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The Latest: Ex-Oklahoma cop on trial says he had…

A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend has told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man.

Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home

Peter Kiernan: Not wise to brag about the stock…

Former Goldman Sachs partner provides insight after the Dow closes above 23,000.

Long Before NFL Players Started Kneeling…

Tommie Smith and John Carlos made history in October 1968 with their iconic bowed heads and raised fists during the national anthem.

Texas man's execution halted amid alleged…

Judge halts execution of man known as Houston area's 'Tourniquet Killer' so authorities can investigate alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow prisoner asked him to confess to another killing

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Manhunt underway for gunman in Maryland office…

Authorities say a man with a lengthy criminal past who was fired from a job earlier this year for punching a colleague showed up for work at a countertop company as scheduled and started shooting five of his co-workers

Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate…

Attorneys for the Mississippi governor say an African-American man who sued the state failed to show he suffered harm because of the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag

Autopsy shows victim in 'cold medicine' killing…

Matthew James Phelps, accused of stabbing his wife to death, claims cough syrup is to blame.

At Least 3 Dead After Shooting At Business Park…

Five people were shot at a business park in Harford County, Maryland, police say. Three died; two were taken to the hospital in critical condition.

List of missing people shrinking as California…

The number of people missing in the deadliest and most destructive series of wildfires in California history peaked at more than 2,000 in the hardest hit county but now stands at 50, with authorities believing nearly all of them will be found alive

Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl's…

An 18-year-old Utah man accused of filming a teen girl's suicide has been ordered to stand trial for murder

Rabbi who led police on mileslong chase pleads…

A New York City rabbi who kept driving when a Vermont state trooper tried to pull him over has pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempting to elude police in a traffic stop his family calls traumatizing

US Marine accused of trying to carjack tour bus

Driver says she has no idea what provoked 24-year-old Tyler Jackson's attack in Washington, D.C.

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2 Officers Fired After Forcibly Removing United…

An investigation found three Chicago Department of Aviation security officers and an aviation security sergeant "mishandled" the incident.

North Carolina deal would expand transgender protections

North Carolina's governor launched a two-part strategy to end protracted litigation over the state's so-called bathroom bill and its replacement

Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop…

A powerful state lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, boasting how they pressured a university president after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game

Court grants ex-sheriff bail, citing Alzheimer's…

A federal appeals court says former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca should remain free pending appeal of his corruption conviction

Black Monday: What happened and what we learned

October 19, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary of Black Monday. Longtime bankruptcy and securities attorney Sandra Mayerson remembers what happened, what America learned, and what radically changed because of that infamous day

Congresswoman Says Trump Made 'Insensitive…

Rep. Frederica Wilson says she heard President Trump say to a fallen soldier's widow, "Well, I guess he knew what he was getting into."

Guilty pleas entered in sweeping Indian-art fraud probe

A New Mexico art gallery owner and a jewelry supplier have pleaded guilty in federal court to criminal charges in the sale of fake Native American jewelry that was manufactured in the Philippines.

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Receptionist's family sues over fatal Minnesota…

The family of a school receptionist is suing over an explosion that killed her at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis this summer

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over…

A Massachusetts man who authorities say fell under the influence of the Islamic State group has been convicted of plotting to behead a conservative American blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest

Halloween: Schools crack down on insensitive…

From first-graders to college seniors, schools are cracking down on a wide swath of Halloween costumes. Watch the video to see what’s considered offensive