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Sheriff: 2-year-old kills self with gun left on counter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:18am

A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Florence?

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:59am

Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as rising flood waters may affect communities barely touched by Florence. The storm is being blamed for at least 37 deaths in three states.

Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:03am

The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said.

Kavanaugh accuser's colleagues point to her integrity

Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:07pm

Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of Washington, D.C.

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:37pm

Research shows VR therapy can lead to real-world gains for people with phobias, and works as well as traditional exposure therapy, which slowly subjects patients to what causes anxiety for them.

Ford: FBI should investigate Kavanaugh claim before hearing

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:29pm

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel.

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:29pm

While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout.

Testimony by cops big part of Chicago officer's murder trial

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn't bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do.

Factors don't favor criminal charges against Kavanaugh

Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

Democrats have been calling on the FBI to investigate a woman's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. What they're asking for, though, isn't a criminal investigation that could lead to charges.

Texas guard charged with assaulting prisoner who later died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:19pm

A Texas prison guard is charged with assaulting an inmate who later died from his injuries.

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

Russ Bynum and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:13pm

As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was seeping into the houses.

2 'detainees' drown as van swept into SC flood waters

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:38pm

Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday night when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters, according to authorities.

The Latest: 2 dead after van is swept away in S. Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:59pm

The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local):

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser say FBI should investigate before Christine Blasey Ford testifies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:35pm

Lawyers for Kavanaugh accuser say FBI should investigate before Christine Blasey Ford testifies.

California jury: Career criminal guilty of killing 2 teens

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:24pm

A Northern California jury on Tuesday found guilty a career criminal thought to be the "Gypsy Hill Killer" of raping and murdering two teenage girls more than 42 years ago.

The Latest: Alaska man tied to girl's death appears in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:24pm

The Latest on an Alaska man charged in connection with disappearance and death of 10-year-old girl (all times local):

California jury: Career criminal thought to be 'Gypsy Hill Killer' guilty of killing two teens

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:22pm

California jury: Career criminal thought to be 'Gypsy Hill Killer' guilty of killing two teens.

Falcons G Levitre (triceps) out for season, 3rd player down

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:23pm

The Atlanta Falcons have lost offensive guard Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury, the third starter to go down in the first two weeks of the season.

Ga Tech in deep hole, and it only gets tougher with Clemson

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:09pm

Georgia Tech has put itself in a deep hole with two straight losses that could've gone the other way.