The pilot of a hot air balloon that crashed in Texas in July, killing 16 people, was taking medications that should have precluded him from flying, medical experts testified at a federal hearing on Friday.
Ken Ritter, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:50pm
Two sons of Nevada cattleman Cliven Bundy refused to attend, and several co-defendants shouted an oath of defiance at the end of a federal court hearing to schedule trials for 17 men accused of conspiring to take up arms against federal agents in April 2014.
Kim Chandler, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:42pm
Critics of a drug used to sedate inmates before they are put to death said Friday that an Alabama execution in which a prisoner heaved his chest, coughed and appeared to move bolstered their argument that the drug should not be used in lethal injections.
Janie Har, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:20pm
Feral Pines proved to be as complex in death as she was in life as friends and family struggled this week to settle on the correct name to remember the victim of the Oakland warehouse party fire killed along with 35 others.
Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:20pm
Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told the FBI, he picked a historic black church in Charleston he had learned about online.
Ted Bridis, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:20pm
President-elect Donald Trump's choice for defense secretary was among U.S. military officials who the FBI concluded received anonymous emails from the woman whose affair with then-CIA director David Petraeus led to his downfall, The Associated Press has learned.
Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 3:01pm
An Islamic State leader linked to the 2015 attacks at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and assassinations in Tunisia was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, U.S. military officials said Friday.
The prosecution of a former Russian military officer accused of leading a Taliban attack on American forces is a radical departure from the U.S.'s long practice of treating fighters as enemy combatants instead of criminals, the man's attorney argued Friday.
Jim Suhr, Associated Press | Posted Dec 9th - 2:51pm
A woman assaulted as a girl during a 1982 sexual attack that killed her mother says she was coerced into identifying the wrong man as the assailant and is asking Missouri's governor to free that person who has spent 34 years in prison for the crimes.