WASHINGTON (AP) — Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. Yet all is not well in a party confronted with new rounds of infighting and a suddenly shrinking Sen…
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Four people have been injured in a drive-by shooting in Ohio during a vigil for a man who was killed on the same street earlier this week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California firefighters contained part of the fifth-largest fire in the state's history but warned coastal communities Wednesday that they're still at risk if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):
An electronic stock board shows the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday after the Fed raised rates again, meeting investor expectations but providing few surprises.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that Iran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear deal with six world powers.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Kentucky facing sexual assault allegations has killed himself.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida mother on Wednesday was convicted for a third time of brutally abusing her toddler before fatally beating the boy who became known as "Baby Lollipops" in a case that riveted Miami decades ago.
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A fire department captain says one of the men charged in a warehouse fire in California that killed 36 people told him no one lived in the building.
DENVER (AP) — The executive director of the board that oversees Colorado's public employee pension fund died while snorkeling in Hawaii.
ATLANTA (AP) — Six months after flames engulfed a London high-rise and sparked concerns about similarly-clad buildings around the world, a U.S.-based fire prevention group has developed a tool aimed at making buildings safer.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana man accused of shooting two black men to death and of firing into the home of a black family in three separate incidents in September has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Scott Air Force Base officials say a commander who was ousted from his job this week is being investigated for sexual misconduct.
NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights activist is suing Fox News host Jeanine Pirro, claiming she defamed him while discussing a lawsuit against the Black Lives Matter movement that was later dismissed.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Lucia Roda stood in her backyard early Wednesday morning, watching flames shoot up in the dark for each tree a spreading western South Dakota wildfire engulfed on the hills not far from the Spanish mustang preserve she manages.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of three men accused of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl at a Utah home while her mother was in the garage smoking methamphetamine.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police in the city of Mesa near Phoenix say a man has been arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage for allegedly burning the city's $40,000 Christmas tree.
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Florida woman accused of fatally beating her toddler (all times local):
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Loss of water from rocks during drought caused California's Sierra Nevada to rise nearly an inch (2.5 centimeters) in height from October 2011 to October 2015, according to a new NASA study made public Wednesday.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida mother has been convicted in the 1990 torture killing of her son, known as "Baby Lollipops."
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire at Custer State Park in South Dakota's Black Hills (all times local):
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge says state criminal court judges in New Orleans have a conflict of interest because they rely on fines and fees for court funding — raising legitimate concerns over whether the court's financial needs might affect decisions on whether low-income defendants …
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QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — Eleven families are suing the state for negligence saying a fatal Legionnaires' disease outbreak in 2015 and continued problems at a western Illinois veterans' home were preventable.
CHICAGO (AP) — The family of an 8-year-old girl who was tortured and killed in 2013 has been awarded $48 million in a wrongful death and negligence lawsuit filed against the doctor who treated her.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors are set to begin deliberations in a murder trial involving the 2015 death of a Tennessee teenager who shielded friends from gunfire and was posthumously hailed as a hero by then-President Barack Obama.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for an investigation into the state's juvenile detention system in the wake of four correctional officers recently being arrested on charges of sexual misconduct with youths in lockup.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A city official in the southeastern Missouri town of Poplar Bluff faces criminal charges for allegedly pumping a shotgun to tease a liberal co-worker.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former conductor of the University of California, Davis, Symphony Orchestra gave up his professor titles amid allegations he sexually assaulted a former student who now works at the university.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Rep. Rick Quinn Jr. pleaded guilty to corruption charges Wednesday, becoming the third Republican lawmaker convicted in a wide-ranging Statehouse corruption probe as a prosecutor said the investigation is not over.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two Arkansas abortion facilities were threatened with suspension — one for not listing the Red Cross on its emergency number list and another for using cloth booties on an exam table — under a new law that the abortion providers are challenging in federal court, acco…
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the guilty plea of a longtime, powerful South Carolina lawmaker in a corruption probe (all times local):
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for global education is calling for a doubling of funding for education for youngsters who are refugees and caught in humanitarian emergencies.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma police officer has been transferred to a state prison, where officials will determine how he'll serve his 15-year sentence in the fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend.
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday approved a $31 million settlement to be shared by four men who were exonerated by DNA evidence after being imprisoned for more than a decade for a rape and killing.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former Tampa police detective has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for her part in a tax-refund scheme.
PHOENIX (AP) — The widow of an unarmed Texas man who was killed by an Arizona police officer in videotaped shooting that later gained widespread attention says she feels "betrayed" by jurors who acquitted him of murder.
MONACA, Pa. (AP) — A woman who worked at a Penn State satellite campus apparently was shot dead by her estranged husband in a university parking lot on Wednesday, and the man then killed himself, police said.
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who records show took her 8-year-old son to Texas hospitals and pediatric centers more than 320 times has been arrested and charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury.
NEW YORK (AP) — The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city's subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders.
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The Senate in Bermuda gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a measure that would end same-sex marriage in the British island territory and allow only domestic partnerships.
PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel failed to test a Lake Michigan tributary for a potentially carcinogenic chemical after a spill from one of the company's plants in northwest Indiana, documents show.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas police officer who was fatally shot last week was a compassionate man who loved being a police officer and a father, mourners recalled Wednesday at his funeral.
BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — Police in a New Hampshire town are investigating the death of three dozen dogs killed in two separate fires at the same kennel.
NEW YORK (AP) — An advocacy group for journalists said Wednesday that 262 people are imprisoned around the world for their work gathering and reporting the news, a record high.
ELKTON — Two police officers witnessed the alleged rape of a 17-year-old girl by a North East High School student, but did not intervene because they misinterpreted what they saw, according to information released by prosecutors on Monday during a pre-trial hearing.
CHEYENNE – A local woman accused of throwing her 2-month-old daughter into a ditch over the weekend made an initial appearance Tuesday in Laramie County Circuit Court.
Tuesday morning took a tragic turn for Donnie Hendricks, 74, and Megan Klindt, 16, who could not escape a fire that engulfed their school bus in rural Pottawattamie County. News of the deadly fire reverberated across the small-town communities of Oakland, Carson and Macedonia, where many residents knew both victims.
President Donald Trump’s choice to head a federal coal mine regulator, like more than one of his nominees, is a vocal critic of the very agency he’s being asked to lead. Steven Gardner is a longtime coal industry consultant, and he has called the agency’s marquee Obama-era regulation the product of “one of the most disingenuous and dishonest efforts put forward by a government agency.”
Kenneth James Gleason, a white man accused in the shooting deaths of two black men and of firing a gun into the home of a black family in three separate September incidents, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to all the charges against him.
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BOONE — Although it’s only early December, several area choose-and-cut Christmas tree farms have already closed for the season due to selling out of inventory.
The Missoula Police Department is investigating after a box containing bones and teeth believed to be from three children was found in the shed of a home.
Having health insurance is supposed to save you money on your prescriptions. But increasingly, consumers are finding that isn't the case.
Bailey Boswell is remembered as a popular and friendly kid from a good family. She was a standout athlete who once scored 25 points in a basketball game and is listed as a member of the fastest 200-meter relay team in Central Decatur Community Schools history.
SACRAMENTO—The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of an armed and dangerous individual who is suspected of robbing several Northern California banks.
After Hurricane Irma hit three months ago in Orlando, Florida, the local police got a desperate 911 call from a 12-year-old boy reporting that his mother and siblings were unconscious. Fumes overcame the first deputy who rushed to the scene. After the police arrived at the property, they found Jan Lebron Diaz, age 13, Jan’s older sister Kiara, 16, and their mother Desiree, 34, lying dead, poisoned from carbon monoxide emitted by their portable generator. Four others in the house went to the hospital. If 12-year-old Louis hadn’t made that call, they might have died, too.
Legal support continues to mount for an Illinois state worker whose lawsuit challenging forced union dues will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court early next year.
A measure to end the individual health insurance mandate in the U.S. Senate’s tax reform bill could save taxpayers more than $400 million over the next 8 years.
Two more briefs were filed Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of an Illinois state worker's fight against being forced to pay dues to a public employee union.