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Judge weighs whether to give death penalty in girl's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:03am

A Mississippi judge has begun examining evidence and hearing testimony into whether a man should receive the death penalty after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and hanging her by using her socks.

Cougar and her 3 kittens captured and relocated in E. Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

State officials have captured a female mountain lion and her three kittens in a residential area near the eastern Idaho city of Pocatello and relocated them to a more remote spot.

Cops: Man choked mom to unconsciousness for changing channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

Police say a Pennsylvania man beat his mother and choked her to the point of unconsciousness for changing the TV channel.

Man charged with murder after girlfriend's child, 6, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

Police in Louisville say a 6-year-old boy has died of head trauma, four days after his mother's boyfriend allegedly assaulted him.

Ex-judge faces sentencing trying to bribe officer with beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

A former judge in North Carolina faces sentencing in March for trying to bribe an officer with two cases of Bud Light.

After women's marches, can numbers translate to real change?

Nicholas Riccardi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:53am

Deb Szeman, a self-described "homebody," had never participated in a demonstration before hopping on an overnight bus from her home in Charlotte, North Carolina, to attend the women's march on Washington.

Sister: Teen suspect in Ohio school shooting 'not a monster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:50am

The 17-year-old boy suspected in an Ohio school shooting that injured two students made a mistake, but he's "not a monster," his sister said.

Ohio officer killed in interstate hit-and-run is identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:31am

Cleveland officials have identified the police officer killed in a hit-and-run on an interstate and are asking for the public's help in finding the car and its driver.

Partner of artist colony leader sorry about deadly blaze

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:23am

The longtime partner of the founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death in a fire last month says she's sorry about what happened but is angry about what she called "pretty terrible" treatment by the media and ex-neighbors.

Missing mama bear's newborn cub rescued, in intensive care

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:20am

Biologists in Virginia have rescued a newborn black bear found in a den without its mother, but the tiny cub's sibling didn't make it.

Missing woman's relatives find man's remains during search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:20am

Relatives searching for a missing woman have found the decomposed body of man in a Kansas City creek bed.

Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited President Donald Trump to address joint session of Congress next month

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:01am

Speaker Paul Ryan says he has invited President Donald Trump to address joint session of Congress next month.

Volunteer on USS Yorktown celebrates 95th birthday

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:31am

A fighter pilot who flew missions in World War II from the USS Yorktown celebrated his 95th birthday on the ship, now part of a museum in South Carolina.

1st of 37 defendants is sentenced in fraternity hazing death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

The first of 37 suspects charged in the fraternity hazing death of a New York City college student in Pennsylvania has been sentenced.

Judge: Release video in Charlotte police shooting of suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

A North Carolina judge has ordered the release of video showing a fatal shooting by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in 2012.

Police: Delaware officer fatally shoots armed male

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

Police in Delaware say an officer fatally shot a male armed with a handgun.

Dentist fined $1.1M for assuming dead colleague's identity

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:10am

A New Jersey dentist has been fined $1.1 million by the federal government for assuming the identity of a dead colleague and submitting fraudulent Medicaid bills after losing his license.

New sheriff asks for ticket after getting caught speeding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:00am

A Florida sheriff asked to be ticketed after a deputy pulled him over for speeding in his unmarked car.

Minnesota governor eyes fast return to work after collapse

Kyle Potter., Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 5:33am

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top staffer said he was OK and planned to return to work Tuesday after he collapsed during his State of the State speech.