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Kentucky man pleads guilty to murders of parents, sister

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:42am

A Kentucky man charged with orchestrating the killings of his parents, sister and an acquaintance has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to four counts of murder.

USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:41am

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Northern California on Thursday, jolting residents of the coastal town of Ferndale but bringing no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The Latest: Escapee tried to get in school before recapture

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:32am

The Latest on an inmate who escaped from a maximum-security South Carolina prison and is suspected of stabbing a police officer (all times local):

Defense: Consider ex-congressman's good deeds in sentencing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:31am

Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman are asking a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him in a federal racketeering case.

Single-engine plane missing in Alaska en route to Anchorage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:31am

A single-engine airplane with four people on board is missing on a flight in Alaska.

The Latest: No inspection of warehouse for at least 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:31am

The Latest on an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people(all times local):

The Latest: Police: Suspect in officer shootings is dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:23am

The Latest on the shootings of two police officers in Georgia (all times local):

Defendant's pal: I tried to restrain Will Smith after crash

Kevin McGill, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20am

A friend of the driver on trial for killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith told a jury he tried to restrain Smith in the heated exchange of words following an April 9 crash.

Teen was on Facebook Live during crash that killed her, pal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20am

An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger.

North Carolina police kill stabbing suspect, children flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:20am

A boy climbed through a window with his younger brother and called 911 after their mother was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, said police, who stormed the house and fatally shot the man when he lunged at them with a knife.

Boise's Gowen Field under consideration for F-35 base

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:11am

The Idaho National Guard says its training center in Boise is one of five locations the U.S. Air Force is considering as a base for about 18 fighter jets.

Cops: Suspect in fatal shooting of UPS driver is in custody

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:11am

A man shot and killed a UPS driver in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Thursday, then drove over the victim with his vehicle before surrendering to police after an hourslong standoff at a nearby home, authorities said.

Authorities: SWAT team staked out at home where man suspected of shooting two Georgia police officers may be hiding

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:11am

Authorities: SWAT team staked out at home where man suspected of shooting two Georgia police officers may be hiding.

The Latest: Surveillance video shown in church slayings case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:04am

The Latest on the federal death-penalty trial of a white man charged with killing nine black people during a Bible study in a Charleston church (all times local):

US life expectancy falls, as many kinds of death increase

Mike Stobbe, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:02am

A decades-long trend of rising life expectancy in the U.S. could be ending: It declined last year and it is no better than it was four years ago.

Drought, the South's unwelcome guest, stays despite rains

Jeff Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:02am

Recent showers and storms have slightly eased the South's severe drought, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell.

Somber moment for president-elect: Trump to meet OSU victims

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:01am

President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor — supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University.

Idaho Board of Correction appoints new director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:01am

The Idaho Board of Correction has appointed Henry Atencio as the new director of prisons two days after his predecessor, Kevin Kempf, gave his resignation notice.

Second person dies in Utah mobile home fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:01am

A 3-year-old girl who was pulled from a burning mobile home in Washington City has become the second person to die from injuries suffered in the blaze.

Appeals court hears case over cross memorial on state land

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Dec 8th - 10:00am

The constitutionality of a Maryland war memorial in the shape of a cross is being challenged in federal court.