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Ex-Virginia Tech student wants slaying trial moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

A judge is considering a request to move the upcoming trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl.

Police: Kids taken 31 years ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87.

Cops: Drunken driver's ride home is arrested on same charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Police say a Vermont man who went to a police station to pick up a woman accused of drunken driving was arrested on the same charge.

Man pleads guilty to killing 4 in Ohio, trying to kill 5th

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:21pm

A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015.

No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:20pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school claims to have created.

Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:20pm

Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.

Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:13pm

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.

More than 40 House Democrats now planning boycott

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The number of House Democrats planning to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration has grown to more than 40.

The Latest: Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

AP Explains: Why Idaho legislative committees matter

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The first two weeks of this year's legislative session have been light on policy discussions, but full of public dramatic disputes that have put generally-overlooked legislative committees into the limelight.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:02pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program says rehashing secretly recorded videos from 2015 amounts to "baloney."

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

The Latest: Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

The Latest on the arrest of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

Judge extends oversight of Houston suburb's election system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

A judge says the election system for a Houston suburb that implemented a voting plan meant to dilute Latino power at the polls will be under federal oversight for the next six years.

Anti-death penalty protesters arrested outside Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

A Supreme Court spokeswoman says 18 demonstrators have been arrested outside the court during a protest against the death penalty.

Florida family searching for missing dog after fatal crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:44am

A man and his 14-year old son are searching for their dog, Copper, who went missing after a crash that killed the teen's mother.

NYC police hold trial for officer who killed unarmed man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A disciplinary trial has begun for a white New York City officer in a case that was an early catalyst for outrage over police use of deadly force against black men.

Ex-legislator gets 15 months for taking money to back Paul

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:30am

A former Iowa senator has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for accepting payment to endorse presidential candidate Ron Paul in 2012.