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Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

Joseph Tanner was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, when something grabbed his right leg and yanked him under the waves.

Study: Asian immigrants to US giving birth at higher rates

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

Trish La Chica migrated from the Philippines to the United States six years ago in search of the American experience and a graduate degree.

Police: Oklahoma man wanted for violent crimes had hit list

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:31pm

An Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings, likely intends to attack several people linked to a sexual assault case against him, authorities said Wednesday.

Ex-friends dispute 'Jackie's' narrative about alleged rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:21pm

Two ex-friends of the woman who says she was gang-raped at the University of Virginia disputed her description of their conversations after the alleged assault.

Death of N. Idaho father being investigated as homicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Northern Idaho authorities on Wednesday identified a body found in the Coeur d'Alene National Forest as that of a missing father and the death is being investigated as a homicide.

Marge Sill, 'Mother of Nevada Wilderness,' dies in Reno, 92

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Marge Sill, a longtime environmental activist known as the "Mother of Nevada Wilderness," has died at the age of 92.

2 charged with trying to bring guns into Disney parks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Authorities in Florida say two guests who tried to carry guns into Walt Disney World theme parks have been charged with carrying a concealed firearm.

Hurricane floods homeless housing in historic St. Augustine

Jason Dearen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:11pm

Days after Hurricane Matthew sent floodwaters surging through historic St. Augustine, the county's director of homeless services was panicked.

Utah pilot arrested for investigation of flying under influence

McKenzie Romero  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:02pm

Police in Rapid City, South Dakota, arrested a Utah pilot Wednesday as he was preparing to fly back to Salt Lake City after it was reported he smelled of alcohol.

When Hispanic teens vanished, did New York police do enough?

Frank Eltman and Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 3:00pm

Hispanic teenagers began vanishing last winter in Brentwood, a working-class suburb 40 miles east of New York City.

2 soldiers being held in disappearance of fellow soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:52pm

The Army says two Fort Campbell soldiers are being held as "persons of interest" in another soldier's disappearance nearly two months ago.

Man accused in hospital computer hack wages hunger strike

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

A man who acknowledges he attacked the computer network at world-renowned Boston Children's Hospital two years ago, costing it hundreds of thousands of dollars, is waging a hunger strike in prison as he awaits trial.

Mostly empty school buses cost South Carolina $1M in Matthew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:51pm

South Carolina spent nearly $1 million sending 300 school buses to Charleston County on the coast during Hurricane Matthew to evacuate residents, but only 24 of the buses were used, state education records show.

Family of disabled man abused by ex-professor awarded $4M

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:45pm

The family of a New Jersey man with cerebral palsy who was sexually assaulted by a former Rutgers University professor has been awarded $4 million by a judge.

More counts expected against student charged with assault

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:41pm

Dozens of women have reported encounters with a University of Wisconsin student charged with sexually assaulting an acquaintance, and officers found a black book at the man's apartment listing women he'd met and documenting his "sexual desires," authorities said.

The Latest: Sheriff: Man, woman victims of 'rage killing'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:24pm

The Latest on the search for an Oklahoma man suspected of killing two relatives, shooting two police officers and armed vehicle thefts (all times local):

General: Mosul battle is hard, but Raqqa will be harder

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:24pm

Iraq's battle to reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State group is progressing despite "stiff" resistance from resilient and creative fighters, but a coming offensive to oust them from their main Syria stronghold at Raqqa poses tougher political challenges and could take longer, the U.S. commander of anti-IS coalition forces said Wednesday.

Virginia won't oppose overturning convictions in '97 slaying

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:21pm

The Virginia attorney general's office said Wednesday that it will no longer oppose overturning the rape and murder convictions of two former sailors after a federal judge declared last month that "no sane human being" could find the men guilty.

Man pleads guilty to killing teen at Ohio sandwich shop

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:21pm

A 20-year-old man has agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison for the fatal shooting of a teenager working at a sandwich shop outside Cleveland.

Google puts the brakes on Fiber, plans for layoffs

Seth Fiegerman  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 2:17pm

If you've been waiting for Google to bring high-speed Internet to your city, don't hold your breath.