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Obama denies pardon request for former Alabama governor

Kim Chandler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 5:03am

President Barack Obama has denied a clemency petition from former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who is nearing the end of a prison sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice.

NTSB: Pilot certified 21 days before Lake Erie plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:50am

The pilot of a plane that crashed into Lake Erie last month received his certification to fly that type of aircraft just 21 days before the fatal crash, according to the National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report.

$43M verdict upheld for duo exonerated in LI teen's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:40am

A federal appeals court has upheld a $43 million jury verdict against a Long Island county after DNA evidence exonerated three men who had been convicted of sexually assaulting and killing a teenager in 1984.

Obama denies pardon request for former Alabama governor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 4:20am

President Barack Obama will not pardon former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

Roberts, target of Trump jabs, meeting Trump at Capitol

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 2:11am

Donald Trump and John Roberts are not likely to rehash Trump's criticism of the chief justice when they meet outside the Capitol at noon.

UCLA's Ball, Villanova's Hart lead list of top performers

Aaron Beard, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 20th - 12:40am

It didn't take long to spot college basketball's top performers this season, not with star UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball flirting with a triple-double and Kansas' Frank Mason III scoring 30 on opening night.

NYPD officer set to testify about killing of unarmed teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 11:31pm

A white police officer who shot an unarmed, black teenager in the bathroom of his New York City apartment is expected to offer his first public account of the slaying on Friday at his department disciplinary trial.

Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York to face charges

Tom Hays, Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 10:25pm

Infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped from maximum-security prisons in his country, was extradited at the request of the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges and arrived in New York late Thursday.

Gillette man gets life in prison for 2-year-old boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 9:21pm

A Gillette man convicted of killing his girlfriend's 2-year-old son has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Hastert to assault victim: Pay back $1.7M in hush money

Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:53pm

Imprisoned former House speaker Dennis Hastert wants one of his sexual abuse victims to return the $1.7 million in hush money the Illinois Republican paid him over several years, according to a court filing this week in an ongoing civil case.

Up to 117 civilians died in strikes during Obama presidency

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:43pm

As many as 117 civilians have been killed in drone and other counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere during President Barack Obama's presidency, according to a report released late Thursday by U.S. intelligence officials.

Sixth-grade teacher pleads not guilty to child porn charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:31pm

A Cheyenne sixth-grade teacher has pleaded not guilty to child porn charges in federal court.

Judge in ex-Illinois congressman's trial recuses herself

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 8:11pm

A federal judge who was to preside over the corruption trial of former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has recused herself.

The Latest: Mexican drug lord El Chapo lands in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:51pm

The Latest on the extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States to face drug trafficking and other charges (all times local):

US official: Extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped Mexican prisons, lands in New York

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:51pm

US official: Extradited drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, who twice escaped Mexican prisons, lands in New York.

Member of Utah's Ute Indian Tribe charged with murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 7:31pm

A 27-year-old man has been charged with shooting and killing a man on Utah's Uintah-Ouray Indian Reservation.

Canadians plead guilty to violations at parks across US West

Matthew Brown and Matt Volz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:55pm

Three Canadians will be banned from federal lands for five years after pleading guilty to walking on a sensitive hot spring in Yellowstone National Park and other crimes at parks across the Western U.S., park officials said Thursday.

Western Union agrees to pay $586 million for fraud victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:46pm

Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to the U.S. government to pay back victims of fraud that the money transfer company failed to protect.

Suspect in officer's slaying spews expletives at judge

Terrance Harris, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 19th - 6:41pm

Hours after a fugitive in the slaying of a police officer told a judge he was brutalized during his arrest, Orlando's police chief released a video of his surrender and described the suspect as "extremely violent, dangerous and very unpredictable."