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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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 3:31pm

Authorities say a missing Wisconsin girl's parents were shot to death and that they believe she was in the home at the time.

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 judge that an imminent federal plan to shrink the territory of the only wild red wolves would hasten the animal's extinction.

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 hack of celebrities, others

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

A former Virginia high school teacher has agreed to plead guilty in a hacking scheme that allowed him to obtain 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.

Woman: Michigan pharmacist refused to give miscarriage drug

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:47pm

A woman says a Michigan pharmacist refused to fill a prescription to help her complete a miscarriage, telling her it was against his religion.

Idaho man pleads guilty to child enticement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:35pm

A southern Idaho man was sentenced to a therapeutic prison program after pleading guilty to child enticement.

Ex-Virginia teacher charged in hack of celebrities, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:33pm

A former Virginia high school teacher has agreed to plead guilty in a hacking scheme that allowed him to obtain nude photographs and other private information from more than 200 people, including celebrities.

The Latest: More charges against California surgeon, friend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:31pm

The Latest on a California surgeon and a girlfriend accused of drugging and sexually assaulting victims (all times local):

George W. Bush, Laura Bush to be honored for work with vets

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:29pm

Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush have been named this year's recipients of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans.

Prosecutors say 5 more victims in case of California surgeon, girlfriend accused of drugging, sexually assaulting women

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 1:26pm

Prosecutors say 5 more victims in case of California surgeon, girlfriend accused of drugging, sexually assaulting women.

Official: It remains illegal to bring marijuana into US

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:58pm

U.S. officials are reminding travelers that it remains illegal to bring marijuana into the United States at border crossings despite the legalization of the drug in Canada.

Virginia lawmaker settles suit; seeks mental-health reform

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:49pm

A Virginia lawmaker whose son stabbed him before killing himself has settled a lawsuit over the young man's mental-health care.

Tennessee death row inmate is running out of legal options

Travis Loller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 17th - 12:47pm

A Tennessee inmate who won a last-minute reprieve sparing him from execution last week may be running out of options, and a new date with the death chamber could be set as early as the end of the month, court records show.