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Woman pleads guilty to robbery, says prison is like home

August 3, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated booking photo provided by the Cheyenne Police Department shows Linda Thompson. Thompson has pleaded guilty in federal court after authorities said she robbed a bank in Wyoming so she could return to prison. Thompson entered the plea to a bank robbery charge Wednesday, Aug. 3, in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. (Cheyenne Police [&hellip...

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More than 2 dozen large wildfires burn in Western states

August 3, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Two CalFire aircraft are silhouetted against the glow from the growing Cold Fire above Winters, Calif, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, as crews from across northern California continue to battle the 4,000 acre fire. Federal officials say 27 large uncontained wildfires...

Man held on murder charges in teens’ deaths near Atlanta

August 3, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

This August 2016 photo released by the Roswell Police Department shows Jeffrey A. Hazelwood, 20, of Roswell, Ga. Police say Hazelwood has been arrested on a murder charge as detectives investigate the gunshot deaths of two teenagers whose bodies were found...

Pastor who won AR-15 raffle may have violated Oregon law

August 2, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

In this July 27, 2016 photo, Rev. Jeremy Lucas of Christ Church Episcopal Parish holds the 150 tickets that he purchased in an all-star softball team’s raffle to win an AR-15 assault rifle in Lake Oswego, Ore. Lucas may have run afoul of Oregon law when...

Jurors in police shooting case to be extensively questioned

August 2, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Potential jurors in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist will be extensively questioned on their views about race and police conduct before being seated in...

NC toxicologist: Water near Duke’s dumps not safe to drink

August 2, 2016 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Jan. 14, 2016 file photo, a drainage pipe that was the original culprit of the coal ash spill is seen at the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C. North Carolina’s top public health official acted unethically and possibly illegally by telling...

Pilot was able to keep flying despite drunken driving record

August 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

LOCKHART, Texas (AP) — The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas, killing 16 people, was able to keep flying despite having at least four convictions for drunken driving in Missouri and twice spending time in prison. Whether the pilot’s...

Police: Officers kill armed woman barricaded in apartment

August 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

RANDALLSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A woman who pointed a gun at police serving arrest warrants at her apartment was shot and killed by officers after she threatened to kill one of them, Baltimore County police said Monday. The department said in a news release that a...

CDC warns pregnant women against Zika-stricken part of Miami

August 1, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

MIAMI (AP) — Government health officials warned pregnant women Monday to avoid a Zika-stricken part of Miami and told couples who have been there recently to put off having children for at least two months, after the number of people feared infected through...

The Latest: Sources: Heart of Texas operated balloon

July 30, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

Police cars block access to the site where a hot air balloon crashed early Saturday, July 30, 2016, near Lockhart, Texas. At least 16 people were on board the balloon, which Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford said caught fire before...