Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press

Man rescued at sea was suspected in grandfather's slaying
By DENISE LAVOIE 28 Sep 2016 23:32

BOSTON (AP) -- A 22-year-old man rescued from a life raft after a fishing trip that left his mother missing and presumed dead had been a suspect in the still-unsolved 2013 slaying of his rich grandfather, adding to the multitude of questions swirling around him and what happened at sea....

Official: Teacher, 1 child from shooting in good condition
28 Sep 2016 22:58

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the shooting at an elementary school in South Carolina that left two students and a teacher wounded (all times local):...

After 170 years, remains of US troops return from Mexico
By RANDALL CHASE 28 Sep 2016 22:44

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Remains thought to be those of U.S. troops who died in the Mexican-American War have been flown to a military mortuary in Delaware in an effort to determine whether they belonged to militia members of a Tennessee regiment known as "The Bloody First."...

Despite harsh reviews, Trump resists new debate approach
By STEVE PEOPLES and LISA LERER 28 Sep 2016 22:11

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) -- Unmoved by harsh debate reviews, a defiant Donald Trump showed no sign Wednesday of making any big changes before his second faceoff with Hillary Clinton, pressing ahead with a strategy focused on speaking directly to his white working-class loyalists across the Midwest....

Authorities: School shooter killed father before rampage
By JOHNNY CLARK 28 Sep 2016 22:09

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said....

Black man shot dead in California just after police arrived
By JULIE WATSON and ANDREW DALTON 28 Sep 2016 21:53

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- Police in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon shot and killed a black man a minute after arriving near a strip mall to investigate a report of a mentally unstable person walking in and out of traffic, an official said Wednesday....

Massive Texas district isn't big enough for either candidate
By WILL WEISSERT 28 Sep 2016 21:40

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A West Texas congressional district sprawls 58,000-plus square miles and two time zones, from San Antonio to just outside El Paso. Yet neither the Republican who represents it nor the Democrat trying to reclaim the seat actually lives there....

Witness says he told Gov. Christie's aides about bridge plot
By DAVID PORTER 28 Sep 2016 21:33

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Chris Christie's senior staffers and advisers were told about the political revenge plot involving the George Washington Bridge at a time the governor has said he was still largely in the dark, the former bridge authority official testifying in the lane-closing trial said Wednesday....

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases
By SADIE GURMAN and ERIC TUCKER 28 Sep 2016 21:18

DENVER (AP) -- Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found....

Michelle Obama says America 'needs an adult' in White House
By KRISTEN DE GROOT 28 Sep 2016 21:00

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michelle Obama told supporters in Philadelphia on Wednesday that candidates don't change once they become president and that America "needs an adult in the White House."...

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