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Florida man charged with racially threatening black activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:19pm

A Florida man has been arrested on charges he cyberstalked and made racist threats against a black activist in Virginia and tried to interfere with his plans to run for a seat on Charlottesville's city council.

Patrol releases names of man, boy found dead in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:09pm

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of a 4-year-old boy and a 37-year-old man whose bodies were found this week in rural eastern Missouri.

Weather radar proposal to improve forecasts in Four Corners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:07pm

A national weather agency has announced plans to lower its radar system elevation to better track weather in the Four Corners region including southwest Colorado.

Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:58pm

A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against financier Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment has sued his estate, describing abuse from age 14 to 17.

Trump says he'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:55pm

President Donald Trump says if it were up to him, he'd give the Iranian president and foreign minister U.S. visas to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly.

US, Latin America allies to weigh sanctions on Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:41pm

Colombia's ambassador to the U.S. says 18 countries of the Americas will meet Monday to consider multilateral sanctions against Venezuela.

Ref who told wrestler to cut dreadlocks barred for 2 seasons

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:34pm

A referee who told a New Jersey high school wrestler to cut his dreadlocks or forfeit a match last year has been suspended for two seasons.

'Death Note' Snapchat post yields terroristic threat charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:30pm

Authorities say a University of South Alabama student has been charged with making a terroristic threat, accused of posting a picture of a book titled "Death Note" on the social media app Snapchat.

Judge blocks extradition of man accused of killing officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:26pm

A federal judge in Rhode Island has blocked the extradition of a man accused of killing a police officer and injuring two others in the Dominican Republic during a 2013 narcotics investigation.

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Police investigate after transgender woman's body found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:03pm

Police in North Carolina have launched a homicide investigation after the body of a transgender woman was found in the debris of a house fire.

Lawyers: Videos show inhumane treatment before jail death

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:57pm

Lawyers for the family of a man who died in a Georgia jail have released video clips they say show he suffered inhumane treatment in his final hours.

Louisiana governor election won't uproot Medicaid expansion

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:44pm

Louisiana's Democratic governor, John Bel Edwards, moved quickly to expand Medicaid when taking office in 2016. His state is the only one in the Deep South to embrace that signature piece of President Barack Obama's health law.

Utah judge rejects lesser sentence for man who killed 2

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:41pm

A Utah judge has rejected a plea deal for a man who acknowledged killing his girlfriend and her toddler to obtain a lesser sentence in exchange for helping police find their remains.

Knockoff pot vapes raise concerns for licensed companies

Michael R. Blood, The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:17pm

A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counterfeit marijuana vapes that have infected California’s cannabis market.

Idaho police officers involved in fatal shooting named

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:14pm

Authorities have released the names of four northern Idaho law enforcement officers who were involved in the Sept. 4 shooting death of 29-year-old Fares Al-Samno in Coeur d'Alene.

City of Reno settling sex harassment suit for $300,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:11pm

A lawyer for two women who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of Reno says they have agreed to settle the case for $300,000.

The Fed cut rates for the second time this year

Donna Borak, CNN Business  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:03pm

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday cut interest rates for the second time since July as concerns grow about a potential global slowdown.

Utah police use sirens to drive bear up tree for relocation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:02pm

Orem police used their vehicle sirens to drive a 2-year-old bear up a tree after its presence in the central Utah town caused traffic delays Wednesday morning.

Arkansas attorney general wants judge barred from her cases

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 12:00pm

Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state Supreme Court to reassign cases involving her office from a judge who has been prohibited from handling execution cases, accusing him of regularly being biased against her staff.