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4 children shot, 1 fatally, on Philadelphia street

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:23am

Police say two gunmen firing from opposite sides of a Philadelphia street unleashed a hail of bullets on four children, killing a 14-year-old boy.

The Latest: Governor: Understaffing, overtime still problems

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:21am

The Latest on the aftermath of a deadly riot at a Delaware prison (all times local):

Man described by sheriff as serial killer suspect arrested

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

Sheriff's deputies in Houston acting on a tip from a caller Tuesday arrested a suspected serial killer linked to the deaths of three people.

Michigan State board approves school's athletic director

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

Michigan State University's Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint interim Athletic Director Bill Beekman to his job on a permanent basis.

Man who recorded video of rape sentenced to prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:13am

A Massachusetts man who pleaded guilty to video recording the rape of a 25-year-old woman he met on a train has been sentenced to up to 18 years in prison.

Backpack-bomb case judge weighs sending teen to adult court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:13am

A Utah judge is considering whether a teenager accused of trying to blow up a homemade backpack bomb at school should stand trial as an adult.

Son of Greek billionaire found dead in Cleveland hotel room

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:11am

Authorities say the son of a Greek billionaire was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room and three bags of cocaine were nearby.

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Warren Buffett gives $3.4 billion to charity

Julia Horowitz, CNN  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:02am

Warren Buffett has donated another huge slice of his sprawling wealth.

Delaware officials release final report on prison reform

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:59am

Delaware officials are touting progress in prison reform efforts following a deadly inmate riot last year, but they acknowledge that reducing mandatory overtime for correctional officers at the state's understaffed maximum-security prison remains a challenge.

Wreckage from missing plane found, pilot's body identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:57am

Officials say hikers in central Colorado spotted the wreckage of a plane that went missing after it left Erie for a destination in Utah.

Couple attempt armed 'dine and dash' at restaurant

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:56am

Police in Maine say a man and a woman who tried to skip out on their bill at a restaurant threatened staff with a box cutter and hatchet when confronted for not paying.

Attorney: Georgia officer deserves bond in manslaughter case

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:52am

The defense attorney for a Georgia police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in a fatal shooting says he's "not a danger" and deserves to be released from jail on bond.

Prosecutors: 5th child dies following New Jersey house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:46am

A fifth child has died from injuries sustained in a New Jersey house fire last week.

NTSB eyes engine failure in Chicago medical helicopter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:44am

Investigators say a medical helicopter might have had both engines fail just before it crashed along a major highway on Chicago's south side earlier this month.

Police: Deaths of 2 whose bodies found in Ogden not linked

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:33am

Police say they do not believe the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in Ogden in less than 24 hours are connected.

Gillesby, Laub appointed to AP leadership roles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:19am

The Associated Press has appointed an experienced video manager and a longtime foreign correspondent to key leadership roles overseeing all journalists in two critical news regions.

Police: Pursuit ending in fatal crash was over registration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:03am

Police in Utah say a vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash that killed an 88-year-old motorist began with a traffic stop for a revoked registration.

Charlottesville parks aren't ready for Justice, Emancipation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:45am

Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city's parks aren't ready for Emancipation and Justice.

Suspect in Massachusetts officer death headed to court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:39am

The man suspected of killing a Massachusetts police officer, as well as an innocent bystander, is heading to court.

Florida woman left out of will is accused of killing mom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:31am

A Florida woman is accused of beating her 85-year-old mother to death after learning she wouldn't be receiving an inheritance from her.