The mother of a Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend says her daughter got a restraining order after a beating that left her badly bruised in a relationship marked by violence.
Bruce Smith and Seanna Adcox, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 2:11pm
Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death.
David Warren, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 2:02pm
Seven special-needs teenagers living near Houston were repeatedly locked away in a closet by their adoptive mother and restricted to a lone room strewn with human waste, state and county officials said Tuesday.
Kate Brumback, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 1:55pm
Lawyers seeking to block Tuesday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing his father-in-law after a custody fight over a young son have argued a juror lied about her own messy relationship history and swayed fellow jurors to vote for a death sentence.
Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 1:54pm
President-elect Donald Trump, a political newcomer who touts his corporate skills, turned businessman-in-chief Tuesday, first demanding the government cancel a multibillion-dollar order for new presidential planes and then hailing a Japanese company's commitment to invest billions in the U.S.
The Pentagon and the White House on Tuesday played down a report that the Defense Department had discarded an internal study that found it had a bloated bureaucracy and could cut $125 billion in administrative costs over five years.
A recently married rookie state trooper responding to an emergency call about an erratic driver was killed in a violent wreck on a highway when the erratic driver, traveling in the opposite direction, crossed a grassy median and slammed into his marked cruiser head-on, authorities said.
Kevin Freking and Josh Lederman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 1:23pm
President Barack Obama planned Tuesday to vigorously defend a counterterrorism strategy that relies on special forces and local U.S. partners to minimize America's military footprint, a sharp contrast to the more confrontational vision promoted by President-elect Donald Trump.
Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press | Posted Dec 6th - 1:12pm
Federal prosecutors are seeking a sentence of 17 to 21 years for a former Pennsylvania congressman convicted of a racketeering scheme that included a string of illicit financial moves to cover up an illegal $1 million campaign loan.