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Woman gets 9 years in prison for arson plot

Associated Press

A Florida woman has been sentenced to nine years and two months in prison for plotting to burn down a house occupied by two adults and six children.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Myrtle Beach International Airport in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

- Associated Press

The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

Ambulance leave the industrial park where several people had been shot, according with police reports in Aberdeen, Md, in Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation." (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

- Associated Press

Law enforcement officials said Friday they might never know the motive for a female shooter's violent rampage that killed three people and wounded three at a sprawling Maryland warehouse before she turned the gun on herself. It's little consolation for grieving relatives and others trying to find answers.

Today in History

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Today in History

Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic U.S. Representative Beto O'Rourke, right, take part in their first debate for the Texas U.S. Senate in Dallas, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

Cruz, O'Rourke getting combative in close Texas Senate race

- Associated Press

The surprisingly close U.S. Senate race in Texas is growing more combative, and Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke are staking their chances on two sharply different visions of America.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen watches after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Myrtle Beach International Airport in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

- Associated Press

The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday.

Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, discusses the arrest of Roy Charles Waller, who is suspected of committing a series or rapes, during a news conference Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Waller, 58, was taken into custody in Berkeley by Sacramento Police, Wednesday Sept. 20, 2018, and faces multiple counts of rapes that occurred in Northern California starting in 1991. In the background are from left, is Brian Staebell, Sonoma County chief deputy district attorney, Sacramento Police Sgt. Vance Chandler and Jeff Reisig, Yolo County District Attorney, right, (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California man arrested in 10 'horrific' cold-case rapes

Associated Press

A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday.

No charges after freezing kitten allegations raised

Associated Press

A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed after allegations were raised that an animal shelter was freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia.