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Texas mom pleads guilty in deaths of 2 kids inside hot car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 5:07pm

A 20-year-old Texas mother whose two toddlers died after they were left for hours inside a hot vehicle has pleaded guilty.

Texas man sentenced to 60 years in 4-year-old girl's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:53pm

A Houston-area man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to murder in the fatal shooting of a 4-year-old girl when he was 17.

Plea deal possible ex-evidence tech accused of stealing meth

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:38pm

Prosecutors say they're working to reach a plea agreement with a former evidence technician accused of stealing methamphetamine from a police evidence locker.

Veterinarian removes eel from loggerhead sea turtle's body

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:33pm

A veterinarian has removed a 2-foot-long (0.61-meter-long) eel from the body cavity of a loggerhead sea turtle in the Florida Keys.

Senate Judiciary Committee schedules Friday vote on Kavanaugh nomination, one day after hearing from accuser

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:29pm

Senate Judiciary Committee schedules Friday vote on Kavanaugh nomination, one day after hearing from accuser.

2 arrested for California fires that injured 2 firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:23pm

Authorities say they have arrested two people suspected of starting four vegetation fires in the San Francisco Bay Area that injured two firefighters.

Police: Woman hid mother's body, wanted to see it decompose

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:17pm

Police have accused a North Carolina woman of keeping her mother's body at home for months, saying she wanted to see the stages of death.

Court won't reopen suit over '16 Mississippi police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:14pm

A federal appeals court says it will not revive a civil lawsuit over a fatal shooting by a Mississippi police officer.

Elizabeth Smart kidnapper transferred to halfway house

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:12pm

A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart has been transferred to a federal halfway house following her release from prison.

Ole Miss seeks fast removal of donor's name after flap

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 4:06pm

The University of Mississippi is trying to speed up the process of removing a donor's name from its journalism school after his Facebook post that drew backlash as being racist.

SKorean president: Kim is serious about giving up his bombs

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:59pm

South Korean President Moon Jae-in pushed back Tuesday against widespread skepticism about the sincerity of Kim Jong Un's vows to give up his nuclear bombs, saying that the current round of diplomacy with North Korea is "completely different" than the many failed deals that have frustrated past negotiators.

Jury hears closing arguments in trial for slain officer

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:50pm

Defense lawyers for an Army staff sergeant accused of killing his wife and a police officer on her first shift pleaded with a jury to convict their client on a charge other than capital murder.

Police say they have weapons from deadly street attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:43pm

The Latest on a man suspected in brutal beatings of homeless men in Southern California (all times local):

US judge repeats Trump vulgarity during immigration hearing

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:41pm

A U.S. judge Tuesday repeated President Donald Trump's vulgar description of African countries while questioning his administration's motives for ending a program that lets immigrants from four countries live and work legally in the U.S.

Chinese man accused of spying, helping recruit US engineers

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:39pm

A Chinese citizen living in Chicago was arrested Tuesday for allegedly spying, including by helping with the recruitment of U.S. engineers, defense contractors and scientists for intelligence services in China, federal prosecutors said.

Man slain in Baltimore police shootout was paroled this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:29pm

The man killed in a weekend shootout with Baltimore police had been convicted as a teenager of killing a man and spent 13 years behind bars until his release earlier this year on parole.

Idaho resort prepares to reopen lodge following $1M fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:03pm

A lodge at an Idaho resort is preparing to reopen after a fire earlier this year caused more than $1 million in damages to the building.

Mattis: Jury is out on women succeeding in combat jobs

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:02pm

The jury is still out on whether women can be successful in infantry jobs, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday, while offering students at the Virginia Military Institute a dim view of female troops serving on the front line.

Virginia suspends tampon ban for prison visitors

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 25th - 2:49pm

Virginia is suspending a newly introduced policy that would have barred women who visit inmates at state prisons from wearing tampons or menstrual cup.