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February 11, 2016 - 9:49am
1 hour 26 min ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — A judge in Ohio has scheduled the murder trial of a former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist after a traffic stop.

Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan set Oct. 24 for the trial of Ray Tensing. A pretrial hearing was scheduled for April 6.

Tensing was not in court Thursday. His attorney has said Tensing feared being dragged under the car as motorist Samuel DuBose tried to drive away...

February 11, 2016 - 9:47am
1 hour 26 min ago

U.S. stocks opened sharply lower following steep market declines all around the world as concerns about global economic weakness intensified.

Bank stocks were hit hard Thursday as investors worried that interest rates in the U.S. and elsewhere would remain low. Citigroup and Bank of America both dropped 5 percent. Oil prices fell below $27 for the second time this year and dragged down shares of energy companies.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell...

February 11, 2016 - 9:38am
1 hour 36 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The city of Cleveland is asking Tamir Rice's estate to pay $500 for ambulance and medical services he received after being shot by a police officer.

The city requested the money as the 12-year-old boy's "last dying expense" in a creditor's claim filed Wednesday in Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Probate Court. The claim states the money is overdue.

A Rice family attorney calls the claim "callous and insensitive."

February 11, 2016 - 9:37am
1 hour 6 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The former diving coach at Towson University has been sentenced to probation for secretly recording women team members in a locker room.

Forty-three-year-old Maureen Mead pleaded guilty Wednesday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to visual surveillance and altering physical evidence in the October recording.

Prosecutor Lisa Dever says the women didn't believe Mead's intent was to record them getting undressed, but rather to spy on...

February 11, 2016 - 9:33am
1 hour 36 min ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal and state authorities have reached a $3.2 billion settlement with Morgan Stanley over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities.

The nationwide settlement, negotiated by the working group appointed by President Barack Obama in 2012, says the bank acknowledges that it increased the acceptable risk levels for mortgage loans pooled and sold to investors...

February 11, 2016 - 9:29am
1 hour 36 min ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A psychologist says a Wisconsin man charged with trying to join the Islamic State militant group is competent to stand trial.

A federal magistrate in Madison has given Joshua Van Haften's lawyer two weeks to contest the finding. Van Haften was charged last April with trying to cross from Turkey to Syria to join the group. The Madison native was arrested by Turkish authorities, released and taken into custody in Chicago where he underwent the mental...

February 11, 2016 - 9:27am
46 min 24 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police believe three knives or other weapons with blades were used to kill five of six family members whose bodies were found last week in their home on the city's Southwest Side.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL'-mee) said Wednesday that investigators believe the weapons were either knives or other cutting instruments. The victims found Feb. 4 were two boys, ages 13 and 10, two women and two men.

Five of...

February 11, 2016 - 9:23am
1 hour 46 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veterinarians say a starving sea lion rescued last week after finding its way into a fancy San Diego restaurant is on the mend.

SeaWorld vets said Wednesday that the 8-month-old female pup has put on about four pounds, and her bloodwork is encouraging.

The underweight and dehydrated sea lion was found Feb. 4 asleep in a dining booth at The Marine Room, an oceanfront restaurant in La Jolla.

The pup, nicknamed...

February 11, 2016 - 9:12am
1 hour 56 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Prosecutors say there's nothing unusual about a court order requiring Baltimore Police Officer William Porter to testify against fellow officers in the Freddie Gray case.

Assistant Attorney General Carrie Williams made the argument on behalf of city prosecutors in a filing Wednesday in the Court of Special Appeals, Maryland's second-highest court.

Porter is appealing a Baltimore Circuit Court ruling that he must testify against...

February 11, 2016 - 9:04am
2 hours 6 min ago

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The son of a gunman who fatally shot two Maryland sheriff's deputies before he was killed in a shootout says his father was a heavy drinker with emotional problems, but never spoke poorly of police.

Jeremy Evans told WBAL-TV he believes his father, 68-year-old David Brian Evans, thought he'd spend the rest of his life behind bars and decided to get away.

Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler says David Evans, who had warrants for his arrest,...

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