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Woman uses shovel to kill cobra slithering on her patio

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:32am

A Pennsylvania woman used a shovel to kill a cobra she saw slithering on the patio of her apartment.

US: Once-secret Jeffrey Epstein sex offender deal must stand

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:21am

Federal prosecutors say a once-secret plea deal reached over a decade ago with wealthy convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must stand, despite objections from many of his victims.

Ex-commando to be arraigned in death of suspected bomb-maker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 8:20am

A former U.S. Army commando will be arraigned this week in a long-simmering legal case that accuses him of killing a suspected bomb-maker in Afghanistan.

Correction: Missouri Research Complex story

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:56am

In a story June 24 about a new University of Missouri health institute, The Associated Press erroneously reported the projected opening of the center. It is expected to open in 2021, not 2012.

Houston infant dies with 90-plus fractures; parents charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:48am

The parents of a Houston infant have been charged in her death after an autopsy found the child suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital.

Judge: Census question might have discriminatory motive

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:38am

New evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status, a federal judge wrote in a Monday filing.

Iran says 'idiotic' new US sanctions shut doors of diplomacy

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:21am

Iran warned Tuesday that new U.S. sanctions targeting its supreme leader and other top officials meant "closing the doors of diplomacy" between Tehran and Washington amid heightened tensions, even as the country's president derided the White House as being "afflicted by mental retardation."

Ex-brother-in-law of former governor gets prison for rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:00am

The ex-brother-in-law of former Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for raping his estranged wife.

Dog's discovery leads to woman's head, torso in S. Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:58am

South Carolina authorities say they have found the head and torso of a woman's body.

Former hospital pharmacy director gets 4 years for fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:47am

A former pharmacy director has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing more than $4.6 million from an Omaha hospital.

Sweltering heat sends 18 Fort Bragg soldiers to hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 6:19am

Rehearsing for a ceremony in high humidity and temperatures up to 95 degrees sent 18 soldiers at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to the hospital.

Girl Scout dies, 3 hurt after tree falls at Indiana camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:42am

Authorities say a Girl Scout died and three other people were injured when a tree fell at a camp in southern Indiana.

Mom must get education, job after daughter's shooting death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:39am

A northwestern Indiana woman who pleaded guilty to a reduced neglect charge stemming from her 2-year-old daughter's shooting death has been ordered to take parenting classes, get an education, stay off drugs and find a job.

No charges in fatal shooting at Kansas cellphone store

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:37am

A clerk at a suburban Kansas City phone store will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a man who police say was trying to rob the store.

2 killed, 3 hospitalized following shootings, stabbing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:18am

A domestic dispute in a Philadelphia neighborhood ended with a man stabbed and three people shot, one fatally.

Man ordered held in slaying of Chicago club security guard

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:15am

A second man charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a security guard at a popular Chicago nightclub has been ordered held without bond.

New Jersey woman accused of killing identical twin sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 5:14am

Authorities say a New Jersey woman stabbed her identical twin to death.

Boston police: Man, 19, shot dead after firing at officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 25th - 12:52am

Boston police say a 19-year-old man has been fatally shot after he fired at officers during a foot chase.

Defense to question investigator in case against Navy SEAL

Julie Watson and Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jun 24th - 11:34pm

Defense lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL charged with war crimes are expected to grill the lead investigator in the case Tuesday as they try to paint a picture of an upstanding war hero being framed by lies.