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The Latest: Ex-teacher says she took advantage of students

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:11am

The Latest on a parole hearing for an ex-English teacher in prison for sexually abusing students (all times local):

Police: 2 arrested in MLK Day shooting after Miami parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Two teenagers have been arrested on attempted murder charges in a shooting at a Miami a park following the city's annual Martin Luther King Day Parade.

Police: Anti-Trump activists' plan to block highway thwarted

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Protesters have twice blocked Interstate 95 in Richmond, Virginia, but on the night President Donald Trump was inaugurated, police managed to keep them off the highway. A police affidavit suggests how they did it.

I scream, you scream: Dippin' Dots seeks truce with Spicer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:10am

Dippin' Dots has apparently found a way to begin thawing out its relationship with President Donald Trump's press secretary, Sean Spicer, who has been sending critical tweets about the company since 2010.

Virginia lawmaker indicted on 2 felony child cruelty charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:06am

A grand jury has indicted Virginia Del. Rick Morris on four charges, including two felony counts of child cruelty.

Plea offer made to man who fired shots inside DC pizzeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:00am

A man who police said was inspired by false internet rumors to fire an assault weapon inside a Washington pizzeria has been offered a plea deal.

Confederate flag won't return to South Carolina courtroom

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 10:00am

A Confederate flag and portraits of Confederate generals will not return to a South Carolina courtroom when renovations are completed.

Sister: Teen suspect in Ohio school shooting 'not a monster'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:41am

The 17-year-old boy suspected in an Ohio school shooting that injured two students made a mistake, but he's "not a monster," his sister said.

Cops: Landlady fatally shot tenant in fight over unpaid rent

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:31am

Police say a Philadelphia landlady fatally shot her tenant during a dispute over his unpaid rent.

Fugitive arrested in major credit card fraud case

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:31am

A New York man was arrested nearly four years after he was charged for his role in what federal prosecutors called one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever, costing businesses and banks more than $200 million in losses.

Dying from cancer: Where you live could determine your fate

Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:31am

A big new analysis finds that U.S. cancer death rates have steadily climbed in parts of the country struggling with obesity, heavy smoking and other ills. That's a stark contrast with the national trend and improvements in wealthier pockets of the country.

Trump says he'll announce pick to fill Supreme Court vacancy next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:31am

Trump says he'll announce pick to fill Supreme Court vacancy next week.

2 fishermen fall through ice, die in pond off Lake Ontario

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:21am

Police say two men fishing on a central New York pond died after falling through the ice.

Cougar and her 3 kittens captured and relocated in Idaho

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:20am

State officials have captured a female mountain lion and her three kittens in a residential area near the eastern Idaho city of Pocatello and relocated them to a more remote spot.

Sponsors back off bill to require sex assault corroboration

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:10am

The male sponsors of a bill that would require victims of sexual assault to corroborate their testimony are backing away from the proposal after backlash from victims' rights advocates and police.

Judge weighs whether to give death penalty in girl's slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:03am

A Mississippi judge has begun examining evidence and hearing testimony into whether a man should receive the death penalty after he admitted to sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl and hanging her by using her socks.

Cops: Man choked mom to unconsciousness for changing channel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

Police say a Pennsylvania man beat his mother and choked her to the point of unconsciousness for changing the TV channel.

Man charged with murder after girlfriend's child, 6, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

Police in Louisville say a 6-year-old boy has died of head trauma, four days after his mother's boyfriend allegedly assaulted him.

Ex-judge faces sentencing trying to bribe officer with beer

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 9:00am

A former judge in North Carolina faces sentencing in March for trying to bribe an officer with two cases of Bud Light.