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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.... 9/30/2014 11:34 AM

Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday.... 9/30/2014 4:17 PM

Officer kills man through car door in his driveway
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over - an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.... 9/30/2014 4:34 PM

Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on aggravated harassment charges, which her lawyer said were based on "an uncorroborated claim."... 9/30/2014 3:46 PM

Colorado high court considers pot firing case
DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.... 9/30/2014 1:02 PM

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case
PHOENIX (AP) -- Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.... 9/30/2014 2:35 AM

Parents charged in death of son found in home
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their Harrisburg home two months ago.... 9/30/2014 4:15 PM

Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms
DETROIT (AP) -- The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt - and that's if they can even get it.... 9/30/2014 1:23 AM

Key witness is calm in Detroit officer's trial
DETROIT (AP) -- A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch.... 9/30/2014 3:38 PM

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Federal biologists say the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and southern Oregon is a key threat to salmon in danger of extinction.... 9/30/2014 4:25 PM