• Coroner IDs boy killed while crawling through space in gate

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified the 8-year-old boy who died after being struck by a metal arm that opens a gate in a suburban Las Vegas housing community. The Clark County coroner's office said Wednesday that Matthew Cattlet's cause of death is pending. North Las Vegas...

  • Rise of pragmatic Arab politician shakes up Israeli politics

    Updated: 17 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A charismatic Arab politician, who confidently jousts with Jewish rivals on TV and wants to build a broad Arab-Jewish "alliance of the disadvantaged," has emerged as one of the biggest surprises of Israel's election campaign. Ayman Odeh, a 40-year-old lawyer, heads...

  • Fossil jaw sheds light on turning point in human evolution

    Updated: 18 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A fragment of jawbone found in Ethiopia is the oldest known fossil from an evolutionary tree branch that eventually led to modern humans, scientist reported Wednesday. The fossil comes from very close to the time that our branch split away from more ape-like ancestors...

  • A closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri

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    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, Missouri, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed: ___ HISTORY: Incorporated in 1894 by founder William B. Ferguson as a railroad depot, the town quickly grew into a hub for freight and passenger traffic and a...

  • Man charged in Virginia student's slaying appears in court

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    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The parents of a slain University of Virginia student watched from the second row of a courtroom Wednesday as a judge agreed to delay the trial of the man facing murder charges in the case. John Graham peered over the top of his glasses at Jesse Matthew...

  • Brazil police say woman helped US sect leader avoid arrest

    Updated: 32 min ago

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian lead investigator in the case of a religious sect leader sought on sex charges by the U.S. government says the support of a Brazilian woman described as a longtime friend helped him elude authorities in the middle of a manhunt. The chief of federal...

  • Key figures in fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri

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    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A look at some of the key figures in the case of Michael Brown, the black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer in August. His death stirred weeks of violent unrest in the St. Louis suburb after the shooting and again in November, after a...

  • Couple plead not guilty to locking up kids 22 hours a day

    Updated: 33 min ago

    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife in Ohio pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that they kept three of their adopted children locked up 22 hours a day, gave them little to eat and beat them with a paddle that became stained with blood. The windows of the bedrooms where the...

  • Jurors resume deliberations at Jodi Arias sentencing retrial

    Updated: 34 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have resumed deliberations at the Jodi Arias sentencing retrial after a judge denied a mistrial request by her lawyer. The deliberations entered their fifth day on Wednesday. Arias was convicted of murder in 2013 after a lengthy trial that became a sensation...

  • Mom: Bus driver forced 6-year-old son to walk ½ mile in snow

    Updated: 34 min ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis mother says she's outraged that a school bus driver made her 6-year-old son get off at the wrong stop, forcing him to walk home through knee-deep snow along a busy roadway. WXIN-TV reports that (http://bit.ly/1wVhZFY ) the incident happened Monday...

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