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Ex-police officer is latest suspect in 1985 Wyoming slaying

Ben Neary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:20pm

A former police officer facing murder and arson charges in the 1985 slaying of a University of Wyoming student is the latest in a series of suspects investigators have focused on in their search to find the woman's killer.

Counting complete on signatures for medical marijuana plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 7:10pm

Oklahoma Secretary of State Chris Benge's office has finished counting the signatures on a petition drive to put a proposal to legalize medical marijuana before voters.

Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:50pm

The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.

Expert: Low-tech A/C reducing heat on Louisiana death row

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:40pm

An expert appointed by a federal judge has testified that a portable air conditioner consisting of an ice chest, a fan and an air duct has a high potential for helping drop the extreme heat indexes on Louisiana's death row that threaten three ailing condemned killers.

Loaded handgun found outside Fort Collins elementary school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:30pm

Police are investigating after a loaded handgun was found on the lawn of a Fort Collins elementary school.

3 injured after taxi jumps curb, strikes shoe shine stand

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 6:10pm

A taxi jumped a curb Tuesday and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco, leaving the driver and two people in critical condition, authorities said.

San Diego Zoo euthanizes 50-year-old elephant

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:42pm

The San Diego Zoo says it has had to put down a 50-year-old Asian elephant suffering from old age.

FBI investigates attack; suspect shouted 'Allahu akbar'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:42pm

A man shouting "Allahu akbar" repeatedly stabbed and seriously injured a man and woman in Virginia after hearing voices telling him to attack someone, authorities said.

Cooper, McCrory talking North Carolina college prices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:40pm

Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic gubernatorial challenger Roy Cooper came to the same city to discuss the price of college in North Carolina.

School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case

Mark Pratt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:31pm

The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault conviction.

Casselton-area voters to decide on bond issue for new school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:30pm

Voters in the Central Cass School District will be deciding a bond issue to handle what district officials say is unprecedented student growth.?

Disabled California man seeks to have voting rights restored

Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:30pm

A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost.

Sheriff: Man killed 5 with ax and gun in middle of the night

Jay Reeves and Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:30pm

A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday.

No appeal in Indiana woman's overturned feticide conviction

Rick Callahan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:20pm

The attorney for an Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned said Tuesday he's pleased the state's attorney general decided not to appeal that ruling and hopes she's freed soon from prison.

Manual advises how to avoid violent situations with the deaf

Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:20pm

In North Carolina, where a deaf driver was shot and killed by a State Highway Patrol trooper, the state officers are trained on how to interact with deaf people and they are cautioned that such interactions can sometimes lead to tragic misunderstandings.

Daily fantasy sports sites aim to make Nevada comeback

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:11pm

Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.

Judge: Drug charges against ex-college professor can remain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:10pm

A Pennsylvania judge has denied a defense request to throw out drug delivery charges against a former college professor.

Correction: Firefighter Death-Nevada story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:00pm

In a story Aug. 20 about a memorial service for a firefighter killed in Nevada, The Associated Press reported erroneously the job titles and locations of Justin Beebe's sister and fiancee. Jessica Beebe is a pediatric nurse, not a trauma nurse. Jennifer Zaso is development director of the Monadnock Conservancy, not a trauma nurse. Both live in Bellows Falls, Vermont, not Boulder, Colorado.

The Latest: Suspect in stabbing says he was hearing voices

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 5:00pm

The Latest on the stabbing in Virginia in which the suspect shouted "Allahu akbar" while attacking a man and woman (all times local):