Butler County Times Gazette
Updated at 8:59 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran pleaded guilty to embezzlement and other charges Friday after abruptly resigning amid a fraud investigation that alleged she siphoned thousands of dollars from her election account to help fuel her gambling addiction.

Updated at 8:59 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) " Federal authorities will help investigate the death of a black man fatally shot by a Florida police officer.

Updated at 8:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Neither Lois Lerner nor any other IRS official will face criminal charges in the political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Updated at 8:58 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) " Compounding the nation's severe shortage of execution drugs, federal authorities have confiscated shipments of a lethal-injection chemical that Arizona and Texas tried to bring in from abroad, saying such imports are illegal.

Updated at 8:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A trade group for abortion providers says the online posting of secret videos by a conservative blogger could put abortion clinic workers in jeopardy.

Updated at 8:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A man convicted of leading an international drug trafficking and money laundering ring has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Updated at 8:45 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama is trying to portray his party's presidential aspirants as optimistic and civil, while accusing the GOP's presidential candidates of being glum and divisive.

Updated at 8:45 PM

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) " Hurricane Patricia barreled toward southwestern Mexico Friday as a monster Category 5 storm, the strongest ever in the Western Hemisphere. Residents and tourists were hunkering down or trying to make last-minute...

Updated at 8:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels filed court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Updated at 8:29 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " After laying off more than 300 workers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is trying to lift the spirits of the remaining employees by giving them 6.8 million shares of the stock he owns in the online messaging service.

Updated at 8:13 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season in the cellar. But that didn't keep the Phanatic from engaging in some rooftop shenanigans.

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