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Woman charged in Sandy Hook parent threat a court no-show

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

A Florida woman charged with threatening the parent of a boy killed in the 2012 mass shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut, was a no-show at change-of-plea hearing.

Doctor gets prison for filming women in bathrooms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

A Pennsylvania doctor is being sent to prison for secretly filming women with cameras hidden in bathrooms at his office and home.

Christie, Trump to launch drug addiction task force

Jill Colvin and Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:56am

After being unceremoniously dropped from President Donald Trump's transition team, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is dipping his toes into the administration by taking the lead of a White House commission to combat opioid addiction.

Police arrest suspect in shooting of 2 Miami-Dade officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:47am

A 19-year-old Miami man is charged with two counts of attempted murder after police say he opened fire in an "ambush-style" shooting on two plainclothes detectives who were investigating gang activity.

3 storm chasers die in crash during Southern Plains storms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:39am

Storms that bore down on Southern Plains states brought powerful winds that upended a tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, killing the driver, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas, authorities said.

Car FDR used while governor of NY is being repaired by state

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:38am

A state-owned car used by Franklin D. Roosevelt while governor of New York is heading into the shop for some repairs.

Family gets a shock when turkey crashes through windshield

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:38am

A New Jersey family traveling through northern Indiana got a shock when a 30-pound turkey crashed through their vehicle's windshield.

The Latest: Storms knock out power, damage homes near Dallas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:37am

The Latest on severe weather affecting Southern Plains states in the US (all times local):

Michigan officer fatally shoots 73-year-old man

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:14am

Authorities say a 73-year-old man has died after being shot by a police officer in Michigan.

Police fatally shoot armed suspect in Tennessee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:02am

Police in Tennessee called to a report of an armed person early Wednesday fatally shot a suspect who was a sheriff's department employee, officials said.

LaGuardia checkpoint closes due to unknown substance in bag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 7:00am

A security checkpoint was closed for about 40 minutes at New York's LaGuardia Airport after an alarm went off and agents found an unknown substance in a carry-on bag.

US judge to hear arguments on longer block to travel ban

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:36am

A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel ban planned to hear arguments Wednesday on whether to extend his order until the state's lawsuit works its way through the courts.

Woman killed, husband injured in plane crash in Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:36am

Authorities say a woman has died and her husband was seriously injured in a plane crash in Alabama.

Police: Man checking car after minor crash fatally hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 6:16am

Police in Maryland say a man checking his car for damage after a minor crash in the Washington suburbs was fatally struck by another car.

Wildfire contained in western North Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:43am

Forestry officials in western North Carolina say they've contained a fire that burned nearly 9 square miles near Shortoff Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest.

The Latest: Christie mum on bridge lane-closure sentences

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:40am

The Latest on the sentencing in the George Washington Bridge lane closures (all times local):

After protest, Webb declines to accept Naval Academy award

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:30am

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb from Virginia announced he will not accept a Naval Academy Alumni Association award because of recent protests from other alumni.

Man accused of killing wife tells police she wanted to die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:30am

A 62-year-old Florida man accused of fatally shooting his wife of 42 years told investigators she suffered from dementia and wanted to die.

Crayola to retire a color; but which one will it be?

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 5:25am

Friday is National Crayon Day and Crayola says it will mark the occasion by retiring one of its colors.

Black women stand up on Twitter following Maxine Waters dig

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Mar 29th - 4:55am

Bill O'Reilly's joke about a congresswoman's wig and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's dressing down of a reporter have spurred black women to take to social media in protest.