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5 dead in wrong-way crash on Massachusetts highway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:23pm

Five people, including four college students, died early Monday in a fiery crash caused by a woman driving the wrong way on a Massachusetts highway, state police said.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:20pm

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.


Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:10pm

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received at least three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as its spokesman.

Southern Utah wildfire 80% contained, officials say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:04pm

Fire officials in southern Utah are reporting 80 percent containment of a wildfire that has been burning for more than a week in the Shurtz Canyon area near Kanarraville Mountain.


Authorities: Bus driver didn't brake before hitting big rig

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:02pm

Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.

The Latest: Official: Inquiry supports noose assault claim

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

The Latest on the NAACP saying a noose was placed around a black student's neck in Mississippi (all times local):

The Latest: Driver in fatal bus crash sued in other wrecks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

The Latest on a tour bus crash that killed 13 people in Southern California (all times local):

The Latest: Congress members rip Pentagon repayment policy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

The Latest on enlistment bonuses the Pentagon is ordering California National Guard soldiers to repay (all times local):

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:00pm

Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego.

Amber Alert canceled for 6-year-old Spokane Valley girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:50pm

Authorities have canceled an Amber Alert for a 6-year-old girl in Spokane Valley.

Piano Guys ‘not giving up,’ continuing search for missing daughter

Tracie Snowder  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:42pm

Family, friends and other volunteers are continuing to look for 21-year-old Anna Schmidt on Monday, despite local officials suspending search and rescue efforts.

NAACP seeks federal probe after noose put on black student

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:32pm

The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal investigation after the parents of a black high school student said four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school.

The Latest: Ex-attorney general released after posting bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:30pm

The Latest on the sentencing of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):

Man blames drugs for kidnapping 5, next faces murder charges

Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:20pm

A Utah man was sentenced Monday to 30 years to life in prison for tying up a family of five in a basement, clearing the way for him to face murder charges in Wyoming in the death of a train worker he is accused of kidnapping as he fled police.

Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:20pm

Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.

Missouri says reporter doesn't have right to see executions

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:12pm

A reporter suing over Missouri's refusal to allow him to witness an execution isn't constitutionally guaranteed a right to see someone put to death, the state argued in asking a federal judge to throw out the case.

Civil rights hero from 60s takes criticism as Trump backer

Tom Foreman Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 4:12pm

Clarence Henderson was hailed as a hero nearly 60 years ago when as a young black man he participated in a sit-in at a segregated North Carolina lunch counter.

Judge OKs preliminary settlement in Idaho Medicaid lawsuit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

A federal judge has approved a preliminary settlement between developmentally disabled Idaho residents and the state Department of Health and Welfare, the ACLU-Idaho announced Monday.

Lawmakers agree to disagree on Medicaid alternatives

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 3:51pm

A small group of Idaho lawmakers has agreed they won't be coming to a consensus on the best way to provide medical care to the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage after spending months reviewing the issue.