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Partner of cop who shot Rice: 'I didn't know it was a kid'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50am

The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy's condition worsened.

North Carolina rains bring vehicle rescues, flooding worries

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:50am

Storms have dumped up to 8 inches of rain on North Carolina's capital, prompting firefighters to rescue people from their vehicles and delaying school bus schedules.

Volunteers usher US immigrants to court to allay their fears

Claudia Torrens, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:43am

When Salvadoran immigrant Joselin Marroquin-Torres became flustered in front of a federal immigration judge in New York and forgot to give her asylum application, a woman she had just met stood up to provide it.

Trump to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:40am

President Donald Trump will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Former NY police, lawyer arrested in gun licensing probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:40am

A former New York City police lieutenant, two former police officers and a lawyer who once worked as a prosecutor have been arrested in a federal gun licensing probe.

Confederate flag to hang at City Hall in Florida town

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 7:30am

A small Florida town plans to fly a Confederate flag at City Hall this week for Confederate History Day.

Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:48am

Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015.

Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:45am

After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.

Prosecutor: No water for week led to jail dehydration death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:27am

Prosecutors say Milwaukee County Jail officers cut off an inmate's water for seven consecutive days before the man died of dehydration.

Report: NYC subway bias crimes, felony assaults increase

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 6:20am

Transit officials say anti-Semitic graffiti incidents are the top subway bias crime investigated so far this year by the New York Police Department.

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean

Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 5:10am

When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation's grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers.

Rare leatherback sea turtles wash up dead in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 4:34am

Two dead leatherback sea turtles have been discovered along South Carolina's coast.

Killings suspect won't be allowed to go to mother's funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:20am

A South Carolina man accused in a number of killings won't be allowed to leave jail for his mother's funeral.

'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

Brian Witte, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:54am

The small wicker doll chair was a modest toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. A gift for her second birthday, it was the only toy she possessed during the approximately three years she spent hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam, just five blocks from the house where Anne Frank wrote in her diary.

After 26 years, last 'cocaine cowboy' back in Miami court

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:44am

The last of the "cocaine cowboys" who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indictment.

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

Colleen Slevin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:25am

Tuesday marks 50 years since a groundbreaking Colorado law significantly loosened tight restrictions on legal abortions.

Police say small-plane crash killed man, injured his son

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:20am

Police say the crash of a small plane in Connecticut has killed a man and injured his son.

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

Andrew Demillo and Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:44pm

Two inmates received lethal injections on the same gurney Monday night about three hours apart as Arkansas completed the nation's first double execution since 2000, just days after the state ended a nearly 12-year hiatus on administering capital punishment.

Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:44pm

Arkansas' execution protocol includes three drugs, two of which are used in surgery and one that benefits cardiac patients. A look at the drugs: