Michael Tarm and Sophia Tareen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 2:01pm
The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for bribes and kickbacks.
Jonathan J. Cooper, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 2:01pm
When President Barack Obama arrives here Friday, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions.
Kasey Jones, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 2:01pm
A man who crashed a stolen car into a fence at a Maryland Army installation Wednesday night and hid overnight in a storm drain was arrested almost immediately after he emerged from hiding Thursday morning, authorities said.
Bob Moen, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 2:01pm
The Wyoming Pari-Mutuel Commission declined to lift its suspension of historic horse racing terminals throughout the state despite pleas from industry representatives that the shutdown has put their businesses in financial peril.
Patrick Whittle, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 1:51pm
A woman accused of fatally stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket pleaded guilty to murder and requested a life sentence on Thursday, disregarding her lawyer's recommendation that she use an insanity defense.
Matthew Barakat, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 1:41pm
A Virginia man accused of killing three Alexandria residents over the span of a decade wanted revenge against what he perceived as the city's elite after losing a child custody case, prosecutors said Thursday.
Wilson Ring, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 1:41pm
As colleges wrestle with how to address sexual assault, a legal challenge involving a small Vermont institution brings an obscure part of the equation to the fore: how to report, investigate and punish sexual assaults that happen in overseas-study programs.
A judge postponed until Tuesday an ex-dealer's guilty plea in an agreement that will have him testify against three co-defendants accused of cheating a Las Vegas Strip casino out of more than at $1 million in craps bets.
Don Thompson and Julie Watson, Associated Press | Posted Oct 8th - 1:21pm
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, who helped stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded Thursday in a fight outside a bar — the latest tragedy to befall him and his buddies since they returned home as heroes.