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Court: Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness

Michael Graczyk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:50am

A Texas death row inmate may have faked mental illness to avoid execution for the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend and her daughter 23 years ago in Houston, a federal appeals court said.

Retired nurse accused of killing ailing husband in hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:32am

A retired nurse is facing a second-degree murder charge after authorities in Florida say she suffocated her husband in his hospital bed when he suffered life-threatening complications and became unresponsive following surgery.

Deputies fatally shoot man who charged them with chain saw

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:30am

Officers in Washington state shot and killed a man they say charged at them with a running chain saw.

Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:30am

The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.

As the bear populations grow, some say more hunting needed

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:21am

The black bear population in northern New England is growing, and wildlife managers say this year's hunt for the animals is especially important to control it.

EU accused of trapping, killing feral cats without approval

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11am

Two state agencies say the University of Idaho failed to seek approval for a program that trapped and euthanized feral cats on campus.

Man with weeks to live fulfills wish by marrying girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:11am

A terminally ill man with weeks to live has fulfilled a dying wish by marrying his girlfriend.

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

Joan Lowy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:10am

The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according FBI interviews with his flight instructors.

Baltimore police fire at, miss man who aimed gun at officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:10am

Baltimore police say a man who pointed a stolen gun at officers was arrested after one of them fired a single round and missed the suspect. A police statement says a man told them he had been assaulted inside his west Baltimore home by another man with a pipe Monday night. The officers found 47-year-old Jerome Clinton and arrested him on assault, gun- and drug-related charges after he survived the errant shot.

NC officer confronts suspect: 'Put the gun down, bro'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:10am

Recorded radio traffic captures a North Carolina police officer telling a suspect to put his gun down during a confrontation that ended with an officer injured and the suspect dead.

Another university furls Confederate-themed Mississippi flag

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 10:00am

Another public university in Mississippi has stopped flying the state flag that prominently features the Confederate battle emblem.

The Latest: Major Hurricane Madeline tracking toward Hawaii

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:43am

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Village residents with contaminated water speak at hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:41am

A man who helped uncover drinking water contamination in an upstate New York village has given an emotional account of his father's death from cancer.

Mom captures sweet moment as son with Down syndrome opens college acceptance letter

Jessica Ivins, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:40am

One of the University of Georgia’s biggest fans will be joining its ranks next January, and the heartwarming video of the incoming student reading his acceptance letter is winning over the hearts of thousands.

Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'

Michael Casey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:31am

A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday she is no longer ashamed or afraid and hopes to be a voice for others.

Officials: Hackers breach election systems in Illinois, Arizona

Wesley Bruer and Evan Perez, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:31am

Hackers have breached databases for election systems in Illinois and Arizona, according to state election and law enforcement officials.

Ogden officer: gang members violent, with ISIS-like mindset

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:30am

An Ogden police official says gang members in the northern Utah city have "the same mindset as ISIS" and are inherently violent.

Defense asks for venue change in ex-preacher's murder trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:20am

Attorneys for a former Kentucky preacher accused of killing three people are seeking a change of venue for their client's trial.

Man says he crashed car to kill 2-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 9:13am

A man has been charged with attempted murder after authorities say he told investigators in suburban Denver that he purposefully crashed his car in an effort to kill his toddler son.