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Authorities ID woman killed in downtown Seattle shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 8:00pm

Authorities identified Friday the woman who was killed in a downtown Seattle shooting that also wounded seven people and raised questions about safety in the city's center.

Parents held in death of baby that was found in trash bin

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 5:05pm

The parents of a 3-month-old baby found dead last weekend in a North Las Vegas trash bin have been arrested on felony child abuse and destroying evidence charges, police said Friday.

Woman charged with killing kids faced child-welfare scrutiny

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:57pm

A woman charged with murder in the deaths of her three young kids in Phoenix was the subject of several home visits by police and child-welfare authorities when she previously lived in Oklahoma, according to police reports.

Trump campaign complains to debate commission about fairness

Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:46pm

President Donald Trump's campaign raised concerns to the nonpartisan presidential debate commission about fairness and the selection of moderators for the 2020 general election cycle, the campaign and the Commission on Presidential Debates confirmed Friday.

Ex-Mexican police official faces drug-trafficking charges

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:38pm

A former Mexican intelligence unit commander who was a main point of contact for intelligence sharing between U.S. agencies and Mexican federal police pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges in federal court in New York on Friday.

Ex-police officer pleads guilty to aiding in drug robberies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:34pm

A former police officer in Tennessee pleaded guilty Friday to giving police information and equipment to civilians who stalked and robbed drug dealers.

AP Exclusive: Feds plan to move Epstein warden to prison job

Michael Balsamo and Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:31pm

The warden in charge when Jeffrey Epstein ended his life in his jail cell is being moved to a leadership position at another federal correctional facility, putting him back in the field with inmates despite an ongoing investigation into the financier’s death, two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press.

US scientist pleads guilty to lying about China contact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:30pm

A scientist who once worked at a U.S. laboratory in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about his involvement with a Chinese government technology program.

Student: Response to professor who called police not enough

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:28pm

A black student in Indiana is disappointed Ball State University is not acknowledging that a marketing professor discriminated against him when he called the police on him for refusing to change seats in class.

Store owner says she'll stop selling Nazi, racist items

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:22pm

A store owner in New Orleans' French Quarter has told a newspaper she will stop selling items such as a Nazi flag and Jim Crow-era items with racist caricatures of black people. The leader of a group that combats antisemitism and racism had called for their removal.

NYPD officer charged in the death of his 8-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:47pm

A New York Police Department officer and his fiancee left the officer's 8-year-old son in a garage overnight in freezing temperatures and then did nothing to help him as he died of hypothermia, prosecutors said Friday.

'Shut it down,' protesters chant about Mississippi prison

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:41pm

Protesters outside the Mississippi Capitol on Friday condemned conditions in state prisons where inmates have died violently in the past month.

Indiana boy dies after being shot wrestling with dad

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:40pm

A 4-year-old Indiana boy who was mistakenly shot when his father's gun fell and discharged while the two were play-wrestling has died, authorities said.

Florida death penalty experts concerned about court ruling

Tamara Lush, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:04pm

A Florida Supreme Court decision involving the death penalty has thrown between 100 to 150 cases into legal limbo, experts say.

Veterans group: Lawsuit prompts Pentagon to reopen database

Ben Finley, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:45pm

The Pentagon will reopen a records database that helps service members who are appealing a less-than-honorable discharge, a veterans group said Friday.

Michigan court reverses murder conviction, cites rap videos

Ed White, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:59pm

The Michigan Supreme Court unanimously threw out a murder conviction Friday, saying YouTube rap videos spoiled the verdict by portraying the defendant as a “ruthless and menacing threat to the community.”

Michigan couple dies in burning house trying to save dogs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:26pm

A couple has died trying to save their two dogs from their house in northern Michigan that was engulfed in flames, authorities said.

3 Americans killed in Australia all had military backgrounds

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:51pm

Growing up in a small rural community on Colorado's plains, Ian McBeth went to work as a ranch hand in neighboring Nebraska at 14 and was a standout athlete in football, wrestling and track.

Alabama parents arrested after child fires gun at school

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:36pm

The parents of an Alabama first-grader were taken into custody after the child accidentally fired a gun at school Friday, officials said.