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Supreme Court orders new hearing for black Texas inmate

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:58am

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a new court hearing for a black Texas prison inmate who claims improper testimony about his race tainted his death sentence.

Caretaker performed sexy dance on 100-year-old with dementia

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

Police say a caretaker was filmed performing a sexually provocative dance on a 100-year-old resident with dementia at an Ohio assisted living home and has been charged with gross sexual imposition.

2 men face sentencing for Kansas hate crime attack

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

Two Kansas men are due to be sentenced for their roles in a hate crime attack on three Somali men.

Smoker accidentally lights sweatshirt on fire, burns himself

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:46am

Police say a man accidentally lit his hooded sweatshirt on fire while smoking outside a Pennsylvania mall and badly burned himself.

Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis

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

A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths.

Search continues for skier missing near Jackson Hole resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:28am

A skier is missing in Grand Teton National Park after leaving the boundaries of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort earlier this week.

Florida may make it easier to sue doctors over abortions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:28am

Women who have had abortions could sue doctors under a bill now moving through the Florida House.

Powerball jackpot tops $400 million for 1st time in months

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:17am

The Powerball jackpot has climbed above $400 million for the first time in nearly three months.

4 federal prisoners hurt in van crash in Maryland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:17am

Maryland State Police say four federal prisoners were taken to a hospital after the van in which they were riding was involved in a three-vehicle pileup near Frederick.

Family of sailor lost on sunken freighter settles suit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:17am

Another family of a sailor who died on a cargo ship that sank after losing propulsion while traveling through a hurricane has settled their legal claim against the vessel's owner.

Documents: After shooting, Roof went toward 2nd black church

Meg Kinnard, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:08am

The man convicted of killing nine worshippers during Bible study at a black church drove toward a second black church after the shootings, according to South Carolina prosecutors who oversaw the federal case against him.

Ohio court will hear debate on autopsies of 8 family members

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

The Ohio Supreme Court says it will hear a dispute over releasing copies of final autopsy reports in the unsolved slayings of eight family members.

Victim of double shooting in Casper dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

Authorities say a man who was critically injured in a shooting at a residence in the northern part of Casper has died.

Man gets 7 years for in connection to shooting of girl, 10

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

An Idaho man involved in a shooting that injured a 10-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet has been sentenced to at least seven years in prison.

Second man arrested in fatal shooting of Rutgers student

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:40am

A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Rutgers University student last year.

Thousands flee, freeway shut in flooding near San Francisco

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:33am

Rising floodwaters sent at least 14,000 residents fleeing inundated homes in San Jose, California, and forced the shutdown of a major freeway Wednesday.

Death in Mississippi: Suspect arrested in slaying of family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:14am

Authorities have charged one person in the shooting deaths of a 5-year-old boy and his mother, grandmother and aunt at their home in eastern Mississippi.

Father and son die after their vehicles collide in Alabama

Madeline Holcombe, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:14am

A father and son in Alabama were killed when they crashed into each other in a head-on collision.

APNewsBreak: College Board to boost SAT security globally

Joe Mandak, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:50am

The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security around the world following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.

Woman visiting husband's grave dies after cemetery crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:33am

A Pennsylvania woman visiting her husband's grave died after she had an asthma attack that caused her to crash her car in the cemetery.