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Michigan man sentenced in theft from casket

A community advocate in Michigan has been ordered not to attend open casket funerals as part of a plea deal reached in a theft case

At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy…

A Mississippi school will shed the name of the Confederate president and be named for the first African-American president of the United States

Peter Kiernan: Not wise to brag about the stock…

Former Goldman Sachs partner provides insight after the Dow closes above 23,000.

At Least 3 Dead After Shooting At Business Park…

Five people were shot at a business park in Harford County, Maryland, police say. Three died; two were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. says the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend for another year the work of inspectors trying to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over…

A Massachusetts man who authorities say fell under the influence of the Islamic State group has been convicted of plotting to behead a conservative American blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

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Court grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer's…

A federal appeals court says former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free pending appeal of his corruption conviction

Autopsy shows victim in 'cold medicine' killing…

Matthew James Phelps, accused of stabbing his wife to death, claims cough syrup is to blame.

2 Officers Fired After Forcibly Removing United…

An investigation found three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers and an aviation security sergeant "mishandled" the incident.

The Latest: Execution for 'Tourniquet Killer…

Judge halts the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's 'Tourniquet Killer'

Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide…

Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans

The Latest: Shooting suspect accused of workplace…

A judge denied a request for a restraining order against the suspect in the shootings of six people in Maryland and Delaware Wednesday, saying previous complaints of workplace violence didn't meet the burden of proof

US Marine accused of trying to carjack tour bus

Driver says she has no idea what provoked 24-year-old Tyler Jackson's attack in Washington, D.C.

Congresswoman Says Trump Made 'Insensitive…

Rep. Frederica Wilson says she heard President Trump say to a fallen soldier's widow, "Well, I guess he knew what he was getting into."

Las Vegas hotel guard describes being shot by…

The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite

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Top GOP consultant charged with illegal lobbying…

A top Republican consultant and two former state representatives have been indicted in a political corruption scheme in South Carolina's Legislature

University chief: Security cost for Spencer…

A day before white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak at the University of Florida, its president said the security costs of holding such an event at a public university put an unfair burden on taxpayers

Black Monday: What happened and what we learned

October 19, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Black Monday. Longtime bankruptcy and securities attorney Sandra Mayerson remembers what happened, what America learned, and what radically changed because of that infamous day

NFL Players And Owners At Standstill Over Anthem…

Owners and player representatives called a Tuesday meeting "productive" but didn't announce any new policies.

Receptionist's family sues over fatal Minnesota…

The family of a school receptionist is suing over an explosion that killed her at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis this summer

Suspect in fatal shootings of 4, including boy…

A man suspected in the deadly Ohio shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three other family members and a related non-fatal stabbing has been indicted on charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder

Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop…

A powerful state lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, boasting how they pressured a university president after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game

Halloween: Schools crack down on insensitive…

From first-graders to college seniors, schools are cracking down on a wide swath of Halloween costumes. Watch the video to see what’s considered offensive

Florida Governor Prepares For Violence Before…

White nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak Thursday in Florida, his first speech since the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Man gets life without parole in killing of Florida priest

A man accused of killing a Florida priest in Georgia has pleaded guilty after reaching a deal with prosecutors to spare him the death penalty

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care…

Uncertainty and confusion are mounting as millions of Americans prepare to select health insurance policies when the new open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act begins on Nov. 1

Crews quickly smother fire at oil refinery near…

A fire that erupted at the largest oil refinery on the West Coast threatened storage tanks while sending huge flames into the sky and black smoke across California neighborhoods before crews quickly smothered it