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Overhaul of Florida's districts hurts would-be House speaker
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of the state's 27 congressional districts, including one held by one of the Republicans seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker.... 10/9/2015 9:13 PM

Judge refuses to throw out defamation suit against Cosby
BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge in Massachusetts has refused to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought against comedian Bill Cosby by three women who say he sexually abused them decades ago.... 10/9/2015 9:45 PM

$2M bail set for diplomat charged in UN bribery case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Over a prosecutor's objection, bail was set at $2 million Friday for a Dominican Republic diplomat arrested in a bribe-related criminal case that also landed a former president of the United Nations General Assembly behind bars.... 10/9/2015 9:55 PM

1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex
HOUSTON (AP) -- A student was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained at least two people, authorities said.... 10/9/2015 8:12 PM

1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A Northern Arizona University freshman told police he was hit in the face during a late night confrontation and then tried to render first aid after he opened fire on four fraternity members, killing one and wounding three, according to court documents released Friday.... 10/9/2015 8:39 PM

The Latest: Prosecutor says campus shooting not self-defense
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- The latest on the shooting at Northern Arizona University (all times local):... 10/9/2015 10:07 PM

Arkansas judge halts 8 executions as inmates challenge law
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas judge on Friday halted the upcoming executions of eight death row inmates, dealing a blow to the state's efforts to begin putting prisoners to death for the first time in a decade.... 10/9/2015 9:58 PM

Farmers look at devastating losses as flood rolls downstream
BRANCHVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers.... 10/9/2015 8:59 PM

Ohio prisons officials challenge FDA stand on execution drug
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- With two dozen scheduled executions in limbo, Ohio sent a forceful letter to Washington on Friday asserting that the state believes it can obtain a lethal-injection drug from overseas without violating any laws.... 10/9/2015 9:55 PM

13-year-old boy accused in fatal shooting of girl, 12
JASPER, Mo. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl outside a house in a rural southwest Missouri, the county sheriff said Friday.... 10/9/2015 7:43 PM

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