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Retiring Wrigley Field scoreboard operator has seen it all

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

If the Chicago Cubs can make it into the World Series, that will extend by several more days the career of Fred Washington.

The Latest: Union: Ohio's death row move will cause hardship

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

The Latest on Ohio's plans to move its death row (all times local):

Ex-NSA worker accused of stealing secrets to stay in custody

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:21pm

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody as prosecutors continue building a case against him, a federal judge ruled Friday.

US top diplomat refers to NKorea as 'illegitimate regime'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:13pm

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."

Phoenix police: Woman runs over 2 men, killing 1 after fight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:11pm

An intoxicated 29-year-old woman has been arrested after driving over her boyfriend and another man, killing the other man, as the two men fought in a parking lot, Phoenix police said Friday

1 classification upgrade in new batch of Clinton emails

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:11pm

One email in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released Friday by the State Department contains classified information.

Western governors, feds ponder new landscape initiative

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says the relationship between federal land management agencies and Western states to find collaborative ways to deal with landscape-scale problems is improving but could be better.

Idaho House Dem accused of stealing GOP's campaign material

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

A Republican candidate says Democratic Rep. John McCrostie stole campaign literature and then lied about doing so while being recorded.

Minneapolis police: Update coming in shooting investigation

Kyle Potter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

Minneapolis police planned to give an update Friday on an investigation tied to the fatal police shooting of a black man last year that sparked weeks of protests and resulted in no criminal charges being filed against the officers involved.

Water main floods trench in Boston, killing 2 workers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 2:01pm

Boston officials say a water main gave way in the city's South End neighborhood, flooding a trench and killing two workers.

Citing aging inmates, Ohio says it will again move death row

Ann Sanner and John Seewer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:51pm

Ohio is moving its death row for the third time in little over a decade, this time because of the growing number of aging inmates serving death sentences, state prison officials said Friday.

As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts

Russ Bynum, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:43pm

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.


Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:41pm

Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Prosecutors drop charges in juvenile inmate sex abuse case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:31pm

A former Idaho juvenile corrections nurse accused of having sex with inmates has had all charges against her dropped.

Kansas court upholds state's 1st death sentence in 30 years

Jim Suhr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:30pm

Kansas' highest court on Friday upheld the death sentence of the first prisoner condemned in the state in three decades.

The Latest: Tape shows interrogation of dad in hot car death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:30pm

The Latest on the trial of a Georgia man charged with murder after his toddler son died in the back of a hot SUV (all times local):

Judge: Georgia can keep execution drug provider secret

Kate Brumback, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:21pm

A federal judge in Atlanta says Georgia doesn't have to reveal information about its execution drug to two Mississippi death row inmates.

Appeals court considers Arizona cross-border shooting case

Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:21pm

A government attorney argued Friday that the mother of a 16-year-old Mexican boy killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a cross border shooting should not be allowed to sue the agent because the boy lacked significant ties to the United States.

Attack in Afghanistan killed Illinois soldier, Oklahoma man

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 1:12pm

A decorated U.S. soldier from Illinois and an Army civilian employee from Oklahoma who both had been deployed multiple times to support military operations in Afghanistan were killed in an attack this week in Kabul, the Defense Department said.