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Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:30am

A 22-year-old man rescued in the Atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his grandfather, deepening the mystery surrounding his ordeal and the apparent death of his mother at sea.

Moore goes before ethics panel on gay marriage order

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:20am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will appear before a judicial discipline panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he tried to block gay couples from marrying in the Deep South state.

Miami-Dade to release Zika-positive trap locations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:10am

Miami-Dade County officials say they're planning to release the locations of mosquito traps that captured Zika-positive insects in Miami Beach.

Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:03am

An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding.

The Latest: Demonstrators rally ahead of Moore hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 7:00am

The Latest on the disciplinary hearing for Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore (all times local):

Cedar River in Iowa forecast to return to below flood stage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:50am

Authorities say the Cedar River in Iowa is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, and a new forecast says the water level will drop below flood stage sooner than expected.

SeaWorld mixes virtual reality in roller coaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:30am

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday unveiled a new virtual reality experience on a roller coaster, a new presentation on orcas, and a shareable entrance pass.

Halloween masked men attack couple who thought it was a joke

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20am

A California couple is recovering after the woman was shot and her husband was assaulted following what they thought was an early Halloween prank by their son.

NYC police question man in explosion that killed fire chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:13am

The New York Police Department says it's questioning a man in connection with a Bronx house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief.

Mother of 'Baby Doe' to testify against ex-boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

The mother of a 2-year-old girl dubbed Baby Doe after her body washed up inside a trash bag on a Boston Harbor beach last year plans to testify at her ex-boyfriend's trial in the toddler's death.

Coast Guard suspends search for missing Cuban migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a group of Cuban migrants reported missing from a makeshift vessel that capsized off the Florida Keys.

Clowns back out of parade amid rash of creepy clown reports

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:30am

A group of clowns in Maryland has decided not to take part in a parade amid a recent rash of creepy clown sightings across several states.

Fliers on campus seek 'sugar daddies' for female students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:20am

University of New Hampshire officials are worried after fliers soliciting young women for "sugar daddies" have been appearing on campus and in downtown Durham.

NAACP head says shooting victim's history doesn't matter

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:12am

A restraining order filed against a North Carolina man killed by police last week shouldn't matter because officers who confronted him didn't know about that history before he was shot to death, a civil rights leader said.

Unanswered questions surround N. Carolina police shooting

Jay Reeves and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:01am

Unanswered questions still surround the fatal police shooting of a black man by a black police officer in North Carolina despite a week of rallies and marches calling for wider investigations and more transparency by law enforcement.

University of Utah launching new refugee research center

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:00am

The University of Utah is launching a research center dedicated to understanding how to integrate refugees into American communities, marking the latest indication of the state's receptive tone at a time when some others are tightening the hatches.

2 men charged in California killings

Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:00am

An Army private and another young man were charged with murder in the slayings of a California couple and family friend who were discovered after the couple's 6-year-old daughter called police.

Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:51am

A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said.

Navy investigates sailor who didn't salute national anthem

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:20am

The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor.

California blaze burns aggressively across steep terrain

Noah Berger and Kristin J. Bender, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:10am

A blaze in a rugged area south of San Jose threatened hundreds of structures and destroyed at least one home as it burned aggressively, after charring more than 3 square miles of dry brush and timber.