{FD} No charges for Louisiana deputy in man’s fatal shooting

A grand jury has declined to indict a sheriff’s deputy who stopped and fatally shot a man riding an all-terrain vehicle with his girlfriend in rural Louisiana.

{FD} Jury convicts woman of murder in teen’s starvation death

A jury has convicted an Iowa woman of murder in the starvation death of her 16-year-old daughter.

{FD} Lawmaker who spun history of heroics ends life in suicide

The Kentucky lawmaker’s resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to hundreds of people at Ground Zero.

{FD} Michigan man free on bond after 45 years in prison

A Detroit man whose 1971 murder conviction was thrown out has been released while prosecutors appeal a decision that grants him a new trial.

{FD} Family of ex-church member denies claims of childhood abuse

Family members of a man who broke with a controversial church based in rural North Carolina have released a video disputing that he was physically and emotionally abused throughout his childhood in the sect.

{FD} No charges in fatal shooting of Irma evacuee at hospital

A North Carolina prosecutor won’t charge police who fatally shot a 76-year-old evacuee from Hurricane Irma after the man fired shots inside a hospital where he sought treatment.

{FD} San Antonio high school lockdown lifted, 1 detained

A teenager has been detained after officials say he threatened his ex-girlfriend in text messages that prompted a lockdown at a San Antonio high school.

{FD} The Latest: Lawyer ‘disappointed’ by death penalty decision

The Latest on two cousins charged with killing four young men found shot and buried on a Pennsylvania farm (all times local): 4:15 p.m.

{FD} Iranian missile parts unveiled by Nikki Haley

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley says “undeniable” evidence proves Iran is violating international law by funneling missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

{FD} Jury returns verdict in shooting death of Tennessee teenager

Jurors found one defendant guilty of first-degree murder and two others guilty on a lesser charge of facilitation of first-degree murder in connection with the 2015 death of a Tennessee teenager who shielded friends from gunfire.

{FD} 18-year-old held on charges of trying to aid Islamic State

A Houston 18-year-old accused of attempting to support the Islamic State organization will remain in federal custody until his trial next year.

{FD} Detroit breaks ground on tallest tower, symbol of resurgence

An 800-foot-tall (244-meter) centerpiece is coming to Detroit’s resurgent downtown as the city continues to build momentum about three years after exiting the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

{FD} On run for years before capture, man convicted in slaying

A man who spent nearly eight years on the run after a slaying in Atlanta has been convicted and sentenced to prison.

{FD} Firefighter dies battling California’s 4th largest fire in history, officials say

A firefighter was killed battling a massive blaze northwest of Los Angeles that is now considered to be California’s fourth largest wildfire in the state’s history, fire officials announced Thursday.

{FD} Illegal immigrant acquitted of Kate Steinle’s murder seeks new trial for firearm conviction

The illegal immigrant who was acquitted of the murder of Kate Steinle late last month is seeking a new trial for his firearm possession conviction.

{FD} California will set more fires to try to stop wildfires

California’s seemingly endless cycle of wildfires is prompting authorities to make plans to set more “controlled burns” to thin forests choked with dead trees and withered underbrush that serves as kindling to feed monster blazes that force entire communities to flee, destroy homes and take lives.

{FD} Prosecutor: Not enough evidence yet in Damond shooting

A Minnesota prosecutor says he doesn’t yet have enough evidence to charge a Minneapolis police officer who killed an unarmed 911 caller this summer, blaming investigators who “haven’t done their job.”

{FD} As tensions ease, China keeps building on disputed islands

Tensions over China’s island-building in the South China Sea may have eased in the past year, but Beijing has kept busy.

{FD} The Latest: Officers saved by bulletproof vests released

The Latest on the shooting of two St. Louis-area police officers saved by their bulletproof vests (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Two suburban St. Louis police officers who were shot in their chests but saved by their bulletproof vests have been released from a hospital.

{FD} California cops bust multimillion-dollar weed ‘fortress’

Police in Southern California have seized 35,000 marijuana plants and shut down an operation they believe was bringing in millions of dollars a month.