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A Florida judge is hearing evidence to determine whether a retired police officer acted in self-defense when he shot a man in a movie theater in 2014

Authorities in North Carolina are investigating the death of an 18-year-old high school student shot after an argument at a Charlotte house party

A Massachusetts police department's program that sent officers into elementary schools to high-five students has been ended because some people complained

The warden of a Delaware prison where inmates staged an uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed has been placed on leave

An evacuation order remains in place Tuesday morning though San Joaquin County crews have stabilized a breached levee and at least temporarily halted the leak

Officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four railroad workers

A funeral is planned for a North Carolina teenager whose remains were found in South Carolina last year

For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas

Activists are combatting what many see as a surge in white nationalism across the United States

Police say a man and a woman are accused of killing their landlord in Florida and living with the body for two weeks while trying to decide how to dispose of it

A Pennsylvania woman visiting her husband's grave died after she had an asthma attack that caused her to crash her car in the cemetery

Jazz guitarist Larry Coryell, known as the "Godfather of Fusion," has died in New York City

Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy at a home in southwestern Arkansas

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Thousands of demonstrators across the U.S. have turned out to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day

The FBI says it's looking into reports of threats made against Muslims during a meeting of conservative activists in North Carolina

The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao

Authorities in Missouri are investigating after dozens of headstones were tipped over at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

A white supremacist who authorities say illegally bought a gun he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings is scheduled to appear in court

Creeks and rivers topped their banks, hundreds of homes were evacuated and several thousand people found themselves trapped in a rural hamlet as Northern California emerged Tuesday from yet another winter storm with the threat of floods and mudslides

One of two men serving a life sentence in the killing of a woman and her two daughters inside their Connecticut home a decade ago is asking the state's highest court for a new trial

A huge crowd has gathered outside Whittier police headquarters to remember a veteran officer gunned down while responding to a car crash

A private liberal arts college for women says the Massachusetts school has raised a record-high $486 million

Four teenagers have been wounded in two separate shootings in Cleveland

Six teenagers have fallen through ice into an off-limits pond in New York's Central Park but have been rescued and are expected to be OK.

The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Authorities say a gang member who was recently freed from jail killed his cousin and stole his car Monday, then shot and killed a California police officer and wounded his partner before being wounded himself

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Authorities are trying to find eight of 11 people who passed through an unattended security checkpoint at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport

A longtime New Jersey official accused of conspiracy in a shakedown benefiting the former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area airports has died

The University of Alaska system has agreed to resolve issues stemming from a federal review of its handling of campus sexual assault and sexual harassment cases

Government officials have told Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters at an encampment in North Dakota that they have to leave

Authorities say several tornadoes have hit parts of Central Texas, ripping the roofs from homes in San Antonio and toppling freight train cars near Austin

A judge has ruled a second Wisconsin girl's statements to police will be admissible at her trial on charges she tried to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man

An interracial Connecticut couple whose home was vandalized by a racial slur has been fined for failing to cover it up

Authorities say gunfire struck the student life center on the campus of a south Georgia university, prompting a brief lockdown; no injuries

A dump truck driver whose unattended truck ran over and killed a North Carolina boy while he went to use the bathroom has been sentenced to 65 days in jail

Iowa's largest state employees union has filed a lawsuit challenging a new law that eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers

A Louisiana woman is being hailed as a hero after police say she saw an officer struggling with a suspect, and jumped on the man's back to help the officer subdue him

The ancient bones of the Kennewick Man have been returned to the ground

John Glenn continues to be an inspiration 55 years after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth

A Chicago woman accused of starving her 2-month-old son to death faces a first-degree murder charge

South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway

The State Highway Patrol says an Illinois driver was stopped for speeding on the Ohio Turnpike and then charged with attempted murder after a trooper noticed signs of violence

Authorities are expanding the search for a suspect in the killings of two girls whose bodies were on a northern Indiana trail

Police in Ohio say they've safely located a father of three whose mysterious disappearance from the San Antonio area spurred weeks of searching by his family and volunteers

Florida prosecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite a state Supreme Court ruling that found the state's new death penalty law unconstitutional

A bustling city street filled with cars, buses, bicyclists and college students in the heart of Atlanta is being eyed as a real-world proving ground for self-driving vehicles

New York state is paying $3 million to the family of a developmentally disabled boy who was repeatedly molested while in state care

Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River

A graduate of an elite New Hampshire prep school convicted of using a computer to lure an underage student for sex is asking for a new trial

Boston's mayor and the city's largest police union have agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract for its 1,500 patrol officers

In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation designated 10 "proving grounds" to encourage testing of automated vehicle technologies

Inrix's top 10 most traffic-clogged cities in the world

When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world

Demonstrations were held in cities around the U.S. this weekend to support Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies

A small plane has crashed on a golf course in Pennsylvania

Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first"

Connecticut fire officials say a woman has died after a fire broke out in a Norwalk home with extreme hoarding conditions

Police say a 76-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 63-year-old man in Washington

The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state

A New York measure seeks to toughen the penalties if pets are harmed during the commission of a crime

A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000

Two men have been fatally shot during a large fight at a Houston strip club

Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighborhood, injuring the pilot

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74

A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 has been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Atlanta

Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they investigated a home invasion at his ex-girlfriend's home

The United States is marking Presidents Day, a day that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump upends traditional notions of the office

Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in Fayetteville and was hit by an oncoming train before rescuers could get two of the people inside out

Charges have been dropped in at least 18 central Florida criminal cases and hundreds more could be reviewed while authorities investigate a sheriff's deputy who investigators say was caught on his own body camera taking $100 bills from a DUI suspect

Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them after running out of a house where a home invasion had been reported

The destruction inflicted by Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast compelled federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter

Two hunters accused in a shooting on a Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the U.S. illegally

A medical doctor in the Kentucky Senate is leading the effort to restrict smoking in a state that leads the country in smoking rates

The "fiduciary rule," a measure proposed to protect retirement account investors, has been delayed, but here's what you need to know about it now

Hydro Flask CEO on how the Bend, Oregon maker of colorful stainless steel bottles manages its fast-paced growth while keeping in touch with its outdoorsy roots

Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, died in prison Saturday

Norma McCorvey, the "Jane Roe" at the center of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, has died

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing

A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio routinely kept immigrants locked up extra days to give federal immigration authorities time to launch deportation proceedings, but the man who defeated him is ending the yearslong practice

Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a "2x4" and five middle school students are now facing charges

The D.C. Council's chairman says the body will consider revising its recently-passed law granting a half-million workers in the nation's capital up to eight weeks of paid family leave

Police says a man shot by an officer after opening fire at residents, cars and police officers in Oakland died at a hospital

An explosion and fire at an oil refinery near Los Angeles on Saturday took place exactly two years after a blast that crippled the plant and led to higher gasoline prices

Tucson police say Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wasn't injured when he was carjacked at gunpoint

Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some cars for loose driveshaft bolts

A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman

A prosecutor in Washington state says a sheriff's sniper was justified in shooting a man who used his two children as human shields and earlier killed a Tacoma police officer

Chicago police say a Catholic priest helped them obtain information as they investigated the shooting death of a 2-year-old boy

Authorities say a maximum security prison in South Carolina has been placed on lockdown after two inmates attacked two prison employees

States in the US West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of a presidential executive order that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans out of their homes and into camps

A conservative Christian university in South Carolina is getting its federal tax-exempt status back 30 years after losing it over a ban on interracial dating

A company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees

New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley has dropped out of the race for Democratic National Committee chair and is throwing his support behind Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison

Omar Abdel-Rahman, the "Blind Sheik" convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, has died

A mourning father's desire to honor his late son through good deeds and a focus on the positive aspects of life has inspired thousands around the globe

Anxieties are on the rise at Freedom House, a shelter in Detroit for asylum seekers from all over the world