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Settlement: Inmates can now receive some handmade drawings

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:42am

A settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit challenging the New Hampshire Department of Corrections' prison mail policy, and inmates will now be allowed to receive some handmade drawings.

2 workers die when crane topples on dock in Southeast Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:41am

Authorities say two workers were killed and another hurt when a crane fell on a marine dock in Southeast Texas.

Plane crashes after takeoff, killing Georgia pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:38am

A Georgia pilot was killed in a crash after takeoff from a private airstrip early Wednesday.

Cop on desk after violent arrest of man 'trying to help'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:37am

One of five Pittsburgh officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook has been assigned to desk duty while the others are working their usual assignments.

Kentucky man pleads guilty in beating death of 7-week-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:17am

A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to the 2015 beating death of a 7-week-old boy.

Official charged in Flint water-related death faces hearing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:14am

A Michigan official blamed in the death of a Flint-area man who had Legionnaires' disease faces a key hearing to determine whether he will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter.

'Nasty' to have service dog in restaurant, customer says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 7:04am

An argument broke out after a woman complained about a service dog being allowed inside a Delaware restaurant.

Police: High schoolers charged with raping classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:53am

Authorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate and police say a third suspect is at large.

Judge rescinds impoundment order in quadruple slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:42am

A judge has ruled that some court records in the case of a Maine man charged with killing his mother, grandparents and their caretaker in a Massachusetts home will be made public.

Florida hospital closed as officials assess hurricane damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:37am

A beachside hospital on Florida's Atlantic Coast remains closed as officials evaluate the damage done to the building by Hurricane Irma.

Fatal police shooting on the rise in St. Louis this year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:35am

There have been more fatal police shootings in St. Louis in 2017 than for a decade — with three months still left until year's end.

Grand jury clears Toledo police officer in fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:17am

A grand jury in Ohio has declined to indict a police officer in the fatal shooting of a man during an apparent domestic dispute.

State park's hiking trails close following bear attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:09am

A black bear has attacked a woman at a state park in Virginia, prompting officials to close the park's hiking trails.

Girl, 4, shoots self while grabbing candy in grandma's purse

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 6:03am

A 4-year-old Florida girl has died after accidentally pulling the trigger of a gun when she reached into her grandmother's purse for candy.

Private Connecticut school buys Vermont land for new campus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 5:58am

A private boys' school in Connecticut has purchased a well-known Vermont inn and surrounding property to create a satellite campus.

Former VP Biden to campaign in Alabama Senate race

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 5:33am

Former Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Alabama next month to campaign for the Democrat in the U.S. Senate race.

2 dead, 1 wounded in Alabama shootings that involved police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 5:23am

Police say two people are dead and a third person wounded in north Alabama after shootings that involved police.

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 3:27am

President Donald Trump has determined how he wants to approach the Iran nuclear deal — which he has called the worst agreement ever negotiated by the United States — but has not told even his top national security advisers what his decision is.

US Caribbean communities stepping up for Irma-hit region

Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Sep 21st - 2:43am

From parties where the price of admission is a donation, to fundraising drives and online wish lists for collecting needed supplies, West Indian communities around the United States are stepping up to get help for the islands of the Caribbean ravaged by the wind and water of Hurricane Irma, including those in places in the southern United States that were hit hard themselves.