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Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

Will Weissert and Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 10:03pm

The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America.

Family: Man killed under Santa Monica Pier wasn't homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:46pm

Authorities say a man was found fatally bludgeoned on a Southern California beach the same day two of three homeless men died after being beaten last weekend in downtown Los Angeles.

Ben Carson calls Kavanaugh's opponents 'desperate'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:41pm

Housing Secretary Ben Carson is attributing the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to people who want to "fundamentally change this country."

Idaho city seeks volunteers to be human scarecrows

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 8:04pm

City officials in Idaho are looking for volunteers to help ward off what has become a local sign of fall: The arrival of roughly 10,000 crows to the city of Nampa.

Collins: Delay vote to let Kavanaugh accuser testify

Patrick Whittle and Holly Ramer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:43pm

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine said Friday that President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing his Supreme Court nominee's accuser was "appalling" and a disservice to both the judge and the woman who has accused him of a long-ago sexual assault.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser requests extra day to consider terms for testifying; rejects 'arbitrary' Friday deadline

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:34pm

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser requests extra day to consider terms for testifying; rejects 'arbitrary' Friday deadline.

Trump says he'll rid Justice Dept. of 'lingering stench'

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 7:33pm

President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI on Friday, promising further firings to get rid of a "lingering stench" following reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording the president.

AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:57pm

The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

Ole Miss faculty ask donor to remove name after racial post

Jeff Amy, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 6:05pm

Journalism faculty members at the University of Mississippi on Friday asked a donor to voluntarily remove his name from the journalism school following a social media post criticized by Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter for an "unjustified racial overtone."

The Latest: Police give ages of 4 found dead in Nevada home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:50pm

The Latest on the apparent shooting deaths of four people found dead in a burning home in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson (all times local):

California man arrested in 10 'horrific' cold-case rapes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 5:17pm

A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday.

Officials call off cougar hunt after hiker's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:46pm

Authorities in Oregon are ending a cougar hunt that was prompted by the fatal mauling of a hiker by one of the large cats earlier this month.

Senate Judiciary chair: No agreement yet with Kavanaugh accuser on testifying; Monday vote planned unless deal reached

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:42pm

Senate Judiciary chair: No agreement yet with Kavanaugh accuser on testifying; Monday vote planned unless deal reached.

Myanmar refugees evacuated from squalid Omaha apartments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:13pm

About 500 refugees have been relocated from a Nebraska apartment complex after units were deemed unlivable.

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 4:05pm

Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust.

Woman given 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:53pm

A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison.

Navy Times: Navy SEAL detained in ISIS death probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:49pm

A Navy SEAL is being held in a military brig while authorities investigate the stabbing death of an Islamic State combatant while he was subdued in Iraq last year.

Funerals held for 2 women allegedly killed by border agent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:47pm

Friends and family gathered for funerals in Laredo, Texas, for two of the women authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol agent who has been described as a serial killer.

Uber rider jumps from car; driver charged with kidnapping

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:47pm

Authorities say a Florida woman jumped from a moving Uber car after the driver refused to let her out.

No charges against officer in West Valley police shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 21st - 3:38pm

The Salt Lake County District Attorney won't file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old man killed as he pulled a screwdriver from his pocket after police told him to put his hands up.