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August 16, 2016 - 6:24am
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy report shows a 27-year-old bride-to-be was strangled inside her Charlotte, North Carolina, apartment this summer before it was set on fire.

News outlets report the autopsy performed by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner's Office also reveals that Amanda Strous suffered significant burns and blunt force injuries in her June 18 death. Her mouth was also reportedly taped shut.

Twenty-eight-year-old Matthew Thomas...

August 16, 2016 - 6:15am
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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a woman says she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after leaving an Atlanta bar.

News outlets report Atlanta police say the victim told officers she was leaving the Park Bench Pub around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she called an Uber to get a ride home.

The victim told police that a short while into the drive, the driver began to sexually assault her. She says the driver then pushed her out of the...

August 16, 2016 - 6:07am
1 week 1 day ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has reached a more than $4 million settlement with the family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a darkened stairwell in November 2014.

The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/2aVMJ5z ) the city is paying $4.1 million and the New York City Housing Authority is contributing $400,000 to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 28-year-old Akai (ah-KEYE') Gurley.

Former Officer Peter Liang...

August 16, 2016 - 5:59am
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. TOLL STILL RISING IN LOUISIANA

At least 40,000 homes have been damaged and 11 people killed in some of the worst flooding in the state's history.

2. WHICH EVENTS CLINTON'S MAKING SURE NOT TO MISS

The Democratic presidential nominee is leaving no fundraiser behind as she crisscrosses the country...

August 16, 2016 - 5:20am
1 week 1 day ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has granted a delay in the trial of a former New Orleans police officer charged in the cover-up of deadly shootings by colleagues in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

The new trial date for Gerard Dugue (DOO'-gay) is Oct. 24. He had been set for trial this month.

Prosecutors recently asked for more time to complete plea negotiations.

Dugue faces obstruction of justice and other charges in...

August 16, 2016 - 5:01am
1 week 1 day ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii health officials have ordered several sushi restaurants closed immediately after citing them as a possible source of a Hepatitis A outbreak.

The Hawaii State Department of Health said late Monday that the disease outbreak "is likely due to imported frozen scallops served raw at Genki Sushi Restaurants on Oahu and Kauai."

The department says in a news release that it has ordered the restaurants on the two islands closed " to...

August 16, 2016 - 3:44am
1 week 1 day ago

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama did something unusual during his Martha's Vineyard vacation: He went out on the town four nights in a row.

Obama has vacationed on the Massachusetts island for many years, including before he became president and during seven of his eight Oval Office summers.

But this summer, his final one as president, Obama has spent almost every night of his getaway painting the island red.

The...

August 16, 2016 - 3:39am
1 week 1 day ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Some residents of Louisiana's capital city have begun struggling to return to flood-damaged homes on foot, in cars and by boat as waters recede in some areas.

But though the rain had mostly stopped, new places in the state are facing flood dangers from the deluge that has sent thousands into shelters.

Rivers and creeks are still dangerously bloated south of Baton Rouge. People have filled sandbags to protect their houses,...

August 16, 2016 - 3:28am
1 week 1 day ago

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump is calling for "extreme vetting" of immigrants seeking admission to the United States.

But he's providing few details on what that means or how much it would cost.

In a foreign policy speech Monday, Trump says people who "do not believe in our Constitution, or who support bigotry and hatred" will be barred from entering the country.

His proposals are the latest version of a policy that began...

August 16, 2016 - 3:23am
1 week 1 day ago

GILFORD, N.H. (AP) — Kelly Ayotte cannot escape the shadow of Donald Trump.

Even among the fried dough stands and pig pens of New Hampshire's summer fairs, the Republican senator faces difficult questions about her party's presidential nominee, a celebrity businessman who threatens to weigh down swing state Republicans at every level this fall.

There are no easy answers for vulnerable incumbents such as Ayotte, who are troubled by Trump but don't...

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