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Cops: Serial abductor broke into Ohio homes to kidnap girls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:51am

A Cleveland-area man accused of breaking into two homes and kidnapping a girl and trying to abduct another has been indicted on rape and other charges.

Official: Lithium battery possibly started Boise State fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:41am

Officials say a lithium battery might have started a fire that partially destroyed a modular office building at Boise State University over the weekend.

Trial to begin for baby sitter charged in toddler's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:31am

Trial is set to begin for a West Virginia man accused by authorities of killing a 2-year-old boy he was babysitting and stuffing the body in a freezer.

Sheriff: 16 refugees in custody after reaching Florida coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:21am

Authorities in Florida say more than a dozen refugees are in custody after they landed along the state's Atlantic coast.

New director wants upgrades at Idaho ag research stations

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Upgrading aging infrastructure at nine research and extension centers around the state is a main goal, the new director of the University of Idaho's Agricultural Experiment Station said.

1 dies when vehicles plunge into water-filled Texas sinkhole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:11am

Officials say one person has died and two others were hurt when two vehicles fell into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.

Russian convicted of raping New York newlywed gets 13 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A Russian man convicted of raping a newlywed he met at a New York bar has been sentenced to 13 years in prison and faces deportation.

Restored carousel to offer rides in N. Idaho next spring

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A restored, hand-carved carousel will likely start offering rides next spring, a northern Idaho group says.

Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 11:00am

A man accused of threatening an off-duty Muslim police officer previously commended for heroism is facing a hate-crime charge.

Correction: Southern Wildfires-The Latest story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

In a story Dec. 4 about the Gatlinburg area wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the 14th fatality involved a multi-car crash. Authorities have corrected that the fatality involved a single-car crash.

The Latest: Jurors get more instructions in Slager trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:50am

The Latest on the trial of a fired South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black motorist (all times local):

Walmart agrees to $7.5M settlement in discrimination suit

Shannon Gupta, CNN  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:47am

Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a suit that alleged the chain discriminated against gay employees.

Kennedy vote seems key to Supreme Court redistricting cases

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:41am

Justice Anthony Kennedy appears to hold the decisive vote in two Supreme Court cases involving challenges from African-American voters to electoral districts in North Carolina and Virginia.

Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:33am

A fake news story prompted a man to fire a rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C., pizza place as he attempted to "self-investigate" a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton was running a child sex ring from there, police said.

The Latest: Obama issues statement on Oakland warehouse fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:32am

The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):

No bail for 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A 15-year-old Massachusetts boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river last week is being held without bail.

Lawsuit settled over death after officers used stun guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A Virginia police department has settled a lawsuit filed by the sister of a man who died in police custody after officers shocked him repeatedly with stun guns.

Police: Man kills ex-girlfriend in Utah, dies after chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

A Utah man shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him then died after police found him and fired their weapons, authorities said. It was unclear if he was killed by the officers or took his own life.

The Latest: Police: Pizzeria gunman suspect to show in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 5th - 10:31am

The Latest on the arrest of a man who police say fired shots in a pizzeria while investigating a fake news story (all times local):