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Northeast

Longtime New York City investigative reporter Wayne Barrett dead at 71

Investigative reporter Wayne Barrett, a scourge of New York City power brokers from Rudolph Giuliani to Mike Bloomberg during a decades-long career with the Village Voice and an early and tenacious ...

Delaware

Delaware: Ex-death row inmate acquitted after murder retrial

A former death row inmate in Delaware has been acquitted of all charges after being retried for a drug-related killing.

VIDEO

'Nasty Women' visual art protest ahead of women's march

Organizers Jessamyn Fiore and Carolina Wheat, discuss the success of their 'Nasty Women' art show and how it is spreading across the US

Arizona

Islamic State fighter's dad cries recounting search for son

The father of an Islamic State group fighter has told a jury at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man how he searched desperately for his son.

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Pennsylvania

Boy blinded after sister's bullet ricochets at shooting range

A 12-year-old boy has been blinded by a bullet that struck him in the head after it ricocheted after his 11-year-old sister fired a gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range, state police say in court ...

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Southeast

Tennessee

Tennessee Valley Authority elects 1st African-American chair

A federal agency in Tennessee has elected an African-American to be chairperson for the first time in its 83-year history.

Police: Suspect killed officer and ex-girlfriend

Police and Law Enforcement

Accused cop-killer curses out judge, says he'll represent himself

The accused cop-killer who led Orlando police on a manhunt for more than a month angrily cursed at a judge during his first court appearance Thursday, swearing that police "made up" ...

CRIME

Kentucky police sergeant's name released in fatal shooting

Authorities have released the name of a western Kentucky police officer who fatally shot a man earlier this week.

CRIME

Woman throws dog from bridge, claiming it can fly, officials say

Authorities say a woman claimed dogs could fly before tossing a small dog about 30 feet off a South Florida bridge, injuring the animal.

Markeith Loyd, suspected of fatally shooting a Florida police officer, attends his initial court appearance Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at the Orange County Jail, in Orlando, Fla. Loyd spoke out of turn and was defiant during the appearance on charges of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. He was injured during his arrest Tuesday night following a weeklong manhunt.    (Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel via AP, Pool)

CRIME

The Latest: Chief says suspect made sure officer was dead

The Latest on the fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer (all times local): 4 p.m.

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Midwest

Illinois

Hastert wants assault victim to return $1.7M in hush money

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him.

Ohio

Woman accused of taping her toddler son to wall is arrested

A young woman accused of taping her 2-year-old son to a wall and streaming it live on social media has been arrested in Ohio.

North Dakota

The Latest: Pipeline protest clash causes injuries, arrests

The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline (all times local): 2:30 p.m.

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CRIME

Mom seen in Facebook Live video with 2-year-old son taped to the wall is arrested

A mom in Ohio accused of streaming video on Facebook Live showing her 2-year-old son stuck to the wall with packaging tape was arrested on Thursday and charged with abducting the boy, police said.

Kansas

3 men charged with smuggling meth in semi-trailer's gas tank

Three men from Mexico are charged with smuggling more than 1,000 pounds of liquid methamphetamine into northeast Kansas in the gas tank of a semi-trailer truck U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said the men, ...

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Southwest

RELIGION

Texas lawmaker polls mosque leaders on Sharia law support

A Texas lawmaker is asking state mosque leaders to pledge support for the "safety" of former Muslims in a mailed survey being condemned by Islamic civil rights groups.

Texas

Suspect in Texas police detective's slaying identified

The man suspected of shooting a suburban Dallas police detective fatally has been identified.

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Cities

Corpus Christi mayor resigns after just 37 days

Mayor Dan McQueen of Corpus Christi, Texas, has resigned after just 37 days in office.

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Texas

Community raises $60G for homeless teenager in just one day

The power of a community coming together is being felt in at northern Texas city that helped raised more than $60,000 in just one day for a homeless teenager described as the “nicest, most gracious ...

Arizona

Islamic State fighter's dad cries recounting search for son

The father of an Islamic State group fighter has told a jury at the terrorism trial of an Arizona man how he searched desperately for his son.

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West

VIDEO

CA withdraws request to give illegals health insurance

Why is the state backing down? 'The O'Reilly Factor' investigates

MILITARY

Police: Grenade found in Hawaii next to store wasn't live

Bomb technicians will inspect what police believe to be an old grenade that was found in Waikiki.

In this Sept. 16, 2013 file photo, a Maston ship sits in Honolulu Harbor near the site of a molasses spill. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with the shipping company responsible for the 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor in 2013. The federal agency announced in a statement Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 that Matson Terminals Inc. will pay a civil penalty of $725,000. The molasses leaked from a section of pipe that had been flagged by the state a year before the spill. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia, File)

Hawaii

EPA settles with Hawaii company over 2013 molasses spill

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a settlement with the company responsible for a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor in 2013.

Washington

Judge hints at trial for lawsuit on harsh CIA interrogation

Psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsuit from three former detainees dismissed, but a federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to ...

Alaska

The Latest: Sentencing reset for Alaska strip club owner

The Latest on sentencing of Alaska floating strip club owner in waste dumping case (all times local): 12:10 p.m.

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