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.
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."
Peter Orsi and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 6:21pm
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, Mexico's most notorious cartel kingpin who twice made brazen prison escapes and spent years on the run as the country's most wanted man, was extradited to the U.S. Thursday to face drug trafficking and other charges.
Michael Tarm and Don Babwin, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 6:13pm
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.
Scott Sonner, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 5:41pm
More winter snow and rain pummeled the West on Thursday as the first in a series of expected storms soaked morning commuters in much of California, dumped 18 more inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and closed schools in Oregon.
Keith Ridler, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 5:41pm
Idaho must destroy all information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area, a federal judge ordered Thursday.
Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 4:44pm
Psychologists who designed the CIA's harsh interrogation methods for the war on terror want a lawsuit from three former detainees dismissed, but a federal judge said Thursday that he was inclined to allow it to move to a trial that was expected to include classified information.
Darlene Superville, Associated Press | Posted Jan 19th - 4:43pm
President Barack Obama on Thursday blamed Congress for his failure to keep a promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying there's "simply no justification beyond politics" to keep it open.