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A train was coming. The school bus driver tried to race it across the tracks, students say

A school bus driver in Mobile, Ala. has been suspended after students said she tried to cross a train track as a train approached. A student told NBC 15 that … Click to Continue »

She snuck out and took a Lyft to her boyfriend. But her ride home ended in disaster, police say

Her family didn't even realized that she had left the house. But when they woke up, Karenine Saint Louis, a 13-year-old honor student in south Florida, was dead. Our heart … Click to Continue »

Asian shares weaken, dollar up after Fed's latest statement

Asian shares were mostly lower and the dollar strengthened Thursday after the Fed said it would start trimming its bond holdings and planned one more interest rate increase this year. … Click to Continue »

'Whites Only' stickers placed on multiple, multiethnic restaurants

St. Louis business owners were shocked to find "Whites Only" stickers pasted onto their restaurants Tuesday morning. "I was hit with a nasty surprise," Qayum Mohammed, owner of Sameem, an … Click to Continue »

In Alaska town packed with cabs, bootleggers give you a ride

A far-flung Alaska town is known for having streets that are among the most taxi-congested in the U.S. in proportion to the small number of people who call it home. … Click to Continue »

Fergie says she and Josh Duhamel still 'great friends'

Fergie says even though she and husband Josh Duhamel are splitting up they're still "great friends" who love one another and their young son. The singer talked about her marriage … Click to Continue »

DA: Dismissal of charge in Kennedy party case 'very normal'

A prosecutor in Massachusetts says a criminal charge brought and ultimately dropped against a Kennedy family member after a loud party was a routine matter that only attracted attention because … Click to Continue »

Illinois court to issue ruling in Drew Peterson murder case

The Illinois Supreme Court is scheduled to rule on whether former Chicago-area police officer Drew Peterson was properly convicted of murder in the death of his third wife. The court … Click to Continue »

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 21, 1897, responding … Click to Continue »

10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. PUERTO RICO'S RECOVERY FROM HURRICANE MARIA WILL TAKE MONTHS, OFFICIALS SAY The … Click to Continue »

SEC reveals 2016 hack that breached its filing system

The Securities and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that a cyber breach of a filing system it uses may have provided the basis for some illegal trading in 2016. In a … Click to Continue »

More charges, new defendant in Texas human smuggling case

The driver of a semitrailer found outside a San Antonio Walmart in July packed with immigrants, including 10 who died, faces additional charges in the smuggling case and another defendant … Click to Continue »

NY agency called Justice Center may lack power to prosecute

A New York state agency launched four years ago to protect the disabled from abuse and neglect was staffed with a team of investigators and prosecutors empowered to bring criminal … Click to Continue »

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Maria destroys homes, triggers flooding in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, … Click to Continue »

Protesters march in St. Louis suburb over police shooting

Protesters took to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black … Click to Continue »

Pro, anti-telescope arguments aim to sway Hawaii land board

Hawaii's land board is hearing arguments for and against building a giant telescope on a mountain some consider sacred. Wednesday's hearing in a Hilo hotel comes after the retired judge … Click to Continue »

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say are innovative and created to better withstand violent temblors and speed reconstruction efforts after … Click to Continue »

Report: Hackers were snooping inside Equifax as of March

Hackers broke into Equifax's computer systems in March, two months earlier than the company had previously disclosed, according to a Wall Street Journal report . That gave the intruders months … Click to Continue »

Diplomats meet on Iran deal as Trump stays mum on decision

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 … Click to Continue »

Hurricane Harvey's impact blows Durst hearing into next year

A hearing to determine if New York real estate heir Robert Durst goes on trial for murder was delayed Wednesday until next year. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge postponed … Click to Continue »

Lawyers say man whose kin died is withholding information

Insurance company lawyers say a Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather refuses to answer questions about the day his boat sank with his mother onboard. Nathan Carman's boat … Click to Continue »

Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Police say some protesters ignored commands

The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect : 7:40 p.m. St. Louis … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Tillerson won't disclose Trump's Iran decision

The Latest on the United States and Iran : 8:35 p.m. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Iran is in "technical compliance" with the 2015 nuclear deal but … Click to Continue »

Bernie Casey, pro football player turned actor, dies

Bernie Casey, a professional football player turned poet, painter and actor known for parts in films such as "Revenge of the Nerds" and "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka," has died. … Click to Continue »

Memo: Consider civil rights home for national monument

Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald … Click to Continue »

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch … Click to Continue »

California sues Trump administration to prevent border wall

California sued the Trump administration Wednesday to stop construction of a proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico, arguing the federal government is overstepping its authority by waiving environmental … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor: No charges for mom of child who died in hot car

The mother of a 15-month-old girl who died after the woman left her inside a car as she worked in a nearby office will not be charged in the death, … Click to Continue »

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

Hurricane Maria barreled toward Puerto Rico on Tuesday night after wreaking widespread devastation on Dominica and leaving the small Caribbean island virtually incommunicado. As rains began to lash Puerto Rico, … Click to Continue »

U.S.-Cuba commission meets for first time during Trump administration

The United States and Cuba held their sixth Bilateral Commission meeting — the first since President Donald Trump has been in office — and it wasn't exactly cordial. In a … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Jose weakens to tropical storm off US East Coast

The latest on powerful Hurricane Maria : 11 p.m. Jose has weakened to a tropical storm, but forecasters expect dangerous surf and rip currents will continue along the … Click to Continue »

A 10-year-old was helping her mom with the horses. Then she got kicked in the head

A 10-year-old girl from outside Waco, Texas was killed Monday when she was kicked in the head by one of her family's horses. According to KBTX, Emmie Schneider was helping … Click to Continue »

For 30 years, she played the same Powerball numbers. She just won $133 million

Judy Finchum never has to think when she buys Powerball tickets: She's been playing the same numbers for nearly 30 years. But now she'll probably never need to play the … Click to Continue »

Image of rapper Drake imposed into park renovation rendering

The New York City Parks Department livened up a rendering of a planned park renovation by inserting an image of the Grammy-winning rapper Drake into the background, alongside an image … Click to Continue »

In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America

President Donald Trump has issued a videotaped message that is being played for new American citizens at naturalization ceremonies in which he welcomes immigrants to "the American family." The presidential … Click to Continue »

Some of the deadliest earthquakes in Mexico since 1985

Some of the deadliest earthquakes in Mexico since 1985: —Sept. 19, 2017: Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocks central Mexico, collapsing some buildings in heavily populated parts of Mexico City and nearby … Click to Continue »

The Latest: President Donald Trump warns North Korea

The Latest on U.S. President Donald Trump at the United Nations : 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump will be returning to New York next week for a fundraising … Click to Continue »

Police: Man holding stick shot by officer in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police say a man holding a stick was shot and killed by an officer on the city's southeast side. Police Capt. Bo Mathews says officers were responding to … Click to Continue »

AP Interview: Lavrov hints US-Russia 'Tit-for-tat' could end

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday that he heard positive news in President Donald Trump's United Nations address: "that the U.S. would not … Click to Continue »

Man testifies in trial over NBA players assault

The man accusing NBA players Marcus and Markieff Morris of aggravated assault was pressed Tuesday by defense lawyers about his financial motives in the case. An Arizona grand jury indicted … Click to Continue »

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. For many of them, the … Click to Continue »

Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis protests

As a candidate for Missouri governor, Eric Greitens asserted that there could have been peace "by the second night" if a governor with a calm and commanding presence had intervened … Click to Continue »

Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

When Hillary Clinton took the guest's seat on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the psychiatrist's couch. Clinton … Click to Continue »

Protesting Venezuelan violinist may seek asylum in US

A violinist who became the young face of anti-government protests in Venezuela may soon seek political asylum in the United States. Wuilly Arteaga became well-known after playing somber renditions of … Click to Continue »

Palestinian activist deported to Jordan from Chicago

Dozens of demonstrators gathered at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday to show their support for a Chicago Palestinian activist with a decades-old record of bombings in Jerusalem prior to … Click to Continue »

Sentencing set for man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls

A man convicted of sexually assaulting six girls from the same family, fathering two children with one of them, is scheduled to be sentenced in a Pennsylvania court. Fifty-two-year-old Lee … Click to Continue »

Ex-Mountie who smuggled narwhal tusks to be sentenced

A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border is due to be sentenced for money laundering. Prosecutors say Gregory Logan, of St. John, … Click to Continue »

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

149 killed as 7.1 magnitude quake fells buildings in Mexico MEXICO CITY — A powerful earthquake shook central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings in plumes of dust and killing … Click to Continue »

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2017. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 20, 1967, the … Click to Continue »