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Girlfriend's on-air killing drives anchorman into politics

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:52pm

The tipping point for Chris Hurst came last fall while reporting on a shooting at a rail car factory. When the camera turned off, he wept.

Connecticut man faces sentencing for killing hawks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:40pm

A second man is facing sentencing for killing federally protected hawks.

The Latest: Arkansas fire chief killed working during storm

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 4:22pm

The Latest on severe weather in parts of the U.S. (all times local):

2 dead as chartered bus with Texas school athletes crashes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:51pm

Texas Department of Public Safety authorities say two people are dead after a head-on crash involving a pickup truck and a chartered bus carrying 34 coaches and athletes from seven El Paso high schools returning home from a regional track meet in Lubbock.

Stolen-car suspects investigated in LA shooting rampage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:23pm

Detectives were investigating whether two suspects arrested in a stolen car are connected to a shooting rampage through Los Angeles suburbs that killed one man and left three others wounded after a carjacking, sheriff's officials said Sunday.

Swimmer injured in shark attack at Southern California beach

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 3:02pm

A shark attacked a woman wading in the ocean with friends, tearing away part of her upper thigh off a popular Southern California beach, authorities and witnesses said Sunday.

Small quake rattles inland Southern California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:51pm

A small earthquake has rattled an inland area about 55 miles (87 km) east of Los Angeles.

Utah launches campaign to fight opioid abuse, overdoses

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:23pm

Utah pharmacists will start putting red stickers on bottles of opioids that warn patients about the risk of overdose and addiction as part of a new awareness campaign to combat painkiller abuses and deaths.

Southeast Idaho man guilty in 2009 beating death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 2:13pm

A southeast Idaho man has been found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the 2009 death of a bouncer who was severely beaten outside a Pocatello tavern.

Locker room assault sparks effort to heal Idaho communities

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 1:52pm

Bukky Ogunrinola's mother taught her years ago to use caution in how she dressed and presented herself in public. Being a young black woman in Idaho meant living in a world where she's sometimes greeted with suspicion.

Turkey threatens further strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:29pm

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday his country may take further action against Kurdish militants in Iraq and Syria, as U.S.-backed forces in Syria closed in on the last neighborhoods of a former stronghold of the Islamic State group.

Woman accused of lying about rape to go before court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:04pm

A woman accused of lying about being raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in Connecticut is set to appear in court Monday.

Officers: Woman agreed to swap sex for $25, fast food

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 12:02pm

Florida authorities have charged a woman with prostitution after she agreed to perform a sex act on an undercover detective for $25 and chicken McNuggets.

As number of adoptions drops, many US agencies face strains

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:50am

For legions of Americans craving a chance to adopt children, a confluence of daunting trends makes this an especially distressing time.

Second of 2 missing Arkansas children dead, suspect held

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

The second of two missing children has been found dead in western Arkansas after the bodies of his 2-year-old sister, his mother and his mother's uncle were found earlier in the week.

Pentagon: 45 civilians killed by coalition strikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:33am

Investigations conducted during the month of March reveal that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed 45 civilians, mostly in and around the Iraqi city of Mosul, according to a Pentagon statement released Sunday.

Utah officer injured in rollover during highway car chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:10am

Authorities say a northern Utah police officer has been injured after rolling his vehicle on Interstate 15 during a car chase.

Trump warns North Korea's missiles will get better

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:07am

President Donald Trump said after North Korea's latest failed rocket launch that communist leader Kim Jong-Un will eventually develop better missiles, and "we can't allow it to happen."

Utah AG won't file charges in woman's jail death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:05am

The Utah Attorney General's Office has determined the fatal injuries a 28-year-old woman sustained while in custody of a northern Utah jail were not the result of criminal conduct.

AP Explains: What is May Day?

Sophia Tareen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 30th - 11:05am

Tens of thousands of immigrants and their supporters in U.S. cities are set to protest Monday against immigration policies to mark May Day. It is an event that will also generate heated protests around the world as unions push for better rights for workers.