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U.S. official: Hackers targeted election systems of 20 states

posted: 09/30/2016 2:30 p.m. Comments 7

WASHINGTON — Hackers have targeted the voter registration systems of more than 20 states in recent months, a Homeland Security Department official said Friday.

Dad accused of drowning baby strapped in car seat gets life

posted: 09/30/2016 1:49 p.m. Comment 1

BATAVIA, Ohio — An Ohio man accused of drowning his 4-month-old daughter in a river while she was strapped in her car seat has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Students disciplined for wearing KKK-like garb to school

posted: 09/30/2016 1:48 p.m. Comment 1

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — Several Florida high school students face disciplinary action for wearing to school white sheets that resemble Ku Klux Klan garb.

14-year-old boy charged in father's killing, school shooting

posted: 09/30/2016 11:54 a.m. Comment 1

ANDERSON, S.C. — A 14-year-old South Carolina boy was charged as a juvenile Friday with murder and three counts of attempted murder after authorities say he killed his father and opened fire on students at a playground, wounding three people.

Alabama justice off bench for defying Supreme Court on gay marriage

updated: 09/30/2016 1:37 p.m. Comments 9

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he got in trouble for refusing federal orders to move a Ten Commandments monument.

Investigators seek answers in fatal New Jersey train crash

posted: 09/30/2016 9:37 a.m. Discuss

HOBOKEN, N.J. — Federal investigators are trying to determine what happened before a commuter train barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 other people.

Trump fixes on Bill Clinton's scandals

posted: 09/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 28

BEDFORD, N.H. -- Donald Trump on Thursday resurrected Bill Clinton's impeachment, adding the former president's infidelities to the 2016 campaign. Trump warned voters in New Hampshire that a Hillary Clinton victory would revive her husband's sex scandal at the White House.

Russia refuses to budge on Syria

posted: 09/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Russian government vowed Thursday to continue its operations in Syria, dismissing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's threat to cut off talks if the bombardment of Aleppo continued.

At S.C. school, 1 fireman aided, 2nd was on hunt for shooter

posted: 09/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

When two volunteer firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck.

Train crash kills 1, hurts 100

posted: 09/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others.

Shift by OPEC won't jolt oil prices, experts say

updated: 09/30/2016 4:08 a.m. Discuss

OPEC's unexpected agreement this week to trim production shows that the cartel still has the resolve to try to guide oil prices higher. But analysts say world markets should not expect triple-digit crude prices any time soon.

Man slain by California police had 2 deportation orders

posted: 09/30/2016 4:01 a.m. Discuss

U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week, but his native Uganda refused to take him.

Fear for aquifer surrounds sinkhole

posted: 09/30/2016 3:59 a.m. Discuss

People living near a sinkhole that's sending contaminated water and fertilizer-plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful, and fuming that it took three weeks for them to be notified about the problem.

Congress adjourns, but work not done

posted: 09/30/2016 3:58 a.m. Discuss

Congress adjourned Thursday for the election after maneuvering a stopgap spending bill through both chambers the day before. President Barack Obama swiftly signed the spending bill into law.

GOP looks into 9/11-bill fixes after override of veto on suits

updated: 09/30/2016 3:56 a.m. Discuss

The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

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