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Massachusetts

No charges in shooting of Boston man by terror investigators

Prosecutors have announced they will not seek criminal charges against a Boston officer and an FBI agent who fatally shot a man last year who they believed was plotting an attack against police.

Pennsylvania

Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty

Animal cruelty charges have been filed against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart.

EDUCATION

School district: Mum's the word about transgender bunk-mates

A Maryland school district is in trouble after a training video surfaced that instructs overnight field trip chaperones on how to accommodate transgender students.

Pennsylvania

Man charged over rock-throwing that hurt teacher gets parole

The first of four young men charged over a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher has been granted parole.

Homicide

Woman delivering Chinese food is fatally shot during robbery

Police say a woman delivering Chinese food in Connecticut has been shot and killed during a robbery.

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Southeast

In this photo taken, Aug., 11, 2016, Mickey Munday talks to a reporter in Love Park in North Miami, Fla. When he was one of Miami's notorious "cocaine cowboys" in the 1980s, Mickey Munday made millions of dollars flying loads of drugs for Colombia's Medellin and Cali cartels. He knew infamous Medellin kingpin Pablo Escobar. He liked to fly his illicit cargo to out-of-the-way landing strips in the Everglades using high-tech gadgetry such as night-vision goggles. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz) In this photo taken, Aug., 11, 2016, Mickey Munday talks to a reporter in Love Park in North Miami, Fla. When he was one of Miami's notorious "cocaine cowboys" in the 1980s, Mickey Munday made millions of dollars flying loads of drugs for Colombia's Medellin and Cali cartels. He knew infamous Medellin kingpin Pablo Escobar. He liked to fly his illicit cargo to out-of-the-way landing strips in the Everglades using high-tech gadgetry such as night-vision goggles. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Drugs

A Miami 'cocaine cowboy' finds redemption with love locks

When he was one of Miami's notorious "cocaine cowboys" in the 1980s, Mickey Munday made millions of dollars flying loads of drugs for Colombia's Medellin and Cali cartels.

DISASTERS

Mobile homes returning to Louisiana after deadly flooding

Mobile homes will fill front yards across southern Louisiana again, just as they did after Hurricane Katrina.

South Carolina

Mural honoring victims of Charleston church massacre defaced

A mural honoring the nine black parishioners fatally shot at a South Carolina church has been defaced.

Georgia

Woman arrested after pepper-spraying students at high school

Police say a woman has been arrested after pepper-spraying a crowd of students at a high school in Atlanta.

EDUCATION

The Latest: District says it welcomes dialogue on discipline

The Latest on a federal complaint alleging that public schools in Virginia's capital city more frequently and more harshly punish black students and those with disabilities than their classmates (all ...

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Midwest

This image made from a video provided by WTHR 13 shows damage to a Starbucks after a tornado in Kokomo, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people. (Nicole Misencik/WTHR 13 via AP) This image made from a video provided by WTHR 13 shows damage to a Starbucks after a tornado in Kokomo, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people. (Nicole Misencik/WTHR 13 via AP)

DISASTERS

Tornadoes damage Indiana, but leave no one seriously hurt

Tornadoes that touched down in central Indiana tore roofs off apartment buildings, sent air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cut power to thousands of people, but left no one seriously ...

CRIME

Nebraska prison on lockdown after 9 staff members assaulted

Prison officials in Nebraska say nine staff members at the Lincoln Correctional Center have been assaulted by inmates who were refusing to return to their cells.

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Tornado

'Substantial damage' reported after tornadoes touch down in Indiana

No serious injuries were reported after multiple tornadoes touched down Wednesday in central Indiana, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and ...

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Michigan

Canadian city pays thousands to ship wayward American rafters back home

It was a bit costly for Canadians to help the 1,500 Americans who drifted across the St. Clair River last weekend, but officials don't plan on billing their U.S. neighbors.

Nebraska

Nebraska correctional facility on lockdown after inmates injure 9 staff members

Nine staff members of a Nebraska correctional facility were assaulted by inmates Wednesday, officials said.

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Southwest

Texas

Police seek waiter, customer after incident at Texas steakhouse

Authorities in Texas searched for a restaurant worker and a patron after an incident that led to three gunshots being fired Wednesday.

Arizona

Family of gun instructor sues in accidental killing by girl

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor who was accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the business.

Texas

Lottery scandal prosecutor seeks to subpoena Texas attorneys

An Iowa prosecutor wants a judge to issue subpoenas for telephone and bank records of two Texas attorneys who he believes are connected to a former lottery computer security administrator who fixed ...

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CRIME

'Affluenza' teen's mom is freed from house arrest, returns to bar

The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense after he killed four people in a drunken-driving crash was released from house arrest -- and returned to the bar where she's ...

New Mexico

Ohio man accused of killing officer indicted on US charges

An Ohio man accused of killing a southern New Mexico police officer has been named in a five-count federal indictment.

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West

California

Northern California bakery receives backlash over transgender Ken doll cake

A Northern California bakery is under fire after making a transgender Ken doll birthday cake.

Drugs

Police officer among 23 arrested in California gang probe

A months-long probe into a northern California Vietnamese crime ring resulted in nearly two dozen arrests, including that of a veteran San Jose police officer accused of leaking confidential ...

ADDS NAMES OF VICTIMS - This photo combination provided by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department shows Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey, who authorities are seeking in connection with the killing of Kimberly Harvill and kidnapping of her three small children. Authorities say the couple may have left California with the children, Rylee Watkins, 5, Brayden Watkins, 3, and Joslynn Watkins, 2. (Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department via AP)

California

Couple sought in killing of California mother, kidnapping her 3 kids

Three children kidnapped after their mother was killed in a remote area outside Los Angeles were found safe Wednesday as authorities continued to search for the couple wanted in connection with both ...

California

The Latest: San Jose officer placed on leave 2 months ago

The Latest on a California officer accused of leaking intel to street gang (all times local): Authorities say that a San Jose police officer arrested as part of a gang sweep was placed on leave two ...

MILITARY

US intelligence still sorting out purported NSA hack

The U.S. is still probing the extent of a recent cyber leak of what purports to be hacking tools used by the National Security Agency.

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