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Police say they're investigating an envelope containing a white powdery substance that was sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign

Minneapolis' police chief says two officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November and won't face discipline

An international team says the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation

Emergency crews in Pennsylvania are monitoring a pipeline that ruptured during a freak storm, anxiously waiting to see if nearly 55,000 gallons of gasoline will reach drinking water supplies

Two workers in Boston have died after a water main gave way, flooding the trench where they were working

A water treatment plant near where a gasoline pipeline ruptured in Pennsylvania, spilling about 55,000 gallons into a creek, has been shut down as a precaution

A school bus crashed into a car and overturned twice at an East Texas intersection, sending 16 of 18 of the children aboard to area hospitals

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff says she told him about plans for a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge a month before they began in 2013

A U.N. human rights expert is urging the next U.N. secretary-general to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and "kleptocrats" pay their fair share of taxes

A fast-moving fire at a Southern California recycling center has sent huge flames into the air and a plume of smoke that can be seen for miles

The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside monitor to oversee reform of its police department after the fatal 2015 shooting of an unarmed black motorist by one of its white police officers

New York state has enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals

The UN special investigator on counterterrorism and human rights is accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of peddling "lies and xenophobia" by claiming a link between Syrian refugees and Islamic State extremists

The Boston Fire Department says the second of 2 dead workers has been recovered from a trench that filled with water, and that the recovery operation is now complete

A judge's decision not to order prison time for a Montana man who pleaded guilty to raping his 12-year-old daughter has sparked outrage along with calls to close the loophole that allowed for the lenient sentence

A judge says poker pro Phil Ivey and a companion violated New Jersey gambling regulations in the way they won nearly $10 million at cards at an Atlantic City casino

Mississippi woman appeals federal judge's decision that her being jailed 96 days without seeing a judge didn't violate her rights

The pastor of a New York church where two brothers were beaten for hours during what authorities called a counseling session has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and assault

Authorities say a Brown Deer, Wisconsin, police officer is facing a felony charge for allegedly shooting and injuring an unarmed man after removing him from a bus

Kansas' highest court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted of killing a college student 20 years ago

A Florida man who was arrested after police mistook some flakes of doughnut glaze in his car for meth, then was cleared, is suing the city of Orlando, company that makes drug-testing kit

A San Diego judge says a man charged in a spate of killings of homeless men is mentally incompetent to stand trial and has ordered him to be sent to a state hospital for up to three years or until he is determined to be competent

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is responding to testimony in court that he was told about plans to close lanes of the George Washington Bridge

A Cass County sheriff's official has confirmed that all six members of a rural southeast Nebraska family were killed in a house fire this week

A chemical spill at a northeast Kansas distilling plant released a noxious cloud of fumes, forcing temporary evacuations and sending dozens of people to the hospital, including two people in intensive care

Jurors in a defamation trial against Rolling Stone magazine over its discredited story about a rape at a fraternity will return to court Saturday to hear more testimony in the case

At least 85 people sought medical attention after a chemical spill at a distilling plant that released a noxious cloud in northeast Kansas

The mother of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) has testified about the "total horror and panic" she felt when the 6-year-old disappeared in 1979

A North Charleston police supervisor says a white ex-officer had been left alone to patrol a high crime area when he killed an unarmed black driver who ran from a traffic stop, and the encounter probably would have ended differently if he had backup

A federal judge has ordered two Greek shipping companies to pay $1.5 million because the crew of a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then falsified records before docking in Seattle

Two former students at an Alabama university have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman during a spring break attack in Panama City Beach

Police in North Carolina have arrested two suspects wanted in the killing of a California tourist in Nashville, Tennessee

The head of the Minneapolis police union says it's about time that two officers were fully cleared in the fatal shooting of a black man last November

Jim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff

A South Carolina judge has ruled against defense attorneys in the case of a white police officer charged with murder in the killing a black man who was running away from a traffic stop

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday

A former central Pennsylvania corrections officer has been convicted of animal cruelty charges in connection with the death of his K-9 partner last summer

The union representing Ohio prison guards and other workers says the state's plan to move its death row will place a hardship on staff, inmates and their families

The chancellor who oversees Pennsylvania's 14 state universities says a tentative contract agreement reached Friday with the faculty union is an opportunity for "a fresh start."

Minneapolis police: No discipline for officers in fatal 2015 shooting of black man

The owner of a Maine apartment building where six people were killed in a fire has been acquitted manslaughter but convicted of a code violation for converted attic rooms described by prosecutors as "death traps."

The defense attorney for one of three men accused of plotting to attack Somali immigrants in western Kansas says his client was only preparing to defend himself against massive social upheaval

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in little over a decade

A federal judge in Atlanta says Georgia doesn't have to reveal information about where it gets its execution drug to two Mississippi death row inmates

In a video recording made a few hours after their son died in the back of a hot car, a Georgia man and his wife can be heard talking about having more children

The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities says it has reached a tentative contract agreement and is ending its walkout, now in a third day

The Tennessee Historical Commission is blocking a plan by Memphis city leaders to move a statue honoring a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader out of the downtown area

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered beer and money to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife's cellphone because he suspected she was cheating on him

A young man accused of walking into a suburban Cleveland sandwich shop called Mr. Hero, firing a gunshot toward the kitchen and killing a teenage worker has been indicted on an aggravated-murder charge

North Dakota's medical examiner says two bone fragments found along the path of the proposed Dakota Access pipeline were not from a human

Federal railroad regulators say a meeting with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held at the same time as a legislative hearing on last month's fatal train crash

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday heard arguments in the civil case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting in Arizona

The Defense Department has identified a U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who were killed in an attack this week in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul

Federal railroad regulators say a meeting with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled had they known the officials were needed at a legislative hearing on last month's fatal train crash

New York is cracking down on Airbnb rentals with one of the nation's toughest laws on short-term rentals

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by former inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison against a military contractor

The author of the discredited Rolling Stone magazine article about a woman's claim of being gang raped at a fraternity house sought to show jurors why she found the woman so credible

The Vermont man charged with driving the wrong way on an interstate and killing five teenagers and injuring several other people in a series of crashes has been moved from a hospital to prison

A retired New York City police detective shot and wounded a robbery suspect in New Jersey

Princeton University says the Ivy League school's 17th president has died at his Princeton home

Court officials 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

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office says five teenagers have been charged with spray-painting racist graffiti on a 19th century schoolhouse that once served black children in northern Virginia

Toy companies are working harder to think outside their usual box

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

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

Hundreds of Black Panthers from around the world are expected in Oakland, California, for a conference this week

Local authorities have denied a newspaper's request for video and other records related to a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school

The gates surrounding Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, have been open for the first time since the deadly June attack for the unveiling of a new memorial

Prosecutors say an anti-Muslim militia group in Kansas first came to the government's attention when one member contacted FBI agents and became a confidential source

Investigators say two women panicked when they found their 94-year-old father dead in his central Florida home and buried him in the yard

An Ohio firefighter who was struck by lightning at a charity event and lost use of his legs has died from an infection attributed to his injuries

A man is facing felony charges after being accused of making a bomb threat against a GOP office in North Carolina

Police say authorities cited a documentary filmmaker and former Philadelphia mayoral candidate after finding small amounts of marijuana on him at an airport

Authorities in Virginia say a teenager has died after shooting himself while playing a Russian Roulette-style game during his 18th birthday party

A Tennessee reactor is now complete, making it the nation's first new nuclear generating plant of the 21st century

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A firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for evacuating a building just before a powerful gas explosion in a popular Portland, Oregon shopping district says he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast

A 50-year-old woman who died after a car wreck last month in California is the 11th U.S. victim of Takata Corp.'s defective air bags

South Africa to withdraw from International Criminal Court; 2nd African state in a week to go

A man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison under a plea deal after prosecutors say an Ohio thrift store worker found photos of him sexually assaulting a toddler that were in a tote bag he'd donated

A second-grader says a substitute teacher in Ohio threatened to cut off students' heads and bury them if they misbehaved

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The U.N. population agency is urging greater investment in 10-year-old girls saying that what happens at that age can determine their futures

U.N. experts investigating the double bombing of a funeral hall in the rebel-held Yemeni capital on Oct. 8 are accusing the Saudi-led coalition of violating international humanitarian law by attacking civilians and later the wounded and medical personnel

Authorities say they have arrested an Oakland Police officer as part of a prostitution investigation

Federal judge blocks Mississippi law that banned the state's Medicaid program from spending money with any health care provider that offers abortion

A media watchdog is calling on prosecutors in North Dakota and Washington state to drop charges against three documentary filmmakers arrested while filming protests against oil pipelines

A volunteer firefighter from northwestern Minnesota made a grim discovery at a car crash _ his teenage son was the victim

The government is appealing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools nationwide

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy shot dead in rural northern California was killed by a man listed in state records as a registered sex offender

The owners of a long-shuttered theater in Alaska's largest city applied to demolish the opulent vintage icon, prompting the city to hasten efforts to protect historic buildings

Kansas authorities have charged a 48-year-old woman in the death of an 18-year-old woman whose body was found nearly 30 years ago

A man who won a $23 million lawsuit against a Florida sheriff's office this year after being shot by a deputy and paralyzed has been arrested on charges that he sold heroin, marijuana and cocaine near a preschool

A firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for evacuating a building before a powerful gas explosion a Portland, Oregon shopping district says the blast tossed him up to 20 feet

A medical examiner says a student pilot killed in a Connecticut plane crash that authorities believe was intentional died of burns and smoke inhalation

A company that provides prescriptions for glasses and contacts using online exams is challenging a South Carolina law banning the practice

A Milwaukee police officer who fatally shot a black man in August, sparking several nights of unrest, has been charged with sexually assaulting a man the night after the shooting, after they watched coverage of the riots on television

A Kansas man who admitted to endangering a child after a 2-year-old boy in his care ended up with a small octopus lodged in his throat has been sentenced to two years of probation

More Americans have access to a checking or savings account

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn says disciplinary proceedings are underway against an officer accused of sexual assault