Meg Kinnard and Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:52pm
An inmate serving a life sentence who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and stabbed a police officer while on the run has been recaptured after a locked door stopped him from getting into a school, authorities said Thursday.
Andrew Welsh-Huggins, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:50pm
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill that Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Thursday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Jill Bleed, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:50pm
Arkansas' highest court on Thursday threw out a judge's ruling that could have allowed all married same-sex couples to get the names of both spouses on their children's birth certificates without a court order, saying it doesn't violate equal protection "to acknowledge basic biological truths."
Bruce Smith, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:50pm
Dylann Roof's mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man's attorney said in court documents Thursday.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:40pm
A senior U.S. military official says North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon. But the official says that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.
In a story Dec. 7 about Texas' immunization program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the state requires parents to opt in to having their children immunized. It requires parents to opt out if they don't want their kids immunized.
Scott Bauer, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:01pm
A Republican congressman from northern Wisconsin who derided Madison as a communist haven is not backing down from his comments even as those in the capital city that prides itself as being "77 square miles surrounded by reality" take offense.
Paul Elias and Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 12:00pm
Federal officials investigating a fire that killed 36 people during a party at an Oakland warehouse plan to bring in engineers to examine the building's electrical system, as they try to pinpoint the cause of a blaze that has cast a spotlight on similar artists' colonies around the country that offer cheap housing but unsafe living conditions.
A UPS driver who had stopped for something to eat was shot and killed early Thursday on a Wal-Mart parking lot by a motorist who then ran over him and later surrendered to authorities after an hourslong standoff at a nearby home, police and company officials said.