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August 18, 2015 - 6:39pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court decision keeps five former New Orleans police officers on track for a new trial in connection with deadly shootings of unarmed people amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Four of the men are charged in the shootings at the Danziger Bridge, which happened a week after Hurricane Katrina hit the city and levee failures led to catastrophic flooding. A fifth ex-officer is charged in the cover-up, which fell apart...

August 18, 2015 - 6:30pm
1 week 6 days ago

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say one of the eight construction workers injured after a scaffolding collapse outside a Rio Rancho hospital has died.

The injured worker was one of four who was critically injured Tuesday afternoon when 21 feet of scaffolding at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center buckled and collapsed from the top down.

Fire Department officials say the four workers with life-threatening injuries were taken to University of New...

August 18, 2015 - 6:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has confessed to killing her three young sons over the past several months because her husband ignored their daughter.

Police in Bellefontaine say Brittany Pilkington is charged with three counts of murder. They say she reported Tuesday one son wasn't breathing and later confessed to killing him and two others.

Three-month-old Noah died Tuesday. Four-year-old Gavin died in April. Three-month-...

August 18, 2015 - 6:12pm
1 week 6 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana television station is reporting that Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is expected to plead guilty to child-pornography charges.

The report on Fox 59 comes six weeks after authorities seized electronics and other items from Fogle's home in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb.

Citing sources it did not identify, the station said Fogle would enter a plea Wednesday. It also said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis...

August 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
1 week 6 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is adding 181,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada to a 2014 recall for headlights that can stop working.

The company also will have to fix thousands of cars from the 2014 recall a second time because the original repairs could fail.

The expansion covers the 2005 Buick LaCrosse, the 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix in the U.S., and the 2005 Buick Allure in Canada.

A headlight module may not work in high...

August 18, 2015 - 5:57pm
1 week 6 days ago

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say one or two wallaroos, a type of kangaroo, have escaped from a north Tucson home.

Pima County Sheriff's Department spokesman Tracy Suitt said a person reported that at least one pet wallaroo went missing Monday afternoon.

A video captured the kangaroo-type animal hopping down a far north Tucson street. Suitt said that a second animal may also have escaped.

He said it's legal in Arizona for the...

August 18, 2015 - 5:42pm
1 week 6 days ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition has had a New Jersey gun possession charge against him dropped.

The Trentonian reports ( ) prosecutors dismissed charges against Marcus Hubbard last week, citing a lack of evidence.

Authorities say Hubbard and three other men were in a car that ran a red light in Trenton last summer and had a stolen handgun in a seatback pocket. All four men were...

August 18, 2015 - 5:34pm
1 week 6 days ago

CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man nicknamed the "Hamburglar" was arrested after authorities say McDonald's employees recognized him from surveillance footage of a recent break-in.

Cape Coral police said in a news release Tuesday that a man broke into the fast-food restaurant in the early morning hours of Aug. 9. The building's security system was damaged, but nothing appeared to be taken.

Authorities say 43-year-old John Gampa showed up in the...

August 18, 2015 - 5:33pm
1 week 6 days ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy who was shot by police this month after they say he pointed a gun at them during a foot chase in New Jersey's capital city faces aggravated assault and gun charges.

The New Jersey Attorney General's office said Tuesday that witnesses said the boy pointed a .22-caliber handgun at the officers when two state troopers and a Mercer County sheriff's officer began to chase him Aug. 7.

Investigators say the gun was...

August 18, 2015 - 5:32pm
1 week 6 days ago

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Two people familiar with the "Deflategate" legal case tell The Associated Press that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell participated in unsuccessful settlement talks in New York on Tuesday.

The failure to strike a deal after about four hours of talks means a Wednesday hearing will proceed as scheduled.

The people, who spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because they were not...

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