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Worker convicted of sexually assaulting nursing home patient

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 5:25am

A jury in Texas has convicted a health care worker of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient who had dementia.

Attorneys to argue new evidence in NC innocence claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:43am

Attorneys will argue before a judge that new evidence shows a man serving a life sentence for murder didn't commit the crime 25 years ago.

Tennessee man sought in 2015 killing arrested in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 3:25am

Federal authorities say a Tennessee man wanted on a murder charge in a shooting at a market four years ago has been found in Mexico.

Mom of Waffle House shooting victim sues medical center

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 2:40am

The mother of a man killed in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House is now suing the medical center that treated him.

Domestic violence suspect killed by intervening Florida man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 22nd - 1:51am

Authorities in Florida say an armed domestic violence suspect was shot and killed by a neighbor who intervened and helped the victim and several children escape the scene.

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:59pm

Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues, authorities said.

Virginia marks pivotal moment when African slaves arrived

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:34pm

Four hundred years after American slavery and democratic self-rule were born almost simultaneously in what became the state of Virginia, ceremonies will mark the arrival of enslaved Africans in the mid-Atlantic colony and seek healing from the legacy of bondage that still haunts the nation.

Memorials begin for former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 11:24pm

Louisiana's first and only female governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, will return to the state's ornate Capitol building for her last time Thursday, her casket carried in to the sound of a 21-gun salute honoring her service.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee to announce run for 3rd term

Rachel By Corte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 8:43pm

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who has ended his climate change-focused 2020 presidential bid, is set to announce Thursday that he'll seek a third term as governor.

Investigators raid online Oklahoma charter school's vendor

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

State investigators have raided a vendor for an online Oklahoma charter school whose enrollment, funding and some of its leaders are at the center of an investigation.

Texas executes man who maintained his innocence in 1998 abduction, murder of suburban Houston college student

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:57pm

Texas executes man who maintained his innocence in 1998 abduction, murder of suburban Houston college student.

Congressman: Space Command's initial home will be Colorado

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:43pm

The initial headquarters for the Pentagon's new Space Command will be at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, a congressman said Wednesday.

Latest: Deputy wounded in Lancaster will recover

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:31pm

The Latest on the shooting of a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy (all times local):

Man who recorded pig's treatment banned from Iowa State Fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:20pm

A Des Moines man who recorded what he says was the abuse of a show pig at the Iowa State Fair earlier this month has been banned from the fair for life.

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

Christopher Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:14pm

Investigators believe a gunshot that wounded a deputy outside a Los Angeles County sheriff's station on Wednesday was fired from a nearby building complex that provides housing to people with mental health issues, authorities said.

Air traveler accused of punching pilot at Vegas airport gate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 5:08pm

Authorities say an air traveler was detained by Las Vegas police after he punched an airline pilot at a McCarran International Airport gate where crew members determined he was too intoxicated to board a flight.

Man with arsenal allegedly threatened hotel mass shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:59pm

A cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel was arrested after he allegedly threatened a mass shooting and stockpiled guns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at his home, police said Wednesday.

Indictment: US researcher working for Chinese college

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:58pm

An associate professor at the University of Kansas was secretly working full time for a Chinese university while doing research in Kansas on projects funded by the U.S. government, an indictment filed Wednesday alleges.

Lawsuit: US citizen held for skin color, Latino name

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 21st - 4:32pm

A federal lawsuit says a Louisiana sheriff's office kept a U.S. citizen illegally detained for more than three days, wrongly suspecting the Honduran-born man was in the country illegally.