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Officials: F-16, small plane collide in midair

Federal officials say an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane have collided in midair in South Carolina.

July 7, 2015

New charges in Charleston church shooting: Attempted murder

The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder.

July 7, 2015

Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

A Chicago community group is suing three suburbs, accusing them of not adequately monitoring gun stores they believe are the source of weapons that have filtered into the city.

July 7, 2015

Closing arguments set in federal cyberstalking trial

Closing arguments are set in the federal conspiracy and cyberstalking case against the widow and children of a man who killed his ex-daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse.

July 7, 2015

Police seek help after nut theft, post mug shot of squirrel

Police in suburban Detroit are having a little fun while asking for help from the public in figuring out who swiped roughly 28,000 pounds of packaged nuts.

July 7, 2015

Arkansas woman takes plea deal in homicide case

A woman charged in the kidnapping and killing of an Arkansas real estate agent has pleaded guilty to reduced charges.

July 7, 2015

Woman arrested after calling 911 with Chinese food complaint

A northeast Ohio woman has been arrested after police say she called 911 to complain about an order of Chinese food.

July 7, 2015

Officials: Some children got wrong immunizations at clinic

Authorities say at least five children were given improper medicines at a southern New Jersey health clinic, including a 2-year-old boy who got an "excessive dose" of a cervical cancer prevention vaccine.

July 7, 2015

Cosby in trouble as 2005 deposition goes public

Comedian Bill Cosby's alleged sex abuse drama has taken a new turn following the release of a 2005 court deposition, in which he admits obtaining Quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with.

July 7, 2015

California right-to-die bill struggling ahead of key vote

A bill that would allow California physicians to help terminally ill patients end their lives is struggling for support ahead of a legislative vote.

July 7, 2015

Hospital: Nurse who dropped newborn disciplined, not fired

A spokesman says a western Pennsylvania hospital will discipline but not fire a veteran nurse who accidentally dropped a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.

July 7, 2015

Condemned Boston Marathon bomber files motion for new trial

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has filed a motion for a new trial, less than two weeks after he was formally sentenced to death for the 2013 attack.

July 6, 2015

Police: Maryland boy dies after being beaten for eating cake

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

July 6, 2015

Man testifies Leonard told him house exploded before it did

A man testified that a former friend accused of causing a house explosion that killed an Indianapolis couple told him several days before that he was looking to buy a Ferrari after his house blew up.

July 6, 2015

Gay couple quickly granted marriage license after lawsuit

A gay couple has received a marriage license after filing a federal lawsuit against a North Texas county clerk who previously cited her religious opposition to gay marriage in denying the license.

July 6, 2015

Search for missing Northern California baby enters fifth day

The search for a missing 6-month old Northern California girl entered its fifth day Monday.

July 6, 2015

SC lawmakers begin debate on flag

South Carolina's state Senate has opened debate on the future of the Confederate flag on Statehouse grounds -- and the first amendment being considered is one that would put the matter up to a public vote.

July 6, 2015

Police check report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

Police say they are checking on a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington.

July 6, 2015

Interview: Suspect in SF pier attack admits he shot woman

A man arrested in the seemingly random shooting of a woman at a San Francisco pier has admitted in a jailhouse interview that he shot her, but says it was an accident.

July 6, 2015

Police search for missing child of man who jumped off bridge

Rescue crews are searching the Connecticut River for a 7-month-old boy who may have been with his father when the man jumped from a Connecticut bridge.

July 6, 2015

Florida man faces sentencing for having sex on the beach

A man convicted of having sex on a Florida beach in front of families will soon learn how long he must spend in prison.

July 6, 2015

To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

Some institutions outside the South are reconsidering whether to still honor historical figures with ties to slavery and the Confederacy.

July 5, 2015

Maine police say 1 man killed in Calais fireworks accident

Maine state police say a Calais man was killed in a fireworks incident on July Fourth.

July 5, 2015

7-year-old boy shot, killed in Chicago over Fourth of July

Authorities say a 7-year-old boy who was celebrating the Fourth of July with his family is among three people shot and killed overnight in Chicago.

July 5, 2015

Inmate shot after escape moved from hospital to prison

The prison inmate who was shot after a three-week escape attempt has been moved from the hospital to another maximum-security prison.

July 5, 2015

California water rates rise as cities lose money in drought

Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in drought-stricken California.

July 5, 2015

Florida woman arrested for throwing kittens out car window

A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window.

July 4, 2015

A 2nd monument to Confederacy defaced in Va.'s capital city

A second monument in memory of the Confederacy has been vandalized in Richmond.

July 4, 2015

Feds: Immigrant kids given adult dose of Hepatitis A vaccine

Authorities say about 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a Hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they are being held with their mothers.

July 4, 2015

Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns

Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado.

July 4, 2015
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