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Police: Kids taken 3 decades ago are found, mom is arrested

Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 1:03pm

Two sisters who disappeared from Rhode Island with their mother in 1985 have been located in the Houston area, and their mother was charged with snatching them, police announced Tuesday.

Man accused of trying to hit Utah police during car chase

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:51pm

Authorities in Utah are accusing a 26-year-old man who they say stole a car with two children inside last week with trying run over police officers with another stolen vehicle during a separate high-speed weekend chase.

Man, 44, accused of killing, dismembering Louisiana roommate

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Authorities say a 44-year-old man is accused of killing and dismembering a 27-year-old who was living with the suspect's ex-girlfriend.

Panel to review fire's spread from Smokies to Tennessee city

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Authorities are forming a team to investigate the massive fires that tore through a Tennessee tourist city late last year, killing 14 people.

Lawmakers urge Detroit-area mayor to resign over recordings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

Federal, state and county lawmakers are calling for a Detroit-area mayor to quit after unverified audio tapes surfaced purportedly featuring him making racist and sexist comments.

Ex-Virginia Tech student wants slaying trial moved

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:41pm

A judge is considering a request to move the upcoming trial of a former Virginia Tech student charged in the slaying of a 13-year-old girl.

Porn studio owner to be tried on charges of running brothel

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

The owner of a business in an industrial area of Phoenix says he was running a legitimate porn studio where amateurs could rent cameras, lights and props to create their own sex scenes with the help of a model.

Nicodemo Scarfo, ex-Philadelphia mob boss, dies in prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo, whose reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history, has died at a federal medical center in North Carolina, a prison spokeswoman said Tuesday. He was 87.

Cops: Drunken driver's ride home is arrested on same charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:31pm

Police say a Vermont man who went to a police station to pick up a woman accused of drunken driving was arrested on the same charge.

Man pleads guilty to killing 4 in Ohio, trying to kill 5th

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:21pm

A man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting four people and trying to kill a fifth during a robbery at an Ohio home in 2015.

No residencies yet for proposed Idaho osteopathic school

Rebecca Boone, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:20pm

Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and backers of a proposed for-profit osteopathic medical school have been touting the 78 new medical residency positions the proposed school claims to have created.

Pit bull owner arrested after dogs kill child in Atlanta

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:20pm

Police say they have arrested the owner of two pit bulls that killed one child and injured another in southwest Atlanta.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:13pm

Democratic U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a civil rights leader who says he doesn't see Donald Trump as a "legitimate president," should be grateful for all that Republican presidents have done for black people, GOP Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday.

More than 40 House Democrats now planning boycott

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The number of House Democrats planning to boycott Donald Trump's inauguration has grown to more than 40.

The Latest: Dad of girls missing 31 years waiting for call

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The Latest on two sisters reported missing in 1985 being found and their mother being charged (all times local):

AP Explains: Why Idaho legislative committees matter

Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:11pm

The first two weeks of this year's legislative session have been light on policy discussions, but full of public dramatic disputes that have put generally-overlooked legislative committees into the limelight.

Judge: Planned Parenthood videos in Medicaid fight 'baloney'

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 12:02pm

A federal judge deciding whether Texas can oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program says rehashing secretly recorded videos from 2015 amounts to "baloney."

60-year-old gorilla, 1st to be born in a zoo, dies in Ohio

Andrew Welsh-Huggins and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

The world's first gorilla born in a zoo, a female named Colo who became the oldest known living gorilla in the U.S., has died at age 60, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium said Tuesday.

The Latest: Uncle says Orlando shooter's widow is innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 17th - 11:50am

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