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Soldier charged with kidnapping 12-year-old girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:36am

A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with kidnapping a 12-year-old girl who disappeared from her grandmother's home overnight and authorities say they had been communicating online.

The Latest: Ground search for Wisconsin girl to resume

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:33am

The Latest on the search for a missing Wisconsin girl whose parents were killed (all times local):

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding suspect in Riverton

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:15am

Authorities say a man has been fatally shot in Riverton after officers found him holding a woman hostage at knifepoint.

What happens if you win Mega Millions' $1.6B jackpot?

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:15am

Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at an estimated $1.6 billion. It could happen as soon as Tuesday night, when the next drawing is held.

Study: Puerto Ricans in Florida after storm below 50,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:09am

It's possible that the number of Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria has been overestimated.

Clemson: 6 still hospitalized after party floor collapse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:07am

A school spokesman said six Clemson University students remain hospitalized after they were hurt during a weekend party when the floor collapsed at the clubhouse of an off-campus housing complex.

New execution date set for Tennessee death row inmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:58am

The Tennessee Supreme Court has set a new execution date of Nov. 1 for a death row inmate who has asked for the electric chair rather than lethal injection.

3 missing after fishing boat fire off Baja California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:51am

Mexican authorities have taken over a search for three people missing in the Pacific off Baja California after a fishing boat caught fire over the weekend.

US warships pass through politically sensitive Taiwan Strait

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:51am

The Pentagon says two U.S. Navy warships have passed through the politically sensitive Taiwan Strait without incident.

Sanders rallies Wisconsin voters before Trump, Obama visits

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:49am

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged college students and other supporters Monday at an early-voting rally on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus to throw Republican Gov. Scott Walker out of office and re-elect Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin.

Oakland mayor: Police won't ask applicants about sex assualt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:43am

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has ordered an end to the city's police department's policy that forced job applicants to give it access to confidential records, including records that disclosed whether they had been sexually assaulted.

Police chief: Officer shoots and kills 18-year-old suspect wanted in fatal shooting of an Atlanta-area police officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:39am

Police chief: Officer shoots and kills 18-year-old suspect wanted in fatal shooting of an Atlanta-area police officer.

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:29am

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger.

Armed robber wore horror movie mask, but victim saw his face

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:24am

Police in Maryland say an armed robber wore a hockey mask like the one in the "Friday the 13th" horror movie — but the victim saw him put it on and was able to identify him.

1st Holocaust memorial in US merges past with new technology

Kristen By Groot, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:13am

In 1964, the first public memorial to the Holocaust in the United States was unveiled in a solemn ceremony in Philadelphia. The bronze-on-black granite sculpture called "Six Million Jewish Martyrs" was the work of artist Nathan Rapoport, who fled his native Poland when the Nazis invaded Warsaw. It was commissioned by a group of Philadelphia-area Holocaust survivors and Jewish civic leaders. The sculpture, which depicts images of resistance, innocence and faith, has sat unchanged on its perch along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway ever since.

NYPD recalls body cam devices after 1 explodes

Rashard Rose and Susannah Cullinane, CNN  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:03am

The New York Police Department has suspended the use of almost 3,000 body cameras after one of the devices exploded over the weekend, the department said.

Coast Guard: 1 dead after fall aboard Bahamas-bound cruise

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 10:00am

Authorities say a man has died after falling aboard a cruise ship traveling from Florida to the Bahamas.

Man accused in grandfather's killing blames 'mistress'

Dave Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:46am

A Vermont man accused by relatives of killing his millionaire grandfather in Connecticut for inheritance money filed new court documents Monday alleging there is much stronger evidence that a woman he describes as his grandfather's "mistress" was involved in the killing.

Peace Corps recruiter makes play for HBCUs, barbershops

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:19am

A Peace Corps recruiter is making a play for a more diverse volunteer force by targeting historically black colleges and universities — and barbershops.

Lawmakers mull new state park at downsized Grand Staircase

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:48am

Some Utah legislators are proposing creating a state park within the downsized Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.