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US cutting counterterror forces in Africa

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:38pm

The Pentagon says it is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and is studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world.

Hate-crime indictments returned in Kentucky grocery killings

Dylan Lovan, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:29pm

A federal grand jury in Kentucky has charged a white man with three hate crimes in the shooting deaths of two African-Americans last month at a grocery.

Federal prosecutor announces hate-crime indictment in Kentucky grocery shooting deaths of two African-Americans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:26pm

Federal prosecutor announces hate-crime indictment in Kentucky grocery shooting deaths of two African-Americans.

Official: Alabama prosecutor wounded, ex-trooper was suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:20pm

A county prosecutor was shot and wounded in rural western Alabama before officers fatally wounded the suspect, a former state trooper, authorities said Thursday.

Nurse's kidney donation triggers bi-state transplant chain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:19pm

A nurse's decision to donate a kidney to a patient triggered a series of events that led to three people getting new organs at two Kansas City-area hospitals.

Guardsman arrested at border fired last year by sheriff

Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:18pm

A National Guard member arrested on a sexual assault charge while serving on the U.S.-Mexico border lost his job as a county jailer last year after being arrested for drunken driving.

Trump seeks confirmation of new US ambassador to Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:15pm

President Donald Trump is asking the Senate to approve a new ambassador to Iraq as the U.S. ratchets up pressure on neighboring Iran and as some Republicans in Congress call for a stronger response to Tehran's influence in Baghdad.

Otter rips state education board, lawmaker over contract

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 2:10pm

Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sent stern letters to the State Board of Education and state Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls, scolding them for interfering with a state contract for computer software.

Prosecutors oppose Chicago terror suspect's plea change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:41pm

Prosecutors are opposing a change-of-plea motion by a 25-year-old man accused of trying to detonate what he thought was a bomb in Chicago.

Trump plans to travel to California on Saturday to visit victims of the devastating wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:28pm

Trump plans to travel to California on Saturday to visit victims of the devastating wildfires.

The Latest: Officers salute casket of hero California deputy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:16pm

The Latest on the funeral for a sheriff's sergeant who responde to a mass shooting at a Southern California bar (all times local):

Former Florida deputy who didn't go into school during deadly shooting declines to appear before investigative panel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:03pm

Former Florida deputy who didn't go into school during deadly shooting declines to appear before investigative panel.

The Latest: El Chapo got police escort after escape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 1:02pm

The Latest on the New York trial of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman (all times local):

Wisconsin Republicans discuss cutting governor-elect's power

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:55pm

Wisconsin's assembly speaker said following a private meeting Thursday with Gov. Scott Walker that he thinks the exiting Republican governor will be "generally supportive" of plans to limit powers of the governor's office before Democrat Tony Evers takes over.

Report: Key design flaws in bridge that had deadly collapse

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:44pm

Designers overestimated the strength of a critical section of a Florida International University pedestrian bridge that collapsed, killing six people, and they underestimated the load on that same section, federal investigators reported Thursday.

The Latest: Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:32pm

The Latest on charges brought against a New Jersey couple and a homeless man allegedly involved in charitable scam (all times local):

The Latest: Missouri woman testifies in boyfriend's trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:30pm

The Latest on the trial of a Wisconsin man charged with killing the abusive mother of his Missouri girlfriend (all times local):

Prosecutor says couple, homeless man at center of viral GoFundMe fundraiser conspired to fabricate 'feel-good' story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:30pm

Prosecutor says couple, homeless man at center of viral GoFundMe fundraiser conspired to fabricate 'feel-good' story.

Newlyweds' helicopter crashed into hillside, report says

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:23pm

A helicopter that crashed shortly after leaving a Texas wedding reception, killing the bride and groom and a pilot, had collided with a steep hillside near the ranch where the nuptials were held.

Police: Woman's car damaged in SpaghettiOs assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 15th - 12:12pm

Police are investigating an assault involving several cans of SpaghettiOs in Pittsburgh.