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Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 7:18am

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel.

Elizabeth Smart: Kidnapping accomplice's apology fell short

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 6:33am

Elizabeth Smart says the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted fell short on her court-ordered apology.

In nick of time, deputy saves dog leashed to moving truck

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:58am

A volunteer for an Arizona sheriff's office has probably saved the life of a dog that was tied to a semitrailer truck as it pulled out of a parking lot.

The Latest: Clinton wants Kavanaugh case FBI investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:55am

The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local):

Man faces trial in pregnant woman's slaying, stealing baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 5:19am

Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday for a North Dakota man charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of a 22-year-old woman who bled to death when her baby was cut from her womb.

ArtPrize competition marks 10th year in western Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:41am

The 10th international ArtPrize competition is kicking off its run in western Michigan.

Sheriff: 2-year-old kills self with gun left on counter

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 3:18am

A Louisiana sheriff says a 2-year-old has fatally shot himself with a handgun that was left on a counter in a Livingston Parish home.

Europe's solutions to migration create humanitarian crises

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 2:11am

Greece's overcrowded, unsanitary Moria migrant camp — has suicidal children and conditions that a psychiatrist compared to "an old-fashioned mental asylum."

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Florence?

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:59am

Thousands of people are still in shelters in North Carolina anxiously waiting to find out if they have a home to go back to. Heavy rains and swelling rivers are still a major concern as rising flood waters may affect communities barely touched by Florence. The storm is being blamed for at least 37 deaths in three states.

Feds plan funding boost to fight assaults on Native women

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 19th - 12:03am

The U.S. Justice Department will double the funding it grants tribes for public safety programs and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women, a top official said.

Kavanaugh accuser's colleagues point to her integrity

Garance Burke and Martha Mendoza, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:07pm

Her studies first brought her West, but for Christine Margaret Blasey Ford, the move to California proved a way to leave behind what had gone wrong in her teenage years in the patrician suburbs of Washington, D.C.

New era in virtual reality therapy for common phobias

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:37pm

Research shows VR therapy can lead to real-world gains for people with phobias, and works as well as traditional exposure therapy, which slowly subjects patients to what causes anxiety for them.

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:29pm

While Hurricane Florence barreled through the Carolinas, a different type of storm was brewing within the federal disaster relief agency tasked with responding to the fallout.

Testimony by cops big part of Chicago officer's murder trial

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

The Chicago police officers clearly do not want to be in court testifying against a colleague accused of murder, with one of them so uncomfortable he couldn't bring himself to point to the man on trial, something witnesses are routinely asked to do.

Factors don't favor criminal charges against Kavanaugh

Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:24pm

Democrats have been calling on the FBI to investigate a woman's claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both in high school. What they're asking for, though, isn't a criminal investigation that could lead to charges.

Texas guard charged with assaulting prisoner who later died

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:19pm

A Texas prison guard is charged with assaulting an inmate who later died from his injuries.

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

Russ Bynum and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:13pm

As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was seeping into the houses.

2 'detainees' drown as van swept into floodwaters

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:38pm

Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday night when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina floodwaters, according to authorities.

The Latest: 2 women who died in transport van identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:59pm

The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local):