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Teens kidnapped after high school prom fight off attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:21am

Two California teens kidnapped following their high school prom managed to escape after one of them wrested a gun away from their attacker and then pistol-whipped him, authorities said.

Woman pleads not guilty in Oklahoma State parade crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:20am

A woman accused of driving her car into Oklahoma State's homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring dozens, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against her.

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:20am

A senior U.S. military officer says the Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq Tuesday was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to help American military advisers who came under Islamic State attack.

Killer of 4 to testify against man charged with slaying 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:11am

A man who killed two women and two children in Connecticut is expected to be a key witness against another man who allegedly told prison fellow inmates about using his "murder mobile" while killing seven people in the state in 2003, according to court documents.

University of Kansas' Salina med school program to move

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00am

A fledgling medical school program in Salina is moving to a downtown location.

Tarkio College plans to reopen as two-year school

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00am

Efforts are underway to reopen the old Tarkio College in northwest Missouri as a two-year institution.

The Latest: After veto, Georgia 'Campus carry' fight goes on

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00am

The Latest on Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's veto of a bill that would have allowed concealed handguns on college and universities (all times local):

Roaming gator tries to ring doorbell of South Carolina home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:50am

Apparently this was one alligator determined to meet the neighbors.

Urbana officers hope crime lab can help solve 1988 cold case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

Local detectives say they've found evidence that hadn't been sent for testing in the 1988 cold case stabbing of a University of Illinois veterinary student.

CSU officials ask students to avoid annual 'Undie Run'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

Colorado State University officials have warned students that police may intervene in the popular end-of-semester "Undie Run."

The Latest: Man to appear in court in death of 11-year-old

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

The Latest on the abduction and killing of an 11-year-old girl on the Navajo Nation (all times local):

Virginia man admits faking cancer scheme

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

A Virginia man has admitted to a phony cancer scheme involving The Greenbrier resort.

NY lawmakers, victims push for right to sue child molesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

New Yorkers who were molested as children have joined lawmakers at an Albany rally to push for lifting the state's statute of limitations on suing abusers, saying the law closing the window at age 23 guarantees repeated victims.

Tamir Rice's mom to speak at tribute for Kent State victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:40am

Tamir Rice's mother has been chosen to give the keynote speech at this year's commemoration of the 1970 shootings at Kent State University.

Oakland expands medical marijuana dispensaries in the city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:30am

City leaders have unanimously approved a new law expanding the number of medical marijuana operating in the city of Oakland.

Feds indict alleged members of Gangster Disciples

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:30am

A federal indictment charges alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang, including an Atlanta area police officer, with racketeering activity.

Inmate faces sex abuse charges after letters intercepted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:20am

A northern Idaho jail inmate has been charged with sex with a minor after authorities say jail staff recorded phone conversations and intercepted letters.

Dolphin found to have died from parasite found in cats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:20am

Scientists have determined that the death of a spinner dolphin found off Hawaii Island last year was caused by a parasite-borne disease that has threatened Hawaii's monk seal population.

Facebook friend stole $78K from elderly Pennsylvania woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:20am

Pennsylvania State Police say an elderly woman's Facebook friend stole her $78,000 life savings by convincing her that they needed the money to import BMWs into the United States.