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Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:43am

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.

Woman saves man's life day after learning CPR

Doug Criss, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:34am

Good thing Danette Purvis paid attention in that CPR class she took. She ended up putting those new skills to work to save a man's life the very next day.

Yoga pants parade to protest man's comments on women's wear

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:21am

Women clad in yoga pants plan to parade through a coastal Rhode Island town in protest of a man who said the attire looks tacky and ridiculous.

Phoenix police: Woman runs over 2 men, killing 1 after fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:20am

Phoenix police say an intoxicated woman drove over her boyfriend and another man, killing the other man, as the two men fought in a parking lot.

US Navy destroyer conducts operation in South China Sea

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:20am

The Defense Department says a U.S. Navy warship has conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea, where China and five other countries have competing territorial claims.

Georgia man sent teen sex texts as son was dying in hot car

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:01am

Trial evidence shows a Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son was dying in the back of a hot SUV.

Prosecutors drop charges in juvenile inmate sex abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.

2 arrested in San Francisco school shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

Police say two suspects have been arrested in a shooting outside a San Francisco high school that left four students wounded earlier this week.

Jury selection set for Ohio police shooting trial

Dan Sewell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:40am

Court officials in Ohio are ready to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop.

Sewage floods houses in Eastern Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:31am

Several Idaho Falls residents say their homes were flooded with human waste after a problem with the city's sewage system.

Common household chemicals hurt our health, study says

Susan Scutti, CNN  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:25am

Routine contact with plastic bottles, toys, food cans, cosmetics and flame retardants containing "endocrine-disrupting chemicals" results in ingestion, leading to a toxic buildup and potentially a variety of medical conditions.

Fire marshal: Death toll unclear in Nebraska farmhouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

A state fire marshal spokesman says investigators can't yet confirm how many people were killed in a fire that razed a farmhouse in rural southeastern Nebraska.

Southwest Idaho man injured in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

Police in southwest Idaho say a 30-year-old man is in critical condition after a shooting and a suspect is being sought.

Report: state management of federal lands not recommended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:21am

A study has concluded that not much would change if Wyoming took over management of federal lands within its borders.

Laramie woman pleads not guilty to meth charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:11am

A Laramie woman has been accused of supplying methamphetamine to the city.

Cincinnati Zoo rejoins Twitter following Harambe controversy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 8:10am

The Cincinnati Zoo has rejoined Twitter after a two-month hiatus that was sparked by outrage over the shooting death of Harambe, the zoo's 17-year-old gorilla.

2 truckers dead after fiery crash on Interstate 80 in Utah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

Authorities in Utah say two people are dead after a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 80 west of Salt Lake City.

50 years later, Black Panthers look back at party's founding

Janie Har, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:41am

The Black Panthers emerged from this gritty Northern California city 50 years ago, declaring to a nation in turmoil a new party dedicated to defending African-Americans against police brutality and protecting the right of a downtrodden people to determine their own future.

Sheriff denies paper's request for school shooting video

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 7:21am

Authorities have denied a newspaper's request for video related to a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school that left a 6-year-old boy dead.