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Justices won't hear Indiana's appeal in triple murder case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

The Supreme Court won't hear Indiana's appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1988 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son.

Police: Mom killed 2 kids to save them from evil in world

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:45am

Police in Ohio say a woman told them she fatally shot her two children to save them from the world's evils.

Stray bullet from fight travels through window killing boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:40am

Police in Kentucky say a stray bullet fired during a fight outdoors traveled through the window of a nearby home, killing a 7-year-old who was eating a bedtime snack at his kitchen table.

'Resign to run' not required in Idaho, still spurs questions

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:36am

Like many states across the United States, Idaho doesn't have resign-to-run laws preventing office holders from dedicating time and resources to campaign for another position.

Fighting back: Students, some schools take on sexual assault

Justin Pritchard, Gillian Flaccus and Reese Dunklin, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:30am

A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed — sexual aggression among classmates.

Sea lion grabs girl and pulls her into water

David Williams, CNN  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:30am

Some tourists in British Columbia got a bit of a scare when a sea lion grabbed a little girl and dragged her into the water.

Mississippi rep: Lynch people removing Confederate monuments

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:27am

A Mississippi lawmaker is saying Louisiana leaders should be "lynched" for removing Confederate monuments.

Research differs on whether charters welcome special ed kids

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 9:08am

Five-year-old Nico Rosenblatt cannot speak and struggles to learn because of a rare genetic condition, yet thrives when surrounded by other children in a regular classroom, according to his parents. However, they say neither the public school system nor a charter school in the nation's capital could provide an inclusive environment for him.

Convicted killer of 11 women appeals to US Supreme Court

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:57am

A Cleveland man sentenced to die for killing 11 women and hiding the remains in and around his home has appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:57am

The Supreme Court struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina Monday because race played too large a role in their creation.

Yellowstone seeks comment on lookout project

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:50am

Yellowstone National Park is looking for more public comment on potential effects of a project involving the historic Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout.

Pot convictions go up in smoke with California legalization

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:49am

Jay Schlauch's conviction for peddling pot haunted him for nearly a quarter century.

Woman trying to buy birthday card trapped inside CVS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:37am

A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central Florida.

The Latest: AP Source says Flynn will invoke Fifth Amendment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:26am

The Latest on ongoing investigations into Russia's alleged interference with the U.S. election (all times local):

The Latest: Evacuations lifted in wildfire near San Diego

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:19am

The Latest on a Southern California wildfire (all times local):

Court upholds 'soft money' limits; Gorsuch, Thomas disagree

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:03am

The Supreme Court is upholding federal limits on political parties' use of so-called soft money for federal elections.

Justices rejects Florida appeal over death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:03am

The Supreme Court has left in place a lower court ruling that said imposing a death sentence in Florida requires a unanimous jury.

Officials: Alaska man shoots self in head, kills girlfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 8:00am

A judge has entered a not guilty plea for an Alaska man accused of killing his girlfriend after he shot himself and the bullet traveled through his head and hit his girlfriend in the chest.

Police investigate hazing at private college in Minnesota

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 22nd - 7:55am

Administrators at a private college in Minnesota say 13 students have been suspended over a hazing incident involving extreme drinking as part of an initiation into a secret social club.