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Jury selection begins in Florida parking lot shooting case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 7:02am

The manslaughter trial of a white man who is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space is beginning in Florida.

16-year-old is latest young shooting victim in St. Louis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:13am

Authorities say a 16-year-old aspiring football player has been killed and an 18-year-old wounded in a St. Louis shooting.

Omar, Tlaib host news conference on travel restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:11am

Democratic U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan plan to host a news conference Monday afternoon on travel restrictions to Israel and Palestine, after they were denied entry into Israel last week.

North Carolina wild horse dies after tangled in barbed wire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 6:06am

North Carolina's Corolla Wild Horse Fund has confirmed a young stallion became tangled in barbed wire near an Outer Banks beach and had to be euthanized.

Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 5:52am

A Georgia school board has apologized over ribbons distributed prior to a football scrimmage this month that showed the opposing school's mascot hanged by a noose.

DNA results reunite siblings separated most of their lives

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 19th - 4:29am

A brother from Texas and sister from Kentucky who were separated for most of their lives have been catching up on the past 53 years after matching DNA results online.

Kathleen Blanco: Louisiana gov brought down by Katrina dies

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 11:19pm

Even after Hurricane Katrina ended her political career and as cancer ate away her strength, former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco still described her life as "charmed." With strength in her faith and her family, the state's first elected female governor time and again refused to wallow in disappointment or disaster.

Trump downplays talk of a recession after his economic advisers say growing fears are unfounded

Devan Cole and Nikki Carvajal, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:18pm

President Donald Trump said he is "prepared for everything" but that "most economists" don't think a recession is on the horizon as growing fears of a slowdown persist.

Epstein's purported madam now a focus in sex abuse cases

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:52pm

She's been called Jeffrey Epstein's madam, the woman who recruited girls for his sexual appetites, and at times his social planner and household organizer in places ranging from New York to Palm Beach, Florida.

$17 million or $70 million? 1930s Porsche fails to sell after auction snafu

Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug 18th - 9:22pm

A bulbous race car from the 1930s was expected to be the most expensive car with the Porsche name ever sold at auction. But the sale was marred by a confusing mix-up on the auction stage.

Trump on guns: 'We do have a lot of background checks right now'

Nikki Carvajal and Paul Leblanc, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 8:26pm

President Donald Trump on Sunday emphasized a need for the country to focus on "a very big mental health problem" in the wake of two mass shootings in one weekend that left 32 people dead earlier this month as he appeared to defend current US gun control measures, stating "we do have a lot of background checks right now."

Police: Wisconsin man who attacked officer fatally shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:25pm

Police say an officer responding to a report of a burglary attempt in Caledonia, Wisconsin, was attacked by a man with an "edged weapon" and fired his gun, killing the man.

Obama's high school basketball jersey sells for $120,000

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 7:12pm

A basketball jersey believed to have been worn by former President Barack Obama while he was at a Honolulu prep school has sold at auction for $120,000.

Fewer grizzly bears were euthanized at Yellowstone this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 5:23pm

Wildlife officials say fewer grizzly bears have been euthanized this year in Yellowstone National Park compared to previous years.

Major players shaping troubled Afghanistan's future

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:57pm

Saturday night's devastating attack on a wedding in Afghanistan's capital comes amid huge uncertainty about the country's future. The United States and the Taliban say they are nearing a deal to end America's longest conflict, one that has lasted a generation and left tens of thousands dead. The U.S.-Taliban talks have sidelined the government in Kabul, which is increasingly frustrated.

Police: Man accused of threat to Jewish center arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:52pm

Police say a man accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram has been arrested on telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing charges.

Police: Men with guns in Missouri Walmart broke no laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 4:35pm

Two men with handguns in their waistbands alarmed shoppers when they entered a Kansas City-area Walmart on Sunday, but police say they were just buying ammunition for target practice.

Nearly 4 tons of weed discovered inside a shipment of jalapeños

Amanda Jackson and Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:35pm

A shipment of jalapeños from Mexico to the US proved to be carrying more than just a spicy kick when Border Patrol agents found nearly 4 tons of marijuana hidden in the cargo.

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 3:00pm

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, has died.