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Philadelphia crime boss gets 2 years in prison

Larry Neumeister, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:34pm

A notorious Philadelphia mob boss sentenced to two years in prison for illegal betting quipped outside court Wednesday that President Donald Trump was right to suggest cooperators or flippers should be outlawed.

NYT: Condo owners vote to strip Trump name from building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 6:13pm

Another building is stripping Trump off its entrance.

City: Don't punish kids over show with police at gunpoint

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:25pm

After initially expressing outrage, leaders in one Mississippi city now say high school band students should not be punished for a performance that depicted police officers being held at gunpoint.

Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death

Todd Richmond, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:14pm

A missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death in their house while the girl was home, authorities said Wednesday as they urged the public to keep phoning in tips about her whereabouts.

13 years later, guilty plea in post-Katrina racial shooting

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:12pm

A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts.

Arkansas justices challenge ethics charges over judge's case

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 5:01pm

Five Arkansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday challenged efforts to sanction them over the court's decision to prohibit a judge who participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration from hearing any execution-related cases.

Vegas shooting videos show casino haven, injured in pickups

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:58pm

Police have released officer body-worn camera video showing injured people packed into pickup truck beds and hundreds of people sheltering with blankets on the floor of a casino ballroom hours after last year's mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip.

Analysis: With 'America First,' where do human rights rank?

Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 4:43pm

If it's an "America First" presidency, where does that rank human rights?

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

Collin Binkley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:59pm

A federal trial alleging bias against Harvard University underscored a cold truth of the school's admissions process on Wednesday: that money and pedigree can open doors that academics alone might not.

The Latest: Treasury adviser appears in court on leak charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:39pm

The Latest on a Treasury Department employee charged with leaking confidential reports to a journalist (all times local):

Officer who told group he was 'trigger happy' is fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:36pm

A white Connecticut police officer caught on video warning a group of mostly black and Hispanic young people not to fight or run away because he was "trigger happy" has been fired.

4 women file petition to bring sexual assault cases to court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:29pm

Four women want the Utah Supreme Court to assign a special prosecutor to bring their sexual assault cases to court.

Conservationists ask court to step in as red wolf plan looms

Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:10pm

Conservationists told a federal judge Wednesday that an imminent government plan to shrink the territory of the only red wolves living in the wild would hasten the animal's extinction in violation of federal law.

Teen boy admits to causing catastrophe in Moab fire in June

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:05pm

A teenage boy has admitted in court to causing a catastrophe in connection with a fire that burned eight homes in Moab four months ago.

Man pleads no contest in killing of future mother-in-law

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:46pm

A man accused of fatally stabbing and shooting his future mother-in-law five days before he was supposed to marry her daughter pleaded no contest Wednesday in her death.

Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:33pm

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels.

Sessions bound for Chicago to speak to anti-crime group

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:27pm

Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver a speech in Chicago on the heels of a Trump administration decision to oppose a proposed plan to overhaul Chicago police under close court supervision.

Idaho official: Only public voter records were on dark web

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:23pm

Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney says Idaho voter records that were offered for sale on the dark web contained only publicly available information.

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in 2014 'celebgate' hacking

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 2:05pm

A former Virginia high school teacher is the fifth person charged in an investigation into the 2014 "celebgate" scandal in which hackers obtained nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

Houston emergency personnel rescue pony from storm drain

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:57pm

Emergency responders have rescued a pony that was found trapped in a storm drain in southwest Houston.