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Astros fan arrested, accused of slapping Yankees fan at ALCS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:44pm

An Astros fan is facing an assault charge after being accused by authorities of slapping a New York Yankees fan after the two got into an argument at Houston's Minute Maid Park during the second game of the American League Championship Series.

Serial stowaway held without bond for violating probation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:39pm

A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights is being held without bond for her latest attempt at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Organizers of popular Iowa bike ride cut ties with newspaper

Ryan J. Foley, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:31pm

Organizers of the popular summer bike ride across Iowa are cutting ties with its longtime sponsor, the Des Moines Register, amid backlash over the newspaper's handling of a story.

Bust of Orville Wright found on North Carolina beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:07pm

The National Park Service says a bust of Orville Wright that was stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial on the North Carolina coast has been found.

British family decries treatment by US after border crossing

Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 4:06pm

and, in the process, unknowingly crossed into the United States.

US House backs 3 bills to support protests in Hong Kong

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:57pm

The House has passed three bills aimed at showing U.S. support for Hong Kong protesters who have been fighting a human rights crackdown by China.

Gov. Cuomo criticized for using racial slur during interview

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:55pm

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was criticized Tuesday for using a racial slur for African Americans while discussing historical discrimination toward darker-skinned Italian immigrants.

Panel: Florida should tighten school shooter drills

Terry Spencer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:46pm

Florida's public schools should have realistic active-shooter drills and any armed school employees must be trained by a sheriff's office and not a private company, the commission investigating last year's high school massacre recommended Tuesday to the Legislature.

Sentencing delayed for LSU student convicted in hazing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:31pm

A sentencing hearing has been postponed for a former Louisiana State University student convicted in the hazing death a Phi Delta Theta fraternity pledge.

The Latest: Magnitude 4.7 quake shakes central California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:24pm

The Latest on a central California earthquake (all times local):

School suspends girls, says rape-awareness note was bullying

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:24pm

A 15-year-old girl was suspended for bullying after trying to draw attention to what she believed was an unaddressed problem of sexual assaults involving students at her high school. Now, she's taking the school district to court.

Appeals court to hold rehearing on Trump hotel lawsuit

Denise Lavoie, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:23pm

A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel.

US officials say they'll carry out Lithuanian's extradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 3:14pm

Authorities say they are proceeding with the extradition of a former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago after the Supreme Court refused to hear her appeal.

Montana authorities: Device initially thought to be a homemade bomb was a hardware-filled bottle that didn't explode

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:49pm

Montana authorities: Device initially thought to be a homemade bomb was a hardware-filled bottle that didn't explode.

After 42 years in prison, plea agreement bringing freedom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:48pm

A New Orleans man who has spent two-thirds of his life in prison for a killing he always denied committing has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will be released.

Fearing US abandonment, Kurds kept back channels wide open

Matthew Lee and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:27pm

When Syria's Kurdish fighters, America's longtime battlefield allies against the Islamic State, announced over the weekend that they were switching sides and joining up with Damascus and Moscow, it seemed like a moment of geopolitical whiplash.

Magnitude 4.7 quake shakes part of central California

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:17pm

A magnitude-4.7 earthquake struck a remote area of central California on Tuesday. But a seismologist said there was no connection to a slightly smaller quake hours earlier in the San Francisco Bay region.

US judge weighs extradition of ex-Bosnian military policeman

Jim Salter, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:15pm

A magistrate judge will decide if a former Bosnian military policeman now living in Missouri should be sent back to face war crime charges for allegedly raping an imprisoned pregnant Serbian woman during the Bosnian war in the early 1990s.

Lawyer says Arizona official miscast as human smuggler

Jonathan J. Cooper and Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 15th - 2:05pm

A lawyer for an Arizona elected official charged in three states in an international adoption scheme said Tuesday prosecutors have miscast his client as a human smuggler.