has started, and the defense's main argument points a finger at the city's troubled police department.

Ex-teacher admits hiding camera in summer camp bathroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:21am

A former New Jersey elementary school teacher has admitted recording boys with a hidden camera at a summer camp and taking an explicit photo of a student.