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900 indictments from 1 day thrown out, but charges persist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:12am

The more than 900 indictments issued by a South Carolina grand jury in a single day have been thrown out.

Twitter CEO commits to fixing the platform's 'toxic' content problem, but gives no timetable

Brian Stelter  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:02am

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says "we're ready to question everything" about the social networking site that has been overrun by spam, abuse and misinformation.

Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 8:01am

A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation.

Trump drug czar nominee to visit Connecticut after overdoses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:57am

President Donald Trump's nominee for drug czar is scheduled to visit Connecticut to talk with state and local officials about drug addiction, in response to more than 100 overdoses from synthetic marijuana in New Haven last week.

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Firefighter killed in California blaze to be laid to rest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:55am

Matthew Burchett, the Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history will be laid to rest on Monday.

Police: Driver tries to rape woman who mistook car for cab

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:36am

New York City police say a woman fought off a man who tried to rape her at gunpoint after she got into his car thinking it was a livery cab.

Survivor of Nashville shooting hopes to walk again

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:33am

The sole survivor in a series of shootings in Nashville, Tennessee, is beginning rehabilitation in the hopes that she'll walk again.

Florida SWAT team arrests 2 North Carolina fugitives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:23am

Police say two fugitives who fired on a deputy in North Carolina are in custody after a standoff with a SWAT team in Florida.

Mural to famous baby hippo Fiona unveiled in Cincinnati

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:04am

Officials in Ohio have unveiled a mural dedicated to Fiona, the baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo that beat the odds and survived, despite being born nearly two months early.

Teen killed, soon after posting he was glad to make it to 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:01am

A St. Louis teenager posted online that he was glad to make it to his 17th birthday after all he'd been through. Just over an hour later, he was fatally shot in the head.

Jury begins 3rd day of deliberations in Manafort fraud trial

Matthew Barakat, Chad Day and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 7:00am

Jury deliberations have resumed in the financial fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

17 dogs, 11 dog skulls found at Alabama dog-fighting ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:49am

More than a dozen dogs have been rescued from an apparent dog-fighting operation where Alabama authorities found 11 dog skulls.

Sheriff: S Carolina woman didn't feed ex's dog for 30 days

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:45am

Authorities in South Carolina say a woman refused to feed her ex-boyfriend's dog for at least a month.

Police: Man yells 'Jesus is coming' before stabbing toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:39am

Police in Texas say a man fatally stabbed his 16-month-old son and was shot in the leg by a neighbor who tried to stop the attack.

Shooting prompts officials to move football game start times

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:37am

A Florida school district is making security changes after shots rang out during a high school football game, injuring two people on the outskirts of the stadium.

Police: 1 dead after woman opens fire at Texas warehouse

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:14am

Police say a female employee opened fire at a Houston-area food distribution center, killing one person and wounding another.

Ethiopia human rights abuses could cost man US citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:10am

A Virginia man's U.S. citizenship is in jeopardy, with authorities saying he failed to disclose his role in suspected human rights abuses in Ethiopia.

North Dakota man severs hand while operating meat grinder

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:52am

Police say a North Dakota man severed one of his hands while operating a meat grinder in his garage.

Police: Teen stole AR-15 from deputy, dances on Instagram

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:08am

An Instagram video tipped off police looking for an assault rifle that had been stolen from a sheriff's deputy's unmarked car.