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Maine governor to Rep. John Lewis: You need a history lesson

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:53am

Maine Gov. Paul LePage says U.S. Rep. John Lewis needs a history lesson and should be grateful for what Republican presidents have done for black people.

Sonar scans help divers target Lake Erie plane crash search

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:53am

Divers are using information from weekend sonar scans to target their Lake Erie search for remaining debris from a corporate jet that crashed last month in Ohio with six people on board.

80-year-old woman dies in northern Idaho house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:51am

An 80-year-old woman died in a house fire in northern Idaho after the homeowner used an accelerant to state a fire in a wood-burning stove.

Authorities: Arizona trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:48am

The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.

Police ID standoff suspect who was fatally shot by officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41am

Police in suburban Washington, D.C., have identified the man who they say shot two men and took a third hostage before an officer fatally shot him.

Bill would require corroboration in sexual assault cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41am

Fierce debate is expected in New Hampshire over a bill that would require sexual assault victims to corroborate their testimony if the defendant has no prior related convictions.

Orlando nightclub gunman's wife faces charges tied to attack

Eric Tucker and Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:41am

The widow of the Orlando nightclub gunman has been charged with helping her husband in the months leading up to the June massacre that left 49 people dead, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday.

Romney to join celebration of 2002 Winter Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:14am

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will be among those next month marking 15 years since Salt Lake City hosted the Winter Olympics.

The Latest: Indictment unsealed on nightclub gunman's wife

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:10am

The Latest on the arrest of the widow of the Orlando nightclub shooter (all times local):

Suit: Officers at Ohio jail beat homeless veteran into coma

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 8:04am

A federal lawsuit alleges that officers at an Ohio jail beat a homeless veteran so severely that he ended up in a coma for two months, now needs a wheelchair and is cognitively disabled.

Utah snowboarder dies after crash at ski resort

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:51am

Authorities say a 35-year-old snowboarder died from his injuries after hitting a tree during the weekend at Brighton Resort.

Federal prosecutors accuse wife of Orlando nightclub shooting of misleading police, FBI about the attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:51am

Federal prosecutors accuse wife of Orlando nightclub shooting of misleading police, FBI about the attack.

Maryland deputy injured in shooting leaves hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:20am

An Eastern Shore deputy who was critically wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in a domestic disturbance has been released from a Baltimore hospital.

Man dies in shootout with Georgia deputies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 7:00am

State authorities are investigating after a man died in a shootout with deputies in Georgia.

New report: Abortions in US drop to lowest level since 1974

David Crary, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:20am

Even as the election outcome intensifies America's abortion debate, a comprehensive new survey finds the annual number of abortions in the U.S has dropped to well under 1 million, the lowest level since 1974.

Police: New York man faints, struck by hit-and-run driver

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:11am

Police in New York City say a 51-year-old hairstylist was severely injured by a hit-and-run driver after he fainted on his cigarette break and fell into oncoming traffic.

Police: Officer fatally shot man armed with knife, pole

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 6:00am

Police in western Kentucky have shot and killed a man who investigators say was armed with a knife and a long pole that he had been using to smash car windows.

Police: Child dies after being hit by MLK Day parade float

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:40am

Authorities say a child has died after being struck by a float during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in Louisiana.

Workers rescue Florida girl who fell into chimney

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:31am

Rescue workers chipped away part of the chimney on a vacant house to rescue an 8-year-old Florida girl who got stuck inside.

King Day parade turns violent when 8 shot in Miami

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 5:20am

A national holiday celebrating nonviolence and Martin Luther King Jr. erupted into mayhem when eight people were shot at a park named after the slain civil rights leader.