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Prosecutor: Couple laughed as they fatally shot service dog

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:04am

A North Carolina prosecutor says an Army veteran and her boyfriend, who's also a soldier, can be heard laughing as they filmed themselves fatally shooting her service dog.

Atlantic City police confiscate more than 60 toy guns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 6:00am

Atlantic City police have confiscated 62 toy guns from a store on the Boardwalk.

Man convicted in 2010 killing of off-duty Chicago officer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:52am

A man accused of luring an off-duty Chicago police officer to a South Side alley and shooting him to death in 2010 has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

Plenty of presidencies have been family affairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:43am

Donald Trump is far from the first president to enlist his children and in-laws in the work of the White House. Look back through history, and it turns out that plenty of presidencies have been a family affair.

35 scholars, journalists, authors win Carnegie fellowships

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:43am

This year's Andrew Carnegie fellows will delve into a wide range of issues — including immigration, the refugee crisis, American election processes and global violence against women in politics.

The Latest: Trump calls court's sanctuary ruling ridiculous

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:40am

The Latest on a federal judge's ruling that blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from sanctuary cities (all times local):

Doctor, wife in genital mutilation case seek jail release

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10am

A Detroit-area doctor and his wife accused in a female genital mutilation case are returning to court to find out if they can be released from jail.

2 sharks tracked in South Carolina

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 5:10am

Two sharks have been tracked close to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach.

Democratic senators seek assurances from Trump pick for FDA

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 4:40am

A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency.

Arizona man convicted of killing best friend, woman, 4 kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 3:22am

An Arizona prisoner was convicted Tuesday of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money.

Air Force launches unarmed missile in California

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:20am

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean.

Ben Carson brings HUD listening tour to urban, rural Ohio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:12am

Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour.

Trump wants a review of national monuments

Jill Colvin and Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:12am

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday directing his interior secretary to review the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments," an action that could upend protections put in place in Utah and other states as Trump tries to rack up accomplishments in his first 100 days.

Homeland Security formally opening immigrant crime office

Alicia A. Caldwell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 2:10am

The Homeland Security Department is set to launch an office for American victims of immigrant crime.

Court documents: Mother had abused teen in kidnapping case

Sheila Burke, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:54am

A 15-year-old Tennessee girl who authorities say was kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse at the hands of her mother, according to court documents, making her particularly vulnerable to an adult predator.

Lawmakers: Former Trump aide Flynn may have broken US law

Chad Day and Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:34am

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate federal law when he failed to seek permission or inform the U.S. government about accepting tens of thousands of dollars from Russian organizations after a trip there in 2015, leaders of a House oversight committee say.

Witness: Durst victim said he may kill her years earlier

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:33am

A friend of Susan Berman testified that Berman tapped New York real estate heir Robert Durst as her potential killer years before she was executed in her home.

California dad of missing 5-year-old boy released from jail

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 1:24am

A missing 5-year-old boy's father has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance.

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

Kelly P. Kissel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:23am

The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years raised a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber?

Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 12:21am

As a condemned killer lay on a gurney awaiting lethal injection in Arkansas' death chamber, a federal judge had to decide whether there was sufficient evidence that an inmate executed earlier that evening showed signs that he was suffering while he was put to death.