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Small plane crashes into home in Indiana, 2 people hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 3:00pm

A small plane slammed into a home near a western Indiana airport, injuring two people on the aircraft.

3 children taken after mom's killing are back in California

Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:50pm

Three young children kidnapped from the Los Angeles area after their mother was killed have been returned to California from New Mexico as investigators shift their focus to filling in the gaps in the case.

The Latest: No prior sex abuses cases of New Mexico girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:50pm

The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico (all times local):

Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:43pm

Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.

Man who took girlfriend from hospital waives extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:42pm

A Pennsylvania man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has waived extradition in South Carolina.

'Blue family' steps up for son of fallen cop on first day of school

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:32pm

The very first day of school for a child is always hard. But it was even harder than usual for 4-year-old Jackson Scherlen, who started pre-K this week without his father.

Mom who died saving son kept him above water until rescue

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

As a Colorado mother enjoyed a family boat trip across Lake Powell's summer waters, she heard a scream and splash as her 2-year-old son slipped off their houseboat and into the water.

Airline praises pilot who stopped drunk co-pilot from flying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

A charter airline is praising a pilot who blew the whistle on a co-pilot he suspected of being drunk before a plane was scheduled to take off from a northern Michigan airport.

Death penalty to be sought in accused killer of 6 in family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

Attorneys say a 36-year-old Utah man charged with shooting six members of a suburban Houston family two years ago will face the death penalty when he goes on trial for capital murder set for next year.

Dozens treated as heroin overdose spikes hit several states

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

The Latest on a surge in heroin overdoses in several states (all times local):

The Latest: Volunteers caring for four-legged flood victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:31pm

The Latest on Louisiana flooding (all times local):

Utah militia leader's case slowed as lawyer eyes recordings

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:21pm

Numerous hours of secretly recorded video and audio taken by undercover FBI agents has bogged down the case of a Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin.

Cody lawyer suspended over theft charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:20pm

The Wyoming Supreme Court has suspended a Cody lawyer accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his local bar association.

Audit: Lawmaker had improper reimbursement

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

Legislative auditors say they have found a discrepancy in the travel reimbursements of an Idaho senator accused of having an extramarital affair with a fellow lawmaker.

Governor cites 'misperception' on Michigan school closures

David Eggert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:11pm

Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday urged calm before next week's release of a list of Michigan's lowest-performing schools, saying it is a "misperception" that any would be slated for closure at this time but not ruling out the possibility of it happening in the future.

Judge in Stanford sex assault case leaves criminal court

Paul Elias and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:02pm

A judge whose sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexual assault touched off a national debate over campus rape took himself off criminal cases — but efforts to remove him from the bench are still moving forward.

Defense attorneys clash with prison over recorded meetings

Bill Draper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 2:00pm

Defense attorneys who represent inmates at a privately run federal prison in Kansas were livid after learning that their meetings with clients had been recorded on video, despite repeated assurances from the penitentiary that the conversations were private.

FBI won't pursue hate crime charges in scalding water attack

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:54pm

The FBI has decided not to pursue hate crime charges against a Georgia man found guilty of throwing scalding water on a sleeping gay couple.

North Idaho police use school bus to catch texting drivers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:51pm

A school bus roaming the streets of Moscow this week has been a cover for police officers looking to catch traffic violations.

FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 26th - 1:41pm

The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.