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Ohio prisoner jumps to his death after sentencing at court

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 8:01pm

Authorities say a man took his own life at an eastern Ohio courthouse moments after he was sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:40pm

Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home.

Federal agencies won't block removal of New Orleans monument

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 6:21pm

Two federal agencies say they won't try to block the city of New Orleans' attempt to remove a monument to an 1874 white supremacist revolt against Louisiana's federally-backed post-Civil War government.

Feds wrongfully declare Roy woman dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 5:41pm

A Utah woman is trying to come back from the dead, at least in the federal government's eyes.

Man arrested in shocking killings of 2 Mississippi nuns

Emily Wagster Pettus and Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:46pm

A man suspected in the slayings of two nuns found dead in their Mississippi home has been arrested and charged with capital murder in the shocking killing that rocked the small town communities where the women served, authorities said.

Officials concerned over whitewater center reopening

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:30pm

State and local elected officials have expressed concerns that the U.S. National Whitewater Center has reopened its channels less than two months after a rafter died from a brain-eating amoeba and with no new regulations in place.

Texas hit man gets second stay of execution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:10pm

A convicted hit man scheduled to be put to death Wednesday for a murder-for-hire plot that left a woman dead more than 23 years ago has received a reprieve from a state appeals court — the second he has received within a week of an execution date.

3rd suspect in New Mexico girl's horrific death held on bail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:01pm

The third suspect in the horrific rape and killing of a 10-year-old Albuquerque girl whose body was dismembered made her first court appearance Saturday.

Large sinkhole snarls traffic on Turnpike in Miami-Dade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 4:00pm

A sinkhole two lanes wide has opened up on the southbound side of Florida's Turnpike near Hard Rock Stadium in Miami-Dade.

UW faculty getting nine-month contracts

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:40pm

The University of Wyoming is opting for more nine-month appointments for faculty to save money instead of paying them for a full year, hoping some of them will continue to do research during the summer.

Olympic champion Aly Raisman feted by Massachusetts hometown

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:20pm

Gymnast Aly Raisman has gotten a hero's welcome following her medal-winning performances at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

In wake of cousin's fatal shooting, Dwyane Wade speaks out

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 3:10pm

NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was an innocent bystander, police said, pushing her baby in a stroller near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children when she was fatally shot Friday.

The Latest: City to host gathering in slain girl's honor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:50pm

The Latest on the gruesome killing of a 10-year-old girl from Albuquerque, New Mexico, (all times local):

Yellowstone National Park worker falls to death

Andreas Preuss, CNN  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:48pm

A worker at Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is dead after falling off a cliff, park rangers said.

Mother charged in drowning death of son in central Alabama

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:00pm

A mother has been charged in the death of her son who drowned in the pool at a central Alabama apartment while she shopped at Walmart.

Couple files lawsuit to bring dozen cats into remodeled home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 2:00pm

A Buncombe County couple is going to court to get permission to keep the 12 cats they refer to as their "tribe" in their refurbished home.

Large whale tangled in rope off Central California coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:50pm

A humpback whale with a rope wrapped around its body is being monitored off the Central California coast.

Vote results remain despite Utah county clerk's impropriety

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:40pm

The results of a Republican primary race in southern Utah will stand despite the improper actions of a candidate's wife.

Utah County school sees several cases of viral meningitis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 27th - 1:30pm

Health officials are investigating multiple cases of viral meningitis at a Utah County high school.