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Parents of student sue University of Alabama over suicide

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:31am

A lawsuit filed by the parents of a Texas woman who killed herself after reporting she was sexually assaulted while attending the University of Alabama has been amended to include the school as a defendant.

Deputy saved by vest now jailed, accused of shooting self

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

A sheriff's deputy in Kentucky said he was shot by a motorcyclist he was trying to pull over, and was saved by his bulletproof vest.

Man faces preliminary murder charge in Indiana officer death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

Authorities say a 28-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary murder charge in the fatal shooting of a police officer who was trying to assist him after he and another man became trapped in a car after crashing in Indianapolis.

In shooting simulator, fairgoers aim from police perspective

Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

An Ohio sheriff is letting people try out a firearms training simulator at a county fair in hopes of helping citizens better understand how quickly police must make life-or-death decisions.

Marine dog with cancer gets tear-filled farewell

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

Hundreds of people in Michigan came together to say a tear-filled final goodbye to a cancer-stricken dog who served three tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines.

Ex-trooper sentenced convicted of forging dead judge's name

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 9:11am

A retired Pennsylvania state trooper convicted of forging a dead judge's signature to avoid paying part of his pension to his ex-wife will spend nearly four years in prison.

Rain-swollen creek floods Salt Lake-area library basement

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:56am

A rain-swollen creek and overwhelmed storm drains are being blamed for flooding that damaged thousands of books in the basement of a Salt Lake City-area library.

Old South grandeur, leavened with a cold look at slavery

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:56am

As Deep South communities debate the propriety of Jim Crow-era monuments to Confederate figures, another sign of changing views is evident in plantation country.

83-year-old woman, her son charged in murder-for-hire plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:51am

An 83-year-old woman and her 63-year-old son have been charged in a murder-for-hire plot involving a family member, police said Friday.

University of Wyoming plans to build new residence halls

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

The University of Wyoming hopes to have at least two new residence halls built or under construction by 2022 as part of a five-year housing plan.

Slaying suspect nabbed after stiffing cabbie, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:38am

Authorities say a man wanted for a fatal shooting in New Jersey has been captured in New York after stiffing a cab driver on a 160-mile (257-kilometer) fare.

Twins' mom dies days after their birth and their dad slain

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

A Florida woman died of an infection shortly after giving birth to twins and on the same day of the funeral of her slain boyfriend — the father of the babies.

More charges filed against 'AK-47 bandit' suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 8:21am

Federal charges have been filed in Nebraska against a man suspected of being the "AK-47 bandit," accused of robbing banks in five states.

Ruff day: 12-year-old dog rescued after falling into bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:55am

Call it Junior's lucky day.

Trump headed to Long Island to trumpet MS-13 crackdown

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:50am

Trumpeting his administration's crackdown on illegal immigration and violent crime, President Donald Trump is traveling to Long Island to urge Congress to dedicate more funding to the fight.

White House aide's tirade tests editors and producers

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:40am

A presidential aide's explosion of profanity while talking to a reporter about his new White House colleagues tested newsroom leaders Thursday, forcing decisions about whether to use the graphic language or leave much of what he said to the imagination of readers and viewers.

High court affirms new trial for man imprisoned for 36 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

A Massachusetts man who won a new trial after spending 36 years in prison for a murder he says he did not commit has earned another legal victory.

Woman charged with attacking husband with ax as kids fled

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 7:09am

Police say a Pennsylvania woman attacked her husband with an ax as their terrified children fled their home and called for help.

Man sentenced for punching officer at Elizabeth Smart event

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jul 28th - 6:51am

An 80-year-old man convicted of battery for punching a police officer who stopped him from approaching kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart with a knife at an Indiana book signing has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.