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Authorities find no sign of braking by bus driver in crash

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 10:01pm

Ana Car didn't remember the sudden impact, only that she woke up among dead and injured passengers in a dark bus filled with screams of terror and agony.

Surfer bitten by shark at beach; says 'came out of nowhere'

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:30pm

A surfer says he's grateful to be recovering in a Maui hospital after a shark bit him — even though the attack forced him and his wife to postpone their honeymoon.

Man dead, 2 children hurt after jump from New Jersey bridge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 9:00pm

A man who jumped off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two children is dead, and the children are injured.

Mike Pence to make campaign stop in Salt Lake City

Ben Lockhart  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:57pm

Republican vice presidential nominee and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will make a campaign stop in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, campaign officials confirmed Monday.

NAACP seeks federal probe after noose put on black student

Jeff Amy and Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:41pm

The president of the Mississippi NAACP is demanding a federal hate crime investigation after the parents of a black high school student said as many as four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school.

Authorities: Skydiver dies after hitting sign in Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:40pm

Authorities say they are continuing their investigation to find the cause of a skydiving accident that left an Illinois man dead.

Dallas-area middle school teacher accused of capital murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:31pm

A Dallas-area middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the slayings of two men in Fort Worth.

Centuries-old gravestones found, returned to cemetery

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:02pm

Centuries-old gravestones missing from a Colonial-era cemetery have been returned after turning up elsewhere, including one found in a Pennsylvania woman's yard.

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'

Steve Peoples and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 8:00pm

A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks.

Fireplace embers blamed for fire that killed Nebraska family

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:50pm

Investigators say embers or hot ashes from a living room fireplace touched off a fire that killed six members of a southeast Nebraska family.

Chief Justice Roberts upgrades home on Maine coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:12pm

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts is upgrading his vacation home in Maine.

Ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle sues company

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 7:06pm

The ex-wife of former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle is suing the restaurant chain for damages, saying the company received at least three reports indicating his sexual interest in children but failed to take proper action and continued promoting him as its spokesman.

Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run

Sean Murphy, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:50pm

Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.

Lawmakers to finalize Idaho Medicaid recommendations

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:31pm

A small group of Idaho lawmakers did not come to a consensus Monday on the best way to provide medical care for the estimated 78,000 Idahoans without health coverage, and decided instead to submit a long list of recommendations to be considered during the 2017 legislative session.

Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:30pm

Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego.

Tom Hayden, '60s activist and liberal statesman, dead at 76

John Rogers and Linda Deutsch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:21pm

In one of the most dramatic personal transformations in American political history, Tom Hayden went from being a famed 1960s and 1970s student radical to a mainstream elected official and elder statesman of the country's left. He died Sunday at age 76 following a lengthy illness.

Virginia rescinds strict building codes for abortion clinics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:13pm

Virginia's Board of Health has voted to scale back strict building codes and other rules governing the state's abortion clinics.

German diplomat's immunity eyed amid wife's assault claim

Jennifer Peltz and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:01pm

New York officials are trying to get a German diplomat's immunity waived to prosecute him on charges of hitting his wife in the face, and the U.S. State Department said Monday it had gotten involved in the matter.

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 6:00pm

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.

Car sideswipes school bus that tips over, slightly hurting 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 24th - 5:40pm

Authorities say a car sideswiped a small school bus in Northern California and then hit another vehicle, giving three people aboard the bus minor injuries.