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Officials: Man killed while mixing up explosives at home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:20am

Maine investigators say a homeowner died in an explosion in his basement where he was experimenting with explosives.

Freedom awaits man after judge tosses 1982 murder conviction

Kevin McGill and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 9:07am

Freedom awaits a man imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a newspaper editor's stabbing in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Supreme Court upholds convictions in 1984 murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:59am

The Supreme Court has upheld the murder convictions of seven men in a brutal 1984 killing in the District of Columbia.

Man charged after threatening Ohio congressman

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

An Ohio man has been charged with threatening to "assault, kidnap or murder a United States official" after leaving several threatening voicemail messages with Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' office.

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:57am

Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned home to Ohio in a coma.


Trump disputes Russian interference in 2016 election

Vivian Salama, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:57am

President Donald Trump appeared to cast doubt on the assessment of 17 U.S. intelligence agencies that blame Russia for election meddling, questioning Thursday why the Obama administration didn't try to stop it.

Another leadership test for Pelosi, who's weathered many

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:57am

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is telling Democrats that next year could be the year they take back control of the House.

Police believe 3 bodies found are missing Utah men

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

Utah authorities believe they found the bodies of three Vernal men who have been missing for the past month.

Judge won't reduce charges in New York-New Jersey bomb case

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

A judge says he won't throw out charges that could result in a mandatory life prison sentence for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York that injured 30 people.

Supreme Court limits ability to strip citizenship

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:48am

The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the government's ability to strip U.S. citizenship from immigrants for lying during the naturalization process.

Soldier who lost 4 limbs opening retreat to help others

David Sharp, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:40am

Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills awoke in a hospital on his 25th birthday to learn that an explosion in Afghanistan had robbed him of all four limbs. He later told his wife to take their daughter and their belongings, and just go. He didn't want her saddled with his burden.

Imprisoned Ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction

Alanna Durkin Richer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:38am

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld the 3 1/2 year prison sentence for a former CIA officer found guilty of leaking government secrets to a reporter.

Census: US more diverse, white population grows least

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:38am

The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.

Home of Vermont man burglarized while at wife's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:25am

An 82-year-old Vermont man says his Hyde Park home was targeted by burglars while he was attending the funeral for his wife of 59 years.

Texas siblings drown in Florida pool during church outing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:20am

Investigators are still trying to determine how two Texas siblings drowned in a pool at a Florida motel while on a Father's Day outing with their church.

Minneapolis police asked to limit presence at pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:16am

Organizers of the Twin Cities Pride Parade have asked police to minimize their participation in Sunday's annual event in downtown Minneapolis, citing tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile.

Sheriff: Inmates who helped deputy to get shorter sentences

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 8:05am

A Georgia sheriff says he will shorten the sentences of inmates who stepped in to help a deputy when he collapsed on the job.

Paroled sex offender jumps to death from upstate NY building

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Jun 22nd - 7:48am

Authorities say a man who jumped to his death from an 11th-floor apartment building in Syracuse was a sex offender who was being taken into custody at the time for a parole violation.

Police: Man killed father with bat at county official's home

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

Police say an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of a Pennsylvania county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day.