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Suspect arrested in killing, wounding of Fla. officers

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:51:28 GMT2017-08-19T16:51:28Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- A suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer in Florida and the grave wounding of a sergeant was arrested several hours after the attack in a bar, authorities said Saturday....



The Latest: Jacksonville police officers in stable condition

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:46:36 GMT2017-08-19T16:46:36Z

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local):...



Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:14:51 GMT2017-08-19T16:14:51Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation's biggest lottery jackpots....



DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:53:57 GMT2017-08-19T15:53:57Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was "Mountain Jane Doe," buried unidentified in a paupers' cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of DNA technology for forensic scientists at the University of North Texas to confirm her intuition....



The past is still present in a changing Virginia

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:48:14 GMT2017-08-19T15:48:14Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out....



2 Pennsylvania troopers shot, suspect killed

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:45:25 GMT2017-08-19T15:45:25Z

FAIRCHANCE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say two Pennsylvania state troopers were shot and the suspect was killed outside a grocery store south of Pittsburgh....



Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:28:04 GMT2017-08-19T15:28:04Z

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey....



The Latest: 2 suspects in stabbing death brought to Chicago

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:03:25 GMT2017-08-19T15:03:25Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on the extradition of a Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Oxford University staffer Andrew Warren (all times local):...



Funeral held for Virginia trooper killed in helicopter crash

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:50:11 GMT2017-08-19T14:50:11Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Mourners have gathered for the funeral of a Virginia state trooper who died in the fatal crash of a helicopter that had been monitoring a violent, white nationalist protest in Charlottesville....



Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:38:53 GMT2017-08-19T14:38:53Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- For Diane Gartner Hillman, the new reality of being Jewish in Charlottesville sank in when she had to leave Congregation Beth Israel through the back door....



The Latest: Counterprotesters arrive ahead of Boston rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:27:25 GMT2017-08-19T14:27:25Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a conservative rally and counter-demonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local):...



Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:21:51 GMT2017-08-19T12:21:51Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University has removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee days after it was vandalized....



Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was ...

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:19:48 GMT2017-08-19T12:19:48Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Duke University says it has removed statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee after it was vandalized....



Man arrested after 3 children found dead in Maryland home

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 11:22:27 GMT2017-08-19T11:22:27Z

CLINTON, Md. (AP) -- Police say an arrest has been made in the slayings of three girls under the age of 10 who were found in a home in Clinton, a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C....



Border agents track drone from sky to drugs on the ground

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:15:57 GMT2017-08-19T07:15:57Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (5.9 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday....



Helicopter crew had life vests, air bottles during crash

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:04:44 GMT2017-08-19T07:04:44Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- All five crew members aboard a Black Hawk helicopter that crashed over the Pacific had life vests and an air bottle for underwater breathing. But Army officials and rescuers searching turbulent waters off Hawaii had not seen signs of life as of late Friday....



Suspect in stabbing death back in Chicago

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 05:03:33 GMT2017-08-19T05:03:33Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- An Oxford University employee accused of killing a 26-year-old hair stylist has been extradited to Chicago....



The Latest: Wildfire forces evacuation of 440 Oregon homes

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:25:05 GMT2017-08-19T01:25:05Z

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The Latest on wildfires in the West (all times local):...



Right-wing activist faces charges from March Berkeley event

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:06:16 GMT2017-08-19T01:06:16Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A right-wing organizer faces a charge of illegal possession of a baton he was seen swinging at counter-protesters during a chaotic rally for President Donald Trump in Berkeley, California earlier this year....



The Latest: Fundraiser aims to counter 'free speech' rally

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:57:21 GMT2017-08-19T00:57:21Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on weekend rallies related to last week's Charlottesville, Virginia, protests (all times local):...



Brother of Sinaloa cartel leader arrested in Arizona

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:46:36 GMT2017-08-19T00:46:36Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The brother of a Sinaloa cartel leader has been arrested at an Arizona border crossing, less than a month after his nephew surrendered to U.S. authorities....



Icahn steps down as unofficial Trump adviser

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:24:49 GMT2017-08-19T00:24:49Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has lost another informal adviser from the business world: billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who gave the White House guidance on its deregulation efforts....



Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:18:58 GMT2017-08-19T00:18:58Z

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each circle the scene of an imagined, hopeful future....



Man arrested after 23 immigrants found in semi near El Paso

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 00:16:48 GMT2017-08-19T00:16:48Z

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- Federal officials say a man has been arrested on a charge of transporting people who are illegally in the U.S. after 23 people were found in the semitrailer he was driving on Interstate 10 near El Paso....



Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:03:17 GMT2017-08-18T23:03:17Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer with a history of disciplinary issues repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had originally described....



1st African American woman on state supreme court retires

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:53:41 GMT2017-08-18T22:53:41Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The first African-American woman to serve on Massachusetts' highest court is retiring....



Troopers pay tribute to 4 people killed in 1997 shootings

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:48:47 GMT2017-08-18T22:48:47Z

COLEBROOK, N.H. (AP) -- About 100 people, including two dozen law enforcement officers, gathered on Friday to remember two state troopers who were killed decades ago in one of the region's worst shootings....



Officials: 3-year-old girl dies at Florida day care

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:46:19 GMT2017-08-18T22:46:19Z

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials are investigating the death of a 3-year-old girl at a Florida day care....



Dallas' black councilmen say remove statues to heal past

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:00:54 GMT2017-08-18T22:00:54Z

DALLAS (AP) -- The four black councilmen in Dallas called for the city's Confederate statues to be removed Friday, saying it will allow the community to start healing from its racist past....



The Latest: More charges for man accused of ramming crowd

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:59:25 GMT2017-08-18T21:59:25Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The Latest on developments related to a violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):...



Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:07:41 GMT2017-08-18T21:07:41Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor....



The Latest: California mass killer spared the death penalty

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:59:24 GMT2017-08-18T20:59:24Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on a court hearing to determine if a convicted mass killer should be spared the death penalty (all times local):...



Mississippi Confederate statue guarded against online threat

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:59:20 GMT2017-08-18T20:59:20Z

CORINTH, Miss. (AP) -- Police in one north Mississippi town are guarding a Confederate monument, citing an online threat....



Cops: Man posed as wife on Craigslist soliciting his murder

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:19:18 GMT2017-08-18T20:19:18Z

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of posing as his estranged wife in a Craigslist ad that solicited a hit man to kill him has been sentenced to jail....



California mass killer spared death sentence

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:16:56 GMT2017-08-18T20:16:56Z

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California judge ruled Friday that a convicted mass killer will be spared the death penalty amid a long-running scandal over authorities' use of jailhouse informants....



Construction blamed for obstacle crash; 5 warrants issued

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:54:32 GMT2017-08-18T19:54:32Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Five arrest warrants have been filed nearly a year after a climbing obstacle collapsed under more than 20 people during a Louisiana race....



Boy, 13, who had heart transplant dies on 1st day of school

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:48:24 GMT2017-08-18T19:48:24Z

GOSHEN, Ohio (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy who received a heart transplant months ago has died on the first day of school....



The Latest: Police: 3 young girls killed in Maryland home

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:39:20 GMT2017-08-18T19:39:20Z

CLINTON, Md. (AP) -- The Latest on the slayings of three children in a home outside Washington, D.C. (all times local):...



Montana wildfire grows, destroys 2 homes

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:24:03 GMT2017-08-18T19:24:03Z

LOLO, Mont. (AP) -- One of several wildfires burning in Montana destroyed two homes after jumping control lines as firefighters braved another day Friday of high temperatures, gusty winds and low humidity....



Civil Rights museum settles dispute over late power bills

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:16:00 GMT2017-08-18T19:16:00Z

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- The nation's largest utility is dropping a demand for an advance payment to cover the possibility of delinquent power bills from a museum that honors a historic lunch-counter sit-in....



Judge tosses shareholder lawsuit against Martha Stewart

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:10:12 GMT2017-08-18T19:10:12Z

DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed by former stockholders of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia over the company's 2015 acquisition by Sequential Brands....



Principal who threatened to punch teen student resigns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:08:27 GMT2017-08-18T19:08:27Z

CHURCHILL, Pa. (AP) -- A former principal who was placed on leave after state officials published recordings of him threatening to punch a 14-year-old student will likely receive a benefits package for his resignation....



More than 250 arrested in month-long Houston-area sex sting

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:41:15 GMT2017-08-18T18:41:15Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday....



Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:39:54 GMT2017-08-18T18:39:54Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A judge says an ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed on contempt-of-court charges....



NYC subway tiles to be altered over Confederate flag concern

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:31:55 GMT2017-08-18T17:31:55Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Transit officials have decided to alter subway tiles at a Manhattan station that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag....



Triplets born before Joplin tornado head to kindergarten

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:24:45 GMT2017-08-18T17:24:45Z

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) -- Triplets born prematurely just five days before a deadly tornado slammed Joplin, Missouri, have started school....



Noose found handing outside Alabama church

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:03:03 GMT2017-08-18T17:03:03Z

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a noose was founding hanging outside a north Alabama church....



Explosive device tossed, detonates near Missouri patrol car

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:08:43 GMT2017-08-18T16:08:43Z

RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating whether police were targeted when someone tossed an explosive device at a patrol car along a Missouri highway....



Child shot, killed by 10-year-old playing with unsecured gun

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:06:35 GMT2017-08-18T16:06:35Z

TOGIAK, Alaska (AP) -- A 6-year-old Alaska child has died after being accidentally shot by another child....



Police investigating home explosion in Nebraska

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:04:45 GMT2017-08-18T16:04:45Z

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Authorities have launched an investigation into a natural gas explosion in Lincoln that seriously injured two people, leveled a house and significantly damaged nearly 20 other homes....



Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is one man's mission

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:21:51 GMT2017-08-18T15:21:51Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him....



Widow won't sign, and that puts timeshare giant in a bind

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:11:18 GMT2017-08-18T15:11:18Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- There's a new twist in the standoff between an octogenarian widow in Florida who refused to sell her townhome and the giant developer that constructed a timeshare resort around her vacant, two-story building anyway....



Battling demons in a community looking to Trump for change

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:04:05 GMT2017-08-18T15:04:05Z

ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) -- In Grays Harbor County, a rural community on the coast of Washington state, the rate at which people die from despair - from drugs, alcohol and suicide - is nearly twice the national average. The county embraced Donald Trump's call to America's forgotten corners, and flipped Republican in a presidential election for the first time in 90 years....



Francis DiLorenzo, bishop of Diocese of Richmond, dies at 75

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:07:39 GMT2017-08-18T14:07:39Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, who served as bishop of the Diocese of Richmond for 13 years and made a return to conservative values his top priority, has died. He was 75 years old....



Counterprotests planned for Boston free speech rally

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:53:02 GMT2017-08-18T13:53:02Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers of a counterprotest to what's being called a free speech rally in Boston say they expect as many as 20,000 to 30,000 people to join them....



Tally reaches 500 in Florida Everglades Burmese python hunt

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:36:04 GMT2017-08-18T13:36:04Z

MIAMI (AP) -- Hunters have killed 500 Burmese pythons during an elimination program in the Florida Everglades....



'Black power' removed from ex-Philadelphia mayor's statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:55:49 GMT2017-08-18T10:55:49Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Workers have removed the words "black power" that were spray painted across the statue of a former Philadelphia mayor and police commissioner....



Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:48:18 GMT2017-08-18T10:48:18Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning....



10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:01:33 GMT2017-08-18T10:01:33Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



North Carolina police shoot, injure stabbing suspect

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:47:39 GMT2017-08-18T08:47:39Z

EDEN, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a North Carolina police officer shot and wounded a suspect fleeing the scene of a double stabbing....



Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:33:32 GMT2017-08-18T07:33:32Z

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The white nationalists behind last weekend's violent rally found an appealing target in the historic town where Thomas Jefferson founded a university and an outspoken, progressive mayor declared his city the "capital of the resistance" to President Donald Trump....



Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:39:23 GMT2017-08-18T06:39:23Z

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park....



Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:32:50 GMT2017-08-18T03:32:50Z

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) -- The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania....



10 Things to Know for Friday

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 01:58:22 GMT2017-08-18T01:58:22Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...



UN chief: Saudi coalition attacks killed children in Yemen

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:56:50 GMT2017-08-17T23:56:50Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says in a draft report that the Saudi-led coalition was responsible for more than half the children killed and injured in Yemen's civil war last year....



Michigan State University rejects white nationalist event

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:41:02 GMT2017-08-17T23:41:02Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan State University on Thursday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event, following rejections by other large schools....



Correction: Police Misconduct-Dallas story

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:27:28 GMT2017-08-17T23:27:28Z

DALLAS (AP) -- In a story Aug. 15 about Dallas spending millions of dollars to settle police misconduct lawsuits, The Associated Press erroneously attributed the story to KDFW-TV. The story was done by KTVT-TV....



US urges UN probe into experts' murder, but Congo is opposed

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:19:14 GMT2017-08-17T23:19:14Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States and Sweden called Thursday for the United Nations to follow up initial inconclusive investigations into the murder of U.N. experts from their countries in Congo - but Congo says it opposes an independent international inquiry....



Jefferson Davis estate offered as new home for monuments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:48:33 GMT2017-08-17T22:48:33Z

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- The final home of the president of the Confederacy is being offered as a new home for Confederate monuments....



Governor revamps panel to strengthen animal cruelty laws

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 22:28:47 GMT2017-08-17T22:28:47Z

WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) -- Two months after more than 80 dogs were removed from a New Hampshire mansion, Gov. Chris Sununu (soo-NOO'-noo) has revamped a committee that advises the state on animal welfare in hopes of strengthening laws to prevent future cruelty....



North Korea warns it won't negotiate nukes if US is hostile

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:56:43 GMT2017-08-17T21:56:43Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea warned the United States that it will never put its nuclear weapons program on the negotiating table as long as the Trump administration keeps up its "hostile policy and nuclear threat."...



Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:50:13 GMT2017-08-17T21:50:13Z

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield....



Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug midazolam

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:33:32 GMT2017-08-17T21:33:32Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, and the attorney general wants the governor to set an execution date for an inmate....



Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 21:04:57 GMT2017-08-17T21:04:57Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit....



Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:41:46 GMT2017-08-17T20:41:46Z

CHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) -- Many white Southerners are upset that neo-Nazis, white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan have become a face of the fight over Confederate monuments....



Confederate memorials being removed at Wisconsin cemetery

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:15:26 GMT2017-08-17T20:15:26Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The mayor in traditionally liberal Madison, Wisconsin, has ordered the removal of a cemetery's monuments to Confederate soldiers, saying the Civil War was "a defense of the deplorable practice of slavery" and "an act of insurrection and treason."...



Columbus officer who shot 13-year-old boy feared gunfight

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:00:20 GMT2017-08-17T20:00:20Z

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The white Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a "gun fight" with the teen, who the officer said pulled a gun from his pants, records show....



State Republican headquarters tagged with Nazi vandalism

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:45:20 GMT2017-08-17T19:45:20Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The New Hampshire Republican Party says "malcontents" are responsible for spraying the word "Nazis" inside a hand-drawn heart on the rear of his headquarters building in Concord....



2 NY lawmakers: Strip Robert E. Lee's name from West Point

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:33:06 GMT2017-08-17T19:33:06Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The growing national effort to remove monuments or honors to Robert E. Lee and other leading figures of the Confederacy has reached the U.S. Military Academy....



The Latest: GOP blames 'malcontents' for 'Nazis' graffiti

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:31:53 GMT2017-08-17T19:31:53Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest on vandalism of the New Hampshire Republican Party headquarters. (all times local):...



Security threat leads Florida to cancel prison visitations

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:22:43 GMT2017-08-17T19:22:43Z

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Prison officials in Florida cited a security threat in canceling visitation at most of its 148 facilities....



Defense team for Pulse shooter's widow receives warning

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:18:57 GMT2017-08-17T19:18:57Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A federal judge has warned the legal team defending the widow of the Pulse nightclub shooter not to miss any more court deadlines....



Virginia governor opts out of continental shelf program

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:57:28 GMT2017-08-17T18:57:28Z

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's governor says he doesn't want his state included in a new review of an oil and gas leasing program on the outer continental shelf....



Suspect falls to death from atop crane at Los Angeles port

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:36:31 GMT2017-08-17T18:36:31Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Port of Los Angeles said Thursday it was reviewing security measures after a suspected car thief drove onto the sprawling complex during a police chase and climbed to the top of a loading crane, dangling over edges and stripping naked before falling to his death....



A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:56:09 GMT2017-08-17T17:56:09Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a train, police need to find a place to put the mutilated body until a medical examiner truck arrives....



After 45 years, murder conviction scratched for Michigan man

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:52:42 GMT2017-08-17T17:52:42Z

DETROIT (AP) -- A man in prison for 45 years could be on the cusp of freedom after another man said he had no role in a 1971 murder in Detroit....



Man believed to have killed wife, 7-year-old, dog, then self

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:24:04 GMT2017-08-17T17:24:04Z

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A man is believed to have killed his wife, their 7-year-old son and the family dog in their New Jersey home before killing himself, authorities said Thursday....



Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 17:07:20 GMT2017-08-17T17:07:20Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A one-time Republican candidate for New York governor whose insults of Barack and Michelle Obama preceded calls for his ouster from the Buffalo school board has been removed from the post....



Stonewall Jackson kin: Take down Confederate monuments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:48:11 GMT2017-08-17T16:48:11Z

The great-great-grandson of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson said Thursday the monument to the legendary Confederate general and others in Virginia's capital city were constructed as symbols of white supremacy and should be taken down....



Latest: Authorities ID man who plunged from LA port crane

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:38:52 GMT2017-08-17T16:38:52Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on a car theft suspect who fell of a crane in Los Angeles harbor (all times local):...



Judge resigns after calling counter-protesters 'snowflakes'

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:04:29 GMT2017-08-17T16:04:29Z

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia judge has resigned after being suspended for commenting online that opponents of Confederate monuments are "snowflakes" and "nut cases."...



Mayor orders religious shrine removed from state land

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:56:06 GMT2017-08-17T15:56:06Z

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) -- A religious shrine that has served as a focal point for Hispanic residents of a New Jersey city has been removed after occupying ground on state-owned land for 14 years....



Iowa woman who tried to vote twice for Trump gets probation

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:53:24 GMT2017-08-17T15:53:24Z

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa woman charged with attempting to vote twice for Donald Trump last fall has been sentenced to two years of probation and a $750 fine....



Graves to be moved after 40 years under a Kentucky road

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:48:49 GMT2017-08-17T15:48:49Z

FREEBURN, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky county has pledged to support a family's reunion with its ancestors after their graves were paved over with a road....



Office worker gets 3.5 years for poisoning coffee with soap

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:02:54 GMT2017-08-17T15:02:54Z

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia woman has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for poisoning her coworkers' coffee with Windex and dish soap....



Best weird AP news: 'Jorts-wearing bandit,' Denture-seeker

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:50:33 GMT2017-08-17T14:50:33Z

LUCKY CARROT: ALBERTA WOMAN FINDS MOTHER-IN-LAW'S LOST RING...



Man accused of urinating on synagogue is arraigned, jailed

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:12:16 GMT2017-08-17T14:12:16Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man accused of urinating on the walls of a Philadelphia synagogue has been jailed on charges of ethnic intimidation....



Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 largest US Jackpots

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:11:25 GMT2017-08-17T14:11:25Z

An estimated jackpot of $510 million is up for grabs in the Powerball lottery draw on Saturday night - potentially the 8th largest lottery payout in the nation. Here's a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots so far and the states where the winning tickets were sold:...



Pennsylvania road rage shooting suspect waives hearing

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 13:32:29 GMT2017-08-17T13:32:29Z

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting an 18-year-old woman during a road rage encounter has waived his preliminary hearing....



Woman attacked by coyote while walking on upstate NY trail

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:43:50 GMT2017-08-17T12:43:50Z

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman has suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a coyote while walking on a trail in a rural upstate New York town....