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Clementi family become advocates after suicide

The family of a New Jersey college student who committed suicide after his roommate recorded him with another man has emerged as a champion for LGBT and vulnerable youth.

September 21, 2014

4 kids killed in Pa. crash weren't restrained

Authorities say four children killed in a multivehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania weren't in booster seats or wearing seat belts.

September 21, 2014

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

There's been only one prosecution of a civil rights killing since the Emmett Till Act became law nearly six years ago and supporters want to strengthen the law.

September 21, 2014

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

The Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement agencies got a lot of attention — and criticism — in the aftermath of the militarized police response to protesters in Ferguson, Missouri.

September 21, 2014

March on global warming expected to draw thousands

Thousands of people from across the nation are expected in New York City to participate in what's billed as the largest march ever on global warming.

September 21, 2014

Some California wells run dry amid drought

Officials say hundreds of domestic wells in California's drought-parched Central Valley have run dry, leaving many residents to rely on donated bottles of drinking water.

September 21, 2014

City cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposal

Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought.

September 20, 2014

Fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies

A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an ice bucket challenge has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man.

September 20, 2014

Navy looks to more interactive training for sailors to combat sexual assaults

The Navy is opting for more interactive, hands-on training as it seeks to combat the problem of sexual assault.

September 20, 2014

Hundreds of volunteers search for missing University of Virginia student

Hundreds of volunteers are searching for a University of Virginia student who has been missing for a week.

September 20, 2014

Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

Authorities are hunkering down in the overnight darkness of the wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood where a man suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper lived with his parents.

September 20, 2014

Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases

Prosecutors say they have a new tool to persuade jurors in cases involving twins: cutting-edge DNA testing that can identify genetic mutations to differentiate between identical siblings.

September 20, 2014

CDC: Severe respiratory illness now in 22 states

Health officials say 22 states now have confirmed cases of an unusual respiratory illness in children.

September 19, 2014

Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers

Federal officials who oversee a program that guarantees jail time for immigrants caught crossing the border illegally have refused to provide information about the program's status in Yuma, Arizona.

September 19, 2014

Retardant record set on massive California fire

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has set an agency record for the amount of retardant dropped on a wildfire in a single day.

September 19, 2014

JetBlue probe to examine object that fell from sky

The investigation into an engine failure that forced the emergency landing of a JetBlue airliner departing California will include examination of a metal panel that a woman says fell from the sky at the time.

September 19, 2014

Montana gay couple denied Communion after marriage

A gay couple has been told they can no longer receive Communion or participate in church ministry after the new priest at a Roman Catholic church in central Montana learned they had been married in a civil ceremony more than a year ago.

September 19, 2014

Family of CIA contractor slain in Benghazi may sue

The family of a CIA contractor killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department.

September 19, 2014

Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

Educators say a surprising number of school science teachers don't have the required training to handle hazardous chemicals and don't know about standard safety measures.

September 19, 2014

Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke

A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport after smoke filled the cabin, and passengers evacuated onto the runway using emergency slides.

September 19, 2014

Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

A man with a long criminal history is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges that he set a huge wildfire still burning in Northern California.

September 19, 2014

Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods

Pennsylvania State Police are trying to flush the man they suspect of killing a trooper out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

September 19, 2014

Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

September 19, 2014

Home Depot says malware affected 56M payment cards

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.

September 18, 2014

Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire

Authorities have charged a 37-year-old man with deliberately starting a wildfire in Northern California that's driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes.

September 18, 2014

Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy.

September 18, 2014

After record profits, airlines keep adding jobs

The number of jobs at U.S. airlines keeps growing — although slowly — as some of them post record profits.

September 18, 2014

Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania

Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania.

September 18, 2014

Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls

Mississippi authorities are searching for four girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the girls.

September 18, 2014

Elway son pleads guilty in domestic violence case

The son of Denver Broncos general manager John Elway is pleading guilty in a domestic violence case involving his girlfriend.

September 18, 2014
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