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  • Burglars break into home, steal husband's ashes

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) GARDEN CITY, Idaho (AP) — Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman's home and stole her husband's ashes. Nicole McDonald told Boise television station KTVB (http://bit.ly/1HwEFEb ) that she came home from work Thursday evening ...

  • Ex-state worker charged with stealing 610 helmets

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania state worker has been accused of stealing 610 combat helmets and faces federal charges. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1xXwawi ) says 43-year-old Marietta resident Michael Gantz worked as an acquisition officer at the Department ...

  • Wolf travels hundreds of miles to northern Arizona

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife officials have confirmed the first gray wolf in northern Arizona in more than 70 years. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Jeff Humphrey said Friday that analysis of the animal's scat shows it's from the ...

  • 6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) — A shooting early Friday at a building outside Pittsburgh that police described as a speakeasy left six people wounded, and investigators were searching for a shooter or shooters. All the victims were men in their early ...

  • Seagull with dart through neck spotted at park

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A seagull with a dart through its neck is surviving at a park in the agricultural city of Wenatchee, in north central Washington state. The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society has been receiving calls about the bird ...

  • Preliminary exams set in street artist's slaying

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three young men are competent to stand trial in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public ...

  • Soldier sentenced to life in girlfriend's slaying

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — A Fort Carson soldier convicted of murder in the slaying of his soldier girlfriend has been ordered to spend life in prison without the possibility of parole. Sgt. Montrell Lamar Anderson Mayo was sentenced Friday. ...

  • More signs of Florida shooter's troubled life

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot three people at a Florida State University library complained to police and property managers in New Mexico that cameras were watching him in his apartment and that he heard voices talking about ...

  • Officer testifies about New York chokehold death

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A grand jury has heard testimony from a New York City police officer involved in the chokehold death of an unarmed man during a July arrest. An attorney for Officer Daniel Pantaleo says he spent about ...

  • Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) The lawyer for a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania who successfully fought accusations he sexually assaulted students says his client was vindicated by the jury's verdict in the case. Three men sued former East Stroudsburg University vice president ...

  • Judge declares wrongly convicted woman innocent

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit was declared factually innocent Friday, clearing the way for her to collect about $600,000 in compensation from the state. Susan ...

  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's ...

  • 2 charged in infant starvation on suicide watch

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Attorneys for a Georgia man and his daughter charged in the starvation death of an infant say they haven't been able to prepare for a court hearing because their clients are under suicide watch. Chief Gwinnett ...

  • Death recommended in torching of ex-girlfriend

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended the death penalty for a man who shot his ex-girlfriend and lit her on fire in front of her five children in her California home. Tyrone Harts, 41, of Riverside was ...

  • Police, protesters announce pact for Ferguson

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis-area and state officials have announced a "rules of engagement" agreement between police and roughly 50 protest groups in anticipation of the Ferguson grand jury announcement. The agreement announced Friday spells out how protesters associated ...

  • Democratic activist accused of abusing 15-year-old

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A prominent Oregon Democratic fundraiser and gay rights activist has been accused in a grand jury indictment of abusing a 15-year-old boy in a Eugene hotel in 2013. The Oregonian (http://bit.ly/1r5VkDX ) reports the indictment was ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 4:27 p.m. EST

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) With snow still piled high, Buffalo faces flooding AP PHOTOS: Buffalo area digs out after epic storm Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting Feds vows ...

  • School district near Ferguson cancels classes

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A school district that includes some students from Ferguson, Missouri, is calling off classes Monday and Tuesday, citing potential unrest if a much-anticipated grand jury announcement occurs soon. The Jennings School District had already planned to ...

  • Iowa's high court referees teen girls' fight

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court found itself in an unusual position Friday — the referee in a fight between two teenage girls who shouted insults at each other last year. The 2013 confrontation, based on a ...

  • Police: Boy, 3, set fire that killed him, family

    4 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CARIBOU, Maine (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy set a fire that burned down his family's mobile home in Maine, killing him, his mother and his twin 2-year-old siblings. The victims of the Thursday fire in Caribou were 3-year-old ...

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