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Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

This undated still image from video provided by WTOV-TV in Steubenville, Ohio, shows Jefferson County, Ohio Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. Bruzzese was shot and wounded Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, as he walked toward his county's courthouse in Steubenville, Ohio, and a suspect was killed after a probation officer returned fire, officials said. (WTOV-TV via AP)

A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday.

Should pedestrians who text be fined? More cities debate idea

Honolulu in October will become the first U.S. city to impose fines if pedestrians text while walking crossing streets.

It's such a hazard that Honolulu last month adopted an ordinance to outlaw smartphone use by pedestrians crossing streets.


Officials: 33 people injured in train crash at station

More than 30 people were injured when train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia.


Deported Mexican man seeks help from judge targeted by Trump

Lawyers for a Mexican man who was shielded from being deported will try to persuade a well-known federal judge in San Diego that the Trump administration wrongly expelled their client from the United States.


Top 25 Heat Check: Who is most likely to flop in 2017?

The preseason Top 25 is out and for all those fans feeling good about their team to start the season, there is plenty of history…


Buddy the blind sea lion goes to Los Angeles Zoo

He's big and he's loud.


Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said he will not support a resolution to censure President Donald Trump over his comments following the white supremacist march in Virginia, even though he believes Trump "messed up" by saying "both sides" were to blame for violence and that there were "very fine people" among those marching to protect Confederate statues.


Missouri prepares to execute its 2nd inmate of 2017

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man.


Civil war lessons often depend on where the classroom is

The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district.


Cosby seeks new legal team ahead of sexual assault retrial

Bill Cosby hired Michael Jackson laywer Tom Mesereau ahead of his sexual assault retrial in Pennsylvania in November.


Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster.


Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open

Colorado's largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation's first legal marijuana clubs.


World reacts to Trump's speech on new Afghanistan strategy

Global reaction to President Donald Trump's speech on the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan:An Australian military analyst says Trump's speech set a "fairly low bar"…


Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp

The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action.


Officials end search for missing helicopter crew in Hawaii

A massive ocean search for five soldiers who disappeared after a nighttime helicopter crash last week ended Monday after no signs of life were spotted among the debris.


Former sect member has been trying to expose group for years

A former member of a military-style Christian sect says that for years she's been trying to draw attention to the New Mexico group whose leader has been charged with dozens of counts of child sexual abuse.


Retrial for scalded boy's dad begins; defense seeks mistrial

A retrial for the father of a 4-year-old boy who died after the boy's stepmother put him in a scalding bath has begun with defense attorneys asking the judge in Ohio to declare a third mistrial.


Anger over rally violence boils over in Charlottesville

Anger boiled over at the first Charlottesville City Council meeting since a white nationalist rally in the city descended into violent chaos, with some residents screaming and cursing at councilors Monday night and calling for their resignations.


Trump's Afghanistan strategy includes new ultimatum on India

Laying out his new Afghanistan war strategy, President Donald Trump reissued old demands on neighboring Pakistan to eliminate militant sanctuaries. Less expected: an entirely new warning to close U.S. partner India to provide more economic aid.