A UPS driver who had stopped for something to eat was shot and killed early Thursday in a Wal-Mart parking lot by a motorist who then ran over him and later surrendered to authorities after an hourslong standoff at a nearby home, police and company officials said.
Four former sailors who have long claimed that police coerced them into falsely confessing to a 1997 rape and murder have asked Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to formally declare that they are innocent, their attorneys said Thursday.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:30pm
North Korea now has the capability to launch a nuclear weapon, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, adding that while the U.S. believes Pyongyang can mount a warhead on a missile, it's not clear that it can hit a target.
Michael Balsamo, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:20pm
As he sat down for an interview with Time magazine for his "person of the year" profile, Donald Trump explained his tough view on illegal immigration by retrieving a copy of the Long Island newspaper Newsday and pointing to a blaring headline: "Extremely Violent Gang Faction."
Kevin McGill, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:01pm
Anger and anguish were evident in a New Orleans courtroom Thursday as a friend of the man on trial for killing retired Saints star Will Smith repeatedly insisted that Smith and his friends were the aggressors following an April 9 traffic crash that was followed by heated words and multiple gunshots.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:00pm
The House on Thursday passed a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California.
Rachel D'Oro, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 3:00pm
The search for a small plane missing in Alaska with four people on board has been hampered by fog and darkness in a narrow river valley believed to be part of the aircraft's flight path, responders said Thursday.
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.
Ellen Knickmeyer and Paul Elias, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 2:50pm
The illegally occupied warehouse where 36 partygoers burned to death was not in the database Oakland fire inspectors use to schedule what are supposed to be annual inspections of commercial buildings, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 2:43pm
The U.S.-led coalition has killed 50,000 Islamic State militants in the last two years in Iraq and Syria, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday, describing a conservative total that is a bit larger than what others have stated before.
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press | Posted Dec 8th - 2:36pm
The case of a Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend shortly after getting a restraining order against him exposes gaps in the system for victims of domestic violence, advocates said Thursday.