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Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:30am

Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he plans to meet with a Democratic lawmaker to try to make amends for leaving an obscene voicemail message and that he isn't ruling out resigning.

Cops: Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped her

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:20am

Police say a Pennsylvania man free on bond while awaiting charges that he beat his wife and held her captive for nearly two weeks this summer has now kidnapped her, and both are missing.

Florida woman accused of killing husband in hospital bed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 8:02am

A retired nurse from central Florida woman is facing a second-degree murder charge after authorities say she suffocated her husband in his hospital bed when he suffered life-threatening complications and became unresponsive following surgery.

Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:43am

A teen who was sexually assaulted during a game of sexual conquest at a prestigious New Hampshire prep school said Tuesday in her first public comments that she is no longer ashamed or afraid and she hopes to be a voice for others.

Northern Idaho pedestrian on tracks killed by train

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:30am

A northern Idaho man has died after being struck by a train while walking on railroad tracks near Sandpoint.

Hearing set in Tennessee high school basketball rape case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:30am

Three Tennessee high school basketball players are due in juvenile court to face charges that they raped a freshman teammate in an apparent hazing incident.

Alabama horse sanctuary aims to help horses caught in floods

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:20am

An Alabama horse sanctuary is aiming to help two horses stranded by the massive flooding in Louisiana.

Defendant wore girlfriend's ashes to fatal crash sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:20am

A western Michigan man wore a vial containing his girlfriend's ashes when he was sentenced to jail in a crash that killed her and her unborn child.

Student, 15, killed in Georgia school bus crash; others hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 7:00am

A student has died after a crash involving a school bus and a semitrailer that also injured more than a dozen students on a south Georgia interstate, authorities said.

Officials begin recovery of small plane from Louisiana lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:30am

Equipment is being moved into place to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

More reports of clowns in woods in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:10am

Deputies in South Carolina have increased patrols after getting new reports of people dressed as clowns trying to lure children into the woods.

The Latest: Depression expected to near North Carolina coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 6:10am

The Latest on tropical weather systems that threaten the Southeast (all times local):

Man backs into pump, ignites blaze at Farmington gas station

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:40am

Two cars were engulfed in flames and several others were damaged after a 70-year-old motorist crashed into a pump at a Farmington gas station.

Man accused of raping woman hours after shooting 2 men

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:40am

Authorities in Maryland say a man raped a woman behind a school hours after he is accused of shooting two people in Edgewood.

FBI: Man threatened to kill President Obama, attack a mosque

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:40am

Federal authorities have arrested a Massachusetts man who they say threatened to assassinate President Barack Obama, bomb several police stations and attack a mosque.

Police: FDNY ambulance strikes, kills 81-year-old man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:30am

An 81-year-old man is dead after authorities say he was hit by a fire department ambulance in Manhattan.

Man charged in ramming of stolen truck into Southwest plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:30am

A man accused of stripping to his underwear at an airport in Nebraska, stealing a truck and ramming it into a Southwest Airlines plane has been charged with theft and criminal mischief.

Ex-school bus driver faces capital murder in woman's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:30am

A former school bus driver from Alabama is awaiting extradition from Tennessee on capital murder and other charges in the shooting death of a 72-year-old woman whose car police say he stole.

Officials: Guinea pigs, calf, 300 rabbits found at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:30am

Officials say guinea pigs, a calf and about 300 rabbits have been found at a New Jersey home.

After 32 years, McDonald's worker with special needs retires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 5:20am

A woman with Down syndrome has hung up her hairnet and retired after working 32 years at the french fry station of a Massachusetts McDonald's franchise.