Joan Lowy, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 9:01pm
Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council.
Jeffrey Collins and Martha Waggoner, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 8:41pm
In North Carolina, where state troopers are trained in dealing with the hearing impaired, investigators are still trying to unravel how a traffic stop turned fatal for a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses.
Michelle Rindels, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 8:31pm
Daily fantasy sports websites are trying to get legal after a series of state-level setbacks that shut them down in some parts of the country, but officials who set policy in the gambling mecca of Nevada indicated they won't be bending too far backward for the companies.
Jonathan Drew, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 7:31pm
Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl are trying to send his court case "off the judicial cliff" by arguing that U.S. Sen. John McCain improperly swayed military decision-makers with public comments on the case, prosecutors said Tuesday.
A taxi jumped a curb Tuesday and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco, leaving the driver and two people in critical condition, authorities said.
Ben Neary, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 7:20pm
A former police officer facing murder and arson charges in the 1985 slaying of a University of Wyoming student is the latest in a series of suspects investigators have focused on in their search to find the woman's killer.
Paul Elias, Associated Press | Posted Aug 23rd - 6:50pm
The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case.
An expert appointed by a federal judge has testified that a portable air conditioner consisting of an ice chest, a fan and an air duct has a high potential for helping drop the extreme heat indexes on Louisiana's death row that threaten three ailing condemned killers.