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Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:40am

A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks in northern New Jersey last week.

Idaho drafts plan to protect pollinating insects

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:20am

Idaho officials are devising a statewide plan to protect the health of pollinating insects.

First family goes hiking in national park in Virginia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:20am

President Barack Obama and the first family are hiking at Prince William Forest Park in Virginia. Their visit Sunday comes as the National Park Service's celebrates its centennial.

Sheriff: Intruder smashes through window, attacks residents

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:00am

A 19-year-old man is accused of smashing through the front window of a Florida home and attacking a woman and her son early Sunday morning.

False report of gunman at Los Angeles airport causes panic

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:21am

Reports of a gunman opening fire that turned out to be false caused panicked evacuations at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday night, while flights to and from the airport saw major delays.

Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:20am

Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward.

Hearing scheduled for brother accused of impersonating twin

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10am

The brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven't been able to locate for 10 years is scheduled for a preliminary hearing.

Michigan firefighters killed in crash identified

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:20am

The Minnesota State Patrol has identified two Michigan firefighters killed when their truck overturned near Minneapolis and injured seven other crew members.

Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:10am

A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm.

Florida baby struck by bullet from drive-by while sleeping

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home.

Deputies: UPS driver shot by man's errant crossbow bolt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest.

Officials: Woman driving on rim sparks California wildfires

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 5:40am

Fire officials in southern California say a car driven by a woman high on drugs has sparked several wildfires that so far have burned 450 acres and prompted evacuations.

Memorial Mass for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi home

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 4:31am

A memorial Mass will be held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. A man from about 15 miles away has confessed without giving a reason, according to the sheriff.

3 inmates escape from detention center in Louisiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 3:10am

Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a detention center in Louisiana.

Crews to retrieve plane from lake; 2 men still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 2:00am

The New Orleans Fire Department says crews plan to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed last week into the muddy bottom of the lake just north of New Orleans.

The Latest: Police find no gunman at Los Angeles airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:31pm

The Latest on reports of a shooter and evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

Police: No shots fired, no gunman found at Los Angeles airport, scare came from loud noises

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10pm

Police: No shots fired, no gunman found at Los Angeles airport, scare came from loud noises.

WWII dog tags found on beach in '66 returned to family

Chris Carola, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:44pm

It took 50 years for a Long Island woman to finally complete her quest to return a World War II veteran's lost dog tags she found on a New York City beach.

Police say search underway at LA airport; social media posts show people fleeing terminal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:40pm

Police say search underway at LA airport; social media posts show people fleeing terminal.