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One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague

Official: Suspected school shooter called grandparents, who went to home and found the teen's father dead

One of the officers involved in the shooting death of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague

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Some evacuations were lifted Wednesday as firefighters, aided by cooler weather, held back the progress of a wildfire burning through bone-dry brush and threatening hundreds of structures in California's Santa Cruz Mountains

The Chicago Teachers Union has set an Oct. 11 strike date if the union fails to reach a contract agreement by then with Chicago Public Schools

A man suspected in a pair of Dallas-area killings was in the country illegally and had been deported three times to Mexico, U.S. immigration officials said Wednesday

A sailor at Pearl Harbor earlier this month didn't salute as the national anthem played, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem

Authorities say a teenager killed his father at his home before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher

Police say the fatal shooting of a Ugandan refugee who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived at the scene

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts wants state lawmakers to repeal legislation that sets guidelines for the release of police camera and video recordings

Plans that would widen concourses at New York City's Penn Station, raise ceiling heights and create a light-filled waiting area across the street have been greeted by commuters with cautious approval

Minnesota authorities have given prosecutors the results of their investigation into the fatal police shooting of a black man who was killed during a traffic stop

A special prosecutor has rested her case in the trial of two former New Mexico police officers charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a homeless man

The teen who police believe fatally shot his father and then opened fire at an elementary school was never actually able to get inside the school building

Law enforcement authorities in North Dakota say 21 people protesting at two construction sites of the Dakota Access pipeline have been arrested

The New York Police Department says it has arrested a man in connection with a house explosion that killed a fire battalion chief

The U.N. Security Council came under sharp criticism for its failure to implement a resolution aimed at protecting medical facilities and staff in conflict zones from Syria to Yemen and Afghanistan

One of the largest producers of shellfish in the country is being sued over claims it permitted ongoing racial harassment and retaliatory discipline against a black maintenance mechanic

A young man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather

Maine State Police say they stopped a man on Interstate 95 for driving a Dodge Neon at 146 mph

Police have identified the officer who shot a suicidal man wielding a replica pellet gun in Maryland

An Ohio jury says the father of a 2-year-old girl who died of starvation and blunt-force injury should be executed for aggravated murder

Wells Fargo's CEO, newly stripped of tens of millions of dollars in compensation in a scandal over sales practices, will face lawmakers with more defenses in place than he had in the last grilling

A North Carolina jury says a State Highway Patrol trooper who was fired after reporting he believed a fellow law officer wrongly hit an unarmed man during an arrest should get $1.1 million in damages

Authorities say a man has been charged with murder after the fatal shooting of his ex-girlfriend in front of their child and several other children at a birthday party in central Alabama

The public is getting its first look at a police body camera video that shows two deputy city marshals open fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old boy and critically wounding his father in Louisiana

A university professor in Pennsylvania has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison on a conviction of defrauding NASA by letting graduate students and researchers do all the work on a $700,000 project

A medical examiner says an exit button inside a walk-in freezer in an Atlanta hotel where a worker was found dead failed to work during an inspection, trapping two people who had to beat on the door to alert someone to let them out

The Connecticut General Assembly has approved a $220 million agreement that will keep Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in the state to produce a new line of helicopters

Colton Harris-Moore, who became known as the "Barefoot Bandit" during a teenage crime spree in stolen cars, boats and planes has been transferred from prison to a work-release facility

New Orleans' newest streetcar line will open Sunday, carrying riders along the edge of the French Quarter and adjacent neighborhoods

A federal appeals court in Boston says a New Hampshire law that prohibited voters from posting photos of their ballots online is unconstitutional

The former bridge authority official testifying in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial says he told Republican Gov. Chris Christie's senior aides about the political revenge plot at a time Christie has said he was still largely in the dark

U.N. officials say the Paris Agreement on Climate Change appears likely to enter into force with India announcing that it has ratified the agreement and the EU signaling it may ratify within the next few days

The Bureau of Land Management has changed the signage on a trailhead located in a southern Utah canyon with a controversial name, taking a stance on the naming debate

Illinois regulators have suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who allegedly gives patients modified vaccinations containing cat saliva and vodka

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will 'set aside' $350,000 in campaign contributions from developers facing charges in a federal corruption case

The annual wine harvest is underway in Napa Valley's Quintessa winery

A state review board has voted to allow Wyoming's first major coal mine in decades to proceed despite the objections of another coal company

An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding

A fraternity at the University of Missouri has been suspended while officials investigate reports of racial and sexist slurs

A judge has permanently blocked Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's order replacing the board of trustees at the University of Louisville

Two men accused of live-streaming a threat to shoot up their Ohio neighborhood if their video feed scored enough viewers have pleaded guilty to inducing panic

The first Mormon temple in Connecticut opens to the public this week and will soon host services for thousands of the faithful from a four-state area

The father of a 2-year-old suburban Philadelphia boy who accidentally shot himself to death has been accused of leaving a loaded handgun out and charged with involuntary manslaughter

The Environmental Protection Agency says $97 million will be spent to remove material along the San Jacinto River east of Houston that's contaminated with toxic chemicals from a former paper mill

A court in Alabama must decide whether Chief Justice Roy Moore violated ethics by defying the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that gays have the right to marry in every U.S. state

Video shows that a deer that was hit by an SUV in New Jersey wasn't going down without a fight

A Syrian national has pleaded guilty to federal charges for his role in hacking computers and targeting what he perceived to be enemies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

The chief medical examiner for the District of Columbia says he has determined that a black motorcyclist who was shot by a police officer died of gunshot wounds to the neck and back

A man rescued after spending a week at sea says he had nothing to do with his grandfather's 2013 unsolved slaying and didn't harm his missing mother

A disciplinary hearing over a gay marriage memo could result in Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's removal

FBI Director James Comey says the man who stabbed 10 people in a Minnesota mall appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by extremist ideology

Panda twins born three years ago at Atlanta's zoo are set to leave for China later this year

The government's key witness in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has described how a cover story was promoted in the aftermath of the September 2013 gridlock aimed at punishing a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse the republican governor

Police say an arrest warrant for a first-degree murder charge has been issued for an 18-year-old man in the deadly shooting at a party on the University of Illinois campus

New Jersey's highest court has ruled that people found mentally competent to stand trial can't be forced to plead insanity against their will

A southwest Florida man has been charged with raping and killing an 11-year-old girl and her baby sitter 26 years ago

Miles of hastily erected barriers were remarkably effective in preventing the surging Cedar River from pouring into Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, but officials said the sand-filled containers wouldn't work in every flooding situation

Federal investigators say a 2014 chemical spill into the water supply of 300,000 West Virginians could have been avoided if a company inspected its storage tanks and saw two tiny holes forming at the bottom

Investigators say a tipster pointed them to the man charged this week in a 13-year-old fatal New York bank robbery, but the suspect coincidentally came to them on his own

A Florida baby sitter is being charged with manslaughter for the death of a 17-month-old boy

A federal official says a disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is set to plead guilty in a kidnapping case in California that police initially dismissed as a hoax

Unanswered questions still surround a police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a week of protests

The jury pool has been narrowed to just under 750 people in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, charged in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina church

Cadillac's newest and biggest luxury sedan, the 2016 CT6, is roomy, stylish and surprisingly agile and comes with innovative features such as cameras that can record the car's surroundings, even when the driver isn't there

The Tennessee Board of Parole says the governor should not formally exonerate a man who spent 31 years in prison but was released after DNA evidence appeared to clear him of the crime

The Tribune-Review newspaper says it will stop putting out its Pittsburgh print edition at the end of November and become an online-only publication

A global airline trade association says incidents of unruly passengers on planes are increasing, and they're calling for more effective deterrents

The lead spokeswoman for North Dakota's Health Department has resigned over comments she accidentally posted on the agency's Twitter account during Monday night's presidential debate

A sheriff says an Ohio suspect linked to the slayings of at least four women says he can't remember the name of the first victim, who died more than a decade ago and hasn't been identified

Friends of a North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man describe him as a natural leader without any hate

North Carolina authorities won't file criminal charges against the South Carolina church that owned a bus that crashed on a bridge, killing four people

Lawyers for the city of New Orleans argued Wednesday they have the right to remove Confederate monuments that have become the center of a heated debate

A Missouri man is suing an imprisoned police officer convicted of violating his civil rights, when the officer repeatedly shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop and gave him a heart attack that he says nearly killed him

A 36-story Chicago landmark, the Tribune Tower, has been sold _ gargoyles, flying buttresses and all

The Committee to Protect Journalists says an independent press is emerging in Cuba despite a constitution that requires media be controlled by the one party communist state

Federal investigators say that a chemical spill into the water supply of 300,000 people in West Virginia in 2014 was preventable

Authorities say a Kentucky police officer has been arrested as part of an investigation into an alleged prostitution ring

North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is asking the developer of the four-state Dakota Access oil pipeline to explain its purchase of a ranch where a protest turned violent earlier this month

Students at a Maryland high school will get to choose whether they want to be considered as a king or queen, regardless of their gender, as part of a gender-neutral homecoming court

Some members of a Shriners clown group are backing out of a Maryland parade appearance amid a rash of creepy clown reports in several states

Judge rules woman charged with murder in the beating death of toddler is not competent to stand trial

A court heard arguments on whether New Orleans may remove four Confederate monuments

A Dallas County grand jury has opted not to indict a former Tulsa County sheriff's deputy who shot an inmate during a 2015 escape attempt at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

The state of California has joined the list of those taking action against North Carolina for its law that limits LGBT protections against discrimination

A Virginia mother says a person dressed in a scary clown mask that prompted alarm in the area is her 12-year-old son and he's "a very sweet child."

Search warrant: investigators found bag containing a white powder that appeared to be drugs and more than $1,700 in cash in the Raleigh home of man killed in shootout with police

Authorities in Florida say a former bank employee is accused of stealing almost $700,000 from her aunt and customers

Correction: Cuban Migrants-Search story

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter is remembering Shimon Peres for his work to bring peace to Israel and Palestine

Experts say Wells Fargo customers concerned about whether their accounts have been tinkered with shouldn't wait for word from the bank

When a product is hot, it can look like a surefire bet for an entrepreneur tempted to jump on the trend

Fact sheet: 2016 Cadillac CT6

A white Pennsylvania police officer who was fired for a social media post that included a racial slur is apologizing

The conservative Media Research Center has honored the Baltimore police officers who were charged but not convicted in the 2015 death of a young black man whose fatal neck injury in the back of a police van touched off riots in the city

Authorities say the Cedar River is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and a new forecast says the water level will drop below flood stage sooner than expected

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Embattled pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli is giving some people what they want _ a chance to punch him in the face

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