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Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role

Mary Hudetz and Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:10am

Michelle Martens kept her new relationship with a man convicted of child endangerment a secret from friends and family for weeks — as she helped plan her daughter's 10th birthday party, sent the girl off daily to the school bus and held down her job at a local grocery store.

Businesses near Orlando nightclub struggle with parking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:00am

Store owners whose properties are near the site of the Orlando nightclub massacre are planning to meet to discuss how the fallout of the shooting is affecting their businesses.

Accused teen 'doctor' arrested on new theft charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 3:00am

A Florida teenager accused of pretending to be a doctor and stealing money from an 86-year-old patient is facing new charges of grand theft and fraud.

White ex-cop charged in black motorist's death back in court

Bruce Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 2:50am

A white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist is returning to a federal courtroom in South Carolina.

Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:53am

A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the nation.

Quotations in the News

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 1:10am

Lanhee Chen, who has served as a policy adviser to several Republican presidential candidates, on how Donald Trump has seemingly wavered on his immigration policy.

North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

Ben Finley and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 30th - 12:02am

Beachgoers, boat captains and business owners on North Carolina's Outer Banks warily eyed a potent tropical weather system that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.

Ex-aide poised to replace convicted Pennsylvania prosecutor

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 10:41pm

Pennsylvania lawmakers are poised to replace the state's convicted ex-attorney general with her former top deputy.

The Latest: Tropical depressions expected to strengthen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:40pm

The Latest on tropical storms (all times EDT):

Police: Boy accidentally shoots self, girl in Philadelphia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:32pm

Police say a 13-year-old boy accidentally shot himself and a 12-year-old girl inside a Philadelphia home.

Family of Marine who died at Wisconsin VA center files suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:31pm

The family of a Marine veteran who died from a toxic mix of more than a dozen drugs at a U.S. Veterans Affairs facility in Tomah, Wisconsin, filed a wrongful death and medical malpractice lawsuit against the U.S. government Monday.

Raleigh police: Officer wounded, man dead after shots fired

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:11pm

A man was killed and a police officer wounded after shots were fired at the end of a foot chase Monday in Raleigh, an official said.

Jury awards $285K to couple arrested by Utah narcotics unit

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 9:00pm

A federal jury has awarded $285,000 to a couple who claimed officers in the West Valley Police Department's drug unit violated their civil rights and used excessive force against them.

Justice Dept. focuses on police treatment of mentally ill

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:52pm

Justice Department lawyers investigating police agencies for claims of racial discrimination and excessive force are increasingly turning up a different problem: officers' interactions with the mentally ill.

The Latest: Police identify 2 officers, man in shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 8:51pm

The Latest on a shooting involving a police officer in Raleigh, North Carolina:

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

Bree Fowler and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 7:10pm

The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security in light of evidence that hackers targeted related data systems in two states.

Ex-Boeing manager gets over 3 years in prison for child porn

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

A former Boeing manager has been sentenced in Los Angeles to more than three years in prison for possessing child pornography discovered during an unrelated espionage investigation.

11 years later, New Orleans remembers Katrina

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:41pm

It's been 11 years since the wind, rain and subsequent levee breaks associated with Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans.

Driver in fatal wreck previously cited for no license

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 29th - 6:41pm

Louisiana State Police say they're looking into the owners of a bus that hit a firetruck and other vehicles on an elevated stretch of Interstate 10, killing two people and injuring dozens.