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Judge sentences 'cold-blooded' killer to life for slaying 3

A man who pleaded guilty to randomly killing three Pennsylvania residents as part of a string of shootings that police say also left four New Jersey residents dead told a judge he had no good reason ...


APNewsBreak: Feds asked to probe abuse claims at university

Four men who unsuccessfully sued a former Pennsylvania university administrator over allegations that he sexually abused them are now asking for a federal civil rights investigation into their claim ...


Man loses latest court fight over violent Facebook posts

A U.S. appeals court is affirming the conviction of a Pennsylvania man who posted violent rap lyrics on Facebook that took aim at his estranged wife, an elementary school and the FBI.

New York

New York man convicted of killing 2, wounding 6 over 2 years

A Buffalo man has been convicted of killing two people and wounding six others in four gang-related shootings over two years.


3 teens accused of killing couple in home, taking their safe

Authorities say three teens killed a young couple inside their Pennsylvania home and robbed them of a safe.

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Drug and Substance Abuse

5 more charged with drug conspiracy in Middle Tennessee overdose outbreak

Five more people are facing federal drug charges in a fentanyl overdose outbreak that killed two people in Tennessee over 24 hours this summer, U.S. Attorney David Rivera announced Thursday.


Emails: UVa. sought to kill alumni magazine story

While Rolling Stone pursued its now-discredited story about sexual assault at the University of Virginia, emails show the school's administration sought to kill a proposed alumni magazine article ...


As many as 13 staff members injured in high school fight

Officials say a North Carolina high school staff member was hit by a fire extinguisher while trying to break up a fight that left as many as 12 other staff members also injured.


Mother: Son's principal 'forced' him to stand for Pledge

A Mississippi mother says her son's principal forced him to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance, threatening him with punishment if he didn't comply.


Police shoot man wanted for questioning in woman's slaying

Police have shot and wounded a man wanted for questioning in the killing of a South Florida woman.

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Indiana teen resentenced for role in slaying when he was 12

An Indiana teenager originally sentenced to 25 years in prison for helping kill a friend's stepfather when he was 12 could now be released in about three months.


Woman who cited religious objections law to plead guilty

An Indianapolis woman is expected to plead guilty after she argued Indiana's religious objection law gave her the right to beat her son with a coat hanger.

An unidentified Dakota Access Pipeline protester is arrested inside the Front Line Camp as law enforcement surround the camp to remove the protesters from the property and relocated to the overflow camp a few miles south of Highway 1806 in Morton County, N.D., Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

North Dakota

The Latest: Tribal chairman vows to continue pipeline fight

The Latest on the protests at the Dakota Access oil pipeline construction site (all times local): 8 a.m.


2nd suspect arrested in Ohio shooting that killed 2-year-old

Authorities have arrested a second suspect in a home shooting in Ohio's capital that left a 2-year-old girl dead and her parents injured.


Police mace South Dakota pipeline protesters, arrest 141

Environmentalists groups have been blocking pipeline construction

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Police name suspect in disappearance of Texas student

Zuzu Verk was last seen with her boyfriend, Robert Fabian

In this Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 photo released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, shows Joshua Adkins.  According to jail records,  Adkins was booked on suspicion of unlawful flight from law enforcement, aggravated assault-domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)


Man leading police on car chase stops at In-N-Out for food

Authorities say a man didn't go to jail hungry after making a stop at a fast food restaurant as he led Arizona police on a car chase.


Police: Woman rams squad car while taking topless selfie

Police say a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who rear-ended a squad car told an officer she was taking a topless selfie.

Miranda Rader, a 19-year-old Texas A&M University student who was taking a topless selfie in her car to send to her boyfriend and slammed into the rear of a stopped police patrol car is seen in this photo released in Bryan, Texas, U.S., October 27, 2016.    Courtesy Bryan Police Department/Handout via REUTERS   ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - RTX2QR7J

Police and Law Enforcement

Drunk student crashes into cop car while taking topless selfie: police

A 19-year-old Texas A&M University student taking a topless selfie while driving slammed into the rear of a stopped police car and was arrested, police said on Thursday.

Reaction from the 'Special Report' All-Star panel


Ted Cruz's Supreme Court remark draws White House criticism

Sen. Ted Cruz's suggestion of an indefinite Supreme Court vacancy under a President Hillary Clinton raises questions about the credibility and integrity of Republicans who have said the next president ...

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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Victim's mom doesn't blame police

The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Wyoming man during a confrontation with police in Billings, Montana, (all times local): 11:30 a.m.


Wyoming police arrest man, plan to search landfill for baby

Wyoming authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 13-month-old Cheyenne boy.


Mother, aunt charged in 9-year-old girl's painkiller death

Police say a 9-year-old Las Vegas girl died of a prescription drug overdose after her mother and aunt gave her oxycodone and other painkillers for an injury.


What's next for the Bundy brothers?

Ranchers still face charges in Nevada stemming from an armed standoff at Cliven Bundy's ranch two years ago


Cop's body camera shows dramatic end to gunman's rampage

Officer fires single shot that killed suspect in Parker, Colorado

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