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DNA hit in an assault was key to solving Minnesota abduction

September 7, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A fresh look at an old case. Renewed publicity sparked by a curious blogger. An assault victim with the courage to come forward. And a DNA match in a decades-old crime. These were just some key factors as authorities worked to solve the Oct. 22, 1989, abduction of Jacob Wetterling, an 11-year-old [&hellip...

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Federal judge calls out prosecutors in prison recording case

September 7, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — During a federal court hearing that mainly focused on recordings of attorney-client conversations by a Kansas prison, U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson accused a federal prosecutor Wednesday of improperly trying to access her...

Body of kidnapped Montana woman found near Spokane

September 7, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A woman who was kidnapped at a Montana rest stop in broad daylight was able to talk with her husband by cellphone several times and even talked with police, but she was dead by the time authorities found her car 325 miles away near...

Fire damages USDA shops; ATF says no evidence of a crime

September 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A large fire has damaged a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility outside the nation’s capital. No one was hurt. Prince George’s County fire/EMS department spokesman Mark Brady said it took firefighters about 45 minutes...

Alaska Libertarians select Joe Miller as Senate candidate

September 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Joe Miller wants to again attempt to unseat U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, but this time he’s planning to try it as a Libertarian. Miller announced Tuesday that he will become the Libertarian’s replacement candidate in...

Dallas County DA Hawk resigns after bouts of mental illness

September 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas County district attorney resigned her position as the top prosecutor in the nation’s ninth most populous county Tuesday just a month after returning to work following her third inpatient treatment for mental illness. Since...

Judge puts hold on plan to open California lands to fracking

September 6, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively rejected a plan by the federal Bureau of Land Management to open more than 1,500 square miles of Central California lands to oil drilling and fracking. U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald ruled...

Armed officers placed at jail where shooting occurred

September 5, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — An armed deputy and an armed correctional officer have been stationed in the lobby of the central California jail where an ex-convict opened fire and critically wounded two unarmed officers, a sheriff’s spokesman said Monday....

Hermine lingers offshore, brings rough waves, rip currents

September 5, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hermine twisted hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday, creating large waves in some southern New England beach waters that lured in surfers despite the rough surf and rip currents that kept most beachgoers away...

Clinton blasts Russia, Trump softens immigration stance

September 5, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Setting the stage on Labor Day for a critical month in their testy presidential campaign, Donald Trump softened his stance on immigration while Hillary Clinton blasted Russia for its suspected tampering in the U.S. electoral process. In a...