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Judge tosses conviction in NYC tourist killing; man freed
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man imprisoned for a quarter-century in a notorious tourist killing was granted a new trial and freed on Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a case that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city.... 10/6/2015 10:39 PM

The Latest: Crews work to restore city's water system
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):... 10/6/2015 10:24 PM

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.... 10/6/2015 7:07 PM

Oregon shooter's mother wrote about guns in online forum
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The mother of a gunman who killed nine people and himself at an Oregon community college allowed her troubled son to have guns and acknowledged in online posts that he struggled with autism, but she didn't seem to know he was potentially violent.... 10/6/2015 10:49 PM

US forecast calls for lower heating bills this winter
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Some U.S. households can expect to save hundreds of dollars this winter with a drop in heating bills, thanks to a combination of lower energy prices and warmer weather across most of the country, the U.S. Energy Department predicted Tuesday.... 10/6/2015 6:54 PM

Fact Check: GOP candidates take aim at Chicago gun laws
CHICAGO (AP) -- The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control doesn't work.... 10/6/2015 9:37 PM

Man who says he was cartel enforcer pleads guilty to murders
VISALIA, Calif. (AP) -- A man who says he was a cartel enforcer pleaded guilty Tuesday to nine counts of murder in California.... 10/6/2015 9:40 PM

Disaster plan developed in case fire reaches nuclear waste
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by no more than 1,200 feet.... 10/6/2015 10:15 PM

Harvard's prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates
BOSTON (AP) -- Months after winning a national title, Harvard's debate team has fallen to a group of New York inmates.... 10/6/2015 10:54 PM

ACLU lawsuit: County jails people who can't pay court fines
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union sued a county in Washington state Tuesday, accusing it of sending people to jail or forcing them to toil on work crews if they fail to pay their court fines - a practice that makes the poor poorer and amounts to a "modern-day debtors' prison," the organization said.... 10/6/2015 10:08 PM

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