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Government transfers land for more border wall

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:52pm

The Department of Interior says it is transferring 560 acres (226 hectares) of federal land to the U.S. Army to speed up construction on 70 miles (113 kilometers) of border wall in West Texas, California and Arizona.

Chicago woman shot by gunman on bicycle while walking

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 5:42pm

Chicago police say a woman walking with co-workers along a street near the central business district was shot by a bicyclist.

Chicago woman charged in alleged US prostitution ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:41pm

A 31-year-old who prosecutors say went by "Madame Priscilla Belle" is accused of running a multistate prostitution business from a three-story Chicago building that functioned like a brothel.

Trump visits border wall in California, calls it 'amazing'

Kevin Freking, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 4:25pm

President Donald Trump is capping a three-day trip to the West with a visit to the border wall in San Diego, where he is showing reporters details of the ongoing construction.

Tennessee officials say 2 deputies injured, suspect dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:57pm

Officials in Tennessee say two deputies have been injured and a suspect has died in a shooting in Memphis.

Pastafarian pastor leads prayer at Alaska government meeting

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:56pm

A pastor wearing a spaghetti strainer on his head delivered the opening invocation at the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly meeting Tuesday.

Court hearing on Britney Spears' life, finances closed

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:48pm

A hearing on the court conservatorship that controls the money and affairs of Britney Spears has been closed to the public and media.

Uptick seen in rare mosquito-borne virus in some US states

Mike Stobbe and Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:43pm

Heath officials say U.S. deaths and illnesses from a rare mosquito-borne virus are higher than usual this year.

Salt Lake, New York to become 'test beds' for research like 5G, FCC says

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:39pm

Salt Lake and New York are about to become "test beds" for advanced wireless technologies like 5G, the Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday.

Teen vaping of nicotine jumped again this year, survey finds

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:06pm

A greater share of U.S. teens are vaping nicotine e-cigarettes.

3 dead, 1 hurt in buggy-motor vehicle crash in Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:04pm

Police say three people have died in a collision between a horse-drawn buggy and a motor vehicle in Michigan.

Grandmother of slain 9-year-old Chicago boy testifies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 3:01pm

Nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee's grandmother took the witness stand in the trial of two men charged with murder in the boy's slaying to recount for jurors how the fourth grader told her he loved her before racing off to play basketball on the day he was shot to death.

Judge, Dragon Con co-founder accused of criminal trespass

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:54pm

A grand jury has indicted a Georgia judge, along with a co-founder of DragonCon and two others, after prosecutors accused them of illegally accessing a courthouse computer network.

The 'Hero of Cologne' receives his Bronze Star 75 years late

Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:52pm

When 96-year-old Clarence Smoyer came to Washington, he thought he was heading to the Pentagon to sign copies of a book detailing his exploits as a World War II tank gunner.

Amid a privacy crisis, Facebook now wants to put a camera on your TV

Samantha Murphy Kelly, CNN  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:33pm

When Facebook first introduced Portal, a smart speaker with a screen, in October of last year, the company was grappling with a seemingly endless list of privacy issues. The idea seemed tone deaf, to say the least.

Florida man charged with racially threatening black activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:19pm

A Florida man has been arrested on charges he cyberstalked and made racist threats against a black activist in Virginia and tried to interfere with his plans to run for a seat on Charlottesville's city council.

Patrol releases names of man, boy found dead in Missouri

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:09pm

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the names of a 4-year-old boy and a 37-year-old man whose bodies were found this week in rural eastern Missouri.

Weather radar proposal to improve forecasts in Four Corners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 2:07pm

A national weather agency has announced plans to lower its radar system elevation to better track weather in the Four Corners region including southwest Colorado.

Woman sues Epstein estate, saying she was abused at age 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:58pm

A woman whose claims of sexual abuse against financier Jeffrey Epstein were outlined in a federal indictment has sued his estate, describing abuse from age 14 to 17.

Trump says he'd give Iranian leaders visas to attend UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 1:55pm

President Donald Trump says if it were up to him, he'd give the Iranian president and foreign minister U.S. visas to attend next week's United Nations General Assembly.